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Jazz Trumpeter Vincent Gross, R&B’s Alex Jay perform at ‘Uplifting Minds II’ Entertainment Conference

Jazz trumpeter/vocalist Vincent Gross and R&B singer/songwriter Alex Jay to perform at “ULMII’ Entertainment Conference.

*More Talent added to the talent showcases at the 21st annual “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Security Square Mall (6901 Security Blvd, 21244) from 1-3pm hosted by Magic 95.9 FM’s Ms D. (Doresa Harvey) and DJ Rick (GSE). Jazz trumpeter/vocalist Vincent Gross and R&B’s Alex Jay to perform during the conference’s “talent showcase.”

Vincent Gross, is a well known Jazz trumpeter/vocalist who recently released a new single titled “My Funny Valentine” featuring Bobby Lyles on piano and Dominique Hammons on violin. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music and a Certification in Jazz from Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory. Vincent has worked and toured with Sarah Vaughn, Al Jarreau, Temptations and Wynton Marsalis.

Hip-Hop’s R&B singer, songwriter Alex Jay is a former “ULMII” winner (2017) representing the Major Music Company. His vocal/songwriting talents and stage presence landed him performances on BET’s “106 & Park” and on the Fox’s “X Factor” shows.

The “ULMII” entertainment conference offers a panel of entertainment industry professionals for a Q&A Session, a talent showcase of season performers and a national talent competition of aspiring singers, songwriters, dancers or actors who receive four minutes on stage for a chance to win over $15,000 valued in prizes. Doresa Harvey, who is hosting the conference with DJ Rick (GSE), is not only a radio personality whose shows received Stellar Award nominations but is a SAG actress.

Known for inspiring and providing opportunities for advancement in the entertainment business, the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference Saturday April 18th is held in partnership with The Baltimore Times and Security Square Mall. Other talented artists in the “showcase” include multi-award winning Virgin Island Hip-Hop performer V.I.P. (who also serves on the panel) and local R&B singer/songwriter Jhane B.

Panelists include Consul Paul Gardner II (; Artist/Manager Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs (; former Artist Manager/Vocal & Acting Coach Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment); New York Opera Singer Cheryl Warfield (Broadway’s “Show Boat”); multi-award winning Actor/Filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs (; award winning Music Producer, Songwriter and Vocalist V.I.P. (Dust Dem AFF Productions); former Baltimore/Washington Youth Development Director Morris Dickerson, and Executive Director of the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center Derek Price (

Held annually in Baltimore (April) and Los Angeles (November), the free entertainment conference has an impressive success record from the artists and panelists that have participated.

Parent/manager of a Los Angeles competitor, Miguel, said he was signed by one of the “ULMII” panelists and as a result today Miguel is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter. Parent/manager of Naturi Naughton said her performance at the Baltimore “ULMII” event resulted in a run on Broadway because a scout was at the event. From Broadway she joined the R&B group 3LW and from there landed a starring role on the STARZ series “Power”. In Baltimore competitors the Featherstone Brothers said in an interview with the City Paper that it was their performance at “ULMII” that resulted in their success. Their original song appeared on the third Dru Hill album as “I Should Be (Your Boyfriend)” because SisQo was there to support “ULMII” panelist Jazz (Dru Hill) and heard the song. The song was released as a single with accompanying music video and it is currently a platinum selling song. Parent/manager of Los Angeles competitor RoShon Fegan said that what he learned from the “ULMII” founder Eunice Moseley (www.ThePulseofEntertainment.como), who was serving on the professional panel, helped him take his son to “the next level.” That next level was a co-starring role on Disney’s “Shake It Up”, then a starring role on Disney’s “Camp Rock”, which led to him starring on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. Panelist Tiaunte Kelly (Therapy Entertainment/Hidden Beach Records) said he was approached at ULMII to produce a segment of the “Dr. Phil Show”).

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Dr. Eunice Moseley
Eunice Moseley is a syndicated columnist of The Pulse of Entertainment, which has an estimated syndicated readership of 1/4 million a week. She is also a PR/Media & Promotions consultant at her firm Freelance Associates ( located in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, is the founder and coordiantor of the 'Uplifting Minds II' Entertainment Conference ( held annually in Baltimroe and Los Angeles, as well as, the Promotions Director (at-large) at The Baltimore Times.



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