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Saturday, May 25, 2019
San Gabriel Valley Mission Playhouse
428 S.Mission Dr.
San Gabriel, Ca 91776
Gospel Singer, Recording Artist
To describe Nia Allen’s music is to describe the sound of pure, passionate worship. She sings with a heartfelt conviction that exudes her zeal for God and compels listeners into a genuine worship experience. Nia is one of this generation’s fresh talents leading the way in praise and worship. Having a universal appeal, her music is honest, uplifting and captivating to the soul. She is truly something special and her ministry will impact the lives of many.
Nia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Since her years at Berklee, Nia has garnered the attention of some of the top artists and producers in the industry. She has traveled as a background vocalist for CeCe Winans, Nicole C. Mullen, David and Nicole Binion and many others. She is a recurring guest artist on TBN’s Praise the Lord program, and is continually gaining national and international exposure within the realm of Praise and Worship. She’s traveled extensively with the Women of Faith conference, and Beth Moore’s “Living Proof Live” conferences, leading worship to thousands of women every weekend. Her gift of setting an atmosphere with the presence of God is undeniable, and truly exudes her love for the Father!
The ministry God has given Nia goes beyond singing; she is also a teacher and a songwriter. She wrote most of the material on her debut project, A New Thing and her sophomore release, Here am I. Her cover of the song “Holy Spirit” is currently being played on gospel radio, and all of her music can be found in all digital outlets.
Nia presently resides in Los Angeles, CA where she serves as a full time worship leader and recording artist. She recently received her Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University with a concentration in worship and racial reconciliation in the church.
Nia is planning to merge her education with music ministry as she recently recorded her very first live worship album, entitled Every Nation, and it is scheduled to release in the fall of 2019. Nia understands the power of worship and its ability to bring God’s people together. Her prayer is that this next worship album will transcend racial barriers and serve as a means of healing and unity within the Body of Christ.
For more information on Nia Allen please visit www.niaallenmusic.com
David Joyce is a studio singer/keyboard player based in Los Angeles, and a Grammy winner (1986 Best Jazz Vocal Group). A student of life, he's also a professor of music.
He's toured with the world and played with the likes of Burt Bacharach, Natalie Cole and many others, and sung in the studio and/or "live" with Frank Sinatra, U2, Michael Jackson, Oasis , David Byrne (Talking Heads), Chris Isaac, Neil Young, Harry Belafonte, etc.
David has sung for many movies (including Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Rogue One (Star Wars), Star Trek: Beyond, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Oz-the Great and Powerful, X-Men2, Spiderman3, King Kong, Matrix 2&3, etc) and TV shows (including Family Guy, the Tonight Show, and others.)
David greatly enjoys teaching, at local colleges and universities, and has been the Vocal Department Head at the LA College of Music since 2015. In Italy and Spain, he leads clinics and workshops on a variety of musical topics. David is also a songwriter, with several CD's out (Dharma Buds, Gopher Gods, and others).
Tiffany Owens is a Professional Development Trainer, Facilitator and
Curriculum Specialist. She is a classically trained actor, veteran
educator, event producer, and arts advocate. Tiffany has served as the
chair and mayoral representative for two mayors of the City of Pasadena
Arts and Culture Commission. She has worked as a teaching artist in
Drama, and as a credentialed teacher for schools in LA County including
as chair of the English Department at the highly-acclaimed and
nationally renown Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She
designs and delivers custom, targeted training in interpersonal
communication, the arts, and education. Tiffany has served as both a
grant writer for arts education grants and as a grant panelist-evaluator
for school districts, for the LA County Arts Commission, and for the
National Endowment for the Arts. As a public speaker she has presented
on arts education to Innovate Pasadena, Leadership Pasadena at the
Pasadena Playhouse, Clazzical Notes, as Honorary Event Chair of the ASID
of Pasadena, and at The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and
Botanical Gardens. Tiffany’s ongoing professional practice in theater
includes appearances in productions with Parson’s Nose Theater Company,
Lineage Dance, Machine Project, and Downtown Repertory Theater Company.
Cellist Artyom Manukyan
Cellist Artyom Manukyan first made his name as a musician to watch in his native Armenia and traveled the world as the youngest member of the BBC World Music Award-winning Armenian Navy Band.
Currently living in Los Angeles, Artyom is equally at home on the stages of jazz clubs, concert halls and rock festivals, performing with major international artists including Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-D.M.C., Grammy-winning Latin alternative rocker Draco Rosa, Natasha Bedingfield, scoring for film and television or leading his electro-jazz quartet. Artyom also performs on TV shows including Dr. Phil and Jimmy Kimmel Live where he has joined Coldplay, Bono and Odesza for performances.
Artyom’s genre-defying approach to playing the cello like a bass emerged from a combination of his conservatory training and exposure to the music of hallmark jazz bassists including Jaco Pastorius and Marcus Miller.
A native of Yerevan, the Armenian capitol, Artyom was influenced as a child by the music of both his mother, a classical piano teacher, and his father, a part-time DJ known as the biggest collector of jazz vinyl in Armenia. “We listened to jazz 27 hours a day in our house,” he says. “At the time I didn’t know a cello player who played jazz, so I copied what the bass players were doing.” Artyom spent five years completing his classical cello education at the State Conservatory, and began playing in jazz bands before joining the 12-piece “avangard folk” Armenian Navy Band in 2006, playing the bass as well as cello.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Artyom has been in demand as a session musician and soundtrack composer (Hannibal season 2, Dear White People season 2, Cartel Land, Zipper, Central Intelligence, Geostorm, Birth of a Dragon, Luke Cage), as well as performing live with diverse players (Everlast, Kamasi Washington, Melody Gardot, Daedalus, Flying Lotus, Peter Erskine, Hadrien Feraud, Charles Altura, MdCL, Tigran Hamasyan, Herb Alpert, Capital Cities, Vahagni, VOCE, Gretchen Parlato, Virgil Donati and many more). Artyom also was a guest artist at the 2016 New Direction Cello Festival.
After the success of his debut solo album, “Citizen”, Artyom has been touring and working on two upcoming albums due for release in 2018. First to launch will be a collaborative album with French electro jazz producer, Dawatile Kiledjian, titled “HILA”. The second will be a solo album titled “Alone”. In his free time, Artyom teaches private lessons and has been an invited guest teacher at the world-renowned Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.
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