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Petra van Nuis

Petra van Nuis (pronounced Pay-tra van Nouse) is a Chicago-based jazz vocalist who has been described in Downbeat Magazine as having "a light, gorgeous, and fairly delicate voice...a gift for melody and plenty of rhythmic confidence." A Chicagoan since 2003, Petra sings at all the finest jazz venues in town including the Jazz Showcase, the Green Mill, Andy's Jazz Club, Winter's, Fitzgerald's, the City Winery, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs has presented Petra's groups at the Chicago Cultural Center and Chicago Summer Dance. The Jazz Institute of Chicago has featured Petra's Recession Seven band at the Chicago Jazz Festival and Jazz City

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Clemens Grassmann

“Grassmann uses modern and clever textures to point the music into a creative direction.” – Jazz Weekly Recipient of the 2015 Armand Zildjian Percussion Award, Berlin-born drummer Clemens Grassmann has collaborated across the U.S. and internationally, releasing multiple recordings as a leader to critical acclaim and peer recognition. His genre-defiant aesthetic stretches across generations and unites listeners of every sonic prerogative. The Berlin-born drummer, composer and educator has toured throughout the Southern United States as a member of the high-octane backbeat-driven project Swanky Tiger, whose recent EP Mechanical Nightmares received critical acclaim throughout the music blogosphere

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Greg Poppleton

Since 2002, Greg has revived the songs of the Roaring 20s and 1930s Swing Era with his swinging 1920s-30s jazz band and high-energy shows.

Performed festivals in Australia and New Zealand.

On screen with film stars Adrien Brody, John Goodman and Nicole Kidman.

5 albums released.
2 played on commercial radio.
5 radio awards for his national Phantom Dancer swing and jazz radio show.
1.25 Million TOTAL YouTube plays.

The Poppleton Effect © Kerrie Foster
"The way that Greg moves round the audience
and picks out whoever he will,
and sings to them through his own megaphone;
you see the crowds get a thrill

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Forrest Young

Forrest became known as “The Emergency Drummer” in the late 90s* while studying jazz at VCU. He’s earned three Emmy Awards for his session work on separate PBS documentaries, along with Frank Coleman and VGO Productions. Forrest's band will be headlining the RVA Jazz Festival this summer with his band, The WWAY. Along with Chris Whiteman (D-Angelo) on guitar, Jonah Kane West on organ, and Dane Alderson (Yellowjackets, Bob Mintzer Big Band) on bass. Forrest is also a visual artist whose Lyric Portraits can be seen at ArtThruZ.com. *When your band’s regular rhythmist is out sick..

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Joseph Cordes

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/22271772? utm_campaign=a_public_songs&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=p age_object_news_item Were you can find my music

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Joshua Gouzy

A New Orleans native, Joshua Gouzy was born into a musical family. They’ve been making music in the city for four generations. Since his early youth, Joshua has been playing a variety of instruments. At age 11 his grandfather Lloyd Florane, also a talented multi-instrumentalist, helped him pick out his first bass from the Chalmette pawn shop, and from then on the bass was his primary instrument. He is a graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies. He also has a Masters in Music from the University of New Orleans. He performs in more than nine New Orleans-based jazz bands and runs his own booking agency, Magnolia Entertainment

Wayne Wilkinson

Wayne Wilkinson is a headliner guitarist that performs and tours across the country and internationally. Throughout his over four decade career, Wayne has shared the stage with iconic jazz musicians, world class performers and a President of the United States.   An artist with Benedetto guitars and GHS Strings, Wilkinson is known for his high-octane melodic playing which world-renowned jazz trombonist Bill Watrous said “is the greatest guitar playing I’ve ever heard.” In addition to concerts; jazz clubs; recital series; jazz parties; jazz and swing societies and private venue events, recent performances have included the London, Tel Aviv, and Vail Jazz Festivals; a United Kingdom Tour, and Hawaii Tour

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Timo Metzemakers

Né en 1970, Timo Metzemakers est un contrebassiste de la scène jazz bordelaise. Après une formation initiale au CMA de Joseph Ganter, il monte le groupe de jazz original Grand Six à la fin des années 1990, travaille avec le bluesman Victor Brox (Vivant chez Hologramme, 1997, Kyla Jane & Victor with The Brox Gang, 1998), le chanteur Marc Delmas (Souris Donc, 1999). En 1999 et 2000, il accompagne le musicien électro Le Tone (Rocky 8, 1999) en tournée en Europe, au Canada et ailleurs. Il monte le duo électro Nababs avec Monsieur Gadou (Nababs 13, 10 Marta, Nus pixellistes), collabore avec le metteur en scène Renaud Cojo

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Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is best known for her Worldwide hit “Midnight At The Oasis,” though she has toured the globe extensively for over four decades, and has released 41 albums covering all stripes of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band, as well as several award-winning children’s albums. Often joining forces with other fine artists, she has recorded and produced on-average, an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and Blues Foundation awards. These last few years have seen the 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, gospel collaborations with the Campbell Brothers, performances with former Stone Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings, and notable reissues of her early recordings with Jim Kweskin, and a new album released in late 2018—"Don't You Feel My Leg ~ The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker" which garnered a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album


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