CROSS-POLLINATION CCXCVII - TUES AUG 17TH - 7:30-10 PM
MISTY BOYCE
LUKE WESLEY

Born and raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Misty Boyce began studying piano at age 5. Even in the desert, there is a surprising amount of refreshing musicians and teachers, toward whom Misty eagerly gravitated. Classically trained under the eagle-eye of Julliard grad, Leila York, Misty developed the skills that allowed her to delve into jazz rather quickly at age 14, all the while studying the music that she loved (Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Radiohead) and composing constantly.

Misty entered college in the year 2002 at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, where she majored in Jazz Studies/Piano Performance. Here, Misty put her writing/singing on the shelf as she was consumed with learning the art of jazz, and discovering a world of competition she had not known in New Mexico. She became quite accomplished as a jazz pianist, earning the Three-Arts Scholarship for junior and senior female musicians two years in a row, and auditioning into the internationally competitive "Sisters in Jazz" quintet through IAJE. This year-long honor gave Misty the opportunity to work under jazz greats such as Gerri Allen and Allison Miller, as well as perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and at the Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

After graduating in June 2006, Misty moved to New York City, where she continues to play jazz, but is now focusing on her first loves, writing and performing, and is working hard to make her mark as a truly original artist.

"Seems like finally Elton John and Billy Joel get some serious competition...beautiful piano pop with twisted lyrics and hooks..."
- The Roman Games Diary ( http://romangame.blogspot.com/ )

"one of my favourite new singer, song writer, rockers, Luke Wesley, will make you wonder why you are just getting hip to him now.
- The Music Slut ( http://www.themusicslut.com/ )

"I died before my prime."
- Alexander the Great (N/A)

LISTEN TO MISTY BOYCE LISTEN TO LUKE WESLEY
CROSS-POLLINATION CCXCVII ::: Tuesday, AUG 17TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - MISTY BOYCE | myspace.com/mistyboyce
8:45 - LUKE WESLEY | myspace.com/lukewesley
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft MISTY BOYCE & LUKE WESLEY!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero