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Thiago de Mello

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Gaudencio Thiago de Mello (Barreirinha, state of Amazonas, 1933 - New York, 2013) was a NY-based Brazilian composer, arranger, conductor, band leader (founder of the Amazon big band which performed all Sunday nights at Sweet Basil-NY during the 1980s) and multi-instrumentalist (piano, acoustic guitar, percussion). He was brother of poet Amadeu Thiago de Mello.

Thiago got Grammy nominations for albums he recorded with Paul Winter and Sharon Isbin. He also recorded several albums with Brazilian jazz singer Ithamara Koorax (with whom he also toured in both Brazil and USA) as well as with Luiz Bonfa, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Dexter Payne, Susannah McCorcle, Claudio Roditi, Carlos Pingarilho, Jorge Pescara, Anna Ly and many others

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Guillermo Nojechowicz

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Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guillermo Nojechowicz is the percussive drive behind his band EL ECO’s elegant fusion of Brazilian Argentinean jazz. Combining samba and the 3ghter lines of straight-ahead jazz, he is a master of all the idioms, including Cuban, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Funk – and of course, tango. A drummer who plays with the ear of a composer, Nojechowicz wrote most of the material on the band’s long-awaited new CD, Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933 (Zoho Music), which features Grammy Award winner trumpeter Brian Lynch.

Nojechowicz has also performed with Claudio Rodi3, Donny McCaslin, Jon Faddis, Danilo Perez, Airto Moreira, Romero Lubambo, and Carly Simon

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Martin Sjöstedt

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No doubt that Martin Sjöstedt is one of the most interesting musicians one the European jazz scene today. Not only is he one of the most indemand bassplayers around, he also plays the piano on the same level. This fact together with his skills for writing music for all kind of ensembles, from producing small group albums to composing for big bands, you easily understand why everyone wants to be a part of his musical enviroment. Grammy award-winning composer Jim McNeely writes in the liner notes: With this CD, Martin reveals the scope of his abilities as composer and arranger for big band, and they are impressive

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Joshua Bowlus

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Growing up in Port Orange, FL as the oldest of three siblings, Joshua Bowlus started piano lessons at age five. He trained classically throughout his childhood with private lessons at Stetson University until he began high school. He credits both his high school band director Andrew Kidd and local pianist and teacher Harold Blanchard for sparking his interest in jazz, introducing him to the legendary sounds of masters such as Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk and more. Bowlus was awarded the Louis Armstrong award in high school and continued his music education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, studying under pianists Kevin Bales & Keith Javors. The head of the UNF jazz department and legendary alto saxophonist Bunky Green served as Joshua’s primary mentor through his later years in college. Since graduating from college in 2006, he has built his musical career as a jazz pianist in the Southeast region, as both bandleader and sideman for various groups and artists.

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Selma Boragian

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Brazilian singer, vocal arranger and conductor Selma Boragian has been part of the artistic team of the University of São Paulo Choir (CORALUSP) since 1999. She graduated from UNICAMP in Popular Music and completed a Masters in Music at USP, specializing in vocal arrangements for choir. Her book “ O samba em arranjos para coral" was published in Europe, by "New Academic Editions” in 2019.

She is the founder of the renowned vocal group Arirê, where she participated as a singer and arranger. The female vocal quartet released two acclaimed albums; the second one, inspired by João Gilberto, on the SESC label.

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Arnaldo DeSouteiro

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Music Producer (with over 530 albums to his credit according to the All Music Guide), Voting Member of NARAS-GRAMMY and Jazz Journalists Association (NY), Member of LAJS (Los Angeles Jazz Society), Musical Philosopher, Journalist, Jazz & Brazilian Music Historian, Publicist, Public Relations, Composer (having written successful jazz & pop songs, some dance hits like "O Passarinho" for the Italian TV reality show "La Pupa e Il Secchione", and "Samba da Copa" for the "2006 World Cup" in Germany, plus many other soundtracks for movies, soap operas & TV series in the USA — PBS, BET, Universal Cable etc —, Europe and Asia), Lyricist (he wrote lyrics to Dave Brubeck's "Broadway Bossa Nova" at the invitation of Brubeck himself, among other songs), Arranger, Percussionist, Keyboardist, Programmer, Educator (conducting clinics and panel sessions worldwide as the first Brazilian member of IAJE- International Association of Jazz Educators during its existence).

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Jessa V Salerno

A dynamic and multi-faceted artist, Jessa V is emerging as a versatile new voice in music.  A native New Yorker based in Manhattan, she is turning heads with her stunning voice and intimate compositions.  Now, with the release of her most compelling music to date, Jessa is emerging as an artist uniquely capable of speaking directly to her listeners’ hearts.

Jessa’s distinctive vocal style can be attributed to her diverse background in music.  She draws on classical, jazz, and rock influences, blending them into a one-of-a-kind genre.  What truly separates her from the crowd, however, is the pure emotion that she brings to every performance.

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Nick Etwell

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After graduating from the Royal College of Music, London, in 1996, Nick was awarded the Archer Jazz Scholarship (Postgraduate) to attend Trinity College of Music, London, 1999-2000. Over the 20+ years since he has performed and recorded with a huge variety of well known artists from around the World, touring extensively in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. He has performed on the World’s most famous stages, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (London), Palais des Congres, L’Olympia (Paris), Konzerthaus (Berlin), Rod Laver Arena (Melbourne), the Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles), Red Rocks (Denver), Chicago Theatre (Chicago), The Ryman Auditorium (Nashville) and Madison Square Garden (New York).

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Macarena Rocha

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Macarena Rocha is a Chilean born singer (lightweight soprano of exotic long range), composer and educator with Russian roots raised in a Brazilian environment, based in Argentina.

She has made contributions especially in Worldmusic, Ethno Jazz and Folk Electronic music. From the melodic song to the instrumental elaboration going through improvisation, and with an extension many times in big band format on stage.

For a long time she composed and was Věra Maia collective leader's (2010–2018). A trio/orchestra of indian tabla, trumpet and guitar & spanish vocals. Her music fused jazz with traditional ethnic music from the East and the Latin American healing-chants of Icarus, from the jungle. She was accompanied by Dhanvantri Dub (tabla) and Adrian Sage (trumpet) on Maianthemus (2015). By Juan Elgueda on tabla, Alejandro Pino on trumpet & flugelhorn, Cristian Gallardo on alto & tenor saxophone, Ignacio Hernández on electric guitar, sometimes on stage in a special concert mode "Hip soul jazzy". Then by Benjamín Saiz on drums & percussion, Javier Aguilar on bansuri & ethnic flutes, Fabrizio Labrín on electric guitar, Matias Donoso on bass, Juan Pablo Salvo on trumpet and Miguel Ángel Cortés on bassoon at last in a new huge group, with new arrangements, more free improvisation and much more artists; developing the hipfolk, rocksoul and ethnic-rap style in the Chilean scene for those years. Maianthemus had an excellent reception in Turkey and India, so the band received a lot of invitations to perform there.


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