Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five (Plus One)
Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five is a seven-piece jazz and blues band from Philadelphia that specializes in playing for dancers, but they feel at home in front of any audience. They have opened for the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center, shared a stage with the inimitable trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, and spend most of their time touring for Lindy and Blues Exchanges across the country. With an affinity for imaginative lyrics and playful melodies, Reed digs through her arsenal of both obscure and well-worn songs to craft her sets. Playing a mixture of original compositions, fresh arrangements, and classic standards, Chelsea Reed and her band draw upon the traditions of jazz while staying true to their own musical selves.
The Jazz Coasters
The Jazz Coasters will swing your tail onto the dance floor with a blend of New Orleans jazz, swing standards, and hip-moving new tunes. Formed in 2017, The Jazz Coasters are Cincinnati's newest and most exciting entry into the thriving local Cincinnati swing scene.
The Noah Wotherspoon Band hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. Wotherspoon has been immersed in the blues and mesmerizing audiences with his soulful guitar playing since he was a teenager. The band, which includes Rob Thaxton on bass and Brian Aylor on drums, formed in 2009. In 2015, Wotherspoon received the Best Guitarist Award at the International Blues Challenge and the band placed 2nd in the Finals. Since the competition, they have been playing festivals and venues around the world, from the Mt. Baker Blues Festival in Washington to the Olsztyn Blues Nights Festival in Poland. The band's debut studio album entitled "Mystic Mud" was also presented a "Jimi Award" for Best Blues/Rock Album of the Year in 2015 by Blues411.