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Gregory Harrington

Born in Dublin to Irish parents, Gregory Harrington began to play the violin at the age of four at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He holds degrees in Business and Music from University College Dublin, American College Dublin, The Guildhall School of Music in London and Mannes College of Music in New York City. Today, Harrington is one of Ireland's most recognized violinists, having performed all over the world as soloist in some of the world’s greatest concert halls for Presidents, the United Nations, and millions of music fans at arenas and stages worldwide. He was invited to open the St Patrick's Day Parade live on NBC on 5th Avenue to a nationally televised US audience and was invited by the Green Bay Packers to perform the US National Anthem at Lambeau Field. Harrington has appeared with many great orchestras and esteemed conductors including the San Diego Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra and the Janacek Philharmonic under Thomas Wilkins, Robert Houlihan, Mariusz Smolij and Mark Shapiro amongst others. In 2006 he founded his own record label, Estile Records, and has has enjoyed success on the Billboard Classical Charts having released 3 critically acclaimed albums to date

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Alex LoRe

Noted by Ben Ratliff of the New York Times as a saxophonist who is “…making the connections among about 70 years’ worth of contemplative, articulate and light-toned players”, Manhattan-based saxophonist and composer Alex LoRe is one of the most in demand alto saxophonists on the current New York City jazz scene. Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and educator Bunky Green says LoRe “…will emerge to become one of the leading voices on the international jazz scene.” Saxophonist George Garzone describes his playing as “bold and unforgiving”, with “…a beautiful sound; he understands the concept of melody.” With a strong upbringing in classical music, LoRe’s playing and compositions are influenced by many genres, ranging from European classical music through today’s most influential artists on both the jazz and popular music scenes. LoRe has been featured at venues such as New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), the Jazz at Ravinia Festival held at the Stean’s Institute for Young Artists in Chicago, the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, and the Jacksonville and Clearwater Jazz Festivals in Florida, among others

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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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Sanah Kadoura

Electrifying Lebanese-Canadian drummer, Sanah Kadoura has received a Diploma, Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Jazz performance. Sanah has performed and toured the world with masters of the music as well as young up and comers. Sanah has shared the stage with the legendary Kirk Lighstey,(Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Chet Baker), Philip Harper (Art Blakey), Ed Cherry (Dizzy Gillespie) Mark Whitfield (Herbie Hancock), Joe Locke, Pat Bianchi, Tivon Pennicott, Roy Hargrove, Sullivan Fortner, among many others. Sanah now tours and records with her own band Hawk Eyes.

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Isle of Klezbos

Isle of Klezbos first emerged as an organic offshoot of New York's Metropolitan Klezmer. Formed in 1998, the frolicsome six-piece women's band soon became an acclaimed, dancing-in-the-aisles hit at a wide variety of venues from Vienna to Vancouver, making their European debut in 2004 as the closing hit feature at Austria's first KlezMORE festival. A versatile, neo-traditional ensemble, the group plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango, plus an ever-expanding repertoire of vibrant originals. The sextet brings together a rare combination of talent inspired by extensive experiences in an kaleidoscopic array of styles, from klezmer to Cajun, funk, reggae, classical, punk, and Latin jazz