To provide every possible resource for “Scenes from the Revolution,” the songs needed a fresh take.
From Enya Lim (vocals):
Getting called to work on Scenes from the Revolution has been my pleasure and privilege. Arts projects like this, that contribute as an educational vehicle and sociocultural resource, are so important to keep alive for the community, and for us all. Being one of the Songs Children Sing session singers has been a process that has been humbling as well as refreshing – challenging because our correspondence was conducted remotely all the way across a 13 hour time difference, but definitely all the more gratifying for it. Thanks for having me!
Born and raised in sunny Singapore city-state, NyaLi – familiarly Enya Lim offstage – is an active member of the local music community. Her sultry vocals promise power and spice, navigating smoothly across genres from jazz to pop, world music to Broadway. Whether performing live or in studio, championing artistic collaborations, or teaching voice, NyaLi is hotly sought after in the scene.
Audibly influenced by Jazz, Motown Soul, and Folk Styles, NyaLi is privileged to have supported internationally acknowledged music icons on stage – such as Mando-pop celebrity Wang Lee Hom, famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, musical theater veteran star Kristen Chenoweth, and multiple-time Grammy award winning prodigy Jacob Collier.
From Ryan Mancini (vocals):
Singing Scenes from the Revolution is the perfect balance of challenge and fun for elementary singers! I really appreciated the accessibility of having sheet music, lyric sheets, and practice tracks with and without the melody. As a teacher, it makes me excited knowing that this musical gives people of all different abilities access to learning great music. And the melodies are really catchy, even for adults!
Ryan Mancini is a musician based in Hartford, CT. Since 2008, he has been performing professionally as a singer and saxophone player. In 2021, Ryan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Hartford.
Today, he sings as a choir cantor, performs across the New England area, and creates music covers on Youtube. His online projects have gained over 400,000 views across multiple video streaming platforms. Ryan has always been passionate to reach a wide audience by performing gospel, jazz, pop, classical, R&B, country, and many other music styles for all ages.
From Gill Scott (vocals):
While working on Scenes from the Revolution and learning all of the beautiful tunes, I couldn’t help but always have a smile on my face. Remembering my younger days, learning songs and dances; I was so thrilled to be recording reference tracks for the next generation of creatives. Music lasts a lifetime, and Jenny and her mother prove just that! I am so honored and thankful to have been apart of such a fun, meaningful, and beautiful project. Thank you all!
Gill “G” Scott is from a small town in New Jersey. From the age of 7, they started their career in choral singing. In their early years, growing in musical and performance knowledge, they began working with Boots Greene and gained experience in self-branding, producing, and writing skills when they co-produced their first EP by the age of 13. During their years at Princeton High School, they went to several competitions at Berklee College of Music and won several awards for their musicianship. After their junior year of high school, they got the chance to perform at venues like Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, and Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome; all on tour with the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra. By the end of high school, they had been to Abbey Road Studios to produce a Grammy-nominated full-length album with the Princeton Studio Band. When starting at Berklee College of Music in 2020, they studied Music Production and Engineering while studying in the Jazz and Gender Justice Institute, playing alongside students and professional musicians like Terri Lyne Carrington, Edmar Colon, Esperanza Spalding, Rob Lewis, Ashley Rodriguez, and many more. With the hopes of engineering for venues like AfroPunk, Montreux Jazz, and Umbria in the future, their focus remains on growing their love for music, art, culture, and people.
From Dan Nimmer (piano):
I’m very honored and proud to be recording piano for this wonderful project. Aline Shader’s music has the power to bring people together and to spread joy. I hope that you will enjoy this music as much as I do!
When he was young, Dan Nimmer’s family inherited a piano and he started playing by ear. He studied classical piano and eventually became interested in jazz. At the same time, he began playing gigs around Milwaukee.
After graduating from high school, Nimmer studied music at Northern Illinois University. It didn’t take long for him to become one of Chicago’s busiest piano players. He decided to leave school and move east where he immediately emerged in the New York music scene.
In 2005, he became a member of both the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Quintet.
Nimmer has performed and recorded with Jimmy Cobb, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Renée Fleming, Houston Person, Fareed Haque, George Benson, Lewis Nash, and many more.
He has released six of his own trio albums on the Venus label (Japan).