Alexander Zonjic - In 2020, eleven years after releasing Doin’ the D, an album paying dynamic homage to the music and magic of Detroit, Alexander Zonjic got back in the throwback R&B groove with the release of another infectious, high-spirited valentine to his beloved adopted hometown. Written and produced for the veteran, multiple award-winning flutist by Pieces of a Dream keyboardist James Lloyd, “Motor City Sway” – the infectious lead single from Playing It Forward, Zonjic’s first collection on his own Hi-Falutin Music label – quickly hit the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs chart and was one of the most added singles on the Billboard BDS chart two weeks in a row. Ten of the eleven tracks on Playing It Forward were produced by keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who helmed the majority of sessions for Zonjic’s previous albums Reach for the Sky (2001), Seldom Blues (2004), and Doin’ The D.
Sandy Kovach has a passion for music and a special love for jazz. A broadcast veteran who’s worked at multiple stations both on a local and syndicated level, she’s known most famously for her time at the former WVMV Detroit hosting a number one rated afternoon show and for co-hosting a nationally syndicated morning show with sax superstar Kenny G on the Smooth Jazz Network. In addition to her on-air endeavors, Sandy keeps busy with voiceover work and audio production as well as co-hosting the popular inspirational podcast Imagine Yourself. On The eScapes Network’s Midday Getaway, her goal is to combine inspiration and music for a positive and uplifting experience.
Miranda Wilson - Everyone desires to have that special friend who has zest for life and embraces it with style! Miranda is that friend and new host of eScapes After Dark 10pm -3 am ET. A doyen of San Francisco Bay Area Radio, of 30 years, working for heritage stations KSOL and KDIA, 18 years as Midday Host at Smooth Jazz KKSF 103.7, Host of the Sunday Morning Inspiration on 102.9 KBLX and currently Midday Host at WSBZ 106.3 The Seabreeze in Destin, Florida. Miranda is also a two-time winner of the Golden Gate Chapter of American Women in Radio and Television Award as Best Midday Host. As a member of SAG/AFTRA, she's active in the market and nationally as a Voiceover Actress. Her dulcet tones have represented several products such as- The California Lottery, HGTV, Piggly Wiggly, Wells Fargo Bank, Blue Cross and Land Rover. She’s currently the voice of ABC 15 Arizona, KASW CW 61 Arizona and WYSM Fox 47 News Lansing, Michigan. Relax, unwind, and join Miranda Wilson for eScapes “After Dark” from 10 pm – 3 am ET!
Jon Bond has twenty-five years of on-air experience, mostly in smooth jazz radio. A Sarnia, Ontario native, Jon spent ten years at Detroit's WVMV 98.7 and can now be heard on afternoons on Florida's WSBZ 106.3. In his time away from the mic, Jon enjoys discovering new music by attending as many concerts and festivals as possible.
Kit Ramsey spent 10 years producing and voicing commercials for major Detroit radio stations before joining the eScapes network in the summer of 2021. In his free time, he enjoys spirited games of chess and Jenga, fine dining, and live music. Ramsey is thrilled to be a part of eScapes’ Hybrid Radio/Television and delighted to serve as your virtual tour guide each evening. He invites you to stand alongside him and take in our window to the world’s stunning views and vistas and hopes the soothing sounds of smooth jazz bring you peace and serenity each time you drop by.
Paul Alexis Sihon is a composer, producer and master guitarist who is well versed in many genres including Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, African, Jazz, New Age, Hip-Hop, Calypso, Reggae, Rap and East Indian Classical music. Originally from Ann Arbor, Paul lived in New York, California, and Hawaii, and has recorded and performed his original compositions world-wide. Paul’s instrumental skills include guitar, tabla drums, keyboards, trumpet, bass, harmonica, and voice. Paul has planted trees internationally and served on the EarthWalker’s advisory board to promote world peace and preserve our natural environment. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul’s African Rock Band recorded a soundtrack for the game “Endorfun” released by Time Warner Interactive. Paul’s Spanish Guitar CD "Atlantis Rising" is available on online at iHeart Radio, YouTube, Spotify, CD Baby, Amazon, and Apple Music.
Andy Stuart - A 40 year radio veteran, Andy has served almost every role there is in radio from announcer to regional vice president of major radio corporations. But it was his first job in radio as an announcer when he was still in high school that he heard George Benson’s landmark LP “Breezin” and Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good” that he fell in love with jazz and led him to look through the stacks of records in the station to find more music he could explore. There he found Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery and dozens of other artists that captured his imagination as he occupied the commercial production studio on his off hours just listening. He loves telling the stories of the artists as their experiences help us to understand from where their talent comes and where it might be going.
Omar Ledezma Jr. - Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Grammy winning Singer and Percussionist Omar Ledezma Jr. has been playing professionally since the age of 17. In 1995, Ledezma graduated from one of the most prestigious Law Schools in Caracas but in 1998 Omar packed one bag and one drum to begin his move to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. After graduating in 2005 he moved to the Bay Area, where today he teaches at the Community Music Center. Omar has played, recorded and toured with local and international artists and founded a group dedicated to the wooden box percussion instrument, the Ka-Hon Ensemble, one of the biggest stars of the Adventures In Music program of the San Francisco Symphony. In 2014, he won a Grammy with worldwide-acclaimed Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Omar is a seasonal faculty of the California Jazz Conservatory, also a music accompanist for the San Francisco Ballet Dance In Schools and Communities (DISC) education program and in 2018 received his teaching certification for Orff- Schulwerk approach to music and dance education. Recently in 2019 and in conjunction with the Mission Neighborhood Center, Omar began teaching an Inter-generational drum class, including pre-K students and elders. Omar Ledezma Jr. is an artist and collaborator with Pearl Percussion, Pinchclip, ELH Cowbells, Hansenfütz, Kandu Cajons, Vater, Remo Heads and Soultone Cymbals.