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  1. The Mills Brothers

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    For nearly a century, The Mills Brothers’ distinctive sound and parade of hits has captivated audiences worldwide.  Led by John Mills, this newest generation of The Mills Brothers has toured the world with charismatic vocalist Elmer Hopper, a 21-year veteran with The Platters.

    Honored with a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement, The Mills Brothers have sold tens of millions of recordings.  From certifiable hits each year between…

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  2. Stephen Rucker

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    Stephen Rucker (drumset, jazz percussion) is a lecturer and instructor in the Department of Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He directs the Funk/Fusion Ensemble, which has won six Downbeat Student Awards; his Drumset Improvisation class is one of the most unique programs in the country. Stephen Rucker has twice been voted “Best Jazz Performer” and “Most Versatile Artist” in South Florida polls.…

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  3. Daniel Strange

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    Daniel Strange is a lecturer in jazz piano at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he teaches Jazz Ear Training and all four levels of Jazz Piano class. Additionally, Daniel maintains his own piano studio in Miami, is the director of the Young Musicians All-Star Jazz Ensemble, and performs frequently with his wife, violinist, Ashley Liberty. He is also a faculty member of an outreach conservatory program through the Coral…

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