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Georg Wissel

Georg Wissel, (prepared) saxophones, clarinet refers to himself also as Sculptor of compressed air via (prepared) saxophones He made his first important experiences in Improvised music recording and touring in the late 80ies in Germany, France and Southamerica as guest musician of 'Pöhlmusik' along with Jon Rose. Inspired by collaborations with electronic musicians, he began also (beside working on instrumental playing-technics) searching for new sounds by preparations, which by the time has become an integral part of his playing. He is working internationally, performing solo under the title 'The Arte Of Navigation' and together with numerous exponents in Improvised music whilst he maintains long term collaborations with his duos along with Paul Lytton, Joker Nies and Tim O'Dwyer, 'the WISSELTANGCAMATTA', 'CAJLAN-WISSEL-NILLESEN', 'Broken Ghost Consort' with Matthew Goodheart and George Cremaschi, 'BlankDisk Trio' and 'Canaries on the Pole'. collaborations with ..

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Andrea Claburn

Born in Baltimore, Maryland to a classical pianist mother and a jazz aficionado father, Andrea Claburn knew what she wanted to do by the age of four. “I started begging my mother to let me to take piano lessons. She would play Chopin and Beethoven, and I would go to the piano when she was done and try to recreate what I’d heard. I wanted to play so badly.” Her mother finally relented when Andrea reached the ripe old age of six. “My mom was very smart. She said, ‘you’re not ready’ when I was in preschool. She was the opposite of a pushy stage mom. By making me wait to study piano, she made it clear that it was a privilege and I should treat it accordingly.” Meanwhile, her father introduced her to his favorite jazz artists: Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, the MJQ, Bill Evans

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Noah Rott

After years of exploring and absorbing art in a wide variety of mediums, piano player Noah Rott possesses his own personal and compelling style, both in performance and composition. In his playing he combines diverse influences from traditional jazz, modern and Avantgarde jazz, electronic music to classical music. Over the years he has developed a most unique compositional style and his original compositions are frequently performed by the bands he leads such as Noah Rott's Rocket Men, Noah Rott Trio, Noah Rott Quartet, Breakneck Trio and Solo Piano. As a pianist and keyboarder he performed at concert venues in Europe, USA, China, South Korea and Nepal and at major jazz festivals such as Jazzmandu, JazzOpen, Ueberjazz, Travejazz, Elbjazz, Feel.Jazz, and JazzHaus Festival. Born and raised in Germany, Noah grew up playing the piano from the age of 10 and also explored his musicality in electronic music production

James Banner

James Banner was born in Dudley, England in 1991. He has studied in Birmingham, Paris and Berlin, and is now based between Berlin and the UK, working around Europe as a musician, educator and composer. In the UK he is composer in residence for Make The Paint Dance, workshop leader for Jazzlines (Town Hall Symphony Hall Birmingham), as well as Lecturer at Leeds College of Music. His debut album James Banner’s USINE is released on 18.10. by JazzHausMusik, with a tour of Germany and the UK in February- March 2019. As a composer he received a studio award from the Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe, the Elsa Neumann Stipendium 2018 from the Berlin University of the Arts/Hanns Eisler, which supports the ambitious anthropological choir & improvising ensemble project Voices of Berlin, and was selected for Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme in partnership with Sound and Music, PRS Foundation and BBC Radio 3. He is active as a co-leader and sideman in projects including the Birgitta Flick Quartet, The Good Old Good Ones, Mark Pringle, Double Double Bass (with Greg Cohen) and the trio Elias Stemeseder/James Banner/Ugo Alunni, as well as numerous other international collaborative projects

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Jeff Swanson

Guitarist Jeff Swanson has made his unique voice and open mind a valued part of Chicago’s diverse music scene. A strong player in many disciplines, he has been featured at the Chicago Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, Chicago Gospel Festival. Case-fitter, is Swanson’s first original full-length release. It was recorded over four weeks in April 2017 during a residency at The Whistler in Chicago. Each week the group used a set repertoire and added members to its core trio, exploring a different experience each week and concluding with the final recorded performance as an octet. Swanson brings a fresh lyrical approach to meshing jazz, improvisation, electronic and post-rock music together on this release