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IMANI the group, is a warm, energetic unit that reaches out for one reason, to connect with you. Their spirited sound is a captivating, infectious and undeniable musical synergy that will become a part of you!

Jon Ozment | Piano

lHas been working out of the Washington, DC area for more than twenty years as a performer, producer and arranger. He has produced and arranged for recordings by artists Maryann Redmond, and Al Williams. Jon has performed extensively in the jazz and contemporary jazz fields, appearing on recordings with Buck Hill, David Yarborough, Origem, and Vinny Valentino. He has performed in concerts with Jon Faddis, Bobby Hutcherson, Al Jarreau, Ethel Ennis, and Larry Ridley and has toured nationally with Miki Howard, Kim Waters, and the Blackbyrds. Throughout ‘97 - ‘99, Jon toured the States and Europe with Maceo Parker.



Pepe González | Bass

Pepe resides in Washington, DC where he is a performer, producer, arranger, and teacher. Pepe has performed largely within the Jazz, Afro-Carribean and Brazilian idioms with extensive recordings. He has had the pleasure of performing with Maria Rodriquez and her Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jeannie Bryson, Pepper Adams, Dorothy Donegan, Clifford Jordan, Horacio Icasto, Pedro Iturralde, Hilton Ruiz, Slide Hampton, Dave Valentin, the Grubb Brothers, and many others. Pepe has played many festivals including the Carribean, Spain, France, Greece, Italy and the Soviet Union.




Greg Holloway | Drums

A native of Washington, DC where he is a performer, producer, arranger and teacher. He is an educational clinician with Pearl, Vic Firth Drum Sticks, Remo Drum Heads, and Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals. Greg has traveled abroad and lived in Alaska for over 10 years where he served as the timpanist with the Anchorage Symphony and had a career in the prestigious Air Forces Field Bands. While in the Air Force, he served as Musical Director and Leader of Jazz Ensembles, Rock Bands and various trios. These groups backed major performers that appeared on national television and radio shows. He has performed with Freda Payne, Carl Fontanna, Rob McConnell, Chuck Israel, Jim Pugh, Gene Bertincinni, the Maguire Sisters, Sheri Lewis, Monica Parker, Bruce Conti, Rich Little and Aretha Franklin. Greg has played many festivals including the Great Britain’s Jazz Fest and Tre..Lant’s International Fest.

 

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Imani & Wynton Marsalis with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Festival de Jazz de Montréal (2007)


Imani - Iris (2009)