Head of the Crossroads Music Program - Dwayne Bosman
As a professional musician and part of the Emmy Award winning duo, the Bosman Twins, Dwayne Bosman is known as being a mesmerizing, dazzling, and exhilarating performer. Dwayne Bosman is a Florida A&M music scholar and master of several woodwind instruments. His passion for jazz started at an early age after listening to greats like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Oliver Sain, Cannonball Adderly and his father, the late Lloyd Smith - once sideman for Count Basie and Duke Ellington. As classically-trained and jazz-inspired fourteen year-olds, The Bosman Twins soon emerged as a part of St. Louis’ burgeoning jazz scene. Over the years the sophisticated and stylish identical twins have come into their own as jazz’s best and brightest and have energized audiences from St. Louis to London.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation
Micah Manaitai Garrido's winning electric ukelele performance from the Teen Talent Showcase at The Fox in St. Louis, May 6, 2011.