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Vinnie Corbo

I am a veteran producer, composer, artist and performer with over 100 albums to my credit and decades of performing. My music can be heard in everything from documentaries to the Channel 5 News. My photography and artwork have appeared on magazine covers, album covers, commercial advertising, countless catalogs, all over the internet and even in Times Square.   While I enjoy entertaining and composing my own music, I also genuinely enjoy working on other artists projects. I derive a great deal of satisfaction from helping an artist have their vision come to fruition.

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Monika Hoffman

The Malmö-based Monika Hoffman has made a thrilling musical journey. Geographically she's landed in Boston, Hungary and Canada. Musically she moves in between the areas of Classical Music, Latin Jazz and Pop. Since Monika has roots in a Hungarian family of musicians it never struck her as unnatural to embrace her colourful heritage. September 22'nd she will finally release her first album at home base. On her debut album ”Let's Run Away” Monika's music spans over several hues of the Latin-american musical palette. She has chosen to compose her lyrics in English, Swedish and Hungarian. ”I think it's very important to preserve my heritage

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George Lake BIG Band

With lots of brass, a little sass, and plenty of pizzazz, the award-winning George Lake BIG Band would be happy to swing for you sometime soon. Their finely tuned repertoire draws on the timeless appeal of the greats; Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw and arrangements by modern swing artists like The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. This distinctive blend has given the George Lake Big Band a unique style that continues to win fans from every generation. Simply put, they can really swing!

The Royal Bopsters

Fresh from their successful debut at the Newport Jazz Festival, The Royal Bopsters is a jazz vocal quartet made up of New York’s finest jazz singers/music educators that specializes in Bebop and Swing music. Their highly acclaimed break out release on Motema Records allowed them to sell out a week at NY’s Birdland Jazz Club and garnered them 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine as well as making many top picks for 2015. Their eagerly awaited second recording will be released this Spring and once again features the true jazz royalty of Sheila Jordan and the late Bob Dorough, each lending their iconic voices and stylings (not to mention their writing) that has garnered such praise as, “If this disc featured just the quartet, it would be sensational

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Don Mopsick

Don Mopsick began his musical career as a teenager in his hometown of Linden, NJ, performing on trumpet and bass guitar for local ethnic dances. After High School, he attended Rutgers University and Berklee College of Music. His first professional gigs were with Rosemary Clooney and Ralph Sharon around Boston. Mopsick’s musical interests have always been eclectic. He was graduated from The Manhattan School of Music in 1977 with a degree in Tuba Performance. While in New York, he performed on tuba and bass with The Smith Street Society, Lee Castle (with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra), Jim Chapin, John Carisi, Benny Ventura, the Paul Jefferey Octet and others. After a move to Ft

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Depot Town Big Band

Formed in 2011, Depot Town Big Band is a group of big band jazz aficionados who enjoy sharing our love of big band music. The Band’s repertoire spans eight decades of jazz, ranging from classics of the 30’s through to the current stars of the big band genre, such as Tom Kubis, Gordon Goodwin, and Matt Cattingub. DTBB is a regular mainstay at the historic Haab’s Restaurant in Ypsilanti, MI, playing on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

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Dan Gabel

About Dan Gabel: Hailed by the Boston Globe as “the real deal, [a bandleader] that looks and sounds like the 1940s.” Dan Gabel is a trombonist, arranger, bandleader, historian, and educator. He formed his first band in the eighth grade, and has dedicated his life and career to promoting quality live music. Gabel leads several of his own musical groups, including Dan Gabel and The Abletones (authentic 18-piece Big Band), The High Society Orchestra (11-piece Hot Dance of the Roaring 20s), plus various smaller groups and a Brass Quintet. He has recorded and produced six full-length albums, and appears on countless other recordings

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Picassoduo

Petra Soden was born in Ingolstadt - studied history of arts and English - former music groups: Masquerade, Guardalachup, Freak Out, Blues Bubbles - current music groups: Picasso Quartett and RetroNova - participated workshops from Mark Murphy und Sandy Lomax - sings commercials

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MOSÏK

MOSÏK plays world jazz based on the ideas of the forgotten German music philosopher Trude Tulpenthal. In times of increasing acoustic distraction and musical randomness, the project goes on the trail of this fictional character whose lifelong objective was to seek after intersections between established traditions and contemporary experiments in music. Currently, MOSÏK concentrates primarily on the main subject of Thulpenthals’s early research, the so-called »Jazz Manouche« or »Gypsy Jazz«, whose pioneer Django Reinhardt (1910–1953) is also known as the founder of a first distinct jazz genre from Europe


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