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Bob Levy

Bob Levy is an ASCAP lyricist and songwriter. His songs have been featured on TV in 'Quantico', 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce', 'Saving Grace', 'The Glades', 'Hung' and 'Greek', as well as the Touchstone film "You Again" starring Betty White. In 2007 “A Musical Celebration”, a showcase of Bob’s songs was presented at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in NYC. Also that year ASCAP selected his song “Paris Without You” for their Emerging Jazz Writers broadcast series. His songs were performed at the NY Sheet Music Society, The Boston Cabaret Songwriter's Showcase and as the featured songwriter at the Provincetown Cabaret Festival

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Carlos Henrique Pereira

Carlos Henrique Pereira is an accomplished composer, piano and acoustic guitar player from one of the most influential and dynamic musical regions of South America, the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. An instrumentalist trained in both classical and jazz traditions, Carlos ventured into composition early in his life and without any formal training was named the youngest composer to have a work selected for the Brazilian Contemporary Music Biennial in Rio de Janeiro in 1983, where his music was played alongside some of the greatest Brazilian modern composers. Carlos debuted his first L.P

Susan Hodgdon

Has been performing one-woman shows in clubs throughout NYC for the last six years. Goal is to honor and preserve the American Songbook. Has just completed second CD. "So In love With Cole", (first studio CD) a collection of 17 beautiful Cole Porter songs. First CD was a live performance of Judy Garland show, " I Could Go On Singing", recorded live at Don`t Tell Mama, NYC. Will shortly be performing throughout clubs in NYC, a Cole Porter Show a celebration of Cole Porter, the American Songbook and her new CD.

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Michael Vitali

A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Michael Vitali hit the New York music scene in 2002, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music. Though he arrived with little more than a change of clothes, a drum set and a voracious appetite for music, Michael immediately impressed his audiences and peers with his innate sensitivity and dynamism. The appropriately named Vitali maintains an astonishing performance schedule, with appearances in New York’s most popular venues, such as Fat Cat, Smoke, Cleopatra’s Needle and The Metropolitan Room, to name a few. Michael has toured throughout the US and Europe, he has recorded on several albums and performed live on WKCR. Steeped in jazz tradition, Michael is also known for his versatility

Melody Dornfeld

Melody Dornfeld began music lessons on piano at six years old, adding the clarinet five years later.  Growing up in a family of seven children, all who took music lessons, she grew much from an early age in listening to, performing, and teaching music.  She studied clarinet with  Dr. Ramon Kireilis, principal clarinetist of the Colorado Springs Symphony orchestra and professor of clarinet at the University of Denver, through the midst of attending five different schools during her high school years.  Music became an anchor and an avenue of personal expression as she graduated as valedictorian of the final high school and also took first place in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Young Artists’ Competition, being noted by the Colorado Springs Gazette for “the depth of emotion” with which she played

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Jay Danley

Jay Danley has been one of the most sought-after Jazz and Latin multi-instrumentalist musician/composers in Toronto for 25 years. His extensive experience roster is stacked with a multitude of legendary musicians from around the world. Jay’s continued success has led him to his latest project “The Jay Danley Band”, an Ethio-Jazz, Afrobeat and World-Jazz Fusion group formed in 2016. The as of yet unreleased full-length album features the twelve tone scaling of Ethiopian jazz, but is remarkably accessible. Containing not only memorable melodies and themes, but incredible performances. Including Jazz legends, pianist aficionado Hilario Duran, bassist Rich Brown and Ethiopian star vocalist Fanthoun Shewankechew to name a few

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Francisco Quintero

Francisco Quintero is a jazz guitarist primarily based in the east coast of the U.S. He was born in 1991 in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In 2009, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Performance in 2012, and Northern Illinois University, obtaining a Master's degree in Jazz Studies in 2017. He has studied and performed with artists such as Peter Bernstein, Alain Mallet, Richie Hart, Derrick Gardner, Carl Allen, Reggie Thomas, Fareed Haque, Ari Brown, Victor Provost, Paul Carr, Andres Briceno, among others, and performed across the United States and Europe as a leader and sideman musician. Although primarily a working jazz guitarist, with deep reverence to greats such as Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Francisco is an extremely versatile artist

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Lukasz Juzko

My name is Łukasz Juźko. I am a saxophonist and composer. I initiate different kinds of musical projects. I have been awarded in multiple competitions and festivals. As a 20-year- old I debuted on the jazz scene with a concert starring New York singer – Judy Bady. That was the moment when I really relished jazz music. Later on, the fire that burns to this day was heated by the exceptional meeting with Billy Harper. I am a graduate of Jazz and Stage Music at the Academy of Music in Gdansk in the class of Maciej Sikała. I participated in many workshops and collaborated with such musicians as: Piotr Wojtasik, Judy Bady, Billy Harper, Newman Tylor Baker, Francesca Tanksley, Maciej Sikała, Wayne Dockery, Steve McCraven, prof

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Phil Abraham

After studying the classical piano, the guitar and harmony, Phil Abraham was seduced by jazz and the trombone, on which he is self-taught. His stylistic evolution is parallel to the history of jazz, and even if he is a modern soloist today, he has worked with a wide variety of great musicians. Phil has taken part in more than sixty albums, eleven with his own group, with which he won many prizes. He has often been invited in big bands as a soloist. He took part in many recordings and concerts of the big band of the Belgian Radio (BRT). Phil Abraham also devotes his career to teaching, training courses and master-classes