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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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Take Five with Mavis Pan

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About Mavis Pan A native of Taiwan, Mavis Pan has performed her original works (orchestral, choral, jazz, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal) throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. She fluently composes and performs in both classical and jazz styles and holds a B.M. in Jazz Piano Performance from New York University, M.A. in Music from Columbia University, M.A. in Urban Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary, and an M.M. in Music Composition from Brooklyn College ...

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Take Five with Machrijam

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About Machrijam Machrijam is my artist name. Martin Connolly my daily one. I'm from Belfast, Ireland. I've been resident in Japan since early 1990s. Married. Two sons, both taller than me. As for my present status, I'm a professor at a university in Yokohama, Japan. I have published on James Joyce, medieval literature & contemporary Irish lit, plus in other areas (including Star Trek & Pirates of the Caribbean). I've also published a number of works of creative ...

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Take Five with Omer Ashano

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About Omer Ashano Israeli jazz violinist Omer Ashano started playing violin when he was six years old, later taking up the guitar at age 13. At the time, his guitar teachers were the influencers who exposed Omer to the styles of Blues, Rock n' Roll and Jazz as well as the ideas and possibilities surrounding improvisation. It was from this exposure that Omer started experimenting with this new knowledge and adapting it for the violin and late forging ...

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Take Five with Christian de Mesones

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About Christian de Mesones Christian “Big New York" de Mesones has been playing bass guitar for decades. At 18, he graduated from the world-famous Bass Institute of Technology (now the Musician's Institute) in Hollywood, California where he studied with such greats as Abraham Laboriel, Pat Martino, and the late Tommy Tedesco. He performed with bands based in Hawaii, Hollywood, New York City, and Richmond, playing a wide variety of musical styles (hard rock in Oahu in ...

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Take Five with Mika Stoltzman

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About Mika Stoltzman Mika Stoltzman has been described as a “Japanese Marimba Maestro," by Time Out New York. All About Jazz raves, “Mika Stoltzman is beyond category, to use Duke Ellington's signature compliment." Mika has toured to 19 countries and 65 cities around the world. She has performed nine times at Carnegie Hall (Zankel and Weill Hall), as well as at PASIC 2005 and 2007, the Blue Note in New York, the jny: Tokyo and Cairo Jazz Festivals, ...

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Take Five with Donna Singer

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About Donna Singer Raised in the lush Catskills, Donna Singer graduated from the New York Academy of Theatrical Arts, then studied at The Juilliard School. Her far reaching career includes European concerts in Paris, Switzerland, Ireland, Italy and Wales. She has performed at the Metropolitan Opera Guild Recital Hall in Lincoln Center, Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell and The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach, where she now resides. She has played countless U.S. cities ...