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MUSICIAN Born:

Ian Michael Brown

Forced against his will at age 5 or 6 (a debate between Ian and his Mom...which she usually wins), Ian began taking piano lessons at the Grace United Methodist Church from his teacher, Cindy. Between those early years until middle school, Ian wanted to play guitar rather than piano. It wasn’t until middle school choir with Dave Barron, the choral teacher, that Ian started to put his energy toward the piano. Ian took a liking to a particular piece entitled “Ride on the Wind.” After he dug a crumpled piece of sheet music out of the trash, thrown there from a fellow classmate, Ian decided that he wanted to learn the music and ultimately accompany the choir

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Jesse Fischer

On his new album Retro Future, Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer weaves together many different strands of futuristic sounds from the past to create a brand new sound that is ahead of its time yet incredibly cemented in the present. The ambitious project ties together jazz, electronic, soul, classical, psychedelia, and world music. Following up 2011′s independent release, Homebrew (which featured turns from Gretchen Parlato, Stefon Harris, and Sean Jones), Retro Future marks Fischer’s label debut with ObliqSound, and features his tight-knit working group Soul Cycle

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Jim Funnell

Anglo-French pianist and composer Jim Funnell started leading his own band in his early teens, performing at jazz clubs by the time he was in high school. Dedicating himself to the study of both classical and jazz piano, he was awarded a full tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where he was exposed to a diversity of styles and cultures. Jim then decided to travel to Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, soaking up Latin America’s folklore and Afro-Latin rhythms. Since then, he has launched a prolific recording career: five albums as a leader/co-leader of both his own group “Word Out” (modern jazz combo with groove and world tinges) and AfuriKo (African infused jazz duo with percussionist Akiko Horii) have already been released to this day

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Susanna Lindeborg

Susanna Lindeborg, piano,keyboard, composer. After receiving a classical education she came during the 70th into contact with improvised jazz music, which became an important source of inspiration.


What you first think of together with Susanna Lindeborg is her virtuouso play on the piano mixed with electronic instruments, which has been known most of all through the group {{m: Mwendo Dawa = 19835}}, which she is the leader of together with saxophone player {{m: Ove Johansson = 17430}}. {{m: Mwendo Dawa = 19835}} has been succesfully touring in 25 countries in Europe, North and South America, China performing at festivals like Montreux, Northsea and Montreal. The last few years she has been regularly visiting USA and Canada with {{m: Mwendo Dawa = 19835}}. Susanna also writes a lot of the repertoire for the group.

MUSICIAN Born:

Jan Randall

Classical, jazz, blues, and pop music have all been part of Jan’s life since he began playing by ear at the age of three. His education includes a degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Alberta, advanced courses in theory and orchestration, and jazz studies at Grant MacEwan and North Texas State University. Mr. Randall’s classical works include A Midsummer Night’s Ice Dream (1991) which is possibly the first ballet composed for figure skaters. CREDITS With over 800 film and television credits for CBC, NFB, the Discovery Channel and ACCESS TV, in 2001 he was Composer and Music Director for the IAFF World Championships Ceremonies that was broadcast to an estimated live audience of 4 billion people and featured original works performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a 1000 voice choir

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Ralph Burnett

Ralph is the Music Director and keyboardist with Analog Jazz, and been involved in the jazz scene for over twenty years. His professional career began in the '80's when he served as Products Manager for Jazz at MCA Records. He has also managed associated labels: GRP, Impulse!, Narada, JVC Jazz, among others. Ralph is also a longtime music journalist who has interviewed some of jazz music’s most popular musicians for magazines such as Jazziz, Keyboard, The Jazz Review and Play. He has also contributed extensively to the All Music Guide and the Music Hound Jazz Record Guide. Ralph is also a Composer and Music Supervisor for Film and Television

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Herb Partlow

Herb Partlow is a veteran in the music business. He has covered a broad range of roles that range from radio personality, artist, writer, producer, manager, recording and mastering engineer. FUTURE JAZZ is his new release on the Superb Muzic label. Herb plays keyboards, piano, bass guitar, along with drum programming and string arrangements. Allen Omenka Webb and J. L. P. are featured saxophonists, and Ricardo Love adds awesome guitar licks to the project. "My collaborators give voice to my music." The Future Jazz EP is designed to create a degree of disruption in the jazz music genre

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Celebrating Peggy Lee's 91st Birthday - Capitol/EMI To Digitally Debut 22 Classic Albums

Celebrating Peggy Lee's 91st Birthday - Capitol/EMI To Digitally Debut 22 Classic Albums

CAPITOL/EMI TO DIGITALLY DEBUT 22 CLASSIC PEGGY LEE ALBUMS COMMEMORATING MUSIC & FILM LEGEND'S 91ST BIRTHDAY On Tuesday, May 24, Capitol/EMI will commemorate what would have been Peggy Lee's 91st birthday on May 26 by digitally releasing 22 classic albums from the legendary singer's Capitol Records catalog for the first time, including several out-of-print titles. The albums will ...