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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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Warren Galea

Warren Galea is a Maltese multi-instrumentalist and composer currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. His biggest five influences are Mozart, Charlie Parker, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, and Jimi Hendrix. Warren has performed in a variety of contexts ranging from musicals to orchestral concerts across Malta, Paris, and New York. In 2014 he won the Malta Jazz contest and in 2015 he performed in the Malta Jazz Festival. The following year he released an EP with F Trio. Recently he graduated from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. On May 15th 2019 Warren will release his debut album - The Odyssey, featuring Andy McKee (bass) and Adam Nussbaum (drums). 

Louie Moon

Louie Moon Biography Interview by "Jazzbo Collins" Where were you born? I was born in northwest Washington D.C. three days after Christmas, and moved to California at age nine. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. When did you first discover music? Our house in D.C. was always filled with music. My Mother had a dance studio in our basement and I remember sitting underneath the piano for hours listening to both Classical and Jazz music. It was then that I first heard the voices of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Judy Garland and the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. When did you first start playing music? I was probably three years old when I saw the movie "Gigi"

Robin Nitram

Born in Chamonix (Fr), raised in Normandie (Fr) and now living in Paris, Robin Nitram plays the guitar since he is a child. From high school rock band to jazz, music has always been part of his life. After graduated from the International Music Educators of Paris he is now playing, composing and teaching in Paris where he has recorded live his first solo album.

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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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Paul Bomar

Inspired by musically-adept family, Paul Bomar started his musical journey at the age of 13 by picking up a used beginner guitar and learning a few rock tunes. Upon receiving a dubbed copy of Miles Davis's "'Round About Midnight" at the age of 16, he developed a love for jazz that has only grown in the years since. After playing in several funk and rock bands, Paul set out to share his passion for jazz with the Raleigh-Durham area and performed with his own groups and other jazz combos, as well as working as a session musician for numerous performers in the area. Paul plays, as described by others, "tastefully, economically, tunefully, swinging", drawing from traditional influences such as Kenny Burrell and Jim Hall as well as more recent players such as Ed Bickert and Peter Bernstein. Paul has numerous studio and live albums under his belt

Jorge Cariglino

GUITARIST: Jorge Cariglino is a jazz musician, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer. He was born in Buenos Aires where he studied with the most outstanding jazz musicians of the Buenos Aires scene, he developed his musical skills creating his own style based on the natural fusion of jazz with its cultural environment of the Rio de la Plata movement. He is an eclectic composer who, due to his long career, covers different styles but always with a very refined aesthetic and following the great stream of the jazz guitar masters, such as Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino. His guitar playing is fluid, virtuous, strong and his sound is warm and clean

Matthew Charles Heulitt

Guitarist and composer Matthew Charles Heulitt wields an uncanny ability to bridge the worlds of jazz, contemporary pop, and original music into a tapestry of soulful music. His lines on the guitar draw a constant sense of unfolding and searching that go well beyond the idioms of jazz improvisation. After graduating high school from the Interlochen Arts Academy high school in northern Michigan, Matthew went on to further his improvisational indulgences at Depaul University, Wayne State University, and finally at the University of Miami in Florida completing a bachelors degree in studio music and jazz guitar