4.28 Vocal Industry Showcase

Though she lives in LA, Aretha Scruggs has toured all the world (19 countries and counting!). Growing up, she sang with her sisters opening for Vickie Winans, Yolanda Adams, etc; as an adult. she’s sung on tour with Natalle Cole, Cristina Agullera Anita Baker, Chaka Khan. In the studio, Aretha has sung for Whitney Houston, Patti Labelle, Kirk Franklin, Pharell, Justin Timberlake and many others. Movie soundtracks have included: Harriet, Respect, Genius: Aretha, Sing 2, Just Mercy, etc. Aretha recently debuted her jazz EP, “Seasons,” including a jazz take on “Ain’t Nobody” and a modernized version of the standard, “Autumn Leaves”. She teaches Intercultural Studies and Commercial voice at Azusa Pacific University, and has taught at LACM, as well

Vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter, arranger and producer…Bill’s songs have been recorded by Ramsey Lewis, Lea Salonga, Patt Austin, Brenda Russell and Bobbv Caldwell, Flora Purim, and man others. Since 2008, Bill has worked with Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, contributing to the Grammy-winning album STEPPIN’ OUT. He toured with Burt Bacharach from 2011 through 2019, and did three world tours with Phil Collins. Bill has recorded with: Elton John, Leon Russell, Josh Groban, Barry Manilow, Jessie J, Jon Bellion, Bob Dylan, Brian Brombera, Andrae Crouch, and Kirk Whalum he’s toured/ performed live with dozens of other artists including Brazilian music legends Dori Caymmi and Sergio Mendes. His new solo album SENSIBILITY will be released in early summer 2023 featuring new songs by Bill & Mari Falcone with Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mandel. He teaches voice and piano and leads the East End Jazz choir at Azusa Pacific University.

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