Amy Monzon is a pop singer and award-winning dancer from Southern California. Passionate about pursuing her music career, Amy began posting cover songs on her YouTube page just a year ago, which has collected thousands of views and continues to grow. Amy is humbled by the opportunities she has had to perform at legendary venues such as House of Blues, Whiskey a Go-Go, and Gibson Amphitheater as well as local events in her hometown of San Diego, California. Amy works tirelessly toward her goal of entertaining audiences all over the world. In January of 2015, Amy released her debut single, “Love Song” with an accompanying music video and received an amazing response!
Singing has given Amy’s life incredible purpose; she is thrilled to step on the stage and share her passion with others. Amy loves creating an escape for her audience and giving her fans a way to experience a reality all their own. She also works as a voice coach to kids of all ages and enjoys her day job very much.
Barry Allen Cohen, aka “Big Daddy”, aka “Johnny Staccato” is an award-winning professional singer, musician, bandleader, disc jockey, and emcee entertainer who has shared the stage as opening act for nationally known recording artists as Bonnie Raitt, Oleta Adams, Fattburger, Warren Zevon, Jonathan Butler, Max Groove, Joyce Cooling, Mindi Abair, Slim Man, The Fifth Dimension and Michael Buble. Barry represents a new brand of newcomer to the music industry. A growing force of singers who by-pass the usual formula and instead play a music that they have no right doing well. Still these singers defy the odds and play standards like only the legends could. Cohen along with Michael Buble’, Norah Jones, Peter Cincotti, Matt Dusk, Jane Monheit, Jamie Cullum and hosts of others are changing the way we look and listen to music. He sings with a wisdom and grace that’s getting him lots of recognition. A singing sensation whose smooth voice and heartthrob style harks back to the swingin’ greats of earlier decades, to the likes of Frank and Dean, but also speaks to a new generation’s sensibility.
Japanese comedienne, Kazu Kusano, drops a bomb on the status quo of the perception of Asian women. Through her quirky humor, you will witness the odd experiences of a Japanese woman in 21st century America. With her jokes and comedic characters like Hiyayakko the Geisha and Sumo Girl, she shares culture clashes, interracial marriage, and lifelong challenges with her schizophrenic family. She destroys Asian stereotypes.
Her recent appearances include FOX’s Good Day LA, feature film The Bandit Hound, and Melbourne Australia’s SBS radio. She is the undefeated champion of Joke-E-Oke, the joke karaoke contest at the San Francisco Sketch Festival. Throughout America, she was invited to perform by comedy festivals such as Cape Fear Comedy Festival NC, Derby City Comedy Festival KY, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival TX, and many others. Internationally, she performed her one woman show, Kazumi’s Comedy Hour, and her Japanese themed sketch comedy show, Karate Chop Teriyaki Comedy at Asiafest in Adelaide, Australia.
Naathan Phan is an Asian Scottish magician, actor, and internet personality whose clips have been featured on Tosh.0. As a magician, he was featured on America’s Got Talent, Estrella TV‘s Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento, and Syfy’s Wizard Wars (S01E06: Birds of a Feather), where he and his partner won and took home the $10,000 prize. As an actor, he had a small role as a party-going teenager in the 2007 comedy film Superbad, a driver’s ed student in Reno 911!, and numerous stage productions throughout Southern California.
Laotian born Sisuepahn combines the image of Lucy Liu with the fast paced physical comedy of Jackie Chan. She adds an exotic Oriental mystique and comedic charm to her amazing demonstrations of Mentalism and Body Magic. As a young girl in her remote village of Southeast Asia, Sisuepahn displayed a natural flair for playfulness and puzzle solving. After moving to America, she quite by chance (or fate) met Brian Gillis at a traffic light in LA. When the light turned green, an extraordinary new professional relationship was born. Recognizing her intense interest in Magic and Mentalism, Brian enlisted the aid of the great mentalist Eddie Fields (now deceased) to help showcase her innate talents.
After thousands of hours of assiduous practice and research, Sisuepahn has mastered Psychic/Comedy/Body-Magic techniques that have not been witnessed in over a century.
Originally from Gifu, Japan, Tomoka earned a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) from Buffalo State College and a Masters in Music from the State University of New York at Buffalo in saxophone performance. While maintaining a private teaching studio for small children to adults, Tomoka performed with or was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Symphony Orchestra (Germany), and Bemus Bay Pops. In Jazz, R&B, and Latin settings, she performed for numerous music festivals such as the Queen City Jazz Festival, Lewiston Jazz Festival, M&T Plaza Concert Series.
For more than a decade, Tomoka worked with Armed Forces Entertainment, performing in over 40 countries for soldiers, ambassadors and other diplomats at U.S. embassies and military bases. Among the countries visited were Kuwait, Kosovo, Ecuador, Germany and Mozambique, just to name a few. Tomoka has performed extensively for the Young Audience Program and Lecture Series for students in Western New York. Now she is working as a teaching artist giving workshops in elementary schools in Los Angeles Area for Dream A World Education led by Grammy Award winner Bunny Hull. Tomoka also has experience in musical theater, having been hired for pit orchestra and on-stage playing. You can also see Tomoka playing with Jazz In Pink at various Jazz Festivals!