Tres Longwell is a self-taught musician living and “playing it by ear” in Old Town Oviedo. He plays sax, flute, and guitar (no, not all at once) and has been appearing regularly for holiday events at the Caribe Royale hotel for 11 years, as well as many corporate events and private parties throughout Central Florida.
He calls his genre “Easy Jazz”– not because it’s easy to play (it is) — but because he hopes it’s easy to listen to. This is a one-man duo, in which his guitar work is recorded beforehand and the flute or sax is performed live.
At this event, Tres will be playing some of his favorite classic popular tunes and each rendition will be a reverential homage to a timeless melody, embellished with uninhibited improvisation: “I love these pieces and the pure minimalistic synergy that occurs between the acoustic guitar and the flute or sax.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Jazz vocalist and Frank Sinatra tribute artist, Michael Mirand has been performing throughout N America from home State Florida to British Columbia, Canada and all points in between. Michael can be seen and heard performing with his Rat Pack pallies “Sammy” and “Dean,” to his Sounds of Sinatra Show, or fronting the Space Coast Big Band, to working with jazz ensembles, i.e. The Jazz Cats, concert halls, theaters, clubs, festivals, wherever the demand. He also has recorded a number of CD’s, which include original compositions and standards www.michaelmirand.com
Alexa Neilen & Terry Farley
Alexa and Terry met as principal singers on the Norwegian Joy working for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Now they have banded together and have become a duo! Alexa has previously been seen as Joyce Jackson in “Joyce Jacksons Guide To Dating” and Campbell in “Bring It On the Musical”. She has worked as a featured model and spokesperson at various trade shows throughout Central Florida. You may also recognize her from numerous print and advertising campaigns. Alexa was also a former member of the Winter Park Playhouse REACH cast, bringing live theater to local under privileged public schools. Terry is originally from Clearwater, Florida and has worked internationally as a professional actor and singer. Some of his performances in the United States include the Los Angeles premier of the musical “The Argonauts” (Jason; Showdown Theater Company) and Carousel (Billy Bigelow). His work with Norwegian Cruise Lines has taken him throughout China, Japan and Europe. Terry has his BFA from the University of Central Florida. Go Knights!
David Mander is a classically trained musician with a BA degree in Music from UCF who writes, records, teaches and plays music locally and internationally. His Facebook page can be found at DavidManderMusic, where you can follow his schedule around Central Florida which includes regular performances at Jimmy Hula’s, Rosen Plaza Hotel, Bahama Breeze, and he hosts an open Mic every Tuesday in Sanford at 119 French.
Kortnie Heying is a Singer-Songwriter from Nashville, TN. She worked in the Christian and Country industries for over a decade. Kortnie recently moved to Oviedo to take the position of Worship and Arts Director at Oviedo City Church. She was featured on a Grammy Nominated album along side Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, etc.. Her music styles would be described somewhere between indie songwriter and country.
Landon Noland is an Oviedo resident who has been playing in Central Florida, since he was 15 years old. He is a Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, or as he prefers to say, string strummer/piano finneser.” He got his start playing open mics, most notably at local Irish pub, Fiddler’s Green, where as a self-taught musician he developed his sound.
Since then, he has been on multiple podcasts and radio shows, written, recorded & released his own music and has even played at the Hard Rock Hotel Universal Studios. You can find his music on YouTube and popular streaming services, such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Pandora etc.
Weldon Street Jazz Duo
Weldon Street was birthed by a small group of students from Seminole State College, starting with small gigs around the school, eventually growing to take on recurring gigs in Historic Sanford, and expanding their footprint to the greater Orlando area. The band has further grown into a 6 piece jazz band, performing at private events, venues, and hosting their own events like jazz jams, and charity relief concerts. www.weldonstreet.com
Meet your Emcees
Arnie Lee Nussbaum
House Emcee– Arnie is the house M/C for the Oviedo Winter Springs Chamber of Commerce. Arnie is also an M/C for the City of Winter Springs Florida and has hosted countless cultural & charity events all over Central Florida. Whether it’s calling a parade, or a radio, website or TV voice over Arnie has one of the better known voices in Central Florida.
Madison comes from the Midwest – born in Iowa and raised in a small town in Illinois. Madison graduated from the University of Illinois from the College of Business where she was very active with her nationally ranked co-ed A Capella Group – No Comment. With No Comment, she has performed all over the MidWest, in New York City’s Town Hall, and has Emceed for No Comment A Cappella’s annual spring show. Recently, she has moved to Florida to escape the cold and continue with her career as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. She works with families and small businesses in the area by teaming together to understand what’s important to them, and providing client’s with their options to help them achieve their financial goals with phenomenal service. email@example.com
Allison Walker Torres
Allison is Spectrum Networks News 13’s entertainment reporter & Anchor. Allison interviews some of the biggest celebrities in music, TV and movies. If it’s happening around Central Florida, count on Allison to cover the latest in entertainment and celebrity news, with special coverage only for Spectrum Networks News 13 customers. Allison hosts In Focus a 30 minutes public affairs program. The show features a roundtable of newsmakers representing a range of perspectives, including local officials and expert analysts as they tackle topical issues of importance to Floridians. In Focus airs Sundays at 11:30 am and 8:30PM after Political Connections. We welcome the 3 time Emmy award winning Entertainment Reporter & Anchor from Spectrum Networks News 13!
Brian Morgan Kirkland
After decades of fun in radio broadcasting and teaching at UCF, Brian Kirkland uses his communication skills to help local businesses and cities deliver their important messages to clients and stakeholders through live, printed and digital platforms through his company, Big bark Communications. He can be reached at BrianMorganKirkland@gmail.com