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Copyright © 2019 · The Jam Band

Meet Our Team

Jamilia Tanai Trendlor Anderson p/k/a Jamilia Hall began her performing career 18 yrs previous, at The Edwin Holland School of Dance in Miami, Fl. Eager to pursue her dreams, she relocated to NYC to receive the intense training needed to take these dreams to the next level.

 

From the beginning of her professional career, Jamilia has been a stand out performer appearing in videos of artists Joan Jett ,Elephant Man and Shakira’s “Give It Up To Me” video. Jamilia has also danced behind freestyle recording artist Safire, Miredys, Shaggy and Bruck Up for “Good Day New York,” Shakira at the 2009 AMA’s, South Florida’s 2009 Jingle Ball and  ‘’So you Think You Can Dance.” Jamilia has toured and performed on US and UK stages with DecaDance Theatre; an all female Hip-Hop company and sailed the Caribbean with Carnival Cruise Lines as a female production singer.

 

Along with her knack for performing, some of her choreography credits include the “Welcome Back Mase Concert,”, 80’s cover band, Buffalo Stance, School of Cinema and Performing Arts and Pretty Ricky’s “Cookie Cutter” video. Jamilia was also a part of the female ensemble on the Broadway workshop for “Superfly” with Director Bill T. Jones and recorded her own music for her E.P. entitled “The Beginning.” Jamilia wears many hats in The Jam Band as she is the C.E.O. and Manager, a Singer, Music Curator and Master of Ceremonies.

Jamilia Hall

 

Ande Alvarez

Ande Alvarez was born and raised in South Florida and has been singing and performing since she was very young.  

 

Ande allowed her passion for theater to take her to New York, where she graduated with a B.F.A from New York University Tisch Performing Arts. After graduating college, Ande performed in theaters around New York, while singing with local bands all around the city.

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Ande has had the incredible fortune of performing on some of New York’s iconic local performance venues such as: The Blue Note, The Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe and The Bitter End.

 

 Ande is also a vocal coach with Brett Manning Studios, helping aspiring vocalists as herself. She now lives in Palm Beach, FL where she continues to perform and work in her passions.

 
 

Jacquez Huell

Jacquez Huell has been singing since the age of 7. His talent has taken him to various places all over the U.S. and all over South Florida. He has won many Talent contests including a national singing contest in Las Vegas, NV.

 

​Jacquez grew up idolizing some of the music industries greatest performers. His music influences include: Smokey Robinson, James Brown, R.Kelly, and Michael Jackson.

 

​At the age of 18, Jacquez began to pursue his passion for performing and has worked with several well-known South Florida entertainment companies.

 

Jacquez is an energetic performer and crowd pleaser who is undeniably the life of the party when on stage.

Jorge Garcia

Guitarist Jorge Garcia brings all the richness of Latin rhythms from his birthplace of Cuba into the folds of the music he creates and performs. Jorge’s intense passion for his instrument is immediately visible and equally audible through his soulful original compositions, impeccable melodic solos and supportive rhythmic guitar work.

 

​Over the past three decades Jorge has performed with great musical and artistic talent such as: Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Richie Cole, Patti Page, Ed Calle, Roberto Perera, Abel Pabon, Bucky Pizzarelli and Joel Grey to name a few.

 

Jorge has also performed with pop artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Trini Lopez, The Drifters, Bobby Riddell, and many more.

 

 
 

Pianist, Keyboardist, Songwriter and Producer George Tandy has been entertaining audiences with his unique blend of Jazz, Soul and R&B music for over three decades.

 

​Originally from Virginia and strongly influenced by his father, George knew music was his thing when at a very young age he taught himself to play Muddy Waters riffs on the guitar, then later joined his fathers, O’tress ‘Tops’ Tandy, playing drums in his road band at age 14.

 

​George produced music for the vocal contestants of Ed McMahon’s Star Search television show, was the Music Director for several Miami Film Festivals and was named "Best Jazz Act" by South Florida Magazine’s ‘Best Of” series.

 

George Tandy Sr.

Joel Brown

Joel was born in Miami, FL, February 16, 1970, and has dedicated over two decades to perfecting his craft as a bassist. The love for the bass was discovered while in high school and since that time, Joel has performed with local community choirs, solo acts, ensembles (instrumental and vocal), and music festivals.

 

​Joel’s most notable performance is a mini tour with Bo Henderson and The Temptations. When not performing live, Joel is busy in the studio or mentoring young musicians and performs regularly at Church of God in Port Salerno, FL.

Joel has a B.S. degree in History from Florida A&M University and a MBA from Nova Southeastern University. Outside of music, Joel has spent over a decade as a classroom teacher and administrator.

 
 

Luis Macias

Luis Macias was born in Chicago, IL, to the son of Spanish immigrants. At a very young age, he began playing drums for his mother, world-renowned dancer, singer and bullfighter, La Greca.

 

​Luis later studied traditional Flamenco with the Heredia Gypsies in Spain and attended Florida Atlantic University where he studied Jazz, music theory, and music composition.

 

Since then, Luis has kept his schedule busy teaching privately and traveling throughout South America, Europe, and Asia, performing and recording with The Platters, The Drifters, Charo, Jazz legend Ira Sullivan, Los Grecos, and the Moonstruck Orchestra.

Andrew Archibald

Andrew Archibald started playing the drums at the age of twelve. Practicing his craft, along with his love for music led him to his first gig at a house party with one black Gemini turntable, until he later learned how to mix with two.

 

Andrew then ventured onto the club scene, which launched his career in Jamaica and spreading to different parts of the world. He got the name "DJ Fresh" by being one of the first local disc jockeys in his community to scratch with a Reggae album. This landed him a role as the main selector on the sound Street Hawk now known as King Courage, which is one of the premiere sounds in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

 

​Andrew's excellent ear and his love for music has allowed him to work with various artists throughout the world including, Jovie Rockwell, Little Hero, Galaxy P, Shanna presently known as Etana, Merceless, Sasha, Everton Blender and more.

 

Currently DJ Fresh can be heard playing Reggae & Soca on one of South Florida’s FCC Regulated Radio Stations on the treasure coast, 104.7 THE FLAME.