Content by tag "Jazz Rock"

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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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Dave Halverson

Dave Halverson is a guitarist/composer based in Santa Barbara, CA. He is also a founding member of the jazz/art rock band Trance Lucid. To date, he has released twelve albums of instrumental music — five as a solo artist, five with Trance Lucid, and two with Sea Rocket Jasmine.

The music ranges from jazz/progressive rock, electronic rock, and avant rock, to textural mood pieces, solo pieces, and more experimental works. Inspirations include random noises, found sound, visual art, science, technology, and shortwave radio experiments.

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Roman Miroshnichenko

Roman Miroshnichenko is a virtuoso guitarist, Russia’s most prominent and celebrated guitarist and one of the premier guitarists of new generation in the world. He has been nominated and multi-awarded in more different international most prestigious musical contests than anyone of Russian musicians. Roman is the 4-times winner of 9th and 15th Annual Independent Music Awards and the 1st Prize Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition, 2013. "Honorable Mention" Award of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), 2014. He was also a Finalist of the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, 2014 and the UK Songwriting Contest, 2016.

His soaring career as an artist includes numerous awards from international jazz festivals and contests, collective performances, and recordings with such world- renowned musicians as: Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Jennifer Batten, Paul Wertico, Marco Mendoza, Heather Headley, Djivan Gasparyan, Joao Donato, Daniel “Pipi“ Piazzolla, Dominique Di Piazza, to name a few

Dave Howard

David Howard (Guitarist / Composer / Arranger / Educator) performs throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He is a sensitive and exciting musician influenced by many great jazz, blues and funk artists. David Howard is a Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He's a guitarist, composer, arranger and leader on many recordings including "Souvenirs" featuring Kenwood Dennard. "Clouds", "Almost Carefree", and "Block Island Summer" with the Joe Parillo Ensemble, and "Autumn Leaves" with Dave Rasmussen Jazz Orchestra. Dave has Performed tours and clinics in Europe, and has worked as a Composer and Performer on various jingles

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Hashima

Hashima is a band that was formed with the idea to use the concepts of free improvisation in a Jazz Quartet combo. Improvisations are gravitating around original themes as well as presenting the audience with the specific arrangements of less known compositions that are inspiring the band. The group has a specific sonor quality: double bass, saxophone, drums and a semi-acoustic jazz guitar. Four different instruments and sensibilities are found in a form bared of tradicional genre qualities with the content inspired by a faraway abandoned island in Japan – Hashima. Srđan Mijalković – Tenor Saxophone

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Lushh

Lushh is an electronic jazz band based out of Kalamazoo, MI. The band has been together since late 2015, after meeting through the Jazz Studies program at Western Michigan University. While merging their jazz roots with more modern and contemporary styles, Lushh draws their influences from the likes of Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Hiatus Kaiyote and much more. Lushh frequently performs around the Midwest, particularly in Michigan, collaborating with various musicians and artists. In addition to performing, Lushh teaches masterclasses at local Michigan high schools. Recently, Lushh performed at the Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI

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Dan Rosenboom

Dan Rosenboom (b. May 7, 1982) is a creative and prolific trumpet artist, composer, producer, Los Angeles studio musician, and founder of Orenda Records. Described as a “phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times, he has been recognized with grants and awards from the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, the Meet The Composer Foundation, and the Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, and has been featured on major stages around the world, from Madison Square Garden to the Hammersmith Apollo and the Hollywood Bowl. Rosenboom has produced many full-length albums under his own name. His most recent album, Fine Dining (under the band name Quoan), was released on Orenda Records in January of 2018

Joel Forteza

Melodías Lechugas is an artistic Jazz-Rock project led by traveler and composer Joel Forteza. The band was assembled in November 2018 and the concept was created in June 2017. The album was recorded in Munich in July 2018 in the Starseed by Frank Schlaipfner who acted as producer of the album. After traveling for 5 years around the world, creating and playing music around the more than 25 countries that the Argentine singer-songwriter Joel Forteza has visited, he returns to Buenos Aires with an eclectic musical proposal, where various Latin musical genres are mixed, with nuances of jazz fusion, and progressive rock. Currently the band is presenting the album managed independently.

Paul Jost

When describing the unique vocalist and arranger Paul Jost, two words come to mind … “passionate storyteller”. Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger but it is his work as a vocalist that makes him a standout. Both critics and contemporaries alike say he is one of the best male jazz vocalists since Mark Murphy. Paul has performed worldwide with recent tours in Asia and Europe. Back home in the U.S, Paul is making his mark in New York with an ongoing residency at the internationally acclaimed jazz club 55 Bar, a two-month stint in 2017 at SMOKE performing with Orrin Evans, guest appearances with vibraphonist Joe Locke at Dizzy's Coca Cola Club at the Lincoln Center in April 2018 and performances at such popular clubs as Mezzrow, Jazz at Kitano’s and more