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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

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Emma Grace Stephenson

Emma Grace Stephenson is an Australian pianist and songwriter who has shared the stage with prolific musicians and bands such as Ingrid and Christine Jensen (Canada/US), Gian Slater, the Sirens Big Band, Sandy Evans, Greg Gould (Australia’s Got Talent 2013), and Brittanie Shipway (The Voice 2014). Her music combines rhythmic, harmonic, and improvisatory elements of modern jazz with folk-pop songwriting influences.

After performing her own compositions at the Sydney Opera House with Hieronymus Trio and the acclaimed Australian vocalist Kristin Berardi, Emma won the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship for Australian jazz musicians under the age of 35. Emma was also the 2016 recipient of the Jann Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in the Australian jazz scene, which facilitated a collaboration with the award winning Australian vocalist, Gian Slater, culminating in performances for the Melbourne and Sydney Women’s Jazz Festivals, and a recording at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) studios in late 2016. This work was released in an album titled 'Where the Rest of the World Begins' in April 2017.

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