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Take Five With Will Sellenraad

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Meet Will Sellenraad Will Sellenraad has earned a fast growing reputation of being at the forefront of creative musicians working in New York City. Known for his brilliant improvisations and his compelling, melodic compositions, this New York City native melds the various styles, phrasings and concepts of the jazz idiom with the raw elements of soul, rock and funk, to create a singular sound that is nothing short of inspiring. Will has been active in New York since 1995 playing ...

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Take Five with Igor Mišković of Hashima

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Meet Igor Mišković of Hashima Hashima is a rock / jazz group with a wide artistic approach, including original concert video projections, art movies, conceptual art and performance. The group was founded by Igor Mišković in jny: Belgrade and it started out with more of a free-improv / jazz sound and kept evolving album by album. Recently, Hashima has been awarded best new jazz group in Europe (Avignon 2018) and placed on a top 100 best albums list (New York ...

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Take Five with Ed Palermo

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Meet Ed Palermo Ed Palermo is an arranger, composer and alto saxophonist mostly known for his big band and their interpretations of the music of Ed's hero, Frank Zappa. Coming out of college in jny: Chicago, his initial plan was to become a great jazz tenor saxophonist in the vein of Michael Brecker, Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman but reality reared its ugly head, at which point Ed realized he was more interested in composing and arranging. Though ...

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Take Five with Akos Forgacs

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Meet Akos Forgacs Akos Forgacs is a jny: New York City based electric bassist. Raised in Serbia and attended the local performing arts high as the very first electric bassist they accepted. Here he was awarded the many awards included an award at the national string chamber orchestra competition where he played the lead bass guitar. in 2012 Akos moved to the United States to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music. At Berklee Akos had to opportunity to work ...

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Take Five with Mark Holub of Led Bib

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Meet Mark Holub Drummer, composer and bandleader originally from the US and now based in jny: Vienna, he is most notably known as the bandleader and composer for Led Bib. With Led Bib, he was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize (One of 12 albums of the year) and he was also a winner of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Led Bib have topped college radio charts across the US and Canada and have played live across TV ...

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Take Five with Julia Bomfim

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Meet Julia Bomfim Ms. Julia Bomfim is an exceptional Brazilian violinist, composer and arranger. Her unique style merges Classical and Jazz genres enriched by South American and World perspectives. Having developed a technique and expression with a recognizable unique sound, Ms. Bomfim's violin mastery has earned her a place in challenging musical genres. Born into a family of artists, Julia began her music studies at the age of seven. Inspired and encouraged by her father, the renowned flutist ...

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Take Five with Tish Oney

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Meet Tish Oney Dr. Tish Oney tours internationally as a jazz vocalist and symphony pops soloist. She has recorded and produced five critically-acclaimed albums, taught voice and jazz at eight universities, and has served several more as an artist-in-residence. She has headlined at thousands of venues worldwide and has performed as soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphoria, and several U.S. Army Bands including the Jazz Ambassadors, Pershing's Own Army Voices and ...


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