Jordan Sumner

Jordan Sumner

Jordan Sumner, 26, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. From the age of five, he remembers rocking out to the music of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Motown. Even then, Jordan knew that he wanted to be a musical performer. His love for music brought him to musical theatre where he performed in the productions of High School Musical, All Shook Up, Sweeney Todd, and Altar Boyz.

In addition to entertaining, Jordan hopes to show people how to inspire love within themselves and others through the power of music. “I’ve been enjoying it every step of the way,” he states, “every moment of my life I’ve been able to sing, to move people in a way I never thought possible.”

Jordan’s desire to inspire people also extends to other areas of his life. He is currently working with special needs adults. “Nothing could be more rewarding than seeing their excitement when they have learned something new.” Plus, they love his music.

Over the past year, Jordan has been interviewed on the radio and performed at The Kabuki Theater (San Francisco), The Fenix (San Rafael) and other Bay Area venues, however most of his time has been spent in the recording studio completing over 40 original songs in different music genres, including pop, R&B, jazz, rap and rock. He is now releasing and performing these songs, expanding his career with incredible content.

Jessica Coker

Jessica Coker

Jessica Coker’s first memory of music is of her father singing and playing the guitar in church. As soon as she was able, she started singing with him, then in the fourth grade she began singing in choirs. In addition to church, she and her father performed at weddings and funerals.

Born and raised in northern California, Jessica, 33, has spent her life practicing and perfecting her singing and entertaining talents. She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City with a major in Music Theatre Performance, then went on to perform in clubs and cabarets in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Jessica has also performed in numerous choirs and various recording projects with artists such as Broadway stars Christopher Jackson, Erin Hill and Tony Award Nominee Manoel Felciano. Plus, Jessica has been seen in the world premiere musical “Tales of the City” at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, The West Coast Premiere of “Jerry Springer: the Opera,” “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Songs for a New World” and “Bat Boy: the Musical.”

When asked about her approach to singing, Jessica said, “I have always had a passion for R&B, especially blues. There was always a certain feel about that music that drew me in. My taste in music has grown over the years, and I’ve opened myself up to all kinds of music. I’m more confident in trying new styles, and because of that I’ve become more versatile in the things I can do. I love musical theater, but I also am inspired by artists such as Etta James, Dinah Washington, Susan Tedeschi and Sara Bareilles. I just want to share my love of music. I would love to open up people’s eyes to what music can mean. That it’s not all about how you look and what you can sell, but how much love can come out of song and passion.”

The Hartfield Brothers

The Hartfield Brothers

Robert “Bob” Hartfield Jr., David Hartfield Sr. and Chauncey Crosby formed The Hartfield Brothers and are known throughout the West Coast for their gospel ministry. Bob and David Hartfield come by gospel singing naturally. The sons of the legendary Rev. Robert Hartfield Sr. of the Golden West Singers, they were born into a gospel music family.

“The Brothers,” as their fans call them, bring sweet-cream voices and harmonies to a tremendous, ever-growing repertoire of gospel and R&B songs. They perform in a large variety of venues, and are joyous singing in virtually any situation from acapella to backing by a large band or orchestra.

They have performed at various California venues, including The Sportsman Club, The Playboy Club, Ester’s Orbit Room, the Savoy Club, and many others. One of their most memorable performances was with Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, The Main Ingredients and Lou Rawls at the Cal Expo in 1970.

Inducted into the Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame in 2006, The Hartfield Brothers have appeared with such recording artists as The Whispers, Lenny Williams, Larry Graham, Graham Central Station, The Pointer Sisters, Jesse James, Ike and Tina Turner, The Isley Brothers, and, many more.

In addition to their strong Christian faith, all three “Brothers” believe that “all things are possible if you trust in the Lord.”

Chris Marsol

Chris Marsol

Chris Marsol discovered his love for music at an early age. By the time he was 11, he taught himself how to beat-box, recording his improvised “songs” on an old tape recorder while drumming on the kitchen counter. At age 14, he joined an R&B acapella group with his friends and from that moment on made a conscious effort to integrate music and singing into his life. Besides being a self-taught pianist, he has been playing the guitar for the past seven years and writes and produces all his music, which allows him the personal and private experience to create authentic pieces of work that are extensions of him. He is inspired by Stevie Wonder, Prince, Kurt Cobain, D’Angelo, The Beatles, and Radiohead.

At 17, Chris began acting and is pursuing it in tandem with his music career. He made his film debut in the movie “I’m in Love with a Church Girl” (2012), stars in “Doggie Boogie” (2012), and was recently a principle in the play “Farragut North,” which became the screenplay “The Ides of March.”

Chris’ goal is to inspire his audience and encourage their artistic expression in the same ways that he is inspired by his passion for the arts: acting, singing, poetry, and visual.