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LUCINE FYELON

Los Angeles based Classical Hip -Hop violinist, Opera singer, songwriter and Producer Lucine Fyelon has been receiving worldwide attention after her video "Poundcake" went viral receiving 15 million views on Facebook. She has been performing and recording with the music industry’s most prestigious and accomplished artists. Her musical style includes combining Hip-Hop, Classical, EDM, and Neo Soul which has led her to perform and record with Madonna, Quincy Jones, Miley Cyrus, Lauryn Hill, Shawn Mendez, Foo Fighters, Ricky Martin, John Williams, David Foster, Brittney Spears, and many more.

Lucine toured around the world with Cirque Du Soleil arena show "Crystal", “X Japan's” Yoshiki Classical World Tour, and Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra tour. She also has performed at the Grammy Awards, Latin Grammys, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Chelsea Lately Show, MTV Unplugged Show, and the Coachella Music Festival. Lucine appeared in the television show Glee (seasons 1 2 3 4 5), Entourage, House of Lies, The Mindy project, and Tosh O. She was featured in Apple iPhone, Honda, Disney Chanel "fantasia evolved", and NFL commercials. As a soloist Lucine has performed at the Nokia Theater, and the Dolby theater, to name a few.

As an actress Lucine was selected to play the lead featuring role of mysterious high school student Aiyana Seneca in a psychological thriller “The Black Hole” alongside Malcolm McDowell and Dean Cane. 

Background

Lucine comes from a family of classically trained musicians. Her mother is a concert pianist and father is a violinist. Lucine was 5 years old when she started playing the violin. At the age of 6 she got accepted into the most prestigious music school named after Tchaikovsky in Armenia.  Lucine won scholarships to attend Cal State Northridge majoring in violin performance and later received her Master's degree from UCLA as a double major in opera and violin performance.

Opera

Lucine is a coloratura soprano and sings in eight languages including Italian, Russian, French, German, Armenian, Spanish, English, and Catalan.


Doreen Ketchens

Doreen's Jazz New Orleans is a group whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education. Doreen Ketchens, the leader of the group, has been called "Queen Clarinet", "The female Louis Armstrong", and “Lady Louie” by critics who have heard her perform. She has performed with Ellis Marsalis, Jon Faddis, Trombone Shorty, Al Hirt, Dorothy Donagan, The Black Crows and Jennifer Warrens, to name a few. She has opened for such names as Macy Grey and Dr. John.

Her husband, Lawrence plays the Tuba, Valve Trombone and Piano with the group. He sometimes plays the Sousaphone and Drums SIMULTANEOUSLY! He also arranges and produces music. Lawrence has also performed with Pete Fountain, Trombone Shorty, Al Hirt, Jon Faddis, Teddy Riley, Danny Barker and countless others.

Doreen's Jazz New Orleans has represented New Orleans and the United States around the world, performing in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Europe, Mexico, Russia and the United States. They have performed for four United States presidents, including Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. The band also boasts 23 volumes of CDs and 3 DVDs.

In addition to being superb performers, Doreen and Lawrence are outstanding educators. They regularly perform in schools around the United States and the world, educating students of all languages, spreading the culture and music of New Orleans before and after Katrina.

Our newest addition, Miss Dorian Ketchens-Dixon is a very talented drummer. She premiered her talents at age four during the Sioux Falls, SD Jazz Festival. She now travels the world as the drummer for Doreen’s Jazz. Dorian has performed at festivals around the world including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 6 years and counting. Dorian has performed on 6 and is featured on our latest entitled, “Dorian Did Dat Again!”

Critics have raved about Doreen's Jazz New Orleans for decades. After their performance for the Dubuque Winter Jazz Festival, Rob Kindert from the Telegraph Herald wrote, "The headlining band for the 2nd annual Dubuque Winter Jazz festival had the Grand Opera House jumping! It's not just the music. Doreen Ketchens flat out lights up a room. Her smile and quick wit complimented her superb talent on the clarinet and the wide-ranging resonance of her voice that would've made Louis Armstrong proud."

It is almost impossible to sit through a performance of Doreen's Jazz New Orleans without moving in your seat, shouting, clapping, or tapping your feet. During the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a man jumped up from his wheelchair and led the Second Line around the Economy Hall Tent. “Now that’s music that moves”! Please consider our "spicy" New Orleans flavor of music for your next engagement. You'll be glad you did. Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.