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KWCUSA JUDGING PANEL

Solo Division 2019

Charles 'cros' mack

From High School, Cros (Charles Mack) was noted as the best jazz performer of his age from Chicago.  Playing multiple instruments, Cros (Charles Mack) would receive most superior awards, along with receiving each year, the John Phillips Sousa Award.  During college, at TSU, his first year as a freshman in marching band, he was nominated as the section leader of tubas.  Since the age of 10, he has been traveling in and out of the country playing music. 

 

Grammy Nominated, CROS, former bassist for Lucky Peterson and Grammy Award winner James Cotton, CROS has shared the stage with a number of accomplished artists in a variety of genres; US Navy Band, US Army Band,  alternative rock group Inflatable Soule, rap group Cypress Hill, blues,R&B and jazz artists Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Marcus Miller, Otis Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Otis Rush,Maria James Brown, Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Bernard Allison, Jimmy Johnson, Lefty Dizz, Kenny Neal and numerous Jazz ensembles.

 

By fusing an amazing blend of music and experience over his career CROS brings an incredible and unique presence to every performance. You will experience a multitude of feelings and emotions all while sitting back and enjoying the ride through a mixture of soul, funk, blues, rock, R&B and folk that will leave you satisfied but clamoring for more all at the same time!

Trevor Keller

Trevor Keller has been a professional actor, award winning Professional Director and Producer. Mr. Keller is the founding Artistic Director and owner of Gypsy Productions Inc. A Tampa Bay based professional theatre company he founded in 2003. He is a past Mr. Gulf Coast All American and has judged and produced several Pageants and Talent competitions locally and nationally. He has also produced National and International winning competitive singers over the past 17 years. He currently is semi-retired and loving Florida and his church life at Bridgepoint Church in St. Petersburg.

Trevor Keller has been a professional actor, award winning Professional Director and Producer. Mr. Keller is the founding Artistic Director and owner of Gypsy Productions Inc. A Tampa Bay based professional theatre company he founded in 2003. He is a past Mr. Gulf Coast All American and has judged and produced several Pageants and Talent competitions locally and nationally. He has also produced National and International winning competitive singers over the past 17 years. He currently is semi-retired and loving Florida and his church life at Bridgepoint Church in St. Petersburg.

Krissandra Anfinson

Krissandra Anfinson is a Korean-American singer, songwriter and performer in the Twin Cities. She has been singing professionally for over 25 years starring in community, USO, and church theater productions and toured with Bob Schneider & the Rainbow Kids in the 90’s. Krissandra is a classically trained pianist and bass guitarist. She currently performs as lead vocalist and bassist for Minneapolis’s premiere nerd rock band: Fuzzy Machete, bassist for the critically acclaimed punk powerhouse: The Von Tramps, and bassist for A Pink Dream: A Tribute to The Cure. Krissandra is a two time finisher of Grandma’s Marathon and serves on the board of She Rock She Rock, a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and nonbinary folks through the art of music.

Anthony Choice

When Tony was four his grannie rewarded him with 25 cents for balancing a “dixie cup” on his nose. He's been working the room ever since!

Through the years Tony has appeared in a number of professional theatrical productions. Has performed with variety bands and in commercials for television and radio. And even co-hosted a nationally broadcast tv show called “Watch This!”  Tony enjoyed nine years at sea ultimately becoming a Cruise Director for Holland America. Tony has entertained thousands throughout the far reaches of the world including ports in the South Pacific, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Mediterranean, Southern Europe and Alaska.

Anthony is currently working on a new collection of songs titled Jazz Ain't Nothin' but the Blues featuring Kym Purling on Piano.  In 2008, Anthony traveled more than 96,000 miles in 18 months delivering more than 350 performances of his tribute to Nat King Cole called, The Very Thought of You in retirement communities in 10 states.  It was through this experience that the idea for Singrly was born.  Since he has developed and delivered the platform is currently building the business by inviting performers to help bring the magic to seniors across the country.  “For those of you who are already fans-- I am looking forward to singing for you again!  If we are new to one another, I hope you enjoy my music as much as I love bringing it to you.”

Derek Sheen

Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of rage and insecurity. Comedy fans who’ve been lucky enough to catch him performing with Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo or Rory Scovel have witnessed what Brian Posehn calls “A goddamned delight. So smart and funny it makes me mad”.

Derek Sheen has also released three critically acclaimed albums (Holy Drivel, Tiny Idiot and Disasterbation) available on Minneapolis label Stand Up! Records and his fourth, “Macho Caballero” should drop sometime in late 2019.

“As often as his crowd seems to brace for impact, they spend more time howling at his audacity”-Drew Hunt/Chicago Reader