Rachel Flowers is recognized worldwide as a multi-instrumentalist and composer who spans multiple genres. She first gained recognition for her talent as a young child and has been admired and mentored by those at the top of their field: Greg Lake, Keith Emerson, Dweezil Zappa, conductor Terje Mikkelson, and a series of jazz greats. She has won countless awards as a pianist and flutist, and has performed and recorded on the global stage. The award-winning documentary Hearing Is Believing was produced about her unusual life and talents, and she has just released her second album of original music. Rachel has performed and recorded in tribute to and with some of her most famous mentors, and she continues to defy expectations by refusing to be pigeonholed by genre or by instrument.
Elena Degl’innocenti is an award-winning Italian-born singer/songwriter/guitarist. Born and raised in Florence, Elena moved to LA to follow her music dream, and graduated from Musician’s Institute and then UCLA. Blessed with a three-octave soprano voice, she sings in Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Her vast repertoire mixes her Italian roots with her jazz and Latin influences. Elena performs locally, throughout the west coast, and in Italy. She is also a passionate educator, teaching voice and guitar to many private students throughout Los Angeles including two music classes for young children at UCLA.
Discovered by superstar Keith Urban in the Nashville rain, Danni Stefanetti has recently been touring LA performing at the most iconic venues to sold out crowds. The Australian artist moved to LA last year and is one of the most exciting and diverse performers emerging from the Australian Entertainment Scene.
Valley Cultural Foundation has been supporting Emerging Artists for the last three (3) years, providing them a means to perform in a live, professional, established concert setting where they can promote and refine their talents.
In an effort to continue its Emerging Artist program, and in compliance with the 2020 restrictions for live music due to the COVID-19 pandemic, VCF has created “Concerts on the Couch”. This online series is a way to entertain safely and promote this year’s Emerging Artists.
Valley Cultural Foundation will release one video block per week, featuring songs by three emerging artists, and will continue to release a new video each week throughout the summer.