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Hogo Fogo

The sound of Hogo Fogo’s musical universe derives from the four corners of the world. Often boundary-pushing in their improvisations - other times insisting in their melodic ostinatios. With inspirations from Nordic Folk, American Jazz and African Funk Hogo Fogo is a breath of fresh air on the Danish music scene. The band describes their own music as a kind of World/Urban/Soul/Folk intstrumental groove music. The four musicians Michael Dalgas (Dr), Lars Emil Riis (Keys), Spencer Gross (Gui) and Søren Lund (Bas) have played together for more than 14 years as backingband for a wide range of artists

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Tony Saunders

Two-time Emmy Award winning bassist, composer, producer and son of legendary Bay Area keyboardist, Merl Saunders, Tony Saunders’ life has been infused with one musical adventure after another. As an arranger, producer, composer and performer, Saunders has conquered the worlds of jazz, gospel, R&B, pop, rock and world music. He earned the first of his two Emmys at age 14 for collaborating with his dad on the PBS documentary Soul Is and by 17 was playing with Merl and Jerry Garcia on their collaborative projects. The second was earned for his contribution on the TV show, Digital Journey, on the episode, “China: Their New Digital Economy.” Though he took one of his first musical lessons on piano from Herbie Hancock, the bass he received from John Fogerty’s brother Tom – and watching recording sessions with famed bassists Anthony Davis and Lee Miles - sparked a lifelong passion for that instrument that now, 50 years later, has led to his emergence as a major independent force in contemporary jazz. Saunders graduated from the prestigious Conservatory of Music in San Francisco as a piano player, but has focused on the bass throughout his career, drawing on influences and encouragement of greats like James Jamerson and Stanley Clarke

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William Chernoff

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William Chernoff is a Canadian jazz bassist and composer.

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Steve Messick

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Steve Messick is a jazz and classical bassist, band leader, producer, and composer based in Seattle, Washington. Steve has produced four albums, two digital EPs, and one digital single. Steve also runs Opus Funkus Music, an independent record label and publisher.

On October 21, 2016, Steve's jazz quintet, the Endemic Ensemble, released Tangled, the band's second album of all-original mainstream jazz, released through Opus Funkus Music. Tangled features Steve Messick on double bass, Travis Ranney on tenor & soprano saxophones, Matso Limtiaco on baritone saxophone & bass clarinet, David Franklin on piano, and Christian Krehbiel on drums, with compositions by Steve Messick, Matso Limtiaco, and David Franklin.

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William Strickler

William Strickler is a bassist, bandleader, composer and educator based in Columbus, Ohio. Since graduating with a Bachelor in Music from the Capital University Conservatory of Music, he has played across the country for a variety of local and national artists, including Grammy-award winning pop singer Daya. Besides his work as a sideman, Strickler leads Waves De Aché, a project mixing his upbringing on American jazz, rock and hip-hop with his love of Cuban and other styles of Latin music. Waves De Aché released their debut studio album in spring of 2019, featuring eight original compositions.

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Joris Teepe

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Bassist Joris Teepe (1962) is the first jazz musician from The Netherlands to be able to make it in New York. Arriving in New York in 1992 with just his bass and a suitcase, he took lessons with Ron Carter, quickly met many musicians and started to work a lot. A year later he recorded his first CD, with a band co-led by Don Braden and featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Carl Allen and Tom Harrell. From that point everything really took off for Joris and he became a bassist in great demand. He has been working with the "who-is-who in Jazz", such as Benny Golson, Sonny Fortune, Rashied Ali, Billy Hart and Randy Brecker

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Doug Ebert

Jazz bassist and composer Doug Ebert's musical aspiration began at age four when he attended Mercyhurst Center for the Arts in Erie, PA. Over the course of his childhood he studied guitar, baritone horn and piano. As an undergraduate at Marquette University he started playing the bass violin and studying jazz theory at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. For over ten years, Ebert was a fixture in Milwaukee's jazz community, appearing regularly at clubs such as the Jazz Estate and larger venues such as Summerfest and Jazz In The Park. In June of 2007, Ebert released his first album "Times Change" which features his compositions played by several of his Milwaukee bandmates

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Patrick Carey

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Matt Jung

With over 3,000 performances taking him to all seven continents (yes, even Antarctica), Matt Jung is an in-demand bass player on both electric and acoustic instruments. Matt grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, playing the piano, oboe, and saxophone before ever picking up a bass at age 12. But once he did, he was hooked. While still in high school, Matt and his ska band had a minor radio hit and were played on radio stations throughout the country. At 17, Matt moved to Los Angeles to study jazz bass at the University of Southern California with John Clayton. While in Los Angeles, Matt began to freelance, playing at the major jazz clubs and for various film scores


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