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John Mailander

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John Mailander is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who moves listeners in concert halls, festivals, and music camps at home and abroad. A sought-after performer, teacher, producer, and recording artist, John is known for his deeply rooted voice on the fiddle, mandolin, and other stringed instruments. John is a member of Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers. He has toured and performed with some of the greatest names in the acoustic music world and beyond, including Billy Strings, Darol Anger, Molly Tuttle, Joy Williams, Sierra Hull, Jacob Jolliff, Tony Trischka, Ruth Moody, Col. Bruce Hampton, Joe K

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Roger Benedict Jr

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a widely talented songwriter, vocalist and musician from cleveland, ohio. who started perfoming as a teenager in the late 80's and who's main interest is electronic synthesizers, beat machines, and guitars. Roger Benedict Jr also has been a mainstream and pop music vocalist and composer, as well as a local club disc jock and music personality around cleveland.

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Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman is a London based singer, multi-instrumentalist & composer, who has a ‘rare sense of melody running through her eclectic compositions, full of catchy twists and turns’. Her music melds diverse influences from jazz, folk and contemporary music into an 'arresting and uniquely personal' sound. Sometimes dealing with settings of poetry and other times original lyrics, ‘her voice, effortlessly moves between a light precision and warm soulfulness is unmistakably her own’.  Fini released her latest album 'Burn the Boat' in October 2016 and it has already received much glowing reviews from peers and critics including ****'s from Jazzwise, allaboutjazz, the Guardian and the arts desk. '.

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Dylan Taylor

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My first instrument was cello, then electric bass. When I found Jazz the upright bass found me. I have spent most of my life in Philadelphia except for a few years studying with John Patittucci in New York. Also studied with Buster Williams, Dennis Sandole and Al Stauffer. Played for many years and recorded with Ken Ulansey and Heath Allen, also with the Tom Lawton trio at the four seasons Hotel and Tony Williams Quartet at the Ritz Carlton. Was a long time member of Bobby Zankel's big band, made two records with them and a trio record with Edgar Bateman. I have also recorded with Larry Coryell and Mike Clark, Butch Ballard and Sam Dockery, Khan Jamal, and Kelly Meashey among others.

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The Blue Dahlia ~ Dahlia Dumont

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Dahlia Dumont, leader of The Blue Dahlia: vocals, ukulele-player, singer-songwriter. Brooklyn-girl, but a nomad at heart, Dahlia Dumont traveled the world from an early age, always absorbing the cultural and musical influences in her path. Her Eastern European heritage and her years as an anthropology student and teacher in France and Senegal shaped her musical palette, and in 2012 she created her project The Blue Dahlia. The Blue Dahlia: Lyrics in English and French, French and Mexican accordion, klezmer violin, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson

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Kalen Henry

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Nineteen-year-old artist Kalen Henry grew up in an eclectic musical cradle. The daughter of a school teacher and a musician, Kalen included the music of several generations and genres in her childhood tapestry. From Stravinsky to Red Hot Chili Peppers, music always had a profound effect on her. “What I enjoy most about making music is the sounds musicians create together. Each part intertwines to form something mesmerizing, and we're all transported to an unparalleled zone where the music hijacks our souls and takes us to someplace better. A world full of people, different in almost every single way, but united by a love for the art of music— it truly is a beautiful thing.” Says Kalen. For Kalen, singing was not so much a hobby as it was an undeniable urge

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Parc X Trio

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Parc X trio is a Montreal-based contemporary jazz trio featuring Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier (piano and compositions), Alex Lefaivre (bass and compositions) and Alain Bourgeois (drums). To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, Parc X trio will release its 7th recording, Dream, in April 2017. Pursuing the electric trio format, the group’s latest musical explorations showcase their typical original blend of pop song structures, contemporary jazz harmonies, staggering dynamics and break-beat grooves over odd time signatures. As complex as the music might seem on paper, the trio navigates through the material effortlessly with grace and power

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2013
Duration: 5:05

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Label: Blujazz Productions
Released: 2012
Track listing: Hills; Latin Fusion Blues; Interlude One; Flow; Letting it Go; Interlude Two; Universe; Blues in Green; Universe.

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Spero: Acoustic

Read "Acoustic" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Greg Spero is a man of many parts in his approach to the piano. Based in Chicago, he has been involved in the city's adventurous jazz scene, having played with trumpeter Corey Wilkes and bassist Harrison Bankhead. But he goes beyond these boundaries, finding inspiration in hip-hop and electric distortion, which is quite a way from ...


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