Sam Trump, Nola Ade, Adam Ness
Sam Trump is a multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter from Houston, TX, and has been a student of music from first picking up the trumpet at age 7. Since moving to Chicago in 2009 to obtain his fine arts degree in music, he has become heavily involved in Chicago's live music scene, and is widely known as a band leader, sideman, mentor, & curator. Wherever he is, Sam Trump is known for creating an experience that is best described as sophisticated & soulful.
As the first generation of her Nigerian American family to be born in the states, the Chicago, Illinois native is the embodiment of an immigrant spirit of hope and optimism. Having experienced the best of both worlds, the duality of growing up Nigerian in America is reflected in her unique musical expression that blends her rollicking melodies with her approach to tackling soul with conviction. Ade’s music and message is really about honoring the traditions of the past, being unafraid of the present, and unapologetically joining the past and present to create a harmonious future.