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KEITO NAKANO

Keito is quickly becoming a prominent figure within the music industry. His natural talent as a drummer is gaining attention, especially in the Japan music scene. Born and raised in Osaka, Japan, Nakano began to play the drums when he was in high school at the age of 16. He was playing rock music in several music clubs with friends at that time. After he finished the high school, Nakano entered the Osaka University of Arts, majoring in Faculty of Arts of Visual Concept Planning Department which had been his another interest as an art form. Through his undergraduate study, Nakano had learned a lot about the film art technique including photography, screenplay, production, editing and so on

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Jesse Fischer

On his new album Retro Future, Brooklyn-based keyboardist, composer, and producer Jesse Fischer weaves together many different strands of futuristic sounds from the past to create a brand new sound that is ahead of its time yet incredibly cemented in the present. The ambitious project ties together jazz, electronic, soul, classical, psychedelia, and world music. Following up 2011′s independent release, Homebrew (which featured turns from Gretchen Parlato, Stefon Harris, and Sean Jones), Retro Future marks Fischer’s label debut with ObliqSound, and features his tight-knit working group Soul Cycle

Tal Klein

Tal Klein is an Israeli Jazz pianist, composer and educator based in New York City.

He was classically trained to play piano from the age of 6 . He was introduced to jazz at the age of 14. He studied at Katzanelson HS Music Dept. - Kfar Saba Israel for three years. During that time Tal was involved in a symphonic orchestra, big bands, and various ensembles. At the age of 17 he won the 2nd place Regional "Best Jazz Musician" (Youth). Afterwards he was accepted to the Israeli Police Orchestra as a lead pianist there he served 3 years from the age of 18-21. During his service he played in the most desired places and Festivals in Israel such as: The President House, The “Knesset”, Karmiel Festival, Klezmer Festival in Tzfat, The Israel Museum, “Ha’Bima” The House of the American Ambassador etc

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Billy Newman

Guitarist Billy Newman has been performing for over 20 years. Starting in Jazz, he performed in the 80’s with artists such as Dave Douglas and Vincent Herring. Since 1992 he has been traveling to Brazil, spending months there to investigate the myriad forms of music. In 1995 he began forming groups to perform principally Brazilian instrumental music at New York cultural institutions including the Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, and MOMA, as well as at colleges, clubs and libraries. After 1998, Billy developed a serious passion for Choro music, studying and playing with musicians including Rogerio Souza and Rodrigo Lessa in Rio de Janeiro

Mavis Pan

Mavis Pan was born in Taiwan where she started taking piano lessons at the age of four, attending the Stella Matutina Girls School, where she was enrolled in the prestigious Specialized Music program. Ms. Pan received rigorous training in piano, voice, music theory, and ear training until the family immigrated to the United States, New Jersey. There she studied privately with Sherry Fan, performed with the high school big band and choir groups, and won “Best Accompanist” at the High School Choral Festival competition in 1996. Upon her high school graduation, she gave a debut solo piano recital at Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University. As an undergraduate, majoring in jazz piano performance at New York University, Ms

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Caroline Davis

Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer, saxophonist, and educator Caroline Davis now lives in Brooklyn, New York. After making her mark on the Chicago jazz community during her 8-year stint there, she moved to New York in 2013, and has proven to be an active leader and sidewoman in the national jazz scene. She has shared musical moments with a diverse group of musicians, including Matt Wilson, Ellis Marsalis, Matt Mitchell, Randy Brecker, Bobby Broom, Greg Saunier, Ron Miles, Dennis Carroll, Erin McKeown, Allison Miller, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Billy Kaye. Aside from her own quintet, she collaborates regularly with R&B indie band, Maitri, and has been a regular member of many outfits including Whirlpool, Fatbook, Deep Fayed, Matt Mitchell’s Sprees, Billy Kaye Quintet, Paul Bedal Quintet, Orso, Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Caili O’Doherty Group, Dion Kerr Group, Elliot Ross, Charles Rumback Group, and Materials and Their Destiny. Her debut album, Live Work & Play, was featured on All About Jazz’s best releases, and she was named one of JazzTimes’ Best New Artists in the 2012 Expanded Critics’ Poll

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Alex LoRe

Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “…making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “…a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by many genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. LoRe has been featured at venues such as New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Jazz at Ravinia Festival held at the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists in Chicago, the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, and the Jacksonville and Clearwater Jazz Festivals in Florida, among others

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Warren Galea

Warren Galea is a Maltese multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Brooklyn, New York. In May 2019 he released his debut album - The Odyssey, featuring Warren on guitar, Andy McKee on bass and Adam Nussbaum on drums. Past performances include The Blue Note Jazz Festival, Nublu 151, ShapeShifter Lab, the Jazz Educators Network Conference 2019 (JEN) , the Malta Jazz Festival and 'Les Sons d' Une Ile' Festival (Paris). In 2014 he was awarded first place in the Malta Jazz Contest. The following year he released an EP with F-Trio. Recently graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, his biggest five influences are Mozart, Charlie Parker, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, and Jimi Hendrix.

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Guy Paz

Drummer, Composer, and Producer Guy Paz is one of the most accomplished musical voices emerging on the Israeli and US jazz, indie, funk, folk, pop, soul and R&B music scenes today. In his short time in the United States, Mr. Paz has gained international recognition as one of the most exciting and unique artists in the NYC music scene. Mr. Paz has recorded, performed and toured with many world renowned musicians and bands such as: Daryl Johns (Goodfight, The Lemon Twigs, Macy Gray), Nick Rashad Burroughs (“Kinky Boots”), Daniel Carter (William Parker, Federico Ughi, “Test”), Dida Pelled (Roy Hargrove, Gregory Hutchinson, Helik Hadar, Sam Yahel), Yuval Cohen (3 Cohens, Lee Konitz, Lew Soloff, Arnie Lawrence), Tamika Lawrence, Modern Diet, Mustardmind, Elizabeth Wyld, Courtney McKenna, and Naama Gheber