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Happy Lance Brunious is an American performer and showman born in New Orleans, now residing in SaintPaul/Minneapolis, MN. Happy Lance sings, dances, and plays trumpet but, in the past was I.L.I.C.I.T., an award winning Twin Cities rapper and touring vocalist. Happy Lance Brunious has amassed over 2,000 performances in the US & Canada with dancing, singing, drumming, scatting, rapping, trumpeting, whistling, beat-boxing, magic, and theatre. Happy Lance is the son of New Orleans-based jazz legend Wendell Brunious. Lance’s grandfather, John “Picket” Brunious, a trumpeter and pianist who studied at Julliard, arranged for Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstine and Louis Armstrong. Lance's late great-uncle, Willy Santiago, is reportedly one of the first guitarists ever recorded in American music and played alongside Buddy Bolden, one of the founding fathers of New Orleans ragtime, the precursor to jazz. Lance, leading his own band and production group, has recently been performing in the United States.