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Haley Reinhart

http://www.haleyreinhart.com

After Haley graduated from Wheeling High School in 2009, she went to the Chicago audition for season nine of American Idol, a series she had been watching since season one, when she was 11 years old. She didn’t make the cut, but when season 10 auditions were held in Milwaukee, Haley, now a student at Harper College in Palatine, IL, made a last-minute decision to try out a second time. Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez sent her through to Hollywood week, where she impressed the judges to qualify for the top 24. From there Haley survived elimination every week, ultimately receiving millions of votes from fans, landing her in the season’s top three. 

After the sensational season finale, where she sang a duet with legend Tony Bennett, Haley spent the summer on the road as part of the “American Idols Live!” tour, playing to arena-sized crowds all over the United States as well as Toronto and the Philippines. An EP of songs she performed onAmerican Idol debuted on the Billboard 200 album chart. Haley then made news during the summer by signing to Interscope Records. Her album, Listen Up, debuts four days after GIRLS WHO ROCK!

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Sarah Gregory

http://www.sarahfullengregory.com

Sarah Gregory is a Brooklyn based vocalist/writer who’s had the distinct honor to collaborate on many amazing records with artists such as Kelley McRae, Andrew Rose Gregory, Pony of Good Tidings, The Welcome Wagon and Sufjan Steven. She can be heard more prominently in The Gregory Brothers’ web series Auto-tune the News and Songify This. 

For years now, Sarah Gregory, a Texas native now based in Brooklyn, has been leaving audiences slack-jawed and smiling because of her powerful and unaffected voice and refreshingly sincere songs. Equally steeped in soul, folk, and gospel music, Sarah brings her own distinctive style to the table with every performance. In addition to her work with her Motown-inspired band, The Stanleys, Sarah has been making a name for herself through her performance with Asthmatic Kitty’s The Welcome Wagon, BiFrost Arts’ compilation albums, and most recognizably The Gregory Brothers’ viral video sensation Auto-Tune the News and Songify This

 As a founding member of The Gregory Brothers, she gets to do all sorts of bizarre and amazing things like develop a pilot for Comedy Central, produce a segment for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards and continually to search the universe for spoken words waiting to become songs

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Jessica Latshaw

www.jessicalatshawofficial.com

Jessica Latshaw’s life changed on the A train. She was singing “Ain’t My Friend” and playing her little guitar, when a man she had never met before joined her playing his bongo drums. A producer on Good Day New York saw her, booked her for the show, and someone else captured the spontaneous performance on video, uploaded it to YouTube — and over one million plays later, she was a viral sensation, and even got record deal offers! Only in a New York minute.

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Shin B

www.shin-b.com

Trendy, spunky, witty, universal…Shin-B has beat the odds as a Korean female MC from LA.  She just released her single “Buzzkillin,” produced by THX (Snoop Dogg, David Banner). “Buzzkillin” is the follow up release to Shin-B’s previous single, “Get Up and Go,” produced by Twitch (Raekwon) that grabbed headlines thanks to the creation of the world’s first music video that incorporated interactive QR codes within its storyline. The two singles are a part of 3 Choices, Shin-B’s debut album was just released in October 2011.  Shin-B has also released a mixtape single, featuring “2 The Top (AraabMUZIK – Streetz Tonight Cover),  a music video that samples Kaskade’s 4am and was directed by Franklyn Bonfante. 

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DJ The Jane Doze

http://thejanedoze.com

The Jane Doze is a mash-up/remix/DJ duo based in New York City. The  group members, Jen Mozenter and Claire Schlissel, met in early 2010 and began collaborating shortly thereafter. By day, The Doze work at a major record label and at an artist management company, respectively. In just a few months, they have established themselves as tastemakers in the digital world, receiving endorsements from a variety of artists and blogs. The pair’s fan base and digital footprint continue to grow exponentially, and they look forward to making their mark in the live music scene.

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Emcee, Michael Thurber

http://michaelt.org

As a graduate of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy and the first undergraduate in history to be accepted into both the Classical and Jazz divisions of The Juilliard School, Michael Thurber is one of the most diverse and virtuostic musicians of his generation.  As a bassist, he has been featured on PBS’s “From The Top: Live From Carnegie Hall” and has performed twice on National Public Radio with banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck.  As a composer, Thurber has written music for The New Hampshire Music Festival Big Band, The Juilliard Big Band, The Toledo Symphony and numerous television and web-based advertisements.  Currently, Michael is the music director and co-founder of Nextlab’s new YouTube channel CDZA. He is also a member of the global entrepreneur network, Sandbox.

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Special Guest, Park Slope Rock School

http://psrockschool.com

Started in 2008, PSRS Brooklyn has quickly become an integral part of the New York City music and educational communities. 

In addition to learning and performing cover songs, the program emphasizes the craft of original songwriting, helping students work as a band to express themselves musically and lyrically. PSRS has recently teamed up GIRLS WHO ROCK to produce their first-ever song dedicated to MUSIC and EDUCATION. (Thanks to Bunker Studios, an incredible 3,000 sq ft recording studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which offers students the opportunity to learn about the recording process and record their original songs from the semester.) 

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Our 2011 Alumna:

JoJo, Nikki Jean, Nina Sky, KimberlyNichole, Eddy, DJ Kiss, Heather Knight & Data the Robot

2010 Alumna:

Kat DeLuna, Shontelle, Lenka, Vita Chambers, Cara Salimando, Kelli Pyle, DJ Kalkutta

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