Anandi began her career as a singer-songwriter, recording three albums of original songs. Her funk-rock tune “Enough of You” has received more than 3 million hits on YouTube and other songs have been used on television spots and in commercials. In the early 2000’s Anandi turned from the Americana style to jazz. With a reverence for the great jazz singers, such as Sarah Vaughn and Carmen McRae. Anandi has established a strong following in Portland, appearing at the Rose Festival, the PDX Jazz Festival, Jimmy Maks, and producing her bi-annual concert at Classic Pianos. Jazz fans delight in Anandi’s full spectrum repertoire. Critic George Fendel of the Oregon Jazz Society says Anandi is “"...a no nonsense, real deal jazz singer." -”
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Guitarist Ben Graves has studied, shared the stage, and toured with national and internationally known artists including Rick Zunigar (Stevie Wonder), Tony Dumas and Leon Russell. While living in Los Angeles, he studied classical guitar with Scott Tennant (of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet), Evan Hirschelman, and Robert Mayeur. Ben has performed in music festivals all over the U.S., including the Reno Jazz Festival and Portland Jazz Festival. He regularly plays with local jazz greats including Ron Steen, Andre St. James, George Colligan, Bobby Torres, Dave Captein, John Stowell and Darrell Grant. He leads his own jazz quartet, and performs with Bossa PDX, Catarina New, Eddie Parente Quartet, Big New Band and The Brazilian Guitar Duo.