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Ray Reach

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RAY REACH - Pianist / Vocalist / Guitarist / Arranger / Composer / Producer / Educator

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A NEW RECORDING IN THE WORKS BY RAY REACH !

Ray Reach recently announced (July 2021) that he is nearing completion of a new recording titled "Rhythm and Salvation" The recording features legendary drummer Steve Gadd, saxophonist Lou Marini, Jr, trumpeter and director of the Count Basie Orchestra Scotty Barnhart, noted film composer and pianist Misha Segal and a host of other fine musicians.

As a practicing professional musician of some 49+ years, Raymond E

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Hannah Barstow

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Hannah Barstow (b. 1994) is a pianist, vocalist and composer in the Toronto music scene. As a performer, she is firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz, and is strongly influenced by the classic trios and quartets of Shirley Horn, Ahmad Jamal and Blossom Dearie. As a composer, her jazz, classical, pop, and Latin music influences come through. She composes and arranges for a range of ensemble sizes from trios to women's choirs and big bands. Hannah is a regular performer at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, both as a leader of her trio and sextet, and with the popular R&B band, Jenna Marie Sings R&B

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Michel Herr

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Born in Brussels (B), Michel Herr has built in parallel a rich career as a pianist, a composer and an arranger. As a pianist, Michel Herr has played with renown jazz soloists : Joe Henderson, Chet Baker, Archie Shepp, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Charlie Mariano, Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton, Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, John Abercrombie, Billy Hart, Philip Catherine, Daniel Humair, Aldo Romano, Palle Danielsson, Norma Winstone, Riccardo Del Fra, Richard Galliano, François Jeanneau, Paolo Fresu, etc…, as well a the cream of the Belgian jazz scene. For almost 2 decades, he played with Toots Thielemans in the whole world. Michel Herr led several bands (trio, quintet, nonet and big band), in which he played his numerous compositions. He is also an internationally renown composer and arranger. In 1988 he receives the Monaco Jazz Composition Prize. His compositions and arrangements earned him an international fame

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Kaylé Brecher

Unique jazz vocalist, composer, and arranger, Kaylé Brecher (Kay-La BrecKer) is a singer who is at once completely distinctive and an amalgamation of her great musical influences. Showcase Magazine described her sound as "a supple voice that suggests the pairing of Sheila Jordan and Sarah Vaughan." One could accurately add Morgana King and Ella Fitzgerald to that description. Hers is a versatile and flexible instrument with wide range, which can move from silky, smooth and subtle to bold and bluesy; refined to brash and raw. Her instrumental and compositional approach to singing leads to explorations of the mood, texture and style in each individual tune, which results in exciting variety

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Junichiro Mataga

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Junichiro Mataga is a Jazz Pianist, Jazz Composer, Arranger, and Educator based in New York City. He grew up in Niigata, Japan. He began playing piano when at six years old. He moved to Tokyo after graduating high school and began studying Jazz Piano in the University Jazz Club. He graduated from The University of Electro-Communications with a major in Master of Engineering and then worked as a Sound and Vibration Researcher at Central Research Lab of NEC Corporation. In parallel, he was active in the Jazz scene in Tokyo, Japan. He performed in his leader band, the big band “Shiny Stockings”, the gospel band “7season”, the jazz quartet “Beyond the Cinema”

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Minnie Hill

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Minnie Hill is a Melbourne based composer, arranger and saxophonist who is making her mark in the music scene as a talented and prolific writer. Minnie writes for both big band and smaller jazz ensembles and regularly leads sold out ensembles at the Paris Cat Jazz Club in Melbourne. Minnie has just recorded her debut big band album; 'The Remarkable Dave Brubeck', featuring Brubeck's compositions arranged for the 'Minnie Big Band'. This album is set to be released in mid-2021 and features some of Melbourne's best jazz musicians such as Jack Earle and Carlo Barbaro who will play the role of Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond for the album

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Jesse Dietschi

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With performance credits ranging from orchestral soloist to jazz session player, Toronto bassist Jesse Dietschi is a truly versatile musician and composer equally experienced in jazz, classical, and popular music. Serving as the Principal Bassist of Sinfonia Toronto, he holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School (RCM, Toronto) in Orchestral Performance, along with Masters degrees in both Jazz Performance (U of Toronto) and Composition (Brandon University). Jesse is a faculty member at the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute, St. Andrew’s College, and the Oakville Suzuki Association

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Summer Camargo

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Summer Camargo, 19, is a trumpet player entering her sophomore year of college, majoring in jazz studies. She is a recipient of a Jerome L. Greene Fellowship at The Juilliard School. ​ Summer, born and raised in Hollywood, FL, has been a member of the prestigious All-National Jazz Band, the Jazz Band of America, the Grammy Band, the Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and was named a National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner, and Honorable Mention in Jazz Trumpet, as well as Merit winner in Jazz Composition. Summer was also Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Student Jazz Performance Award recipient

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Yohan Giaume

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French composer-arranger, trumpeter, ethnomusicologist, Yohan Giaume is building an oeuvre that combines his passion for world music traditions, large-scale collaborative efforts, explorations of new genres and creatively enriching partnerships with other musicians. For almost 15 years, Giaume has been traveling around the world to explore the origins and intersections of music between the Americas, Europe and Africa. His motivation is less academic and more about creating contemporary settings for vital traditions so that they continue to inform and inspire. After studying trumpet, composition, orchestration, and jazz studies at the French Conservatories of Lyon, Chambéry and Grenoble as well as Ethnomusicology at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, Giaume sought first-hand experience with music of the world

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Roberto Spadoni

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I feel lucky. I fell in love with music and she took me by hand and guides me on the paths of life, the difficult one and the easy ones. Lights and shadows, joys and sorrows: there is no day that music does not resonate within me. Thanks to her I have been able to work with many musicians and many orchestras in precious collaborations and to play in many festivals, I have been able to carry out ambitious projects and I could perform teaching in conservatories and private institutions seeing many young people grow day by day. Thanks to her, I recorded CDs, wrote books and translated others in Italian. Quoting Duke Ellington, I can say that "Music is my Mistress". Between 2007 and 2012 I graduated in I and II level in Jazz at the Conservatorio di Musica di Benevento, where I am now a professor in Jazz Composition. My training initially was mainly self-taught, working on the records and the few scores that could be found in the years of my youth


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