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Take Five with Denin Koch

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Meet Denin Koch Hailed as possessing “pristine playing, meticulous composing" and “a very personal voice deserving of attention," guitarist and composer Denin Koch has synthesized his wide and varied influences into a unique approach to jazz improvisation. He has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Pat Metheny, Branford Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Dee Daniels, Ryan Keberle, and the Spokane Symphony (as a soloist), published a book, graduated from the Eastman School of Music, and released an album of original music—all before ...

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Take Five with TRi/O's Steve Shapiro, Dave Anderson and Tyger MacNeal

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Meet TRi/O TRi/O is a collaborative groove-based contemporary jazz & funk outing from three New York musicians: Steve Shapiro on vibraphone and mallet keyboards, virtuoso 5-string bassist Dave Anderson, and drummer Tyger MacNeal. Their combined credits comprise a long list of major jazz and pop artists—including Steely Dan, Ornette Coleman, Phil Collins, Spyro Gyra, Whitney Houston, They Might Be Giants, Bill Evans, Nelson Rangell, Jeff Kashiwa, Bob Baldwin, Marc Antoine, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Smokey Robinson, Art Garfunkel, Blood ...

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Take Five with Josie Falbo

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Meet Josie Falbo: Josie is and has been one of jny: Chicago's busiest and most frequently heard studio singers for over 30 years. Heard on over 1,000 commercials in various languages through the decades, many you know like McDonald's, United, Nationwide, Midway Airlines, Great America, Green Giant, Oscar Meyer, Budweiser, Old Style, Sara Lee, Coke and countless others. Josie was also the voice behind the 'Cruisin' USA' arcade game. Josie's diverse vocal abilities have been utilized ...

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Take Five with AXIOM

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Meet Axiom Founded and brought together by brothers Pete and Phil Templer, guitarist/composer and drummer/percussionist/composer respectively, the goal was to establish a creative and engaging environment to present a dynamic musical experience to audiences of all types. Pete and Phil both hail from the Midwest where they began their musical journey studying and playing in a variety of venues at early ages. Both enrolled in various musical colleges; Pete studied at Berklee and University of Miami under Jerry ...

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Take Five with Jeff Reed

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Meet Jeff Reed Jeff Reed is an acoustic bassist, electric bassist, composer, and educator residing in jny: Baltimore, MD. One of the most in-demand sidemen in the area, Jeff has performed extensively throughout the United States and throughout the world. As a sideman, Reed frequently works with bass vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Sean Jones, and bass clarinetist Todd Marcus. Jeff has also performed with a slew of musicians over the years, including Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, David Sanchez, Dave Kikoski, ...

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Take Five with Christos Delasito

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Meet Christos Delasito: Christos Delasito is a classical percussionist. Christos has been an orchestral member for many years (Thessaloniki State Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Volos Symphonic Orchestra) performing numerous concerts in Athens Megaron, Thessaloniki Megaron and many festivals all around Greece. He is a founding member of many percussion bands (Percaddiction, Kroustodia, ΣΩΘ Percussion Quartet) and the ska-reggae lifetime project Band Fatale, while at the same time he engaged in various other ensembles (Anatolika Zitimata, Mr ...

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Take Five With Beatrice Betley

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Meet Beatrice Betley Beatrice is an acclaimed vocalist, producer, songwriter and composer, whose roots originated in Hamburg, Germany. Throughout her musical travels, her love of the craft started at an early age. Singing basically before she could even walk, Beatrice learned to play the guitar, recorder, and recently the piano to add to her repertoire. Her music spans genres as she blends elements of jazz, '80s pop, EDM, Argentinian folk and dashes of flamenco and fado. Instruments: My ...


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