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Nicholas Krolak

Bassist Nicholas Krolak is a young veteran of the Philadelphia jazz scene. He has spent the last decade working as a side-man, experiencing new styles, and studying with the masters. Now, he has taken all he has learned and is applying it to his own group. Tracing the lineage of bebop into the contemporary, his compositions celebrate the city and honor nature. He is also the host of the Voice = Power Podcast in which he interviews visionaries of the Jazz world, pursuing the question: How does an artist find their voice?

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Jacopo Ferrazza

Jacopo Ferrazza was born in 1989 in Frascati, a city near Rome. Jacopo is an acoustic and electric bass player and pianist as well. He's graduated in classical bass and classical piano from the italian conservatory of Frosinone "Licinio Refice”.  He also studied bass with John Patitucci, Ares Tavolazzi, Marco Panascia, Aldo Perris, Luca Cola and with his father Angelo.  In the meantime he studied also classical piano with Annalaura Cavuoto, Pablo Tellez and Carlo Negroni. Jacopo started to play jazz in Rome in 2003 and during these years he has performed as sideman with some of most acclaimed musicians such as: David Liebman, George Garzone, Nicola Piovani, Maurizio Giammarco, Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Rava, Enrico Pieranunzi, Greg Hutchinson, Paolo Fresu, Logan Richardson, Roberto Gatto, Antonello Salis, Ada Montellanico, Paolo Silvestri, Lorenzo Tucci, Flavio Boltro, Jorge Vistel, Amana Melomè, Fabio Zeppetella, Roberta Gambarini, Salvatore Bonafede, Adam Pieronczyk Marcello Rosa, Andrea Pozza, Pino e Pietro Iodice, Max Ionata, Barbara Casini, Harold Bradley, Claudio e Mario Corvini, Massimo Nunzi and many others.  He also played with pop musicians such as Karima, Erminio Sinni, Simona Bencini, Mario Rosini, Vittorio Nocenzi, Eric Daniel, Giuseppe Cionfoli and with actors such as Sergio Rubini, Nino Castelnuovo, Leo Gullotta, Licia Maglietta, Riccardo Rossi. In 2006 he was selected as one of the best young musician in Lazio and he won a scholarship for the project called "Musicorienta". In 2007 he was selected as one of the best european young bass player during the "Eurobassday contest". In 2011 he won the Jimmy Woode Award as the best bass player of Tuscia in Jazz festival. In 2018 he was selected as one of the 3 best italian talent by Musica Jazz "Top Jazz in 2018 he won the SIAE prize as one of the best italian jazz talent. Jacopo has performed in some of most important italian festival and in clubs and festival of New York, Germany, Washington, North Carolina, Illinois, China, Finland, Marocco, South Corea, Turkey, Japan, Czech Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Belarus… Jacopo has recorded two album as a leader for CAM jazz label. He has also collected various experiences as composer and teacher.

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Brandon Robertson

Brandon L. Robertson is a rising upright/electric bassist originally from Tampa, FL. After attending Florida State University College of Music in 2004, Brandon received his B.A. in Music Performance, studying jazz and classical with bass professors Rodney Jordan and Melanie Punter in 2009. During his time at Florida State, he was a part of the FSU Philharmonic, University Symphony Orchestra, FSU Jazz Ensemble & Combo, FSU Salsa Florida, and the FSU Blues Lab. In 2011, Brandon performed in the Inaugural Ceremony for the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott. In 2012, he released his first album with the Zach Bartholomew Trio entitled "Out of This Town." Brandon is also active in Jazz Education

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Jeff Byrnes

Jeff Byrnes began his journey in music at the tender age of 11, playing trumpet in his school band. After picking up the euphonium in the eighth grade, Jeff discovered that the deep end is where he likes to swim. Discovering the electric bass his freshman year of high school, he picked up the instrument & taught himself, listening to a combination of Motown R&B and 90’s era rock music. Playing in the high school jazz band is really where it all happened though, introducing him to the sounds of jazz in all its idioms. Jeff spent 2002–2007 attending Berklee College of Music as an upright bass principle. Stylistically, he enjoys playing jazz, classic R&B, soul, rock, the blues, and latin. Jeff plays a Chris Stambaugh Designs custom 4-string electric, a Warwick 5-string Fortress One electric, and a Shen Willow ¾ Flatback upright bass.

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Daniel Reyes Llinas

Daniel Reyes Llinas began his Musical career at the age of 10 teaching himself how to play the guitar. Later took formal musical training with guitarist Carlos Castilla. He attended the Classical Guitar Program at Andes University in Bogota, Colombia under Carlos Rocca Lynn & Jaime Arias Obregon.

Over the years has taken private instruction, masterclasses and workshops with Tony Geballe, Carlos Alomar, Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Fernandez, Ricardo Cobo, Manuel Barrueco and Nik Bartsch among others. In 2001 He was selected among the ‘Youngest Performer Series” at Luis Angel Arango Music Hall in Bogotá

Chip Boaz

Chip Boaz plays Latin Jazz with the bass on top. Six string bass highs and lows form the foundation for your musical experience. Melodic bass solos glide through a sea of Afro-Cuban rhythms and electronic sounds. Strong bass lines anchor contemporary sounds in the landscape of both Afro-Cuban and Jazz traditions. Infectious grooves inspire your feet to dance and your ears to listen a little closer. It's Latin Jazz with an emphasis on the low end, created to move you! Chip built the foundation for his musical explorations through early years of academic study. Chip’s teenage life was spent in high school bands and at-home garage bands, which inspired him to turn his passion for performance into a career

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Pete Coco

A mainstay on the New York Jazz Scene, bassist Pete Coco recently released his debut album as a leader, “Lined with a Groove,” which features drummer Matt Wilson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. The LP is an homage to his mentors and influences, with fresh arrangements of tunes by bassists including Ron Carter, Milt Hinton, Ray Brown, Charlie Haden, Paul Chambers and more.

Pete has performed with many jazz greats including Matt Wilson, Jane Monheit, Bucky Pizzarelli, Zach Brock, Melissa Aldana, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Bruce Forman, Joel Weiskopf, Frank Vignola, Chuck Redd, and Warren Vache, among others

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Terje Gewelt

Terje Gewelt was born June 8, 1960 in Oslo, Norway and grew up in Larvik, a small town on the southeastern coast. He started playing guitar at the age of 10, switched to electric bass at 14 and added acoustic bass at 17. From 1979-81 he studied privately with the internationally recognized Norwegian bassist, Arild Andersen, and played in local jazz and fusion groups with, among others, the great Norwegian keyboardist Atle Bakken. In 1981, Terje went to the USA to study bass at the Bass Institute in Los Angeles. He studied electric bass with Jeff Berlin and acoustic bass with Bob Magnuson and played in jazz clubs around LA with guitarist Les Wise. In 1982 he moved back to Oslo and spent a year playing with many of the best Norwegian jazz musicians

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Chris Mondak

Born in Venezuela, raised in Illinois, and now residing in Boston, composer and bassist Chris Mondak, just 21 years of age, already has amassed vast experience in jazz. Chris has studied with bass luminaries Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, and Larry Gray, and performed with the likes of Shelly Berg, Melanie Charles, Dave Douglas, Wayne Escoffery, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Hamilton, Jesus Molina, Matt Savage, and Marvin Stamm. Chris has toured extensively in the U.S., playing with the Jazz band of America, Cincinnati pop/R&B vocalist Emmaline, Chicago rock band Rev Gusto, and his own jazz combo West of Staley

Tamara Murphy

Tamara Murphy double bass/electric bass/composition/arranging Tamara Murphy is an Australian bassist and composer with over 20 years performing experience collaborating with other artists, running her own ensembles, and is continually in demand as a side-person. She started playing bass at age 14, and studied music improvisation and composition in Melbourne, Australia. She has toured around the world with a diverse range of groups from classical chamber orchestras to jazz, soul, experimental and pop groups. She has been composing throughout her performing career, writing for many ensembles, including her quintet Murphy’s Law and her new group, Spirograph Studies