Bassist James Rosocha holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He's toured the US and Europe as a long-time member of the BD Lenz group. Together they've released seven albums under the New York jazz label "Apria Records" and can heard on a number of television shows such as MTV, VH1, USA, A&E, Nickelodeon, Travel Network, Food Network, Spike TV, Comedy Central and a long host of others. A student of New Jersey's late jazz legend/ guitarist Harry Leahey and Steve Morse Band/Dixie Dregs bassist Dave LaRue, James has been fortunate to share the stage with trumpet legend Randy Brecker, guitarist Hiram Bullock, drummer Joel Rosenblatt, saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, pianist Jeremy Wall of Spyro Gyro and Phish leader Trey Anastasio. He appears alongside Trey in the new Phish Companion book, which documents the band's history and music. James endorses Spector Basses, Eden Electronics and Hipshot Detuners.
..."Note worthy too is Rosocha's extended solo on "Quiet Desperation," proving again that the electric bass in such hands claims a crucial and encompassing piece of musical turf."...Bob Gish Jazz Improv Magazine
..."Bassist Mark Egan plays beautifully , but don't miss Rosocha on "Cut and Paste"-smokin'!...John W. Patterson All About Jazz
...Only “Juxtaposition,” featuring compelling work by bassist James Rosocha and a wind-controller solo by Mattoon, and “Fi’Fo’,” anchored by keyboardist Dan Paul and drummer Tom Cottone, have any bite...Bill Meredith JazzTimes Magazine
...Even Steve Wonder, not to mention Stevie Ray Vaughn would hold this guy and his ultra hot band in awe (most especially featured bassist James Rosocha and Geoff Mattoon)...Bob Gish Jazz Inside Magazine
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No way will I ever have the chops to perform professionally. That doesn't mean I don't think about it though. Alas, I will continue to toil away at my day job but practice diligently in hopes of acquiring the unobtainable. At least I'm having fun. That's what music should be about: fun and making you feel good.
"Come the witching hour, his voice turns to magic"
says the DAILY NEWS. “A link in the line of charismatic performers from Nat Cole
to Al Jarreau to Luther Vandross; Vocals—ultrasuede; scat—undulating; funk—
sleek.”extols HARPER'S BAZAAR.
Every so often, a singer comes along who offers something truly special. There
are those with great voices who we know and love, and there are those who have
that “you can’t take your eyes off of them” presence. Thos Shipley seems to be
both of these rolled into one - a singer with a stunning voice and a magnetism
that can only be described as star quality.
Thos brings this unique quality to us beautifully through the idiom in which he
seems naturally at home, vocal jazz. His debut recording, MY FAVORITE THINGS,
is a remarkable collection from the classic American Songbook intermingled with
fine contemporary songwriting, brought to life from a jazz point of view. Thos’
voice is not easily pinned down, a flexible and powerful instrument that swings so
easily and spontaneously flows from crooning into R & B flourishes. But there is
also a core of immediacy that has an intimate theatrical excitement to it. Mr.
Shipley, an experienced Broadway performer and 5-time MAC award winner
(Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist, is
proud of this combination. He explains the inspiration for the CD ~
“I have a love for musical theatre but come from a jazz background in the way I
hear things. The repertoire of the Musical Theatre is the jazz bible. The lyrics and
melodies of these tunes are so strong they lend themselves to many
interpretations. I look at Jazz as an approach to music, a way to orchestrate the
emotions and images that these songs evoke, to somehow score the lyric.”
Thos Shipley was born in Vernon Parish, Louisiana to a military father and a
mother who taught first grade. He grew up in Aberdeen, Maryland where his
father played upright and electric bass as well as all bass brass in the 327th Army
band and in his own jazz group. Thos’ childhood ambition to be a performer got
him started playing drums at the age of 10 in a band with his brothers. Later in
high school, he began singing and playing rock n’ roll, much to his father’s
chagrin. But his early exposure to classical and jazz music won out.
A desire to study music in college was thwarted by his parents’ practical concerns
and Thos majored in Electronic Engineering at the Ohio Institute of Technology.
But, he continued to play and studied jazz piano with Bobby Pierce at the Bexley
Conservatory of Music until he had to choose between getting his degree and
practicing. He graduated and got a job working as a technician on board ships
doing seismic research for oil companies, lasting for one 23-day cruise in the
Pacific. Thos soon returned to Ohio, found another job, and started pursuing
things he truly wanted to do such as dancing. He studied at the Ohio Ballet,
performed in theatre, and ended up moving to Nashville. “I’ve come to find that
if you don’t have the guts to do what you truly want to do in your heart, it will still
happen but perhaps not as smoothly as it could have,” he muses.
A gig as a singing waiter soon appeared and later a job playing drums for a
touring show. The show brought him to Knoxville, Tennessee where he met jazz
clinician Jerry Coker and began studying jazz vocal improvisation with his wife,
singer, Patti Coker. During a performance at the Knoxville World’s Fair Thos
caught the eye of managers who encouraged him to move to Atlanta and pursue a
solo career as a vocalist.
Thos was soon making a living by playing clubs, doing theatre in Atlanta, and
singing back-up vocals on other people’s albums. During this time, he appeared
one evening at a lounge called The Veranda. Where he was discovered by
singer/actress Leslie Uggams She beckoned him North and introduced him in a
solo show to a celebrity-packed room at the Claridge in Atlantic City.
Thos then hit the New York club scene, performing at various jazz venues such as
Iridium and Upstairs at Green Street where he opened for future stars as
comedian Mario Cantone. Before long, he rose to new heights, performing an SRO
concert in the Weill at Carnegie Hall, playing the Spoleto Festival and performing
in a one-man Off-Broadway show, "Broadway Goes Jazz." His first New York
review by Bob Harrington of the NEW YORK POST hailed Thos Shipley as “On The
Way To Stardom.”
A turning point came when Thos was cast in the Broadway production of Miss
Saigon. He stayed with the show for a three-year stint in New York then went on
to Asia as a solo jazz artist to perform at Harry’s International in Singapore. As a
crowd-pleasing feature at Town Hall’s Cabaret Convention, he shared the stage
with such talent as Bill Charlap and Andrea Marcovicci, performed in Nantes,
France at La Nuit Du Jazz in October and is part of the developmental cast
recording of a new musical with a big band score which is based on Othello called
Ivory Joe Cole.
Thos Shipley served on the faculty of Singer’s Forum and is a voice over artist
with national and international credits.
MY FAVORITE THINGS is a lush exploration of classic American songs along with
new grooves and sentiments, all generated by the performances of world class
jazz musicians such as Darrell Grant, David Budway, Kim Plainfield and William
Gallison to mention a few, and Thos Shipley’s tremendous voice. One may be
reminded of Johnny Hartman, Nat Cole, or Al Jarreau, but Mr. Shipley’s unique
expression takes the listener to new and exciting places. The arrangements of the
priceless This Nearly Was Mine (arr. Darrell Grant & Thos Shipley), and the darkly
colored, The Way You Look Tonight (arr. By Thos Shipley, Darrell Grant & David
Budway) offer intimate conversations with the singer, and the title track is a crisp
and swinging promise of the best in life, which can’t help but evoke a bit of John
Coltrane. After touring and having one of those “you don’t know what you got till
it’s gone” experiences, Thos wrote a true New Yorker’s blues, Sunday In New
Says the MANHATTAN TIMES, “Thos Shipley leaves you with a feeling that you
have been half way around the world. One moment exudes the feel of a chic
uptown New York café and the next, Thos’ voice transports you to a small
secluded French restaurant waiting for the love of your life to walk through the
So stop, look and listen -- to Thos Shipley.
Nadine Fambrough-Gates is a native of
Philadelphia, Pa. Born into a musical family, her
mother was an organist of various churches in
the Philadelphia area; father sang bass in the
Male Chorus at they church and her brother The
Late Charles Fambrough was a professional jazz
bassist, composer, producer and teacher.
Nadine was introduced to music at the years of
age 4 by her mother. She sang in the children's
choir at church and learned to play piano under
her mother's tutelage before transferring to
Settlement School of Music. She also performed
with The Philadelphia All-City Elementary Girls
Choir. Nadine continued singing until she
graduated Junior High Schools.
Nadine started her music journey as an
instrumentalist and songwriter at West
Philadelphia High School; studying harmony and
theory. She also played cello, clarinet and flute in
the orchestra and marching band.
Nadine continued her education at various music
schools in the Philadelphia area. To name a few
The Granoff School of Music, Philadelphia College
of the Performing Arts and Temple University
Music Preparatory; studying vocal and various
instruments including saxophone.
Nadine performed with various gospel groups. To
name a few, Barbara Ward Farmer and the
Wagner Phase II Choir, The Brockington
Ensemble. She also toured with The Gabriel
Hardeman Delegation, Arneld Dupree & Company
and The Philadelphia AME Mass Choir.
In 1992 Nadine has worked with some of the
finest jazz musicians; Kenny Garrett, Kenny
Kirkland, Bill O'Connell, Grover Washington Jr.,
Jeff Watts and Charles Fambrough, on his "The
Charmer" CD .
Nadine recorded and published her first song
entitled Precious Time under her own publishing
company Fambrough Gates Music; which was
recorded on the Jazz/FM Disc Makers Philadelphia
Jazz Showcase Compilation CD in December 1995.
The song was written for the Temple University
Public Radio CD project which showcased the local
songwriters and musicians in the Philadelphia
area. Charles Fambrough produces this song.
Nadine performed as a saxophonist and became
one of the songwriters for The Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania Church of God in Christ Mass Choir's
CD Projects. She presented three songs to the
choir. Two songs entitled Come and Praise the
Lord and Praise Him, was Recorded Live at the
80th and 82nd Annual Holy Convocation
Compilation CD September 2000 and August 2002
in Philadelphia, Pa. The third song entitled God
Has Been So Good was performed at the 83rd
Annual Holy Convocation for the Mass Choir's 4th
Live Recording in King of Prussia. Pa. This project
was created to showcased songwriters of various
Church of God in Christ churches in the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania area.
In 2013 Nadine joined The Remedy Jazz Band as
a saxophonist and flutist, along with her husband
Al Gates, bassist. The band performs jazz
standards for private parties and church functions
in the Philadelphia area.
Louis Romanos studied percussion under Idris Muhammad, Johnny Vidacovich and Art Perretta. At nineteen he moved from Connecticut to go to the birthplace of Jazz, New Orleans, to study music and philosophy. Louis has since performed and recorded with a number of renowned musicians including Tommy James (Director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra), Gene Bertoncini, Steve Masakowski, Chuck Leavell, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Charles and Cyril Neville, Al Hirt, Dave Easley of Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band, Charlie Miller of Dr. John’s band, Jazz Legend Earl Turbinton, Tricia Boutte, Marva Wright and Dave Anderson of the Louisiana Philharmonic and many, many more.
As a Composer, Louis writes for live bands, dance, TV, video games, indie movies and commercials. His band, Permagrin, released three albums co written with Dan Sumner. Permagrin performed in SXSW music conference, the NOW music festival, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, the Indy Jazz Fest, the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, and were nominated for best electronica band in New Orleans in 2005 Big Easy Awards. Permagrin licensed Classical to the documentary movie, Plane Spotting. Louis’s commissioned works include 5 works for the Confederacy of Dances performance in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center, Take Me There, for the University of Monroe guitar ensemble and a piece for Mirari Brass Quintet. Louis wrote Light Waves for visual artist and Chicago producer, Nancy Bechtol, and together they have a work on Culture T.V. Louis also composed about a dozen pieces for C-E-N-T-E-R, a collaborative project between visual artists and composers, in Los Angeles, California. Additionally, his composition, Tyco at the Gates was licensed to the major motion picture, Cool It.
Recent credits include a dystopian futuristic score for the short movie, Odessa, an action score for Fira’s Game, and an uplifting score for feature documentary, Pink and Blue: the colors of hereditary cancer. Louis has also scored live theater (The Bakkhai), video games (The Dark Ages of Titan, Corpse Wagon), the modern ballet (Interior Borders by choreographer, Joan Buttram, at University of Georgia) and recording drums on the new theme song for the Squidbillies on Cartoon network.
Currently, Mr. Romanos leads and writes for his own quartet, The Louis Romanos Quartet (www.louisromanosquartet.com), which released it’s debut album, Take Me There, in 2015. His quartet performs concerts and clinics in the mainland USA and in Hawaii. Mr. Romanos recently developed a workshop for Brenau University’s Dance Department teaching dancers basic music and communications skills need for cross discipline collaboration. Mr. Romanos is currently scoring the full length feature film, Above the Fruited Plains. Website: http://sonamormusic.com/works/ www.louisromanosquartet.com
Thank God my parents and extended family had taste in music. I was surrounded by jazz exclusively from as early as I recall. Nothing has changed except my passion for the music has increased with time.
Born 1972, Bregenz, Austria
Master Degree of Economics Innsbruck 1998
Musical Student of Alex Deutsch, Billy Hart, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Billy
Ward, Memo Ascevedo, Bobby Sanabria, Jojo Mayer, Billy Martin,
Experimentel Avantgarde Improvised Rock Funk Soul Jazz Punk
Attitude, basically playing his ass off ...
Since 2004 recording and producing for his own label BOOMSLANG
groups: hang em high, heavy metal rabbit, kontaktchemie, hendrix
ackle, kdrsociety, harry marte, peter madsen trio, the magnificent
seven, intensivstation a.m.o
2017 blow + beat: mats gustafsson & alfred vogel
2016 rene mosele´s ramblin´
2016 kontaktchemie: christy doran & alfred vogel
2016 heavy metal rabbit: lucien dubuis / barry guy / alfred vogel
2016 il piccolo incidente: peter evans & alfred vogel
2015 KDRSociety: Dance for Peace
2015 Norbert Mayer & Alfred Vogel: ÜÜ
2014 Peter Madsen Trio: Elvis never left the building
2014 Harry Marte & Big Pit: A blue line
2014 Hang Em High: Beef & Bottle
2014 Freiwild / alfred vogel lucien dubuis
2014 Die Glorreichen Sieben – a tribute to Neil Young: Keep on rockin
´in the free world
2013 Hendrix Ackle: Logbook
2013 Peter Madsen Trio: Transformation
2013 Peter Madsen / Alfred Vogel: Soul of the underground
2013 Hang em High
2011 Vogelperspektive Vol 1. bis Vol. 5 (2013)
2011 the big bäng / alfred vogel kevin shae
2011 hellhound&bird DVD
2011 Ü norbert mayer / alfred vogel
2011 Souldepartment: Stripped
2010 the Mellowtones
2010 the Brendan Adams Group: Better Days
2010 Peter Madsen´s CIA: Thousand Miles Journey
2009 KDRSociety: Hip to be happy
2009 the Brendan Adams Group: Ugly Universe digital release +
2008 the Brendan Adams Trio: 17 eternities + Video
2008 Peter Madsen´s CIA: DVD live at Feldkirchfestival
2007 KDRSociety live at Jazzit Salzburg
2007 Kofi Quarshie / Alfred Vogel : Nightdrummer
2006 the Brendan Adams Trio: Pearly Sue
2005 KDRSociety: last flight from Rwanda
2004 Stefan Latt / Alfred Vogel: ANKUNFT
2004 los tequila sharks: Duoaufnahmen
2003 Alfred Vogels giggos gaggos oirmuos
2003 ackle.cousins.vogel feat. Charles McNeal: tryin´to make it real
2002 toni.eberle.band: Geflutet
I'm a deliberate jazz fan. Why deliberate you ask. Well, who on Earth isn't deliberate in one's choices? Our preferences are the deliberate choice of our mind that controls our attitudes and gives us signals to what we like. http://essayforcollege.org/
I am a studied historian and writer of non-fiction and poetry living in Frankfurt am
Main, Germany. I am the author of Music To Silence To Music. A Biography Of
Henry Grimes. Foreword by Sonny Rollins, Northway Books, London 2015, and
occasional contributor to renowned German Jazz magazine Jazz Podium. http://www.barbara-frenz.com
Drummer, composer and educator born in Lima – Peru, on November 29th – 1982. Juan Carlos started playing drums at the age of 14 and began performing professionally the last year of high school. He holds a Bachelor degree in Percussion from The National Conservatory of Music in Peru where he is also a professor in the outreach music program. He has played and recorded with many projects and bands of different styles and genres such as the Peruvian bands “La Mente” and “Inity Band”, which has been the backing band for the well-known reggae starts: Clinton Fearon (Gladiators), Calton Coffie (Inner Circle), Junior Reid (Black Uhuru), Anthony B, Pato Banton and Mykel Rose. He has also shared stage with Cypress Hill, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Steel Pulse and Calle 13. Additionally, he has participated as soloist in many editions of “The International Contemporary Classical Music Festival” as well as the “International Percussion Festival of Lima”.
Since 2010 he has his own jazz-fusion project “Kambujo”, in which he dedicates a lot of time researching and spreading Peruvian Music fused with jazz. In New York he has studied privately with Nicky Marrero (La Fania All Stars), Mark Guiliana, John Riley and Ziv Ravitz. He just released his first album“Insomnio” on November 3rd through virtual platforms such as: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, 7 digital, Hmv y Emusic.
“Insomnio” was launched under “One Trick Dog Records”, label that is home to important jazz figures such as the Israeli pianist Roy Assaf. The official CD release concert will be held on February 1st at Smoke Jazz Club http://juancarlospolo.com/en/
Born on the west coast, grew up in the south, schooled on the east coast and the north. I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list. No matter where I travel be it for work or pleasure, I always seek out jazz performances. Admittedly, some are better than others but the geographical location seems to have little bearing on the quality of the music, only the quantity. Some lament jazz is dying. I disagree. Hundreds of years ago people said the same of classical music. Jazz is America's modern day classical music, in my opinion.
A Toronto based drummer with over 12 years studying and playing experience.
Studied at the Ontario College of Music and attended a series of in person
interactive masterclasses with Dave Weckl, Tommy Igoe and Peter Erskine.
Whether he is performing original compositions or a selection of hand-picked cover
songs, Alessandro is all about adding his own personal twist on instrumental fusion,
infusing his sonic formula with stylistic elements borrowed from sources as diverse
as R&B, Jazz, Funk and Soul, just to mention a few.
Dwight Jenkins is a composer and electric bass musician. Growing up in a talented musical family meant that Dwight was always surrounded by different forms of music. His father was a tenor saxophone player with various bands. His parents exposed him to a wealth of music as a child, all of which influenced his development.
His first venture into learning an instrument himself came when he started to play the drums in grade school. Later while in the 4th grade, he switched from the drums to playing trumpet, and then picking up a guitar at the age of 12. Dwight later on in life decided to buy a bass guitar, to fulfill a lifetime dream and ambition. His thirst to play music resulted in writing and composing his own material when he could not find sheet music for the songs he wanted to play on the bass.
Majoring in Theatre Arts and receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Livingston College, New Brunswick, NJ, he continued his education at the University Of Connecticut, Storrs receiving a Master’s Degree in Directing. The development of his style is the result of music influenced by the artists and composers Stanley Clarke, Nathan East, War, Gamble & Huff, Grover Washington, Jr. and George Howard. Working as a disc-jockey for several radio stations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania exposed to him to even more genres of music.
Dwight's debut album titled, “What Else Do I Have to Do” is now available from Amazon and other retailers. The album consists of 12 instrumental tracks of jazz, funk, and chillout music self-composed and arranged.
Alexander Hawkins is a composer, pianist, organist, and bandleader who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). A largely self-taught improviser, he works in a vast array of creative contexts. His own highly distinctive soundworld is forged through the search to reconcile both his love of free improvisation and profound fascination with composition and structure.
His writing has been said to represent ‘a fundamental reassertion of composition within improvised music’ (Point of Departure), and voice ‘most vividly distinctive...in modern jazz’ (The Jazzmann).
As a pianist, he has been described as ‘remarkable...possessing staggering technical ability and a fecund imagination as both player and composer.’ Concerning his organ playing, critic Brian Morton recently commented that ‘[t]he most interesting Hammond player of the last decade and more, [Hawkins] has already extended what can be done on the instrument.’
An in-demand sideman, Hawkins continues to be heard live and on record with vast array of contemporary leaders of all generations, including the likes of Evan Parker, John Surman, Joe McPhee, Mulatu Astatke, Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Braxton, Marshall Allen, Han Bennink, Hamid Drake, Rob Mazurek, Taylor Ho Bynum, Harris Eisenstadt, Matana Roberts, and Shabaka Hutchings, amongst many others. He has also been noted for a number of years for his performances in the bands of legendary South African drummer, Louis Moholo-Moholo.
In 2012, he was chosen as a member of the first edition of the London Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Soundhub’ scheme for young composers. He also received a major BBC commission in late 2012 for a fifty minute composition: One Tree Found was first performed and broadcast in March 2013, and was subsequently performed and broadcast for the WDR in Cologne (2014). He has also twice been commissioned by the London Jazz Festival (once as composer, once as an arranger), and by the Cheltenham Jazz Festival (2016).
Concert appearances have taken him to club, concert and festival stages worldwide. www.alexanderhawkinsmusic.com
Dustin Mallory is a graduate of Saginaw Valley State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (K-12 certification) and was awarded a Master of Arts in Jazz History & Research from Rutgers University.
As a musicologist, Dustin has lectured at conferences in the United States, Canada, and will be lecturing in England this fall. He has published articles and presented papers for the Society for American Music, the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, the McGill University Music Symposium, the University of Surrey, the Percussive Arts Society, the Journal of Jazz Studies, Sound Teaching, and Cadence: The Independent Journal of Creative Improvised Music.
A native of Michigan, Dustin began his guitar studies with his father at age 11 and continued them in Philadelphia with renowned jazz/R&B guitarist Dave Manley. He also received coaching from legendary blues guitarist Larry McCray.
Dustin’s percussion training began as a 5th grader in his school’s band program. He eventually went on to study percussion with the Hohner Institute of Percussion’s Executive Director Dave Valasek and Eubie Blake Award winner Tony Rongo. As a percussionist, Dustin has performed with the Doylestown Symphonic Winds, the Saginaw Eddy Band, the Saginaw Area Concert Band, the Bay Concert Band, the Resonators Percussion Ensemble, and the SVSU Wind and Percussion Ensembles.
Dustin’s academic studies began when he was awarded the John Philip Sousa Band Award and the Rhea Miller Music Scholarship to attend Saginaw Valley State University. During his time there, Dustin served as Drum Major of the Cardinal Marching Band, Vice-President of The National Association for Music Education’s Saginaw Valley chapter, and a member of the Music Ambassador Program’s outreach to schools. http://www.mallorymusic.com/
Soulful, funky, and energetic, saxophonist Daniel Chia serves up
his signature brand of Disco Jazz as the hottest fresh act on the
After getting in the studio with 2-time Grammy Award winning
producer and guitarist, Paul Brown, Daniel's debut full-length
album of original songs features the finest international smooth
jazz artists. With his top-notch band of established musicians
based in Los Angeles, "In The Moment" will take the listener on
an unprecedented sonic adventure.
Daniel is no stranger to delivering his brand of music to the
world, thrilling audiences at the MIDEM Festival in France and the
Sunburst International Festival in Malaysia. He has also
performed at ZoukOut, Music Matters Festival, Mosaic Music
Festival, Audi Fashion Festival and Earth Hour, amongst many
Prepare for some uncontrollable foot-tapping, body-grooving,
and soul-rocking - Daniel has made it his mission to make every
show an unforgettable experience for his audience.
Daniel Chia is a Yamaha Artist and Silverstein Pro Artist. www.danielchiaofficial.com
Artist / Producer Biography | 2016
Bassist | Composer | Audio producer
Juno nominated Canadian jazz bassist Paul Novotny has just released his own
duo recording titled Look Ahead, with Juno winning pianist Robi Botos.
Novotny has also performed with luminaries Cedar Walton, Geoff Keezer,
Junior Mance, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Sealy, Holly Cole, Carol Welsman, Molly
Johnson, Jackie Richardson and others. In 1996 Paul produced Joe Sealy’s
Juno winning recording the Africville Suite, which has now been inherited as
a contribution to Canadian black culture. Novotny and Sealy have performed
in Canada, Scandinavia, USA and opened concerts for Charlie Haden/Brad
Meldau, Herb Ellis/Red Mitchell and Michel Petrucciani.
As a composer Paul wrote themes for CBC National News, CBC The Hour,
with George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC News Now and scores for feature and
documentary films. Currently Paul is a 2017 M.A. graduate candidate at York
University, studying at the music faculty and the Schulich School of business.
Novotny co-owns Triplet Records Inc, a Canadian record label that has 20
releases including Phil Dwyer, Don Thompson, Carol Welsman, Doug Riley
We are an independent record label focusing on jazz and improvised music. Based in Barcelona, created in 2013 following the recording studio of the same name.
UnderPool work on the ideas to provide music distribution for artists and to musicians help produce their own albums independently.
The label also committed to creating a series of productions. The "numered serie" where musicians are invited to a studio session to recorded their owns songs written for the occasion. And the "solo serie" where just one musician present himself in a solo album. www.underpool.org
Considered by the jazz critic and historian Ted Gioia as “the Andalusian
Eva Cassidy”, Raya is a rare thing in art. She has developed a style
where voice and guitar seem to breathe at the same time.
Susana grew up playing classical guitar at her hometown, Córdoba
(Spain). Apart from that, she was always writing songs as a way of
expression since she was thirteen. Soon, she felt attracted to jazz and
improvised music, establishing in Amsterdam to finish her studies in
jazz guitar at the Conservatory. Songwriter, classically trained guitar
player, European awarded jazz singer and jazz guitar graduated.
Susana combines her singer-songwriter spirit with a jazz touch which
is enhanced by her Spanish roots.
“My music is the result of being inspired by artists that have resonated
in me profoundly. My biggest love has gone to Chet Baker, Pat
Metheny, Elis Regina, Antonio Vega, Eva Cassidy, and many others…”
She was mentioned in the new book of Ted Gioia, “Jazz Standard: a
guide to the repertoire” (Oxford University press, 2012) that
recommends her “My one and only love” version among other thirteen.
Her collaboration with the legendary jazz bass player, Steve Swallow
in Upstate New York at 2013 opened the door to record her new album
Wind Rose, that includes songs cooked for the last five years.
Providence brought her the joy to make it with a five start team:
Clifford Carter (piano, James Taylor, Art Garfunkel), Ira Coleman
(double bass, Sting, Dee dee Bridgewater), Leo Amuedo (guitar, Ivan
Lins, Chris Botti), Cyro Baptista (percussion, Paul Simon, Yo-yo Ma,
Herbie Hancock). It was recorded live at Clubhouse Studios,
Rhinebeck, NY. The producer, Gary Burke, says: “Susana Raya is the
most accomplished debut artist I have ever come across in all the
years I have been doing this. She can sing, she can play and she can
write. A triple threat as we say here in the States.”
– First Prize “International Young Jazz Singers Contest Nomme Jazz”
Tallinn, Estonia, 2006.
– Second Prize “International Jazz Singers Contest Lady Summertime”,
– Third Prize “International Jazz Soloist Competition”, Monaco, 2007.
– SECOND PRIZE “International Jazz Competition for Singing
Musician”, Zory, Poland. 2011.
– Finalist “International Massimo Urbani Award” (Italy), 2006.
– “Best Spanish Group” II International Jazz Granada Festival Contest.
He was born in 1948 in Patras Greece.
He was taught music by Konstantinos Remoundos, Konstantinos Vafiadis
(Euphonium - Trombone),
Nikolas Amarados (Mandolin), Dimitrios Papadatos (Classic Guitar),
Konstantinos Kydoniatis (Piano and Music Theory),Aurel Ströe
Hal Grossman and Lee Harris and Piano Tuning at the American School of
He is teaching:
Classic Piano, Jazz - Modern Piano and Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint,
Fugue, Composing, Pop Song and Jazz Composing, Orchestration, Band
and Jazz Arrangement.
He has played as:
Mandolin Guitar Euphonium and Trombone player, Soloist Pianist, Jazz
Show and Recording Studio Pianist, Music Teacher, Pianist, and
Conductor in Musical Comedies and Musicals
(Chicago, The Woman of the Year, Annie..) in Athens Greece .
He has been a Jazz Theorist since 1978.
In 1989 he and his wife Alexandra Stefanopoulos established the
Prototypal Conservatory (first named Prototypal School of Music) in the
city of Patras, Greece.
As a music educator (innovator) since the September of 1989, Evangelos
Kordompoulis has been using technology (Videos, Computers,
Synthesizers, Computer Software for Ear Training, History, Analysis,
Score Reading, Music Reading , Writing, and Karaoke to accompany the
School Choir or the piano students), in all the departments of Music
Education in the Prototypal Conservatory.
Since 2010 he has been preparing his teaching legacy.
Books by Vangelis Kordompoulis
“Jazz Exωtic and Artificial Scales (6000 Scales in Volumes I-IV)
for new jazz pianists, pianists, vocalists, instrumentalists, improvisers,
new composers and theorists.
Compositions by Vangelis Kordompoulis
• For piano
Fugue and Variations on the Greek Theme Song “Saranta Palikaria”
• For voice and piano
“What could the words say?”
• For string quartet
“Like Klee or Mondrian Painting Style”
• For Choir Orchestra and Tape
“Lament and anthem for Cyprus” Y. Ritsos’ poetry
• For two Choirs (A.on the stage-B.in the balcony) and Symphonic
“Palamas” A. Sikelianos poetry
A visual artist & a bilingual poet (poetry & haiku). She also writes art criticism, essays & does translation. In visual art, she has been concentrating herself on the study of “pure abstraction” & has created a body of work covering over 3 decades. Her work has been shown in various gallery spaces; such as Tribes Gallery, Anthology Film Archives Courthouse Gallery, ABC No Rio, Brecht Forum, Gallery 128, Knitting Factory & Vision Festival. As a poet/writer, she has read her work in venues such as St. Marks’s Poetry Project, Bowery Poetry Club, Tonic, The Stone, Knitting Factory, NY Public Library, Issue Project Room, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Nest, Pink Pony, Nuyorican Poet’s Café etc. She also has read in Germany, France & Japan. She has been published in many magazines & literary publications such as Recluse, 6x6, Long Shot, Appearances, The Unbearables Assemblage Magazine, Downtown Anthology, Senritsu & others. Her books include “ Garden: Selected Haiku” (Beehive Press), “Small Poems”, “The Hand of the Poet” (by Ugly Duckling Presse), “Cornell box Poems”, “Genesis”, “ Fragile” (by Sisyphus Press). She also has a huge volume of critical writing on art such as “On Artist & Studio”, “On Artuad: Writing & Drawing”, Henri Michaux: Untitled Passage”, “Vermeer & the Deft School”, “ Being as an academician versus being an intellectual”, “Victor Hugo” & etc. http://www.newmystics.com/lit/YukoOtomo.html
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It started at age 4, seated at the piano. A single note that moved and
morphed through the years, becoming Peter’s unique musical
language. His organic fusion of qualities—the distinctiveness and
improvisation of jazz, the soul of blues, and the compositional
technique of Bach, Beethoven, and other classical composers—led to
an emergence of new sounds, a new feel, a new purpose.
Peter’s broad career in the music industry as composer, pianist, singer-
songwriter, and entrepreneur started as a budding teenage jazz
musician in Chicago. He studied jazz at the Bloom School of Jazz
(Chicago, IL), majored in jazz at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN),
and majored in composition and piano at Eastman School of Music
(Rochester NY). Later, he studied film scoring at UCLA-Extension (Los
In 2016, Peter’s music hit a major turning point. He developed a hybrid
platform—an album-ebook—to showcase his latest musical endeavor
within his memoir. Blues, Preludes & Feuds, A Musical Memory is a
seamless blend of original solo piano music and story with deep
technology-art interactions. The music skillfully wends around the
narrative, telling the story in its own way. The memoir is a funny,
reflective tale of growing up in the politically charged times of 1960s
Chicago as Peter journeys to discover his musical language.
Over his career, Peter’s prolific musical work has run the gamut—solo
piano, orchestral, chamber, theatrical/film, choral, pop. Various
ensembles have performed and recorded his work globally—the Czech
National Symphony Orchestra recorded his orchestral dance suite
“Walls” (1996), and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre performed “Walls”
during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Peter’s concert work is published by Oxford University Press; his film
and television work is published by Wild Whirled Music. His music has
been licensed for television shows, jingles, and industrials, including My
Name is Earl (NBC, 2006).
In the mid-to-late 90s, Peter led the Revolution Ensemble, a group that
broke new ground with its adventurous mix of jazz, classical, Latin, and
pop genres. Since 2001, he has headed the Peter Saltzman Band as
lead singer, pianist, songwriter/arranger—and produced CDs/demos for
From 2006 to 2014, Peter was an adjunct professor of music at the
Columbia College Chicago, where he developed and taught a series of
courses entitled “Technology for Musicians” and taught piano and
He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in november 30, 1961.His meeting with the music happened when he was 15 years old after had been listening The Beatles. Therefore he took bass guitar lessons and begun to play in rock bands.
At the earliest eighteens he discovered Jazz: Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and their bass players: Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, etc.
He estudied classic bass at the “Manuel de Falla”and “Carlos López Bouchardo”schools.
He showed up in the Buenos Aires Jazz stage playing with musicians like: Diego Urcola, Oscar Feldman, Andrés Boiarsky, Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Jorge Navarro, Gustavo Bergalli, Osvaldo Fattoruso, Carlos Franzetti, and many others.
He played with the following foreign musicians: Clark Terry, Dave Liebman, Dave Samuels, Conrad Herwig, Walt Weiskopf, Gail Wynters, Ted Piltzecker, Jeff Siegel, Michael Tracy, Jacob Karlzon, Peter Asplund, Fredrik Lundin, Krister Jonsson
In 2004 he shared the Argerich Festival in The Colón Theatre, playing under the Brazilian director Roberto Tibiriçá's baton the Concert for violonchello and orchestra by Friedrich Gulda, with Gautier Capuçón like solist.
In 2009 he released his first record as a leader “Siete Puertas” with his quartet.
In 2013 he released his second latin jazz style record “Afropuertas”
In 2016 releases his third CD “Viva Jujuy” recorded in New York with Aaron Goldberg, Miguel Zenón, John Ellis and Adam Cruz.
As a Leader
-“Siete Puertas” – Arturo Puertas Cuarteto (PAI)
-“Afropuertas” – Arturo Puertas (PAI)
-“Viva Jujuy” – Arturo Puertas (Club del Disco)
As a sideman
-“Tango XXX” – Tango XXX
-“Violentango” – Tango XXX
-“Mensajes secretos”- Alejandro Moro- Marta Bellomo
-“La Superbanda Big Band en vivo en el Alvear Vol. 1 Y Vol. 2”
-“Livia Barbosa canta Jazz” Livia Barbosa
-“Diálogos íntimos” Santiago Giacobbe
-“Fuera de catálogo” Rubén “Chivo” González.
-“Tráfico porteño” Gustavo Bergalli/Jorge Navarro
-“Once y veinte” Marcelo Mayor
-“Uno dos tres solo y bien acompañado” Adrián Iaies
-“Gershwin y Piazzolla”- Alberto Tarantini
-“ Legado”- Junior Cesari
-“West side story” – Alberto Favero
About his new CD “Viva Jujuy”
“Viva Jujuy” is a folk tune from the north of my country (Jujuy is an estate that is part of a region called "La Puna" which is described in the lyrics of the song) called "bailecito". It is a very popular song with many versions among which highlights Mercedes Sosa and Jaime Torres.
“The strong man” is dedicated to my father.
“For Charlie H:” dedicated to Charlie Haden
“Tour de force” one of my heroes: Dizzy.
“Is different” This tune was included in my first CD. Here's a new version
“I’m not what you think” The up tempo tune. I could not miss this song to enjoy with the musicians.
“K:J: the pianist” dedicated to Keith Jarrett
“Wind games” It’s just that. Freedom
“You’re my cane” Dedicated to my wife, who has been the main support of all my albums. It’s a folk song called “chacarera”, a rhythm from the center of my country (Santiago del Estero).
“A fly on the tailpiece” Another blues to enjoy with the musicians.