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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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Take Five with Daniela Soledade

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Meet Daniela Soledade Daniela Soledade may initially seem like a fresh name in Brazilian music, but the vocalist's impact immediately strikes a chord as encountered on her debut album, A Moment of You (Blue Line Music Records, 2019). A carefully curated set of Bossa Nova gems (while dodging the most obvious choices), Brazilian-ized standards and original songs, created in partnership with producer/guitarist Nate Najar, the album frames the luminous tone and mature interpretive powers of the singer-singing in both English ...

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Take Five With Mike Lorenz

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Meet Mike Lorenz: Mike Lorenz, guitarist/ composer/ educator, hails from Bethlehem, PA where he is a member of the music faculty at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts. For over a decade, Mike has kept a busy schedule as a freelancing performer, leading his trio/quartet in performances up-and-down the Northeast Corridor. He holds a steady residency at Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA, one of the top 50 breweries in the world, playing every Thursday night ...

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Take Five with Jeff Lofton

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About Jeff Lofton Jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton is a Grammy member and two time SXSW Austin Music Awards winner. His creativity, musical integrity and talent has been well-received in both his 1950's Miles Davis tribute as well as his original material. In 2009 the City of jny: Austin proclaimed January 15th “Jeff Lofton Day." He has performed at jazz venues such as Snug Harbor in jny: New Orleans, and The Iridium, in NY, as well as ...

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Take Five with Statik Link

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About Statik Link Hello, all! I'm Statik Link. I'm a jazz, funk, soul and hip-hop musician and producer originally from Toledo, OH and now live in jny: New York City. I'm a teacher, multi-instrumentalist, and music connoisseur. Here is a little more about me from my bio.... Hailing from the Midwest, Statik Link, crashed onto the scene in 2014 creating his own lane for his unique sound. A live instrumentalist and producer, Statik Link intricately blurs ...

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Take Five with Pete Coco

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About Pete Coco A mainstay on the New York jazz scene, bassist Pete Coco recently released his debut album as a leader, Lined with a Groove, featuring drummer Matt Wilson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. The LP is an homage to his mentors and influences, with fresh arrangements of tunes by bassists including Ron Carter, Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Paul Chambers and more. Pete has performed with many jazz greats including Matt Wilson, Jane Monheit, ...

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Take Five with Amir Segall

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About Amir Segall Amir Segall is a distinctively accomplished pianist, composer and bandleader from the Israeli, and more recently the New York modern and avant-garde jazz scene. Since arriving in jny: New York City, Amir has gained recognition as one of today's most exciting and influential artists. Amir has played and studied classical music for most of his young life. However, after listening to some of Keith Jarrett's and Oscar Peterson's trio recordings, he switched his ...

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Take Five with Trio Lisipi

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About Trio Lisipi Sometimes jazz happens to you as something least expected. Exactly as it happened to Liliya Akhmetzyanova, the pianist from the jazz trio Lisipi. She started playing piano at age of six and, as many decent Russian pianists, graduated from a conservatory 20 years later. Then years of happy sight reading and playing classics by memory got suddenly interrupted by Silvio Canargiu--a guitarist, bassist, singer, composer, producer and such a handsome man. Yes, love happened, they ...


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