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Ever since she was a little girl, Jacqueline Hopkins has been writing lyrics and composing music. In 2001, she decided to turn her passion into a profession. Her band is full of jazz legends: Flutist Elise Wood, leader of the all-stars that comprise the John Hicks Legacy Band; Bassist Hilliard Hill Greene, musical director for Jimmy Scott and the Jazz Expressions; Trumpet Player Antoine Drye, who has worked with artists ranging from Ellis Marsalis and Brand New Heavies, to Wilson Picket and Daniel Lewis, to name just a few. Drummer Caroline Taylor, who previously lived and worked in England, has performed her original composition for Queen Elizabeth II with the Caroline Taylor Quintet
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