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Andreas Toftemark

Andreas Toftemark is a 28-year-old saxophonist and composer who currently lives in New York City. Andreas performs regularly on the New York jazz scene and has been on tour in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, and Spain; and performed at venues such as The Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Christanias Jazz Club Copenhagen, The Hat Bar in Berlin and Unity Jazz Club in Sweeden, both as a sideman and bandleader. You can listen to Andreas performing every week at venues such as Jules Jazz Club and Bistro, Anyway Cafe, The Red Room, The Great Nothern Foodhall and many other music venues in the New York area, where Andreas has performed with great musicians such as Michael Valeanu, Paul Sikivie, Ethan Iverson, Josh Allen, Ethan Iverson, Pat Brennan, Myles Sloniker, Robbie Lee, Peter Bernstein to name a few

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Nobuki Takamen

Guitarist/composer Nobuki Takamen was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Jazz historian Scott Yanow describes him as ''an excellent improviser in his own bop-inspired style.'' John Heidt of Vintage Guitar Magazine has also called him ''a mature player with keen sense of composition [and] considerable technical skill.'' A mainstay of the New York jazz scene, Nobuki has toured with his group in North America and Europe, performing at some of the best international jazz festivals and clubs including the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Blue Note NY, Iridium Jazz Club, Blues Alley and Smalls Jazz Club

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Sten Hostfalt

Sten Hostfalt is a leading innovative guitarist and composer working on the New York music scene of today. He performs with some of the most original and unique voices in modern music and has been called 'highly exceptional' by legendary American music icon Jimmy Giuffre and 'virtuosic' by musical innovator Joe Maneri writes distinguished master educator and Berklee College of Music Professor Jon Damian-one of the world's foremost thinkers about guitar, theory and pedagogy, in his book publication ' FRESH MUSIC : Explorations with The Creative Workshop Ensemble For Musicians, Artists and Teachers'

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Sonny Stitt: New York Jazz

Read "New York Jazz" reviewed by Samuel Chell

"Genius" is a misunderstood, overused term. In music there have been only a few geniuses--visionaries who have tapped into the original, vital stream that we might consider musical consciousness and changed it--Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Armstrong, Parker, Coltrane. Sonny Stitt was not one of the geniuses, nor one of the innovators. Rather, he took the complex language ...

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Cynthia Sayer: Cynthia - The Reissue Recordings

Read "Cynthia Sayer: Cynthia - The Reissue Recordings" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Cynthia Sayer
Cynthia - The Reissue Recordings
New York Jazz
2005

While many people who are into jazz are always looking for the next newest thing (perhaps you), there are also people (perhaps you) who listen to jazz of the past and get transported to that place and time, or ...