Character Voices

Jonathan White

Kansas City, MO

Jonathan is a resident of Raytown, Missouri , along with his wife Amber, and two small children McKenna & Chandler. Currently, Jonathan is the Systems Manager at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park , Kansas . Aside from trying to keep up with the two kids, Jonathan still manages to play his guitar(s) whenever he gets a moment. He jumped at the chance to highlight a tiny glimpse of the many voices he has captured to entertain friends & children. He hopes to take his guitar playing to “the next level” someday, but right now is having a blast enjoying his family.

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Sound Engineer

Grant Wood

Kansas City, MO

Grant Wood lives in Lee’s Summit , Missouri with his wife Emma and daughter, Audrey. Grant currently works in private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist, but his “night-job” has always been music. He majored in music education at Truman State University and plays saxophone and guitar regularly around the Kansas City Area. Grant believes that children’s exposure to music at an early age is vital to their development and their sense of joy.

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José Antonio Diaz

José Antonio Díaz, founder and artistic director of Díaz Music Institute (DMI), is a Grammy Nominated Top 10 Finalist for the Music Educator, winner of Berklee College of Music’s John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award and a recipient of the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award. Recently Inducted into Down Beat Magazine’s Jazz Education Hall of Fame, Díaz’s has groups have performed with such Candido, Pete Escovedo, Jon Faddis, Eddie Palmieri, Danilo Perez, Poncho Sánchez, and Arturo Sandoval to name just a few.

Jose is also co-author of Middle School Music Expressions™ (Alfred Music Publication) and composed the music forFreddie the Frog and the Invisible Coquí(Mystic Publishing, Inc.), which was selected as Creative Child’s Magazine’s 2016 book of the year. Currently Diaz is developing a new jazz curriculum entitled “About That Jazz.”