Meet our performers for The Art Social @ Home!
Goza (Spanish for Joy) performs exciting music and dance rhythms from Latin America, Brazil and Spain with guitar, violin, horns, Latin percussion and beautiful, romantic vocals. Goza rhythms include samba, salsa, bachata, rumba, cha-cha, cumbia, flamenco, tango, and bolero.
Dr. Gary Capozziello
Award-winning violinist Gary Capozziello enjoys a varied musical life as both highly versatile performer and wide-ranging pedagogue. A frequent soloist with orchestra, Gary’s concerto appearances have included concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Civic, American Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Symphony, Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, Torrington Symphony, Hartt Symphony and the Hartt Wind Ensemble. Gary is an active recitalist and guest artist, including multiple appearances at the Annual Fairfield County String Festival in Fairfield, CT, where he grew up.
Savana Jones is a native of Hartford. At age eight she began her studies in dance at The Artist Collective doing African dance under the tutelage of Aca Lee Thompson. In 1995 she received a scholarship with Hartford City Ballet and continued her ballet studies. From that point on, she fell in love with dance and continued studying in many styles of dance including jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, and social dancing. Graduating as a Dance Major from The Hartford Conservatory in 2009, Ms. Jones is now a well-known dance instructor and choreographer in the Greater Hartford district. She’s currently dancing with Dimensional Dance.
B R I
Briana (B R I) Maia is a Singer/Songwriter based in New Britain, CT. B R I combines ethereal R&B vocals with gritty lyrics and trap influences to elevate her audience into a space of unabashed self confidence. As a performer, she is often admired for her rich, musical storytelling and perceptible honesty. B R I recently dropped her latest single “You Got It,” in collaboration with Grammy Nominated producer, Gourty Maxx. She is currently in studio preparing to release her next single. For more info, visit brianamaia.com.