Neil & Janet de los EEUU are an instrumental guitar & drum duo from Chicago, who perform classic tunes and folkloric dance rhythms from across Latin America, especially music of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela and Colombia. Their performance balances a dedication to style with taking these grooves as a launching point for improvisation, digging into African polyrhythms and minimalist trance music. All in the spirit of fun, and pan-American unity.
Kathryn Lachey and Aylon Samouha are a vocal and guitar duo from Chicago. The two started playing together two years ago after a musical setup orchestrated by a fellow musician, and it was musical magic from the start! Both jazz musicians, the two love playing everything from straight ahead jazz tunes to 60's pop, folk, and rock. With original arrangements and a fresh take on old favorites, the duo loves to use improvisation and new harmonic choices to give each tune new life every time they play.