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Anna Kolchina

Anna Kolchina's mellow seductive voice has been heard around the world. Born in the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan and graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Cultural Arts, Anna has since performed and recorded with world class musicians from Russia, Europe and USA. In 2015, Anna's debut album “Street of Dreams” was recorded with the world famous Italian jazz pianist Massimo Farao's trio in Turin, Italy. She signed under Japan based jazz label, Venus Records. Venus Records is one of the largest and respected jazz label, which is adored by many audiophiles around the world


Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

With each passing year, Winter JazzFest--New York's premiere jazz festival--has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...


Village Vanguard events now available through Jazz Near You

Village Vanguard events now available through Jazz Near You

Village Vanguard events are once again available through the Jazz Near You platform which includes, the weekly Jazz Near You NYC email and the Jazz Near You app. Thanks in part to a collaboration with SquadUP, new Village Vanguard events are imported nightly making Jazz Near You home to all Vanguard events moving forward. Get Jazz ...


Michelle Duda

This Midwestern gal has been performing in and around New York City for over a decade. Lauded for her easy, intimate style and silky vocal quality, Michelle continues to build a loyal following. She began private studies at 12 with acclaimed jazz vocalist and educator, Michele Horsefield Carney. She instilled Michelle's love of the Great American Songbook, and nurtured her instrument over the entire course of her youth. While earning her BA in Journalism at Ohio State, Michelle was mentored by extraordinary educators and musicians, including Hank Marr, Gary Carney, Vaughn Weister and Matt Paetsch


Brittany Anjou

Brittany Anjou is an American composer, vocalist, and piano focused multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. Exploring everything from Ahmad Jamal to Bikini Kill in her repertoire, this creative, versatile, and virtuoso performer hails from Seattle. Starting from the age of twelve Brittany has performed in award winning jazz ensembles throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. She has had the opportunity to perform with people such as Wynton Marsalis, Ernestine Anderson, Clark Terry, and Elysian Fields. As a young woman she continued jazz and philosophy studies at New York University under the mentorship of Stefon Harris


Mike Armando

Jazz/blues guitarist Mike Armando was born and grew up in Brooklyn & Woodhaven Queens, NY. He Attended Franklin K. Lane High School. In the early years Mike joined the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War. He served his country for 4 years and still performed when he had time. Times were tough but he still kept playing his music. He was the guitarist for the late Screamin' Jay Hawkins for three years. In February 1976 Screamin' Jay Hawkins suffered facial injuries when he was burned by one of his flaming props while performing with his guitarist Mike Armando at the Virginia Theater in Alexandria, Va


Q Morrow

Well schooled in many styles of music and guitar technique, Q is a rare breed of guitarist who feels at home in any style of music, on any guitar. Having studied extensively jazz, funk, pop, rock, and classical guitar here in the far West, Carnatic (South Indian Classical) and Hindustani music in the far East, Brazilian and Cuban music on the side, it would be no stretch to say that his versatility is his strongest point. What sets him apart from other world musicians is the fact that his interest in music is spiritual, not technical. To Q, music is an offering. Growing up in Caldwell, Idaho, a suburb of Boise provided Q with ample practice time


Maria Quintanilla

Maria Quintanilla, originally born in Lima, Peru, is a multi-award winning vocalist, composer, and producer based in the heart of New York City. Her insatiable curiosity has enabled her to perform and record in a wide spectrum of styles that range from classical to jazz, funk to pop, soul to latin. Despite her young age, Maria Quintanilla has toured all over Europe, North and South America, and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with award winning artists such as mentor Jon Faddis, John Benitez, Steve Turre and Tia Fuller, amongst others. She has been recognized as a performer with poise far beyond her years and with having an exceptional ear for raw vocal expression


Frederika Krier

FREDERIKA KRIER was born in Timisoara/Romania and grew up in in Forchheim (Bavaria/Germany). She got her first classical violin lesson at the age of 7, studied among others with Silvia Reichhardt (EMI Erlangen) and took lessons with Uwe Haiberg (UdK Berlin). She started to play early in regional orchestras as concert master and soloist. She also played in many bands of different music styles (folk, gypsy swing, funk, soul, latin, hard rock,...) and took part in musical and film productions. At the age of 18 she discovered the jazz world at a workshop with jazz violinist Jörg Widmoser (Modern String Quartett)


Kengchakaj Kengkarnka

An NY-based award winning jazz pianist/composer/educator from Bangkok, Thailand. Kengchakaj raised in a music-loving family. Although, he did not pursue the music career path until his early 20s when the time he was at a design school, one of his professors recommend him to listen to Bill Evans. In consequence, inspired, Kengchakaj decided to pursue the music career. Kengchakaj holds a Master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music, class of 2017, with funding from Fulbright scholarship. He studied privately with Ted Rosenthal and Phil Markowitz as well as renowned faculty at MSM, such as Garry Dial, Rogerio Boccato, Scott Wendholt, Jeremy Manasia, Gretchen Parlato, Theo Bleckman, Kate McGarry, Todd Reynold and many more