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A creative blend of world musics, featuring powerful vocals, contagious rhythms and a message of harmony!
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Alice Alice Johnson - Lead Vocals

Born in Boston, MA · Co-founder of Wildest Dreams · Soloist in Bernstein's Mass with The Opera Company of Boston, directed by Sarah Caldwell. Described by Leonard Bernstein as "Superb!" · Featured vocalist with The Woody Herman Big Band, Alice and The Wonder Band, The Art of Black Dance and Music, The Firehouse Band, and the cast of Black Nativity. Showcased by blues legend Linda Hopkins at Boston's Club Cabaret. TV appearance on Mister Rodgers Neighborhood. Performed and recorded with Onye Onyemaechi & the O Band. Alice is the mother of six children. She would love to hear from you & and yes she will reply to you! You can email her at alice@wildestdreams.com

Andy Andy Holiner -Keyboards,Vocals

Born in Brooklyn, NY · Leader and founder of Wildest Dreams. First Place Winner, 1982 Nashville Music City Song Festival. Recorded "Circle of Sounds" album (Harcourt Pub.) for New York City Public Schools. Composed and arranged music for "Song For Nantucket" video. Performed with Jah Spirit, The Platters, Firehouse Band, The Art of Black Dance and Music, and Didi Stuart. Appeared on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and wrote two songs for the show. As president of Jamaica Plain Arts Council, Andy co-founded the Firehouse Multi-Cultural Arts Center.

Masashi Nakamura Masashi Nakamura -Guitar, Vocals

Born in Fukuoka, Japan Graduate, Berklee College of Music. Voted Best Guitarist in 1988 Yamaha Band Explosion Contest, Hagi City Area, Japan. His Group won Best Band award in same contest (1986-1988) Won 2nd place in Yamaha classical guitar Competition, Kyusha Area, Japan (1989) Performances with Slide Hampton, Robert Stanton, Shane Phillips, Sandra Rodrigues,The Ethiopian Reggae Band, Clarence Thompson Sr. and the New Spirits Appeared at SXSW (Austin, Texas) & Mob Fest (Chicago) Conferences, World Hunger Year (NY)

danielDay.jpg Daniel Day -Bass, Vocals

Born in Paramaribo, Suriname (South America) Studies at Berklee College of Music, Suriname Music School Performances with Bob Moses & Mozamba, Metro Steel Orchestra, Sun Steel Calypso, Culture Jam, Cosmos Factor, Orch-estra La Original, Dr. Drey, Philip Van Endero, Oleta Adams, Dennis Chambers, John Robinson. Recorded with Emmy award winning composer, Camara Kambon. Toured the U.S. and recorded with Pascal Bokar Active New England freelancer in Latin, Calypso, Jazz and R&B styles.

Luis Luis Blanco - Drums, Vocals

Born in Caracas, Venezuela · Graduate, Berklee College of Music · Afro-Cuban drumming and folklore studies in La Habana, Cuba · Performed and recorded with Entrain, Bo Diddley (rock), Danny Tucker Reggae Band, Ibrahima Camara (Senegalese Afropop), Palenke (Latin jazz), Dan Moretti (fusion), Jayuya (salsa art-rock), Sambumbatuque (Brazilian jazz), Beth Amin & Toca de Tatu (Brazilian), Manuel Santos & Bambule (S. American trad.), Gian Carlos Buscaglia (Puerto Rican trad.), Son De Cafe, Ajidwe Son (salsa), DJ Fran (progressive house), Moments Notice · Producing his original electronica projects at Sonic Hydroponic Home Studio. You send him an email here elejotablanko@ma.freei.net

 Ana Ana Norgaard - Percussion

Venezuelan percussionist, composer and arranger Ana Norgaard started her classical musical studies at the Conservatorio Nacional Juan Jose Landaeta in the city of Caracas, where at the same time she began her formal studies on Afro-Cuban percussion under the guidance of Maestro Oscar Faride Mijares. Ana is the first recipient of the Tito Puente Percussion Achievement Award in April of 1999, awarded by Berklee College of Music where she has graduated receiving a Bachelors in Music Performance Degree in May of 2002.

Ana has performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Eddie Palmieri, Jose Luis Quintana "Changuito", John Santos, Kenwood Dennard, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Eguie Castrillo, Irakere, Angel "Anga" Diaz, Aquilez Baez, Victor Mendoza, John Benitez, Oscar Stagnaro among others. She has extensively worked with numerous bands fromthe Boston area such as: Brass Roots, The World Leaders, Ron Reid and Sunsteel, Wildest Dreams, Lourdes Pita,The New England Sinfonietta, Mambo Combo and Manguito.

"It is impossible not to move to this original and exciting group...
You'll be dancing on the tables!"

- C.D. Gardner, College Monthly

musicians photo credit: Susan Wilson (except Ana Norgaard)