Hubert Sumlin is a legendary blues guitarist from Howlin’ Wolf. Rolling Stone listed him as one of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Hiromitsu Agatsuma started playing the Tsugaru-jamisen when he was 6. In 2001 he won the Traditional Japanese Music Album of the Year.
The string quartet, Harlem Quartet, consists of Ilmar Gavilan, Melissa White, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, and Desmond Neysmith. They won 1st place in the Sphinx Competition for black and latino string players.
Habib Koite is an internationally known musician who plays with West African super-group Bamada. He has 5 albums from 1995 to 2007.
Guy Davis plays the blues on both his guitar and banjo. He picked up 3 Blues Awards in 1993 – “Best Acoustic Album of the Year”, “Best Acoustic Artist of the Year” and “Best Instrumentalist”.
Gil Shaham grew up in Israel taking his 1st violin lessons at age 7. He made his debut at age 10 soloing with the Jerusalem Symphony.
Gerald Albright plays jazz on his saxophone, bass guitar, and keyboard. He’s sold over 1 million albums in the U.S.