Welcome to the Blue Ridge Wine and Jazz Festival, Here Is This Years Lineup

Denise Moore & Michael Ewbank

Denise Moore, after a successful musical career of 30 years in the Tampa Bay jazz scene, Denise brings her engaging vocal style and songwriting to the north Georgia mountains. “ for years, Denise Moore’s song stylings have made her a known quality in local jazz circles.” Ernest Hooper, St Pete Times.

Denise has 3 recording: NOTHING STANDARD( Amazon music) TELL IT ( Tampa Bay Womens Blues Revue ) THE HISTORY OF JAZZ , awarded by Tampa Bay arts council.
In 2022 Denise teamed up with the phenomenally, talented recording artist, pianist, songwriter, Michael Ewbank (Bernie, Higgins, Tall Dogs,Butch’s Brew) formally of Atlanta, who studied piano and composition at USF Tampa.

As luck would bring these two together to create an intimate, jazz and blues performance of Michael’s arrangements of the great American songbook, and Ray Charles Classic.

Denise@ denisemoorejazz.com

Michael Ewbank

After studying music at USF in Tampa, fla. Michael moved to Macon Georgia to play with Abb drummer Butch Trucks spending many years writing music and playing with my Macon friends. Also played with many great Atlanta bands like The League of Decency and Venue and the Vybbe and recorded on many albums as well.



Carol Albert

In a genre where an artist’s success is generally measured by radio airplay spins and Billboard chart positions, pianist/composer Carol Albert’s recent Hit Album “Magic Mirror” has 3 Top 5 Billboard Hits to date. Billboard #1 “Paradigm Shift”, “Magic Mirror” and “Fire & Water” gained national recognition in the Contemporary Jazz world since the release of the Album. Other Top 5 singles “Perfect Sunday” and “Stronger Now” – from her 2020 full length album Stronger Now – have crossed over to massive numbers in a metric usually touted by mainstream pop stars. Currently, “Perfect Sunday” has over 7.9M streams on Spotify and “Stronger Now” has over 2.9M. The album’s other radio hits include the Top 5 hit “Femme Flight,” which featured flutist Ragan Whiteside and saxophonist Magdalena Chovancova and earned Carol a new legion of fans via extensive airplay on SiriusXM’s Watercolors.

Since establishing herself as smooth jazz mainstay in 2017, one of Carol’s unique trademarks has been writing and recording songs that both chronicle and express her own emotions and thoughtfully reflect upon the world around her.

Find out more by visiting his site here

Antoine Knight

Antoine Knight is back with another single following the success of his single “Something About You,” which was picked up by 9 Billboard stations. His newest sophomore campaign “Infatuation” features JJ Sansaverino on guitar, composed by Detroit’s two-time #1 Smooth Jazz Producer and Drummer, Jeff Candy. “Infatuation ” is a highly anticipated release filled with passion & admiration for that special someone in your life. “Infatuation” will be released in the summer of 2022.

Since the release of “A Knight 2 Remember”, Antoine has gone on a world tour playing tenor sax for the legendary “BB King All-Star Band,” based in Memphis. In the first year of joining the quintessential band, Antione traveled to Amsterdam, Portugal, the Caribbean, Sydney & Melbourne, Australia.

Visit his website here

Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk  

Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk was formed 14 years ago in the north mountains of Georgia in the small town of Ellijay. Surrounded by southern rock and country rock bands, husband and wife. team, Terry and Venae Ellis, brought together a group of talented musicians who were passionate about playing old school funk and R&B along with jazz music. With John Taylor, as the band’s music director and cousin Greg Wilson as the vocal director we are looking forward to a new direction. Kharisma has developed a loyal and diverse fan base who frequently asked when Kharisma would be releasing their next album. In response, the work has begun.

The success of the band as a whole is a family unit with over 80 years of combined years in the music business. It is truly a beautiful thing. All of the Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk band members are excited about officially launching new and upcoming projects. We look forward to seeing you at our next concert.

Roman Street

Brothers Noah and Josh Thompson put their guitars together to form Roman Street. Since the college years, this brotherly jam session has developed into a Billboard/iTunes charting band who many have dubbed ‘the next generation’ of Jazz Fusion. Roman Street, named for an old roman street in the Alps where they studied guitar, is an internationally trained instrumental band specializing in improvisational fusion of Classical, Gypsy and Contemporary Jazz, Latin, and Nuevo Flamenco. A departure from the over-produced music that is out there today, they keep it simple—the beautifully organic sound of acoustic instruments played by talented people who love what they are doing. Whether performing as a guitar duo, or with a backing band, Roman Street astounds with music that appeals to fans of many genres.

Find out more by visiting their website here


Adam Hawley

Guitarist and Producer Adam Hawley has burst on to the scene as a celebrated and innovative artist, composer and band leader. Handpicked by Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire) he first debuted on the legend’s label Kalimba Music. In all, Adam’s four albums and work as a producer has spawned an incredible 14 Billboard #1 Hits. In it’s first week, the 3rd record “Escape” was the #1 Selling Album in the Nation, outselling every other contemporary jazz album as per Nielsen. The debut single went on to become the Billboard and Smooth Jazz Network Song of the Year for 2020. He followed this up with the 4th album “Risin’ Up;” it’s title track again reached the top of the Billboard charts in late ’21. 2022 was particularly successful including four more #1’s, culminating with 2022 song of the year. Coupling this with a robust touring schedule throughout the world, the best is yet to come.

Find out more by visiting his website here