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Ludmil Krumov

Ludmil Krumov is a Bulgarian guitarist specializing in contemporary jazz and world fusion. His guitar style incorporates wide diversity of techniques such as sweep and alternate picking , rich articulation and dynamic phrasing. Technically fluent, he uses the entire neck of the instrument to play lines involving horizontal and vertical melodic approach, wide intervals and modal diversity in a virtuoso way without compromising musicality. His improvisations incorporate the language of bebop, modern jazz and blues spiced up with eastern European and Balkan ornamentation and complex additive rhythms

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Maria Quintanilla

Maria Quintanilla, originally born in Lima, Peru, is a multi-award winning vocalist, composer, and producer based in the heart of New York City. Her insatiable curiosity has enabled her to perform and record in a wide spectrum of styles that range from classical to jazz, funk to pop, soul to latin. Despite her young age, Maria Quintanilla has toured all over Europe, North and South America, and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with award winning artists such as mentor Jon Faddis, John Benitez, Steve Turre and Tia Fuller, amongst others. She has been recognized as a performer with poise far beyond her years and with having an exceptional ear for raw vocal expression

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Jake Shulman-Ment

Born in New York City, Jake Shulman-Ment is among the most highly regarded klezmer musicians performing today. He tours and records internationally as a soloist, and with Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Di Naye Kapelye, The Brothers Nazaroff, Pete Rushefsky, Frank London, Sanda Weigl, Joey Weisenberg, Adrian Receanu, Duncan Sheik, and many more. Jake first began playing violin at the age of 3, and went on to study classical technique with renowned violin pedagogues Gerald Beal and Joey Corpus. Beginning studies in klezmer from age 12, he was initially a protégé of Alicia Svigals

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Rock and Raaga Launches E-Fusion

Goa based record label Rock and Raaga has released the Brown Indian Band's debut album titled E-Fusion. The Brown Indian Band led by bassplayer Colin D'Cruz, features accomplished Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz virtuosos. Indian classical music and jazz are both forms of improvised music. Indian classical music is linear and improvisation is based ...

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Vibist Ed Saindon at the Berklee Percussion Festival

Vibist Ed Saindon at the Berklee Percussion Festival

Ed Saindon will be teaching at the Berklee Percussion Festival in Boston, Massachusetts from June 23rd to the 27th. The curriculum will include clinics, concerts, classes and ensembles for mallet players, drummers and percussionists. As part of Percussion Week, Saindon will be performing music from his latest recording Depth of Emotion along with Matt Marvuglio-flute, Bruno ...

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Dave Liebman/Ed Saindon Teaming up with Depth of Emotion for Concert Performances

Dave Liebman/Ed Saindon Teaming up with Depth of Emotion for Concert Performances

In response to the success of their recent CD collaboration Depth of Emotion, saxist Dave Liebman and vibist Ed Saindon are teaming up with the group Depth of Emotion for concert & clinic performances. Featuring a unique blend of Liebman's soprano and Saindon's vibes, the recording has been receiving widespread radio airplay in the U.S. and ...

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JazzChicago.net Reviews Liebman and Saindon's CD "Depth of Emotion"

JazzChicago.net Reviews Liebman and Saindon's CD "Depth of Emotion"

Chicago jazz critic Brad Walseth recently reviewed Depth of Emotion featuring Dave Liebman on soprano and Ed Saindon on vibes, piano and marimba. The recording has been receiving extensive airplay in the U.S. and abroad. Brad Walseth writes in JazzChicago.Net: “The combination of vibes and soprano sax is one that hasn't really been utilized very often ...

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Liebman/Saindon's Depth of Emotion Hits UK's Jazz Audience

Liebman/Saindon's Depth of Emotion Hits UK's Jazz Audience

World Improvised Music's new release Depth of Emotion featuring Dave Liebman and Ed Saindon has been making inroads on the UK jazz scene. With brisk CD sales at the popular internet site Jazzcds, positive reviews in the leading jazz magazines and Pick of The Week on The Jazz Jury hosted by The Jazz, Depth of Emotion ...

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Saindon and Liebman's Depth of Emotion Reviewed in All Music Guide

Saindon and Liebman's Depth of Emotion Reviewed in All Music Guide

Comfortable with both inside and outside playing, soprano saxman Dave Liebman has shown himself to be admirably flexible over the years. Liebman has appeared in avant-garde settings at times, but he has been equally successful on very straight-ahead albums, and his performances are definitely straight-ahead on Depth of Emotion, a 2006 date he co-leads with vibist/pianist/marimba ...