Congratulations to the
2023 Indie Music Hall Of Fame Inductees:
Sophia Agranovich (Classical)
Internationally acclaimed pianist, recording artist, educator and artistic director, Sophia Agranovich is “a bold, daring pianist in the tradition of the Golden Age Romantics…A tigress of the keyboard” - Fanfare. Her performances are captivating audiences by the “orison of uncommon beauty” - Audiophile, “interpretation that dares to be different”, “magnificent shading and superior musicianship” - American Record Guide.
A Steinway Artist, she has performed at famed venues in USA, Europe, Israel, and Canada. Recently she played solo recitals at the Pennautier Festival and Juan-les-Pins in France and was invited to China and Brazil. Among her venues are Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Bargemusic, Salle Cortot, and Ehrbarsaal. She has collaborated with such prominent musicians as Mark Peskanov, Shlomo Mintz, Christopher Collins Lee, Andrew Litton, Alexander Mishnaevsky, Gregory Singer, Anatole Wieck, Rupam Sarmah, Kathleen Supove, award-winning Emmy, Grammy, and Billboard top 10 musical artists, and members of the major orchestras.
Ms. Agranovich holds Bachelor and Master Degrees from the Juilliard School where she had a full scholarship and Fellowship teaching Piano Minor at Juilliard. She continued Doctoral studies at Columbia University. Her professors at Juilliard were legendary Sascha Gorodnitzki and Nadia Reisenberg.
Steven Buckner (Soundtrack)
Classical/Jazz Pianist and Composer Steven Buckner has always been inspired by others and world events to create his own distinctive style in music composition. As a native from Flint Michigan, Steven continues to seek inspiration thru the people he meets and writes the music dedicated to those experiences. Steve describes his music as a channeling of cultural and spiritual elements. Steve added that, "Peace comes from within, and music can have a place for it as well"
In July of 2016, Steven drove cross country from Michigan to reside in Los Angeles and lives with his family. The drive was one of spiritual rebirth that led to another chain of events. He later went to score music for two independent film shorts and had several placements on network television!
Steve also remarked that, "Music is just like a painting, and it can also be a timeless piece of work as well! I would also like to thank everyone who listens to my music and hope that you share in my vision for inner peace." Steven’s music is available worldwide on Amazon, iTunes, CDBaby, and most major online retail stores.
Kim Cameron (Dance/EDM)
Kim Cameron is a high-energy, 2-time Top 20 Billboard chart-topping deep house sound who has toured around the world. She performed for the NFL twice (Giants, Redskins), National League (Marlins Baseball), touring across the U.S., Caribbean, Europe and China, in addition to being a featured artist at several prominent international music festivals including Xiamen Music Festival in China, Dubrovnik Wave Festival (Croatia), Komen’s for a Cure (Miami) over the past 14+ years. Her music is signed across the globe to several agencies; Muzika In Store (Croatia); PC Music (Canada); 35 Grad (Germany); KD Digital (S. Korea); Leyi Digital (China), and distributed worldwide under the UK’s Label Worx. In addition, Kim’s songs have been placed on a variety of TV and Films (Hulu, Amazon, VOD, Bravo, CMTV, Fox, MTV, Discovery, Disney, MUN2).
Anika Evans (Gospel)
Anika Evans is a native of San Francisco,Ca. She currently is the Director of the Music Dept of Calvary Hill Community Church, Pastored by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr. Psalmist,Intercessor and Minister, Anika has touched and inspired many to look to Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. Graduate of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary earning her diploma in Christian Ministries and is currently working on her long over due CD Project entitled "It's Necessary" with the release of her 1st single off the album entitled "We Owe It All To You Lord". Managed and signed to Independant Record Label C'hellaNique Records, Anika's ministry of speaking and teaching has taken her throughtout the United States proclaming God's Goodness, Look for her, God is doing an Awesome Work through his servant Anika.
Russ Hewitt (Instrumental)
It has been quite a year for guitar virtuoso Russ Hewitt with his current CD, ‘Cielo Nocturno’, showing all the signs of becoming a run-away success. Shimmering with the rumba flamenco rhythms and lightning guitar runs that have become trademarks of Hewitt’s distinctive style, the album includes a stellar line up of returning musicians including percussionist Raphael Padilla (Miami Sound Machine, Chris Isaak), drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana, Steve Winwood, Chicago), bass player Bob Parr (Cher, Barry White), guitarist Alfredo Caceres (Gipsy Kings All-Stars) and most notably Larry Carlton who features on the delightfully easy grooving ‘North of Home’. The radio single featuring Larry Carlton was a mainstay on stations worldwide. Based in Dallas, TX Hewitt is one of the region’s most well-known proponents of this genre.
Judith Miller (Jazz)
"I'm a native Texas singer/songwriter composing mostly jazz based music in Leander Texas. I have played in Central Texas since 1986 from Kerrville to Sequin from Dallas to San Antonio. I did a Route 66 tour a couple of years back playing along the way from Austin to St Louis. Most of the music posted here is original work. I write the lyrics, the melodies and collaborate with other musicians on arrangements. Vocally, I have an eclectic style blending jazz, blues, spirituals, country and pop. My music has strong influences from many genres.I love the sound of Claire Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, Nina Simon, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.
"Over the years I've supported a number of causes...Wounded Warriors, Make a Wish Foundation, Pick with Austin, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Healing Heroes, Angel Heart Foundation and have played for many of their events. My all time favorite is a Central Texas group, "Pick with Austin" They rescue young people who suffer from severe depression and attempts at suicide by providing a musical outlet and teaching the kids to use the music to deal with their challenges.Recently I was nominated for the Grammy Recording Academy, so I am awaiting notification on my nomination.
"A wise man I once met in Austin said "Music should go right through you, leave some of itself inside you, and take some of you with it when it leaves." Henry Threadgill from Zen Guitar
"My hope is that when you listen to my music you will have that experience."