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Niels Lan Doky

Niels Lan Doky is the Knight of Jazz: Telling the stories of the music and his journey to becoming a global icon of the genre. A generation younger than artists like Keith Jarrett and Pat Metheny, pianist/composer Niels Lan Doky is one of the most acclaimed and prolific jazz artists of his time. He has released over 40 albums, has collaborated with the greatest artists in jazz and has won countless awards and accolades around the world. When he released his debut album in 1986 an American Jazz Journalist wrote: “There is nothing more encouraging and satisfying than to encounter for the first time a young Jazz musician of real stature, someone who can make you feel that the future of the music is in good hands

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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Lena Bloch

“In jazz”, muses Lena Bloch, “many things come together that are thought of as opposites: mind and feeling, responsibility and abandonment, looseness and precision, improvisation and composition. I just love that.” Lena’s love for jazz has taken her on a challenging and circuitous voyage. Lena moved from Israel to Europe in 1991, where she became a part of the European jazz scene (Germany and Holland) for 12 years, finally came to the United States, earning Master's Degree in Composition and moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2008, where she quickly became a contributor to one of the most fertile and interesting jazz scenes of recent memory

Dariusz Petera

DARIUSZ PETERA - musician, pianist, composer. Team leader: Petera Sextet and jazz-rock band Fusion Generation Project. He has two albums in his discography: signed with his name "Flashover" (Lydian Series / Requiem Records, 2019), recorded with the team of Petera Sextet and "No Fusion" (Allegro Records, 2013), registered with the Fusion Generation Project team, which featured the American trumpeter Michael "Patches" Stewart. He is a graduate of the Original School of Popular Music and Jazz K. Komeda in Warsaw in the arrangement class of prof. Lucjan Kaszycki and piano by Wojciech Kamiński. He also studied at the excellent jazz pianist Janusz Skowron. Laureate of the 3rd Place in the 5th International Competition for Jazz Composition 2018 as part of the 13th edition of the Silesian Jazz Festival (Katowice 2018)

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Anna Jalkéus

Anna Jalkéus is a Boston based singer, harpist, and composer known as a powerful, creative musician who writes genre bending music with fearlessness and originality. She has received many national awards such as the JEN Young Composer Showcase, Swedish Monica Zetterlund and Ted Gärdestad awards, scholarship from STIM (Swedish ASCAP), and was awarded “Outstanding Performance” with her band in DownBeat Student Music Awards 2017. She is a sought-after collaborator and frequently appears as a side(wo)man in experimental, contemporary jazz groups. Born in 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden, Anna grew up traveling worldwide with Swedish a cappella phenomenon The Real Group, seeing as both of her parents were original members

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Vincent Houdijk

Vincent Houdijk is one of the most versatile music artists in The Netherlands with an average of between 100 and 150 concerts annually. The combination of his classical and jazz studies gave him an incredibly open and wide view on music which. always open for all kinds of music collaborations and styles Vincent Houdijk is without doubt a very open and even so spiritually minded music artist and teacher. In 2007 vincent created his band VinnieVibes; an intense, dynamic and irresistible band which is highly appreciated by their fans and many music programmers. This year Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes performed at the world famous North Sea Jazz Festival and they recorded their third album there during this live performance

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Brittany Anjou

Brittany Anjou is an American composer, vocalist, and piano focused multi-instrumentalist based in New York City. Exploring everything from Ahmad Jamal to Bikini Kill in her repertoire, this creative, versatile, and virtuoso performer hails from Seattle. Starting from the age of twelve Brittany has performed in award winning jazz ensembles throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. She has had the opportunity to perform with people such as Wynton Marsalis, Ernestine Anderson, Clark Terry, and Elysian Fields. As a young woman she continued jazz and philosophy studies at New York University under the mentorship of Stefon Harris