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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

Ademar

Born in 1948 in Santa Catarina, Brasil. He grew up in Curitiba, Parana, Brasil. Ademar Fonseca is a highly talented brazilian musician with uncommon knowledge of music gained since early age. At age eight he acquired his first acoustic guitar. At age 13 he put together his first band. It was a duo with his brother Ademir on vocal and percussion. As his style developed he continued to perform in bars, musical shows, radio stations, theaters, concert halls, museums and in the most famous carnival in the world. His talent with a variety of musical instruments: upright bass, eletric bass guitar, acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar and vocal, only added to his appeal

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Roman Miroshnichenko

Roman Miroshnichenko is a virtuoso guitarist, Russia’s most prominent and celebrated guitarist and one of the premier guitarists of new generation in the world. He has been nominated and multi-awarded in more different international most prestigious musical contests than anyone of Russian musicians. Roman is the 4-times winner of 9th and 15th Annual Independent Music Awards and the 1st Prize Winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition, 2013. "Honorable Mention" Award of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC), 2014. He was also a Finalist of the 10th Annual International Acoustic Music Awards, 2014 and the UK Songwriting Contest, 2016.

His soaring career as an artist includes numerous awards from international jazz festivals and contests, collective performances, and recordings with such world- renowned musicians as: Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Jennifer Batten, Paul Wertico, Marco Mendoza, Heather Headley, Djivan Gasparyan, Joao Donato, Daniel “Pipi“ Piazzolla, Dominique Di Piazza, to name a few

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Koji Yoneyama

Koji is a New York-based guitar player and composer with a background in jazz, rock, Funk, Soul, and pop. He was born and raised in Osaka, Japan in 1987, graduated from Osaka University of Arts with a Bachelors in Music. Koji started playing guitar at the age of 11 and won first prize in the for Best Guitarist in the 2005 Fresh Musician Championship in Osaka. At 21 he began studying Jazz under professors Sadao Ikeda, Takashi Nakamura who teach at Osaka University of Arts. To continue his progress upon graduation, Koji studied with the legendary Kazuhiko Takeda. Since moving to New York City, Koji also had the opportunity to study with Pasquale Grasso. After graduating, Koji worked at many venues in the Osaka area as a professional session guitarist

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Shambhu

Shambhu (pronounced 'SHOHM-boo') transforms stillness and silence into calming sounds. He's an acclaimed jazz guitarist and composer who the Marin Independent Journal called "a consummate guitarist". Common Ground says, “Shambhu is at once precise, skilled, sensitive and inventive way beyond the norm.” Shambhu worked with Grammy-winning record producer Will Ackerman on his 2010 debut release, "Sacred Love," which reached #1 on the ZMR (Zone Music Reporter) New Age music chart. Shambhu's second album, "Dreaming of Now," also produced with Ackerman, reached #2 on ZMR, and won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the ZMR Music Awards (2014)

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YOHAM ORTIZ

YOHAM ORTIZ is a composer, guitarist and vocalist having a conversation about environmental awareness and personal growth. A musician with an open ear to the world, Yoham’s compositions share stories about caring for our planet and each other. Yoham’s performances are driven by his emotive vocals and energetic finger-style guitar playing. His virtuosic guitar technique fuses Classical, Jazz, Caribbean and South American styles including the little known Dominican Carabine. He sings in English and in Spanish. “To perform solo acoustic guitar is a bold statement in a time when audiences expect big, multi- dimensional sounds

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Samuel Bonnet

Born in Haifa (Israël), Samuel Bonnet moved early to Paris (France) and started classical guitar at 8. He later switched to electric-jazz/rock guitar and then took part to numerous and varied musical projects and collaborations in the Paris area, from reggae to African music, going through jazz, pop and chamber music. After a music bachelor obtained in Paris University, Samuel moved to Canada to pursue a classical guitar performance master at the Montreal University. He has since begun to perform and tour solo recitals and concerts with his jazz project in major venues across Québec (Montreal Jazz Festival, Place des Arts, Upstairs), USA (Rockwood Music Hall, New England Guitar Society) and Israel (Yellow Submarine, Levontin7). During his career, Samuel has had the opportunity to collaborate and record with such great artists as Joe Magnarelli, Daniel Sadownick, Luques Curtis, Jacques Schwarz-Bart or Yair Dalal

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Erik Borelius

Erik Borelius, guitar-player, singer and composer, has worked professionally with music since 1986. During these 33 years he has released thirteen albums, eleven through his own company and two during his time at EMI. In 1994 Erik received a Swedish Grammy for the album “SexTioTvå” – the best instrumental album in 1993 and the first recorded under Erik’s own label EB Music. The following year he was nominated with the album “Duende”. Erik’s music is often described as a peculiar blend of styles and as a guitar player he is praised for using his outstanding technique in a tasteful manner. In 1984 Erik sent a demo to EMI

Claudia Vorbach

Claudia Vorbach is a singer-songwriter and a jazz vocalist that comes from Tübingen, Southern Germany. Jazz, Folk and Blues is crossing her songwriting. She grew up in a musical home with Jazz and classical music. She took piano lessons and learned guitar playing as a self-educator. Later on she developed her voice with different teachers. Mainly the Jazz Vocalist Freddy Wilkes and then Fola Dada, both in Germany. “Miss Authentic” one of her fellow musicians has called her, a nickname that expresses an essential feature of her music. The way she sings makes you feel her passionate urge to get across to the audience what she herself feels about her songs. For her each song has a kind of impetus which she wants to follow while composing the music