Ivar Sigurbergsson

 

Ivar, a musician and songwriter, has been a member of several bands but works independently today.

 

He was born in Iceland on a small volcanic island in the year when the Beatles released their first album. When he was ten years old, he and his family moved to escape the volcanic eruption.

 

At the same age, he learned his first guitar chords. That was the beginning of his musical career. Ivar and his friends founded their first band when he was about thirteen years old. They named the band “Make It” and often played at school dances. He and his friends would rehearse in the basement of his parents’ house. Many musicians rehearsed with them there. The best known of them was the Icelandic musician, Bjork.

 

As a teenager, Ivar studied both the classical guitar and the electric guitar. He later took some private classical piano lessons. For a while afterwards, he taught students to play the keyboard and guitar. Ivar went on to graduate from university with a B.Ed. degree.

As a schoolteacher, he has taught music education at public primary schools for several years.

 

Music is Ivar’s life and passion. He is a songwriter, a singer, and a guitar and keyboard player. The musical genre he plays could probably be classified as indie pop music. In addition, he enjoys listening to all kinds of music. Some of the musicians he appreciates include Bach, Paco de Lucia, Santana, U2, Bryan Ferry, Coldplay, and Adele. More than anything else, he enjoys producing music and playing for those who enjoy his music.

 

Ivar won The Akademia Music Award for Best Pop Song for ‘All The Colours’ in the April 2018 Akademia Music Awards!

 

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Jairus Daigle

 

JAIRUS DAIGLE aspires to walk in his dad’s footsteps toward great musicianship, being business-minded, and community service oriented.  His goals are to inspire other young people to get involved in the Arts and to enhance the awareness of Jazz Music throughout the world.   Well on his way to fulfilling his goals, Jairus is a 2014 Professional Music graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Just like his dad, Jairus began his journey as a musician at a very young age.  Jairus studied classical violin through private instructions with Mrs. Lisa Hoffpauir of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Mr. Paul Redding of Lake Charles, Louisiana by way of Shreveport, Louisiana and at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts-NOCCA, New Orleans, Louisiana (June 2008, June 2009).

 

Jairus originality takes the jazz lovers across the board with a touch of smooth jazz, rock jazz, jazz standards, and contemporary jazz.  His recordings include “It’s My Time” released March 2009, remastered in August 2013 and, “Roam Around The City” released September 2014.  He is presently working on his 3rd CD to be released Summer 2018.  His latest project included recording the video to his CD title track “Roam Around The City” in Cannes, France.

Jairus is a member of the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, City Heat R & B Band, and the leader of his own fusion jazz band, The Jairus Daigle Network, Berklee College of Music Alumni, and Horatio Alger Foundation Alumni.  He serves as an active staff member of the Jazz In The Arts Foundation in Lake Charles as mentor, educator, and performer.  He is co-owner of Cold Armor Productions, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and the Assistant Coordinator for the Jazz In The Arts Internship Program-Lake Charles.

 

Jairus has received the following mentionable honors:  the Mayor’s Key To The City, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority “Entertainment Award”, and the Black Heritage Foundation of Lake Charles “Entertainment Hall of Fame”.

 

While at Berklee College of Music, Jairus worked with the Berklee Stage Crew as a stagehand with live sound and light engineering and as a violinist with the Berklee Film Scoring Orchestra.  Jairus was also a part of Berklee’s Global Project, tutoring students in Cape Town, Africa via Skype on American jazz violin.  As a Horatio Alger Scholarship Recipient, Jairus has had the opportunity to perform for the organization during their awards ceremonies in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C., performing along with artists such as Sy Smith.  He was chosen among 3,000 artists to be highlighted at the Cutting-Edge NOLA Music Business Conference in August 2014 where he performed at Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club and at the conference and SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.

 

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Jonathan Burkett

 

 

 

Recording artist Jonathan Burkett has taken on the daunting task of launching his brand as an all-out, up and coming music artist and he is doing so successfully. Besides delivering great music for the people, John brings to the forefront of his empire a story that his fans not only accept and embrace but, also relate to. Jonathan Burkett does not just perform raps over popular hip hop beats; he has defined himself as “much more than simple entertainment.” Shifting his focus from the conventions of mainstream music, John delivers a style that is positive and vibrant. His relentless pursuit to design music that challenges the current state of both the indie circuit and commercial mega brands. The depth of his style rests within his personal journey which can be experienced through his productions. Facing a potential life-threatening surgery in 2005, Jonathan Burkett set forth to triumph in the wake of trials and adversity. John Blake faced his obstacles head on, finding motivation through faith and later sharing that experience with others through music and other works. Although the rise to stardom is a feat in of itself, John does not give up pushing onward to achieve the success that he desires while still impacting the lives around him. Jonathan Burkett is not just a rapper; his experience extends far beyond music. He is an author, poet, and lyricist. He is a published author who has received raving reviews from critics abroad. His book “Neglected but Undefeated: The Life of A Boy Who Never Knew A Mother’s Love” is a riveting autobiography about John’s painful childhood and his journey to find love and acceptance. His brand encompasses a broad vision that he graciously shares with his fans.

 

Lisa Addeo

 

Sirius XM artist Lisa Addeo has 3 songs currently playing on Siriusly Sinatra. She plays and sings the Great American Songbook, jazzy pop piano and delivers soulful vocals with a sultry swoon.

In addition to being heard on Siriusly Sinatra, her self-released tribute to Frank Sinatra and her holiday CD can be heard on her own Pandora radio station. The combination of her arrangements plus her piano and vocal talents makes her stand out in a musical crowd.

 

Besides Siriusly Sinatra and Pandora, her music can be found everywhere from iTunes to Spotify to Amazon and more. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, Musicians Union Local 47 and ASCAP.

 

Lisa broke attendance records as a young adult playing piano alongside the legend Liberace as his protégé́ at Radio City Music Hall.

 

Fans describe her as a ‘world-class musician’ and say her music is ‘tenderly intimate, exquisitely arranged masterpieces, a joy to listen to.’

 

One fan wrote, “Prepare to fall in love with Lisa’s music. It will take you to a place you’ll want to stay.”

 

Review: Lisa Addeo is a piano player, singer, and songwriter whose tranquil works at times bridge new age, jazz, and easy listening. A protégé of Liberace who performed with the legend at Radio City Music Hall several times in her young adulthood, Addeo started playing the piano at age six. She began performing publicly by age nine and would go on to earn a degree in composing from the Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. Her debut album, 1997’s In a Heartbeat, was a tribute to Frank Sinatra on which she covered mostly 20th century American standards with her trio. In contrast, 2000’s Hotel California included a version of the Eagles hit but featured mostly original songs. Subsequent releases included a Christmas album titled Spirit of the Holidays, Musical Inspirations, and Live at the Kerr, recorded with her band at a show in Scottsdale, Arizona. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You arrived in 2010, and 2012’s Whispering Souls offered ten delicately performed original instrumentals.

 

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