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John Kalleen

John Kalleen - Trumpet and Flugelhorn “I love music!” exclaims John who was exposed to music at a very young age. “Music was always being played or performed in my house, everything from Miles to Mozart.” Beginning on piano at the age of eight under the tutelage of his pianist/composer father, John soon started having his own ideas about music. At a jazz concert John heard how the young Freddie Hubbard played the trumpet and it became clear to John that he would express his musical creativity with the trumpet. John’s mother bought him his first trumpet at the age of twelve

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Jack Furlong

Recording artist Jack Furlong has been called many things, including “the James Bond of jazz,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” and “late to dinner.” What is there to say about Jack Furlong that hasn’t already been said about a fine wine? (Well, except that he isn’t made from grapes…) Furlong is known as a performer, composer, arranger, woodwind doubler, and educator. A baritone saxophonist by trade, Jack diversifies his sound to other saxophones and woodwinds to achieve the proper tone color, mood, and musical message he hears and wishes to portray. Jack delights audiences with his wit and mastery at gigs, a talent that exudes from his albums, including the critically acclaimed "And That Happened" and the incredibly fun "Opportunity." With cool phrasing and a simple, melodic approach, Jack credits his style as heavily influenced from a wide variety of jazz pioneers, citing Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Count Basie, and John Coltrane as the parents of his sound; yet he notes that his technique is personalized for today’s jazz scene

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Clemens Grassmann

“Grassmann uses modern and clever textures to point the music into a creative direction.” – Jazz Weekly Recipient of the 2015 Armand Zildjian Percussion Award, Berlin-born drummer Clemens Grassmann has collaborated across the U.S. and internationally, releasing multiple recordings as a leader to critical acclaim and peer recognition. His genre-defiant aesthetic stretches across generations and unites listeners of every sonic prerogative. The Berlin-born drummer, composer and educator has toured throughout the Southern United States as a member of the high-octane backbeat-driven project Swanky Tiger, whose recent EP Mechanical Nightmares received critical acclaim throughout the music blogosphere

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John Nyerges

John Nyerges lives in Rochester, NY writing music and performing as a jazz pianist. BM, MM-Eastman School of Music, Jazz Performance. The John Nyerges Quartet performed at the Syracuse Jazz Fest & the Time Warner Fest in Rochester. As a guest pianist, John has performed with conductor/trumpeter Jeff Tyzik with the Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Erie, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Stamford & Hartford CT, and Wilmington, DE Orchestras. John has performed with Doc Severinson, Allen Vizzutti, Don Potter, Linda Hopkins, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood, Arturo Sandoval, Eddie Daniels, Ray Ricker, Tony DiPaulo, Steve Lipia

Tony Marino Music

Tony Marino is a Latin jazz pianist, composer, and recording engineer based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. EARLY YEARS … The artist fell in love with music at an early age. At just 7-years old he started playing piano and has been hooked ever since. In his early days, Tony was inspired by the iconic Leon Russell and strove to become professional pianist, composer and performer. Tony started studying piano with Bill DelGovenatore. This is where Tony’s journey into the world of jazz began. Bill introduced Tony the jazz genre and even introduced him to famous artists such as Thelonious Monk

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Hansen's Garden District Band

The Garden District Band (Trio to Hot-Groove Nine) performs original compositions (instrumental and with lyrics) along with selections from the Great American songbook, classic standards, very old New Orleans traditional jazz, big band hits, bebop, Latin/Jazz to funky New Orleans street beat or second line songs in a very creative and highly improvised setting. The band performs instrumental and with vocals. Band members include (and have included) professional musicians from varying ethnic and origin backgrounds including African American, American, Brazilian, British, Canadian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican and South American citizens and include or have included male and female performers. Since 2006, over twelve years, Hansen has produced, recorded, mixed, mastered and released ten albums (CD/digital recordings) that are distributed and sold world-wide through CDBaby and digital partners that include Amazon music, iTunes and almost every digital music outlet

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Mattan Klein

Mattan Klein was born and raised in Jerusalem He had studied at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem, and had graduated with honors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston Mattan is winner of the 1st prize in the 2018 international ‘7 Virtual Jazz Club Web Community Award’! His original compositions have also earned him awards such as the John Lennon songwriting contest, and the USA Songwriting competition. He had received scholarships from the AICF, The municipality of Jerusalem and the Israeli Ministry of Culture. He is also the Recipient of the ACUM Scholarships for emerging artists (Israeli Agency for Composers and Musicians). Mattan had performed on stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, NJPAC, and more

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François Richard

François Richard was born October 9, 1956. His father is a photographer and his mother a musician. François Richard inherited of a sound musical education. At the age of 10, he had the privilege to be tutored by the great master of classical music Jean-Pierre Rampal, and his student from the Conservatoire de Paris, Gail Grimstead. In 1970 he studied flute with professor Jean-Paul Major and piano at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. In his early twenties, he founded L'Orchestre Sympathique with Jean Vanasse, vibraphonist, and obtained the Premier Prix du Conseil canadien de la musique - First Prize at the Canadian Music Council