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Lushh

Lushh is an electronic jazz band based out of Kalamazoo, MI. The band has been together since late 2015, after meeting through the Jazz Studies program at Western Michigan University. While merging their jazz roots with more modern and contemporary styles, Lushh draws their influences from the likes of Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Hiatus Kaiyote and much more. Lushh frequently performs around the Midwest, particularly in Michigan, collaborating with various musicians and artists. In addition to performing, Lushh teaches masterclasses at local Michigan high schools. Recently, Lushh performed at the Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI

Brownman Electryc Trio

BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO
:: Brownman Ali - electric trumpet
:: Sean Dennis - 6-string electric bass
:: Colin Kingsmore - drums
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— 2007 National Jazz Award “Electric Jazz Group of the Year”
— 2011 Trinidad High Commission citation: “Distinguished National"
— 2013, 2015, 2016 : 3x Toronto Independent Music Award winner
— 2014 International Independent Music Award winner
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“Awards are nice, naturally, but to dig what Brownman is doing, you’ve got to see him live. I had a chance to do just that over the summer when Brownman fronted his killer trio ..

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Shawn McGowan

Shawn McGowan is an Indianapolis based pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, and educator. Shawn studied at the Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of David N. Baker and Luke Gillespie, earning a B.A in Jazz Studies, a minor in instrumental and choral conducting, and the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. In 2013, Shawn won first prize for Best Musical Score in the National Campus Movie Festival screened in Hollywood and Paris, France. From 2015- 2016 he served as the Associate Instructor of Jazz Piano for the Jacobs School of Music and as a piano instructor for the IU Young Pianists Program

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JAKSPIN

JAKSPIN is a Greek/Lebanese producer, singer and DJ born and raised in Cologne, Germany, where he started writing rhymes at the age of 12, deejaying at age 14. He embarked on his musical career as a DJ in Cologne's legendary underground soul music club called Kauri Keller. His first official release was a party break 12“ vinyl winning the Club Bangaz Worldwide competition. After remixing R&B songs for the label Da Source Records he finally metamorphosed into the artist JAKSPIN with a new sound ranging from lofi hip hop beats to vintage 70s Jazz and R&B grooves. He began to gain recogintion with the release of his first beat tape „Beats From the Attic“

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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.