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Scott Kinsey

Jazz multi-keyboardist Scott Kinsey from Owosso, Michigan began studying piano at an early age and almost instantly became interested in the synthesizer. After graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music in 1991, Scott moved to Los Angeles and was soon touring the world with the critically acclaimed electric jazz group “Tribal Tech”. In addition to his work with Tribal Tech (feat. Scott Henderson and Gary Willis), Scott has performed and recorded with many of todays music greats such as James Moody, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Philip Bailey, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Gary Willis, WDR Big Band, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), David Holmes & The Free Association, Joe Zawinul, Danny Carey (TOOL), Norrbotten Big Band, Tim Hagans, Bob Belden, Nicholas Payton & Sonic Trance, Matt Garrison and many others. Kinsey has also lent his record production skills to Philip Bailey (“Soul On Jazz”), Joe Zawinul (“Faces and Places”), Tim Hagans (Imagination Animation and ReAnimation - Both Grammy nominated!) Tribal Tech (Reality Check,Thick,Rocket Science), Scott Henderson (Dog Party, Tore Down House) Gary Willis (Bent) and James Moody (“Homage”). Making the hip even hipper, you can also hear Scott’s keyboards backing up the biggest movie stars of today in the soundtracks to the films “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Code 46”, “Stander”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “Brown Sugar”, “Analyze That!” and 2005’s hugely successful “Ocean’s Twelve”

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Wolfgang Dauner

Wolfgang Dauner was a German jazz fusion pianist who worked in the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and with Hans Koller, Albert Mangelsdorff, Volker Kriegel and Ack van Rooyen. He was the father of German drummer Florian Dauner, a member of the German hip-hop group Die Fantastischen Vier. Dauner attended the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, where he concentrated on composition, piano, and trumpet. In the 1960s he belonged to a sextet led by Joki Freund. As the leader of his trio, he recorded for the first time in 1964, an early session in the history of European free jazz. In 1969, he was leader and composer for Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart

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Eddie Jak Neumann

Eddie Neumann was born in communist Romania at a time when jazz was almost banned. He first came into contact with jazz when Dave Brubeck came to Moscow in 1987. 11 years later, he recorded the first live jazz CD ever to be published in Romania (Changes, 1998) along with the Jazz Unit band. The resulting sexted received the Jazz Album of the Year award from the Romanian Union of Composers in 2000 for their album From Now On. Eddie is the mastermind behind the revered Romanian nu-jazz band Blazzaj, for which he wrote music and lyrics. After a short stint in West London, where he played jazz, klezmer and world music with several bands and produced his own electronic music called Electric Vulcans, he relocated to Romania, where he continues touring and recording with various ensembles crossing the jazz and ethnic music realms.

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Bear garden

Martin Wirén, the man behind the artist Bear Garden, is a many times rewarded composer and saxophonist with scholarships such as the Swedish STIM award and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music award on his personal record. On request from the Swedish Nobel Prize Museum he is also known for his musical interpretation of the Nobel Prize winner in literature 2016, Bob Dylan. Born in the small town of Gällivare in northern Sweden, Wirén was introduced to the saxophone at an early age. Spending the two first decades of his life in the garage of his family home practicing the horn, he later moved to Stockholm to attend The Royal College of Music

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Keven Eknes

Following the trend of having the first professional gigs as a early teenager, I debuted my original EP “Extraterrestrial” at 19, and won prestigious awards: PwC Award; G9Alt Award x2; Helgåleiren Guitar Idol; Tom Wilhelmsen Stiftelse x5; Sandnes City Honorary Recognition 2014 in support of my career. As a quintessential musician, I was also a university drop-out at Paul McCartney's LIPA, desiring to chase the “American Dream” starting at Berklee College of Music in 2014. After being offered both the European Tour and the Writing&Composition Scholarship, I became a division award-winner the following year for "Outstanding Musicianship" as selected by faculty, and in 2016 was one-third of the recipients of the prestigious Artist's Diploma (A.D.) among the 950 graduates, closing with a packed arena concert. My journey as a full-time guitarist since have been ranging from recording lead guitar for National Geographic and Liam Ferrari to performing 1000s of shows in multi-million dollar productions and national tours as well as performing at Gardeball (King of Norway's Ball), being selected by Smoky Mountain Opry as their "Best Male Performer" nominee for the IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Devin Reilly

Devin Reilly is a guitarist, composer, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. His background in jazz and contemporary music has yielded original work in a wide range of styles and genres. With a compositional style drawing from acoustic and electronic media, Reilly’s pieces are characterized by their methodical, intricate structures, and rich, vivid orchestration. Reilly has worked extensively with The Jim Knapp Orchestra, as well as with San Francisco’s Friction Quartet, and members of the Seattle Symphony, the Corigliano Quartet, and the Saint Helens String Quartet. In April 2019, Reilly was one of three composers commissioned to write new works for the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band

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Alex Lofoco

Born and raised in Rome Alex moved to London where he graduated in Popular Music Performance – BMus (Hons) at the University of West London. Alex releases his progressive fusion debut album Beyond in December 2017, featuring guest artists Marco Minnemann on drums (Aristocrats), keyboard Wizard Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Jesus Molina and guitarist, composer and co-producer Roby Meola. Alex holds masterclasses and clinic worldwide invited by music colleges including the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, BIMM and the ICMP in London. In 2018 Alex publishes his unique method for guitar and bass SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM – an innovative way to larn the fretboard and unlock your playing

Steve Klenke

Steve Klenke (BMI) - Trumpet Player, Composer, Producer, Keyboards.

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Oytun Ersan

Oytun Ersan is a Turkish Cypriot bassist, composer, recording artist and a member of the Recording Academy. He is best known for his soulful grooves, technique and melodic Jazz Fusion compositions. Oytun holds a degree in Music and a Masters Degree in Special Education. At the early age of 15, he joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a saxophone and later as a bass player, making him the youngest professional musician to join an internationally recognised orchestra in Cyprus island. His passion for music lead Oytun to attended an Instrumental Conducting Course Masterclass run by the world famous conductor Prof

Sea Rocket Jasmine

Keyboardist Richard Bugbee formed Sea Rocket Jasmine with Dave Halverson, guitarist and founder of Bay Area art-rock band Trance Lucid. Based in Houston, TX and Santa Barbara, CA, Sea Rocket Jasmine is dedicated to recorded instrumental music that goes in new directions while staying rooted in tradition.


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