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Rick Kilburn

Band Leader, musician, composer, award-winning record producer, engineer and educator. Rick Kilburn can lay claim to all of the above. Born and raised in a musical family from Vancouver, B.C., Kilburn grew up listening to and playing Jazz. He attended the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, during 1973/74, and from there moved to New York, where he worked as a bassist with such diverse players as Dave Brubeck, Mose Allison, Airto, Flora Purim and Chet Baker. After ten years in New York, Kilburn returned to the West Coast of British Columbia. He taught music and improvisation at Malaspina College on Vancouver Island from 1984 to 1987 and started his first production company, creating jingles and sound tracks for radio, television and film. Kilburn joined the faculty at Vancouver Community College in 1987, teaching bass and master classes, as well as developing a course in demo production and giving workshops in recording. From 1990 to 1995, he was on the faculty of the Jazz Workshop at the Banff Center for the Arts, originating and developing the audio portion of the program that attracts engineers from around the world

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William Chernoff

William Chernoff is a Canadian jazz bassist and composer.

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Endemic Ensemble

Founded by bassist Steve Messick in early 2010, the Endemic Ensemble is a modern jazz quintet based in Seattle, Washington with Messick on double bass, Travis Ranney on tenor and soprano saxophones, Matso Limtiaco on baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, David Franklin on piano, and Christian Krehbiel on drums. The music, composed by Messick, Franklin, and Limtiaco, is influenced by '60s hard bop, big band, and 19th and 20th century classical music, and is described as having "swinging rhythm, great tunes and purposeful playing - always in the service of the song, and usually anchored in the blues" (Lucid Culture)

Random Access Quartet

The Random Access Quartet is not your typical jazz quartet: this quartet's repertoire includes the pens of rock and pop artists, such as Radiohead, Blondie, and Led Zeppelin, alongside jazz artists Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane, to name a few. The Seattle-based quartet features Alexey Nikolaev on tenor sax, Chris Morton on piano, Steve Messick on double bass, and Christian Krehbiel on drums.

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Benjamin Garcia

Benjamín García (1987, Ciudad de México) Benjamín García cuenta con una extensa carrera dentro de la escena musical de México; es uno de los bajistas mas solicitados de la Ciudad de México. Benjamín se ha presentado por la mayoría de los estados de la República Mexicana, así como en otros países como Costa Rica y Colombia. Comienza sus estudios musicales de piano a la edad de 6 años, a los 12 años ingresa a la Escuela de Música de Bellas Artes en la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro y posteriormente del año 2006 al 2010 estudia en la Escuela Superior de Música (INBA) la Licenciatura en Jazz con especialidad en Contrabajo. Inició sus estudios de contrabajo con su padre Ricardo García y ha complementado su educación musical con los maestros: Agustin Bernal, Antonio Sánchez, Rufus Reid, Ricky Rodriguez, Gilad Hekselman, Orlando LeFleming, Petros Klampanis y Matt Brewer. Ha asistido a los cursos: Curso Avanzado para Ejecutantes de Jazz 2016 del CENART y De Quinta Producciones. Jazzfest 2009 Seminario & Encuentro Internacional de Jazz. Su versatilidad musical y profesionalismo lo han llevado a tocar con artistas como: Magos Herrera, Mike Moreno, Neal Smith, Jonathan Barber, Taber Gable, Hernán Hecht, Alex Kautz, Fabio Gouvea, Michael Mayo, Natalio Sued, Luis Nacht, Carlos Ann, Albert Vila, entre otros

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Luca Lo Bianco

Luca Lo Bianco was born in Palermo on June, 13th 1974. He started playing electric bass when he was thirteen and after a few years he approached the double bass. He graduated with the maximum grade in double bass in 1999 under the guide of Mo. Franco Muzzi. In 2010 he obtained the Master degree in Jazz Music with Magna Cum Laude at the State Music Conservatory 'Vincenzo Bellini' of Palermo with a thesis entitled 'Musical syncretism in contemporary Jazz’. From 2010 until 2015 he taught electric bass at the 'V. Bellini' State Conservatory’s Jazz Department of Palermo and from 2011 until 2013 at the 'A

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Eddie Khan

Eddie Khan is an American jazz bassist who worked extensively with Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard and Andrew Hill.

Giulio Xavier Cetto

Giulio Xavier Cetto is an acoustic and electric bassist currently living in San Francisco, California. Raised in a musical family, he has played music all of his life. Giulio performs nationally and internationally. He teaches master classes and private lessons and for the past 4 years has been faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Giulio Xavier Cetto is an acoustic and electric bassist currently playing in California. For five years, Giulio contributed to the Stockton jazz community by organizing weekly performances and jam sessions. Cetto is an alum of UPacific's Summer Jazz Colony


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