Entertainment Headliner – Divine Brown
When Divine Brown enters a room the energy becomes electric. It’s that classic combination of attitude and altitude, for with Divine, people instantly recognize her as music royalty which she carries fearlessly having earned rather than borrowed her crown.
When “The Love Chronicles” (2008) won the JUNO® Award for Best R&B Album, Divine Brown had already achieved a level of success that most often eludes young girls with dreams of making it big as a singer. Her debut album “The Divine Brown” (2005) was awarded a gold album award and established her as a powerhouse R&B artist.
Magnetic. Captivating. Genuinely soulful. These are just a few of the accolades describing Sean Jones, a performer whose international stock is on the rise. Sean’s interpretive performances of soul classics have wooed fans from across Canada and the U.S.
Sean Jones has been singing since his formative years in high school, when he joined R&B vocal group In Essence, a group renowned for their five part vocal harmonies. In Essence was signed to BMG Music, and went on to win R&B Recording at the JUNO® Awards and R&B Video of the Year at the Much Music Video Awards. From there, Sean embarked on a solo career that took him in the direction of his musical passion; classic soul.
Terence started playing music at the age of six and professionally at age sixteen. Over the course of his career, Terence has worked with the who’s who of the Canadian music scene. Highlights include playing piano with and serving as musical director for; Leonard Cohen, The Barenaked Ladies, Ron Sexsmith, Randy Bachman, The Canadian Tenors, Sarah Slean, and Jann Arden among others.
Besides playing regularly at some of Toronto’s most prestigious nightspots, Terence has also performed and directed events at most of the city’s prominent venues, across the country and around the world, most recently in Italy, France, Croatia, England, Greece, and throughout the Caribbean and South America.
For a quarter of a century, Teo Milea has been in front of his piano. Not only has he learned to read and play the music of his classical mentors, Teo has searched within himself to raise improvisation to the rank of composition.
Teo spent his years attending and winning various national and international piano competitions across the globe including Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and the United States. Since the release of his first album in 2012, he has performed his own compositions in his native country, Romania, but also in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain, bringing dozens of colours to his audience through his music. His brand new solo piano album is called, Open Minds.
DJ Odario Williams
As the creator and front man of Canadian hip hop band Grand Analog, Odario Williams has left his mark on such prestigious showcases and festivals as SXSW, the Great Escape, the Reeperbahn Festival, CMJ, Pop Montreal, the Halifax Pop Explosion, M For Montreal, JunoFest and CMW plus shows opening for the Roots, Grieves, Herbaliser, REMI, K-OS, Big Boi and Kardinall Offishall.
His love of all music, which he credits to his reggae DJ father, allows him to combine the flavours of rap, rock, soul and disco and has made him a popular DJ of choice for Toronto clubs and events.