Huffington Post called Umi Garrett "a budding musical genius," she is a American pianist traveling all over the world to perform.
Derek Sivers is best known as the founder of CD Baby. A professional musician since 1987, he started CD Baby by accident in 1998 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too. CD Baby was the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients.
A graduate of University of Wisconsin - Madison, Greg Bostrum was the first director of the Firefly Music Festival when he worked for Red Frog Events. Originally from Eagan, Minnesota, Greg is now the Director of Entertainment for the Minnesota Vikings.
Stanford is a musician and educator who is passionate about using music for social action and serves as the Founder and Artistic Director for the El Sistema-inspired program, Play On, Philly! and the Chairman of El Sistema USA. Trained as a professional trumpeter, Mr. Thompson has performed and soloed with major orchestras around the world.
Kate Quinn is an alumni of Getty Leadership Institute. she now works as a Exhibition Creator at penn Museum. She has proven experience leading highly collaborative and innovative projects and building change within staff and non-profit organizations.
Chris Cromer is the owner of A minor Tune Up Trumpet & Brasswind Services in Wilmington, DE. Having been a musician for over 30 years & working in the brass instrument repair & fabrication industry for 16 years he's gained a wealth of experience & knowledge about music, business & music as a business. Chris first sparked a passion in music as a kid with long hair, an earring & guitar, loving heavy metal music. Eventually the guitar became a trumpet & Delaware became California where he move.
Jonathan Whitney received his bachelor’s degree in music education University of Delaware, and his masters of music in jazz studies. Over the last 20 years Jonathan as taught music in a variety of situations from grade schools to colleges and worked as a composer/arranger for many organizations. Jonathan has performed with a variety of artists including Linda Cliff Pamela Stanley, the Chantels, the Ellen Lebowitz Quartet, the Don Glanden Trio, and the Lansdowne Symphony.
For a couple of "Jersey Girls", Nalani & Sarina have already made their mark and have become fixtures in the Wilmington music scene. WSTW honored them with two "Homey" awards and were featured performers at the 2017 Hometown Heroes ceremony. This summer, they will be performing at the LadyBug Festival and Wilmington People's Festival. Nalani & Sarina are proud to be a part of this music-centric TEDx talk and hope to offer insights into their creative process.