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Blaise Siwula

I have been involved with the arts for most of my life. I began studying the alto sax at the age of 14 in middle school and have been playing/ studying in varying capacities since. After periodic explorations of drama, poetry, architecture, visual art, a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. and a stint in Europe, I arrived in NYC in 1989 with my family and an alto sax. In the past 18 years I have been actively involved with the NYC Improv Scene: Amica Bunker, the Improvisers Collective and most recently the C.O.M.A. series at ABC No-Rio recent as in the past 10 years As a composer I have incorporated traditional musical scoring techniques with visual/graphical and performance oriented presentations and a simple philosophy- sound and vision are inter-related in life and art resulting in communication. Although primarily an alto saxophonist I play a number of reed, flute, percussion and string instruments at varying degrees of competency per composition requirements and recently began including computer altered sound files in performance as background for improvisation. Currently my instruments of choice are: Alto, Tenor & Soprano Saxophones; Bb Clarinet, Eb Alto Cl & Bb Bass Clarinet. This has resulted in my performing and collaborating with an extreme variety of types of improvised music including: Guitarist Sten Hostfalt, Doug Walker's Alien Planetscapes, Cecil Taylor's Ptonagas; William Hooker's Ensembles, Judy Dunaway's Balloon Trio; Rowe Siwula Miano Trio, Dialing Privileges Trio w

Carl Bartlett, Jr.

Award-winning innovative artist, and native New Yorker, saxophonist Carl Bartlett, Jr. marked his arrival onto the Jazz scene with the 2011 release of his Critically Acclaimed debut CD, Hopeful. He has since emerged as one of the leading lights in the Post-bop/ Modern Jazz world, as both a player and composer. “A tone that only the greats have the ability to attain” raves All About Jazz, describing the profound sonic nature of Bartlett, Jr.’s rich alto sax sound, which uniquely blends alto and tenor sax timbres. Since achieving the high honor of becoming the 1st Place Winner in the USA (2nd in the world) in the prestigious 2015-2016 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) Jazz Category, Carl Jr

Scott Gilman

Scott Gilman first picked up the saxophone at age 10, inspired by his Dad’s late night jam sessions with other local jazz musicians. The rock scene in Massachusetts also influenced him and it wasn’t long before he picked up a guitar as well. His formative years were equally split between studying and playing the jazz of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, et al and forming his own rock bands to perform locally. He started playing professionally at age 15. After winning numerous awards in school as a saxophonist he won a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Therehe studied under jazz greats Herb Pomeroy, John LaPorta, Joe Viola, and Andy McGhee

Herve Perez

Hervé Perez is a sound artist/composer from France, now based in Sheffield, UK. plays the saxophones, shakuhachi and laptop in several groups ranging from free-jazz, electro-acoustic improvisation and contemporary jazz. Sounding out, one of his current projects, is an exploration of architecture, outdoor acoustics and sacred sites - investigating the nature of space and natural topography - through the practice of deep listening. These recordings are documents of in situ improvisations, inspired by the spirit and the special characteristics of a location. links: main website: www.spacers.lowtech.org/herve electroacoustic music: http://soundcloud.com/sndsukinspook acoustic sax: http://soundcloud.com/herveperez other site with audio, visual and text work: http://sndsukinspook.wordpress.com current projects: sounding out - explorations of outdoor acoustics, sacred sites with the soprano saxophone, investigating the nature of space and architecture, natural topography. sounding out – explorations of outdoor acoustics, sacred sites with the saxophone, investigating the nature of space and architecture, natural topography. room harmonics – experimental recording technique using sound to represent architecture and spatial relationships “inclusion principle”, trio with martin archer and peter fairclough (discus label) – electroacoustic improvisations with laptops, winds, objects “northern” audio visual improvisation exploring a sense of place with maja bugge and adam york gregory – cello, field recordings and video projections “beck woolf perez trio” free jazz with mick beck and adam woolf – piano and saxophones “hornweb” martin archer’s all saxophones group “nada” duo with roger mills various collaborations / free improvisation

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Christopher Hollyday

Christopher Hollyday began performing publicly in 1983 in the Boston area at age thirteen as a member of his brother Richard’s quintet. In 1988 Hollyday headlined a week at the historic Village Vanguard in New York City. Hollyday toured with Maynard Ferguson as a featured soloist in the trumpeter’s “60th Birthday Big Band”, and recording the “Big Bop Nouveau” album. From 1989 through 1993, Hollyday toured with his own quartet visiting every Western European country, Brazil, Canada, and most of the United States. During this period Hollyday made four recordings for RCA records

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Alex LoRe

Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “…making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “…a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by many genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. LoRe has been featured at venues such as New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Jazz at Ravinia Festival held at the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists in Chicago, the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, and the Jacksonville and Clearwater Jazz Festivals in Florida, among others

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Sam Gill

Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney. His music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music, appearing in his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered as well as the collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche. He has also played with a number of Australia's most acclaimed improvisers including Simon Barker, Chris Hale, Andrea Keller, Steve Magnusson, Matt McMahon, Gian Slater & Clayton Thomas, as well as the Australian Art Orchestra and world-music ensemble Mara! Sam has appeared on numerous records, including Mind on Fire's debut recording The Process of Unbecoming, self- released in December 2017, as well as Microfiche's self-titled 2016 debut

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Gerson Galante

Profile Gerson Galante is a Brazilian multi- instrumentalist, bandleader, composer and arranger, whose musical fluency spans many genres, including Latin, Brazilian, Jazz, Classical, Theater, Modern, and Pop. He is currently lead tenor saxophonist with Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, the top jazz orchestra in South America, and has toured with some of the most famous Brazilian musical artists for four decades. Instruments Soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flutes, clarinet InterXchange ensemble Is a flexible ensemble dedicated to making international musical exchanges between Brazil and The United States

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Brent Bowman

Dr. Brent A. Bowman has had a distinguished career as a music educator for 38 years and performing jazz artist for 50 years. Notable teachers he studied with: (Berklee College of Music) Joe Viola-woodwind chair, John LaPorta-saxophone, Bob Patton-saxophone, Andy McGhee-saxophone, Gary Burton-harmony and improvisation, Dr. William Lacey-music education, Jan Konopasek, saxophone; (University of Akron) Dr. Sherman VanderArk and Dr. Wallace H. Nolin; (The University of Kansas) George Duerksen, Paul Haack, Rudolph Radocy. Musicians he played with: (Berklee College of Music) Al Di Meola-guitar, Tiger Okoshi-trumpet, Mick Goodrick-guitar, Abraham Laboriel-bass, Oliver Nelson II-alto saxophone, Dave Holland-bass, Jeff Stout-trumpet, Wayne Naus-trumpet Brent Bowman has performed with: Candy Johnson-tenor saxophone, Gerry Beaudoin-guitar, Sonny Kenner-guitar, Carmel Jones-trumpet, The Alvin Ailey Dancers, City in Motion Dance Theater, KC Contemporary Dancers, Chris DeMarco-trumpet, Mark Southerland-tenor saxophone, Bill McKemy-bass, Jeff Harshberger-bass, Ruth Rhoden-singer/trumpet, E.E