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Eyran Katsenelenbogen

Eyran Katsenelenbogen is a pianist who has performed throughout the world. In 2019, he released his latest solo album, titled Outstandards, with a concert tour that included venues in the U.S., Europe and Israel. Katsenelenbogen's recordings have been reviewed by jazz publications such as Jazziz, JazzTimes, Jazz Journal International and All About Jazz, which stated in its recent review of Eyran’s previous release: "88 Fingers is truly a virtuoso's work. Perhaps Katsenelenbogen is most in league with Art Tatum for this fact: he sets the bar towards which other pianists must strive." A classically trained pianist with a jazz style, Katsenelenbogen has performed and recorded in venues such as the Iridium Jazz Club, New York; Teatro di Marcello, Rome; the Tel-Aviv Jazz & Blues Festival; the Bechstein Centrum, Hamburg; Mirrors Hall, Saint Petersburg; Scullers Jazz Club, Boston; Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA; Saint Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, UK; and the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto

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Jean René Mourot

After a classical education at the Conservatory of Nancy for trumpet, piano (including class Cédric Tiberghien) and chamber music, Jean-René Mourot turned to popular music "in various formations moving between pop, rock and French song. These formations allow him to play at festivals and concert halls (Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Printemps de Bourges, Nuits de Nacre, Sentier des Halles, Zebra Belleville ...), and participate in national radio broadcasts (France Inter, France Bleu …). He worked in various studios (Twin Studios, Studio Garage ...) as a musician and arranger (string quartet, brass quartet) including Paul d'Amour (Wagram Label) in collaboration with Jean-Louis Pierot Bashung, Thiéfaine …)

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Tihomir Stojiljkovic

Jazz pianist/composer Tihomir Stojiljkovic was born in Leskovac, Serbia. In his debut album „Solo“ we discover the treasures of Balkan musical heritage, tastefully reinvented through the language of modern jazz. At the age of six, Tihomir started playing mostly traditional music on the accordion. By the age of sixteen, he improvised in various musical genres on keyboards. In his early twenties, he developed his own piano style that he would later qualify as Balkan jazz. Tihomir is a self educated-jazz musician, who was raised in a not so jazzy environment and barely had the use of a real piano

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Walter Fischbacher

Versatile pianist and keyboardist Walter Fischbacher can best be described as the groove master of keys. Having mastered both pianistic technique and the art of the backbeat he has set out to conquer the world with his trio. A native Austrian, he relocated to New York after intense studies of classical and jazz piano in Vienna. He refined his art at the renown Mannes College and the New School Jazz Department. In addition to some arduous and exhilarating years as a solo pianist to the left of the New York Empire Diner's toilet, Walter worked as a sideman with George Garzone, Tim Levebvre, Joel Rosenblatt, Ric Fierabracci, Chico Freeman, Billy Harper, Charles Tolliver, Frank Foster, Vienna Art Orchestra, Ingrid Jensen, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Gary Dial, Jamie Haddad, Peter Herbert, Corin Curschellas, Elisabeth Lohninger etc

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Lewis Porter: Piano Solo

Read "Piano Solo" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The solo format is, quite often, a window into an artist's soul. For Lewis Porter, performing all by his lonesome at the piano, it also serves as a showcase for a tripartite balancing act between patience, impulse, and calculated intellect. In an autonomous state, left to his own devices and desires, this pianist-scholar produces music that's ...

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L. S. Zeickner

ABOUT L. S. Zeickner is a 22 year old composer, painter and multi-instrumentalist from London, UK and Edo, Nigeria. His compositions, described as "cinematic" and diverse, span multiple genres and have been released under various pseudonyms since 2011. His classical and jazz pieces for piano, published under his abbreviated real name, have garnered attention and praise worldwide. ​

Artur Dutkiewicz

Artur Dutkiewicz Polish jazz pianist and composer. Born in Pinczów, Poland in 1958. He graduated from The Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland and received diploma with distinction. Dutkiewicz was a finalist of the Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington, USA. He was the first Polish musician who played a solo recital at MIDEM in Cannes. He is one of the most concerting abroad Polish jazz musicians. During his career he performed in more than 60 countries around the world from the United States via Europe, Africa, China to Australia and New Zealand. He is a leader of the ARTUR DUTKIEWICZ TRIO playing modern jazz

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Massimo Colombo

Massimo Colombo, born in 1961 in Milano, is a composer, arranger, pianist who got a diploma in piano at “Conservatorio G. Verdi” of Milano. He studied harmony, contrappunto and composition and took some lessons from the American pianist Sonny Taylor and undertook an intense activity as a pianist and writer in collaboration with other Italian jazz musicians. He has taken part in concerts and music productions with a variety of Italian musicians including: Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Attilio Zanchi, Tino Tracanna, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roberto Ottaviano, Gianluigi Trovesi, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Fabrizio Bosso, Franco D'Andrea and with international musicians including: Tony Scott, Tommy Campbell,Pierre Favre, Billy Cobham, Jeff Berlin, Greg Hutchinson, Peter Erskine, Darek Olesczkiewicz, Bob Mintzer. He has recorded 30 cd’s as a writer for various musical groups using both acoustic and electric sounds. He has taken part in important festivals in: Milano, Bergamo, Latina, Parma, Bologna, Berchidda, Bolzano, Trento, Nuoro, Ginevra; and in different radio and RAI tv programs (Invenzioni a due voci, Jazz Club -La stanza della musica-)

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Paolo Alderighi: Piano Solo

Read "Piano Solo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Paolo Alderighi approda alla quarta prova in piano solo, in una carriera che l'ha visto finora preferire questa formula, grazie alla quale mette in evidenza una preparazione di livello assoluto e una notevole cultura musicale. I tredici brani in scaletta incarnano il suo amore per gli standard e, in genere, per la musica del Novecento jazzistico. Si ...