Gerry Hazel is a singer-songwriter based in Cranford, NJ. Though he grew up on Folk, Top 40 AM radio and Classic Rock, he is influenced and inspired by all music made by people, and by the awesome power of music to bring people together. His songs speak of love, peace, and social justice.
Sara Steele and Anita Zack, “The Judges”, who met as dog trainers and dog show performance judges, have hooked up to form a vocal Duo backed by keys or guitar, where they perform Cover Standards in the genres of Pop, Blues, Jazz, Swing, or Irish.
Singer/songwriter, guitar player (acoustic, electric, slide, lap steel), performing solo & in a duo with his wife Liz Pagan, & in several bands, including Big Jeff & His Middle-Sized Band (rock & folk for little kids, www.bigjeffmusic.com), Bill Meyer & Friends (folk/americana), & Betsy Rose & the Chicago Fire (electric blues.) Available as a stand-alone act for events, as well as studio & commercial applications of music. Best known for humorous original songs such as Mexican Rabbi & Too Many Restaurants (Not Enough Time.) Dave is available as a private or group coach in songwriting & guitar skills, & for educational programs at schools & libraries. Certified K-8 NJ teacher, holds a Master’s in Education. The New Jersey Songwriter’s Circle meets at his house on the second Thursday of every month at 7 PM.
STEPHANIE P. LEDGIN is an international award-winning music journalist and book author/photographer: Homegrown Music: Discovering Bluegrass; From Every Stage: Images of America’s Roots Music; Discovering Folk Music. Her work has appeared around the globe in publications, recordings, and museums. Her 50-year professional journey dates back to high school, when Sixties rock-n-roll captivated her alongside popular folk music of the day. Early interviews included the original Fleetwood Mac and Joe Cocker, while during her decades immersed in bluegrass and folk, Ledgin sat down with such legends as Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and John Hartford. A seasoned emcee and radio show host — most notably WFUV 90.7 FM, New York City — she was director of the New Jersey Folk Festival for 10 years, produced numerous concerts in New York City and New Jersey, and managed Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta for a decade, developing from the ground up his Stateside career. Her forthcoming book, Exceptional Music: 50 Years On, is an autobiographical retrospective. Ledgin’s extensive background provides multi-faceted subject matter for panels and presentations. Her experience behind the mic brings poise and professionalism to any event.
Heather Mulvey plays acoustic guitar and sings Americana and Celtic folk songs and engages audiences of all ages since the early 90’s. Sing Out! Magazine says “Heather Mulvey is a New Jersey artist with a sweet, lilting soprano and a genuine love for the old familiar classics”