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Meet the 2024 Musicians

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Christine Burns

Bio coming soon!

Emily Ann Bauer

My name is Emily Bauer and I am a board-certified music therapist and performer from Omaha! My husband and his family is from Charles City so I am beyond excited to be playing at Art-A-Fest. Music fills my time professionally and personally so I am looking forward to sharing that music with all of you.

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Jazz Duo, Greg Deitrick & Sam Crosser

Greg Deitrick is a trumpet and flugelhorn player  and has been playing since he was about 10 years old. He grew up In Evansdale Iowa and attended East Waterloo High. In 1986 he went into the service. After 8 1/2 years in the Navy, he settled In  San Diego, playing with different Salsa and jazz bands. In 2003, he decided to move back to Iowa, and has continued to pursue music, playing with various groups but mostly with the Cedar Valley Big Band. in addition, he enjoys playing as a solo performer and with his jazz duo and trio groups. Influences are Freddie Hubbard, Arturo Sandoval, and Chet Baker, just to name a few. 

Sam Crosser of Osage, Iowa, comes from a family of musicians. Sam currently plays with the local bands Nova Jazz, Island Fever, and Melissa & Sam. With his upbeat personality, Sam is a sought after solo artist, popular with his audience for his repertoire of jazz, rock, and gospel. Sam is available for special occasions, or just plan having fun!

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