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Daniel Carter

One of the legendary masters of creative music. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania in 1945. Principal Instruments: Alto and tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet. OVER PAST THREE (+) DECADES HAS PERFORMED WITH MANY ARTISTS INCLUDING: Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, William Parker, Roy Campbell, Sabir Mateen, Sonic Youth, Simone Forti, Joan Miller, Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Nayo Takasaki, Earl Freeman, Dewey Johnson, Nami Yamamoto, Matthew Shipp, Billy Martin, John Medeski, Wilber Morris, Denis Charles, MMW (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Options, Spring Heel Jack, Yo La Tengo, Federico Ughi, Raphé Malik, Sam Rivers, Sunny Murray, Hamiet Bluiett, Bob Moses, Jaco Pastorius, Enrico Rava, David S

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Itay Goldberg

Itay Goldberg born in Israel in 1993. Itay fell in love with music in his early childhood learning piano and drums. In the age of 15, Itay received a special scholarship from the mayor of Rishon Lezion, Israel to study the saxophone, which he found his voice and passion in. Itay quickly became involved in the Rishon Lezion Jazz orchestra becoming the youngest member ever to play at the orchestra. In 2017 upon finishing his studies at the Israeli Conservatory, Itay moved to New York, Itay moved to NYC to pursuit his BFA in Jazz Performance at The New School. Itay had the opportunity to share the stage jazz legends such as: Ari Hoenig, Reggie Workman, Joel Frham, Aaron Goldberg to name a few.

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Bill Hauser

Raised in Anchorage, Alaska from the age of 3, Bill began playing the saxophone in grade school, and decided to never stop. After graduating from Indiana University, Bill moved to Atlanta, where he sat in at local jam sessions, eventually picking up a touring gig as member of the Platinum Soul Band with the Universoul Circus. Bill then moved to NYC, where he became a fixture on the village r&b scene, working and performing with some of the best-known musicians on the scene. While sitting in with The Black Soul Experience at Manhattan's Club Groove, frontman Antwon Robinson shouted impromptu "Kill Bill!," and the name stuck

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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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Yuto Mitomi

Yuto Mitomi is a Saxophonist, Flutist, Clarinetist, Jazz Composer, Arranger, and Educator based in New York City. He grew up in Yokohama, Japan. He began playing piano when at three years old and started studying saxophone in junior high school. He moved to Tokyo after graduating high school and was a widely known young jazz saxophonist in the Tokyo area. He was very active in the Jazz community and performed at the Yokohama Jazz Promenade, Fuchu Jazz Festival, and other Jazz festivals held in various cities. He also graduated from the University of Electro-Communications with a major in mechanical engineering and then worked at Toyota as a mechanical engineer

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Barry Deister

Originally from Decatur, Illinois, Barry Deister immersed himself in the fertile jazz community at the University of Illinois from 1972-1975 before moving to Chicago in 1975. While in Chicago he played with many of the local jazz artists including Robert Shy, John Campbell, Kelly Sill, Joel Spencer, David Urban, Ed Petersen and many more. He relocated to the West coast in 1985 and was co-leader of the popular Eugene, Oregon based jazz quarter "Meridian" recording and performing at many of the West coast clubs & jazz festivals. During that time he was fortunate to have performed in concert with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and avant guard composer/saxophonist Anthony Braxton. In 1989 he formed the collective quartet "East/West Dialogue" including the influential composer/pianist Jim McNeely producing 2 recording sessions of his original works that were released on the Frankfurt, Germany based L&R Records. He is currently living in Portland, Oregon and leading a quintet with trumpeter Paul Mazzio, bassist Jon Lakey, drummer Tim Rapp and pianist Randy Porter and has just released their first project Melbourne Memories" which are a collection of compositions reflecting his impressions on the landscape and culture of Melbourne, Australia.

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Richard Pavlidis

Richard Pavlidis is a jazz saxophonist based in Melbourne. Educated at the Victorian College of the Arts (2011), Richard has performed at major festivals around Australia and overseas including Splendour in the Grass, Manly Jazz Festival (Sydney), Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Bay of Islands Jazz Festival (NZ) and Europafest (Romania). Richard's debut solo album 'Without Within' was released in May 2019.

Thomas Hamilton

TOM HAMILTON Woodwinds Baritone, Tenor, Alto & Soprano Saxophones Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo BIOGRAPHY Mr. Hamilton attended Glassboro State College, Glassboro, NJ; was graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from William Patterson, Wayne, NJ and in Music Education from Marywood University, Scranton, PA. He has performed and toured extensively with the Phil Woods Big Band, the Machito Orchstra (original Cuban and salsa band), "Dizzy" Gillespie, Tito Puentes, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Louis Belson Big Band, Natalie Cole, and the Clarence Spady Blues Band. Tom conducts workshops in high schools and colleges and has taught privately for over 30 years


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