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Jennifer Graham is a professional singer and member of SAG – AFTRA, and lived in Los Angeles for 20 years. She has worked on over 100 movies, including AVATAR, TANGLED, GANGSTER SQUAD, and LA LA LAND, also lending her voice to the DEADPOOL 2 and AMUSEMENT PARK movie soundtracks, working with Academy Award winning composer Steven Price on the latter. Her voice is also currently on the Dreamworks opening credit.

She has also sung on many Academy Awards shows and TV shows such as GLEE, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Boston Legal, and Desperate Housewives. She has recorded with Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Kristen Chenoweth, Dolly Parton, Weezer, and many more.

Jenny is from Oklahoma originally, but lived in London for 12 years where she was 1st Soprano in the highly acclaimed vocal group THE SWINGLE SINGERS, and has also sung on many cruise ships including the Royal Odyssey, Cunard’s QE 2, and Princess, and theme parks including Opryland, Six Flags, and Silver Dollar City.

While Jenny loves singing in the studio, and performing , she has been Musical Director for many musicals in the Southern California area, including The Addams Family, Cinderella, Oklahoma, Drowsy Chaperone, Crazy For You, The Wiz and many more. Jenny loves cultivating new talent in a positive, nurturing and healthy way.  She is currently serves on the Voice faculty of Oklahoma City University.

Christopher Walters, born in New Orleans, moved from New York to Nashville in 1989. When not touring with his own band, Chris performs and records as the keyboardist with various artists, including The Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, JD Souther, and The Peter Mayer Group. He has performed with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and recorded the soundtrack for a documentary film scored by Bela Fleck.

At the age of 18, he was a finalist in the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra’s Gershwin competition. Chris attended the Jazz Studies Program at Webster University in St. Louis, and was listed by them as a notable alumnus in a recent Downbeat magazine article. His debut album, “Strange Fruit,” was featured on National Public Radio’s Jazz South program, and his 2003 release, “Cool Blue Swing,” garnered praise for 11 tracks of original music.

Two of his recent recordings, “Yay! Everybody, Yay!” (2012) and "Boneyard Thieves" (2018) feature new original songs as well as works by Alberto Ginastera and Cole Porter, with orchestrations around his small group performances.  His Grammy-nominated recording, "Whisper & Howl" (2019), is an instrumental album inspired by the 1950s and 60s Exotica of Les Baxter and Esquivel. 

Chris is also an award-winning animator. Two of his animated shorts won first place at the 2005 Key West IndieFest Film Festival.

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Songwriting

Sanborn McGraw  is a young, multi-talented music industry veteran who entered the music business at age 16 when he took over the social media promotion for the catalog and legacy of legendary songwriter Richard Whiting (“Too Marvelous for Words,” “Hooray For Holllywood,” “Ain’t We Got Fun?”, “On the Good Ship Lollipop”). At the same time, he began working as a professional archivist for My Ideal Music Inc., run by CEO Debbi Whiting (Richard’s granddaughter), assisting in actively promoting the usage of the Whiting family catalog.

McGraw entered the next phase of his career via his association with Woodward Avenue Records CEO, Mark Nordman. McGraw spearheaded the 2014 Woodward Avenue Records project ”Timeless: Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting”, serving as an Executive Producer and Production Assistant on the project, which was produced by two time GRAMMY®️ winner Paul Brown. Assuming a full-time position with Woodward Avenue Records, McGraw led the promotion campaign for Timeless and also served as an Executive Producer for other label releases, including Brown’s solo project “Truth B Told”. McGraw subsequently began working as Assistant VP of Woodward Avenue Records’ sister company, Nordman Sports & Entertainment. In his capacity, he promoted and marketed the careers of top musical performers, including Paul Brown, Bob Baldwin, Carol Woods, and Nate Harasim. He also recruited and signed talent, including famed contemporary jazz guitarist Nils.

From there McGraw was asked to join the team of legendary Great American Songbook recording artist, Michael Feinstein which prompted a move to Los Angeles, where he worked as Tour Manager and Executive Assistant for Feinstein and often times, Liza Minnelli, while spearheading recording projects and media campaigns for the latter two performers. As Tour Manager and Executive Assistant, McGraw handled day-today operations of every aspect of Feinstein’s career, touring the US and abroad, spearheading recording and television projects, liaising for Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Foundation / Museum, as well as taking an active role in the show operations of Feinstein’s chain of successful Supper-Clubs in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Late in 2019 McGraw made the move to Nashville to devote more time to the publishing and artist management profession, where he currently owns and operates Upper Mgt. LLC with business partner Tony Gottlieb as well as working as label staff for indie startup, Melody Place headed by famed producer, Fred Mollin.

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