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Lizzi Trumbore

DFW based vocalist and composer Lizzi Trumbore infuses catchy melodies, lush harmonies, introspective lyrics, and genre-bending grooves to create a unique spin on both the pop and jazz idioms. Her debut album "Lifelines" is set to release in the fall of 2019. Lizzi is a published songwriter and arranger who’s original compositions have been performed by collegiate and professional vocal groups throughout the country and at the JEN (The Jazz Education Network) and ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association) conferences. Her songs have been described as "world class," "sincere and intelligently crafted," and "full of beautiful surprises." She skillfully combines a vibrant and youthful perspective on songwriting while still capturing a mature depth and understanding of the art form. Trumbore has worked and performed alongside premiere jazz artists including Sara Gazarek, Josh Nelson, Jo Lawry, vocal group Groove for Thought, and Peter Sprague

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Tom Williams

Regularly performing across the South East in various duo's, jazz orchestras, rock and jazz projects, function bands, theatre productions and also as a solo performer, Tom is a versatile player having played within many genres and settings including jazz, funk, rock, soul, fusion and classical, performing in many well known venues for a variety of clients across the UK and Europe. Tom is also a graduate from the Academy of Contemporary Music. He also masters degree in music from the University of Surrey, and has also recently completed a PhD in the cognitive strategies of contemporary jazz improvisers

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Boaz

Boaz Marva is a Guitarist, Composer, Singer and Arranger. Boaz has grown up in a musical environment and studied at the Charles E. Smith High School for the Arts in Jerusalem, Israel as a teen. He has later played in many projects and bands, Including Kivsus, Abrage, Scarcity, Mania D' Pressia, The CJS big band, and more. Since coming to New York City in late 2016 he has been surrounded and taught by some of the bigger names in the scene such as Sam Yahel, Doug Weiss, Peter Bernstein, Reggie Workman, David Schnitter and many others. In 2018 Boaz Graduated his BFA from The New School in Jazz Performance.

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Mukwuru

Mukwuru's music comes from a world of pain. When this songwriter says, 'Listen to the song I sing,' he means it. So, let the music move you and take heart. A singer/songwriter fusing jazz with many flavors . . . . This singer/songwriter crosses over many genres. It's music for the people. What you hear now is just a sampling of this singer can do. This singer/songwriter guitarist has at least 50 songs under his belt. For the Jazz purist - a concert of pure jazz. For the people who just like good music - mix it up. For the socially conscious and those who want to join the protest, 'Know What Matters' and 'Can You Imagine' gives you something to think about

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Omer Ashano

Omer Ashano is an award-winning Israeli Jazz and cross-genre violinist currently residing in New York City, USA. Omer Ashano began playing classical violin at the age of six where he studied under local teachers in the town where he grew up. At the age of 13 he switched to guitar through which he got exposed to Blues, Jazz and the possibilities of improvisation. At the age of 15 Omer decided to take the skills and concepts he learned through Guitar about improvisation and develop them on the Violin in addition to the explorations of eclectic violin playing styles from Indian, Bluegrass, Celtic and Klezmer music

better than TV

better than TV, a band based in Cambridge (U.K.). We have recently released our first album 'Late' listen on Spotify and download/buy on BandCamp, Google play, Amazon "A tightly arranged Cambridge quintet..

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Jean Lenke

Jean Lenke's vocals exhibit a truly intuitive sense of melody, harmony and rhythm and a magical voice reminiscent of Dusty Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Carol King, Eva Cassidy, Carley Simon, and Diana Krall. “I started my musical career late in life. My love of music had always been there - I just needed to tap into my voice as an artist. It just goes to show - you're never to late to have the time of your life." Jean is inspired by many artists and musical genres. As vocalist and bandleader for the Jean Therapy Music Project, she brings a diverse background and a lot of creativity to both her Classic Jazz Combo and her 70's Jazz-Rock Fusion Tribute Band

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Hoyle Osborne

Hoyle Osborne — pianist, composer, arranger, producer, director, also plays mandolin, guitar, banjo, recorder, and pennywhistle — centered on American vernacular styles — ragtime, stride piano, early jazz and blues, old-time country music, folk, western swing — also plays and arranges Celtic, Latin, French, and other world styles, plus renaissance and baroque music. Hoyle and singer-songwriter-guitarist Jane Voss have performed and recorded together since 1976, appearing across North America and in England at many major music festivals, countless concerts, and on a number of National Public Radio programs

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Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur is best known for her Worldwide hit “Midnight At The Oasis,” though she has toured the globe extensively for over four decades, and has released 41 albums covering all stripes of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band, as well as several award-winning children’s albums. Often joining forces with other fine artists, she has recorded and produced on-average, an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and Blues Foundation awards. These last few years have seen the 50th Anniversary Kweskin Jug Band Reunion concerts, gospel collaborations with the Campbell Brothers, performances with former Stone Bill Wyman and The Rhythm Kings, and notable reissues of her early recordings with Jim Kweskin, and a new album released in late 2018—"Don't You Feel My Leg ~ The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker" which garnered a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album

Richard Jones

Richard Jones is an exciting, young British violinist recognised for his innovative sound and approach and adaptability in bringing the violin to life within a broad range of musical contexts. Born in Wales, his musical upbringing was a diverse tapestry of experiences that ignited his passion for music and provided opportunity to explore and develop. He went on to study music in Bath, where he also took time out from education to play with acclaimed British blues band ‘Kill It Kid’ who recorded their debut album in Seattle and toured internationally for a number of years