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Chris Buono

Chris Buono makes music with a guitar and lots of pedals. As a leader Chris heads the genre-bending organ trio cB3 featuring Ben Stivers and Tobias Ralph. Chris is the founder and co-writer for the progressive math funk project RedRightReturn that includes Tippan Phasuk, Justin Stanton, Evan Marien and Alex Silvergold. Both cB3 and RedRightReturn are releasing debut albums in late 2019/early 2020. Chris also plays with cult legends, James Chance & The Contortions.

As a sideman and/or guest soloist Chris Buono has performed and/or recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Snarky Puppy, Bumblefoot, Karsh Kale, Graham Haynes, David Fiuczynski, Oz Noy, Keith Carlock, Rodney Holmes, Steve Jenkins, Tony Grey, Dave Martone, Sophia Ramos, Dopapod, Consider the Source, Kung Fu, Jazz if PHSH and many more. As an educator Chris has taught guitarists from all over the world through Berklee College of Music, TrueFire, Guitar Player, Guitar One, Just Jazz Guitar, Hal Leonard, Alfred, Course Technology & Guitarinstructor.com among others

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David Dvorin

Emmy-nominated composer, guitarist, author, and educator, David Dvorin has had his concert music performed in numerous new music and multimedia festivals around the United States and Europe. Versatile in both electronic and acoustic music mediums, he has written for and collaborated with such notable artists as Terry Riley, the California E.A.R. Unit and the Kronos Quartet. In addition to producing several CDs and DVDs of his compositional work, David is active as a performer on both guitar and electronics. Some of his current performance projects include leading the Space Age Jazz-inspired quartet, Flounder, his chamber-jazz duo, Pull-String with violinist Matej Seda, and the electro-acoustic duo, Zap! with multi-reeds player Randy McKean, all of which also serve as vehicles for David’s original compositions. Regarded internationally as an expert on Apple’s Logic Pro software, his textbook, Logic Pro X: Advanced Music Production, now in its fourth edition, has been adopted by educational institutions worldwide, and is the basis for Apple Computer’s certified training

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Emiliano Sampaio

In 2019, Emiliano Sampaio released two new albums: his double CD called “Music for Small and Large Ensemble” and a quartet recorded by Meretrio featuring Heinrich Von Kalnein (from the Jazz Big Bang Graz). His last albums got amazing reviews and entered in the list “Best Albums of the Year 2017” from Downbeat Magazine.

The Guitarist, trombonist, conductor, arranger and composer, born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1984, studied music in the University of Campinas and develops his Doctoral Research nowadays with focus on the use of improvisation for large Jazz Symphonic Orchestra at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz.

Emiliano released eight albums as bandleader with his trio, his nonet and his own big band and his music was played in important Brazilian and European jazz clubs and festivals.

As conductor, arranger and composer, he has worked with the Metropole Orkest (Holland), HR Frankfurt Radio Big Band, Fete Huppe (Hannover), Big Band & the Vocals (Copenhagen), HRT Croatian Radio Band, Regensburg University Jazz Orchestra, Graz Composers Orchestra, Mere Big Band (Sao Paulo), Soundscape (Sao Paulo), Badi Assad, Dominguinhos, Trombone Quartet of Campinas, Orquestra Experimental de Sao Carlos (Brazil) and others

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Michael Joseph Harris

In 2012, after years of performing mostly Brazilian and Latin influenced original music, guitarist Michael Joseph Harris began studying and playing the music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt which led to the creation of The Hot Club of Baltimore later that same year. Harris then formed the band Ultrafaux in 2014 to perform his original Gypsy Jazz compositions. In 2015, Harris founded and remained Artistic Director for Charm City Django Jazz Fest which is the only annual Jazz festival in Baltimore, Maryland. Michael was named one of the top ten musicians by Baltimore Style Magazine and he was featured on a full spread article in The Baltimore Sun Weekend Section as well as Baltimore Magazine

My Guitar

Read "My Guitar" reviewed by Jeff Fitzgerald, Genius

This Christmas marked a very important anniversary in the history of Your Own Personal Genius. Thirty years ago, I received a gift that would change the course of my life forever: a Korean-made Starforce Strat-copy guitar, along with a small Fender practice amp. I got with it a small book of basic blues scales, plus 12-bar ...

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Martin Antaya

Born in Montreal, Québec, Canada in 1971, Martin Antaya started learning piano and guitar from the age of 8. He pursued classical as well as jazz studies in musical institutions such as McGill's conservatory (theory), St-Laurent college (classical piano with Anne-Marie Gendron, jazz piano with Lorraine Desmarais, jazz arrangement with André Beaudry, classical guitar with André Roy) and Université de Montréal (instrumental composition with composer André Prévost). He seldomly makes public prestations, as he devotes his life mainly to contemporary and jazz composition, integrating both written and improvised music. He founded the Martin Martinsky Trio in 2008, composing and playing guitar, with band members Denis Monette (drums) and Olivier Labrecque (bass), who was replaced for the unique public performance in october 2008 by double-bassist Frédéric Alarie. From 2010 to 2019, he was working in a group improvisation public performances project at the A.M.I.C./C.A.I.M (Alternative Musical Improvisation Center/ Centre Alternatif d'Improvisation Musicale) with music school-master, teacher and composer Alain-Jacques Coutu.

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Dennis Winge

Dennis Winge is a jazz and freelance guitarist and educator living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. He has 5 instrumental albums as of 2020: Fly on the Wall (2020), One Small Step (2019), Come Out and Play (2018), “Just the One of Us” (2017), and “May Your Holidays Be Filled with Love” (2011). More at www.DennisWinge.com

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Don Price

Jazz Gitan is an acoustic jazz ensemble that carries on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django Reinhardt together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene in the 1930s. The music of Jazz Gitan [pronounced j'tawn] is the swinging jazz of the 30s and 40s, plus a cross-section of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire and Original compositions by lead guitarist/band leader, Don Price. It includes Latin, blues, swing, and original styles combined to create a unique foot tapping and high energy Parisian influenced experience.


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