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Take Five with Kate Thomas

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Meet Kate Thomas Kate Thomas is a jny: London based singer and singer-songwriter with influences from jazz, Latin and world music. So where did all these influences come from? Well, the soundtrack to Kate's childhood was mostly jazz, with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra featuring prominently. Kate's grandad 'farvie' was a well-known drummer in East London; playing regularly at Ronnie Scott's and at the Krays' now notorious R&R club. Kate then began performing professionally herself ...

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Take Five with Tal Klein

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Meet Tal Klein Israeli composer, pianist and organist Tal Klein started playing music when he was six years old. He was introduced to jazz at 14. He studied at the music department of the Katsanellson high school in Kfar Saba. During that time Klein was already playing gigs as a professional musician and at 17, placed 2nd in “HaSharon" regional competition.Afterwards, Klein served the IDF between November 2011 and November 2014 as the lead pianist of the Police ...

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Take Five with Boaz Marva

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Meet Boaz Marva Boaz Marva is a distinctively accomplished jazz and rock guitarist, vocalist and composer. He plays in DOR SAGI band (who recently recorded an EP with keyboardist Jason Lindner as producer), worked with Amir Segall and Ben Silashi in their project Zzajeerf, gigged with Andreas Toftemark, Elam Friedlander, Naama Gheber, Joni Paladin, Sammy Weissberg, Guy Paz plus his own projects, Marva's Wondrous Whimsy, Boaz Marva Trio, and other endeavours. Boaz started his ways in the rock and metal ...

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Take Five with LuisGa Núñez

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Meet LuisGa Núñez Formed in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2014 by bassist and composer LuisGa Núñez, The Núñez Project blends autochthonous Puerto Rican rhythms of bomba and plena, fused with elements from hip hop, jazz, salsa and songo. Composed of six musicians, The Núñez Project bridges the gap between trending jazz sounds and Puerto Rico's vibrant musical culture. Shortly after its foundation, the ensemble has had support within the cultural community of Puerto Rico, performing at the ...

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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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