Naz Edwards is an actor and singer who has graced many stages throughout the U.S. and Canada, from Broadway to National Tours, Regional Theaters and Cabaret. Some of her favorite roles include:  On Broadway, ZORBA as the Leader, opposite Anthony Quinn, and ANNA KARENINA (the musical) as Dunyasha; National Tour, ZORBA and Ken Hill's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, as Madame Giry; Regional Theaters, Dennis DeYoung's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, as Mahiette, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, as Drowsy, MAN OF LA MANCHA, as Aldonza, SHE LOVES ME, as Ilona, ONCE UPON MATTRESS, as The Queen, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, as Yenta, FUNNY GIRL, as Mrs. Brice, THE BAKERS WIFE, as Denise, OTHER DESERT CITIES, as Polly, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, as Mother, NOISES OFF, as Dotty, as THE CLEAN HOUSE, Woman/Ana, SOUVENIR, as Florence Foster Jenkins, and WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS, as Peggy Guggenheim.

Naz has also worked with Michael Feinstein and his Great American Songbook Competition, and now his Songbook Academy, since 2012, as a teacher/clinician and mentor. She also has a private voice and acting studio, where she puts together all aspects of performing, including preparing students for University auditions, melding together voice, acting, interpretation and presentation. Along with her private voice studio, Naz teaches Musical Theatre and Vocal performance workshops. Those workshops include musical theatre, solo vocal performing and Cabaret performance.

For anime' fans, Naz is the voice of the wicked Queen Beryl on SAILOR MOON!

Naz released her first solo CD, If The Waiting Takes Years, which is a compilation of standards and Broadway tunes available for download on

Daryl Kojak has performed On- and Off-Broadway and in clubs with Vicki Sue Robinson, Catherine Russell, Laurie Krauz, Warren Vaché, Sandra Bernhard, Carmel Quinn, Sheri Rene Scott, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Tiny Tim, Annie Hughes, Amy Beth Williams, Leslie Orofino, Seth Allen, and has worked with George Coleman, Randy Brecker, Christopher Walken, Rita Rudner, Marni Nixon and Chapman Roberts.

Producing and Arranging credits include recordings of artists Laurie Krauz, Randa McNamara, Brian King, Mary Testa, Jackie Hoffman, Marieann Meringolo, Nancy Lamott, Portia Nelson, Scot Albertson, Heather MacRae, Stephanie Pope, Bruce Brown, and The Genesius Guild, for whom Daryl produced “Our Hearts Sing”, featuring twenty-one Broadway and Cabaret artists, including Kristin Chenoweth, Alison Fraser, Emily Skinner, Paige Price, Mark Nadler and Phillip Officer. Daryl has recorded performance tracks for many artists including Varla Jean Merman and Miss Coco Peru.

Daryl has been honored with The Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Director, The Caribbean Gospel Music Award for Top Gospel Arranger, The MAC Award for Best Jazz Group, and with Laurie Krauz, The Bistro Award for Oustanding Theme Show for Tapestry Rewoven.

Daryl has worked on the New York music scene for more than thirty years as a pianist, producer, composer, songwriter, arranger and musical director. The musical genres and styles of his extensive recording experience include jazz, blues, gospel, rock, R&B, pop, classical, new age and musical theatre.  He has been a staple Music Director at the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition for many years.

Learn more about Daryl's career at

Thursday, September 20 - Saturday, September 22, 2018

Centenary College of Louisiana

Hurley School of Music - Anderson Auditorium

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Songbook South Inspiration Weekend:

Workshops, Master classes, College and High School Vocal Competitions

Great American Songbook Edition

Brinka Rauh has exceptional talents in large theater production, and her marketing and public relations skills along with social media promotions have shown to be more than beneficial to all Casting New Lives clients. Combining Rob and Brinka’s unique talents creates a synergy that will benefit clients as well as sponsors.

Rob Lowe is an accomplished musician in his own right. Rob began playing the piano at age 7 and was singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for the Cincinnati Reds at Crosley Field by the age of 8. In Junior High, Rob picked up the trumpet and by age 17 began touring with famed trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. While touring with Maynard, Lowe had the distinct pleasure and opportunity to play with such greats as The Duke Ellington Big Band, Wild Bill Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck. Rob also toured the United States singing and playing in a variety of venues.

Over the years he has toured with many well known musicians and has promoted and booked many “A” list talent acts for a variety of events. In his 30 plus years in the entertainment business, Rob has produced and promoted events from large festivals to small lecture series.

Currently, Rob Lowe, is co owner of the talent management agency, Casting New Lives, along with his partner and wife, Brinka Rauh. Rob and Brinka have recently relocated their entertainment management company business from Southern California to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Midlothian, Texas.