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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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Matt Ratcliffe

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Angelo Mastronardi

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Eclectic pianist who combines the tradition of jazz with new languages, his compositions and his style in improvisation are recognized by critics since his debut in piano trio in 2014. His works range from duo to big band and symphony orchestra. Angelo Mastronardi is the Producer and Label Manager of GleAM Records, an Independent Record label and music publisher based near Lecce (Italy). The label is specialized in jazz recordings, music for brands, film, tv and advertising. DISCOGRAFY LIKE AT THE BEGINNING (2014 Dodicilune/IRD) (Jazzit Like! Award 2015) HUNGER AND LOVE (2015 Dodicilune/IRD) - sideman NEW THINGS, SAME WORDS (2017 GleAM Records/IRD) (Jazz Like! Award 2017) ART of The Messengers (2019 GleAM Records/IRD) ROUGH LINE (2020 GleAM Records/IRD) MOBA (2021 GleAM Records/IRD) PUBLICATIONS Angelo Mastronardi Fakebook vol

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Aimua Eghobamien

Aimua /'ʌɪmwə/ is a British artist who sings and composes, writes lyrics, poetry and essays and takes photographs.

He produced and released Brazen. Simple. (2017), London Live (2014) and Poured Gently (2010). These projects include original music, lyrics and poetry; and new arrangements of jazz, classical, rock and pop standards.

He was nominated for Best Music Producer—Independent Music Award for Brazen. Simple. He was longlisted for The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition.

He has a BA in Creative Writing from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He also studied Jazz Vocal Performance at City College of the City University of New York and photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.

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Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke

Vanessa Tagliabue Yorke is a very creative jazz singer, composer, arranger of her own discographic projects and an experimenter of sound languages. Her dramatic intensity and vocal ductility have allowed her to deal with extremely different repertoires collaborating with the most important Italian musicians. Sculptor and painter, graduated with honors both in the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and the Lucio Campiani Conservatory of Mantua, she is a singer specialized in the repertoire of classical jazz, with a particular profound knowledge of the ancient forms of jazz combined with an authentic taste for research and experimental attitude that make her an internationally active artist

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Peter Knudsen

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Peter Knudsen (1980-) started playing the piano and also began writing his own music at the age of 10, and discovered jazz and 20th century music as a teenager. Having worked for some years with adapting the music of Debussy and Ravel for jazz trio, Peter and his trio recorded "Impressions- a tribute to Debussy and Ravel" in 2008, released on Found You Recordings. During 2009-2010, the trio did two summer tours in France. The trio has also performed at Swedish jazz clubs, festivals and concert halls. In 2010, he launched the project "P-B revisited", a quartet featuring Joakim Milder on Saxophone performing new arrangements of Swedish composer Peterson-Berger's music

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Tony Jones

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Tony was raised in a musical family (his grandfather was the noted composer Leon René and his father the drummer Rick Jones), and the piano was his first instrument. He took on the drums in high school and is primarily known on that instrument. He has been a vocalist since his teens and has chosen to illustrate that skill on this CD. Tony is also a master of vocal impersonations. His Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is well known and has a prominent place on this recording. Tony sings two of Leon's tunes: When It's Sleepytime Down South was Satchmo's theme song, and Mr. Satchmo is a tribute. Leon and Louis were friends who grew up in New Orleans at the same time

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Gabriel Bismut

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Gabriel Bismut is a Parisian violinist and violist playing jazz and traditional music. After his studies at the Regional Conservatory (CRR) of Boulogne-Billancourt, he was in contact with internationally renowned jazz musicians such as Antonio Ciacca and Carine Bonnefoy. He has also worked and recorded with musicians from the Parisian scene such as Camille Bertault, Helena Recalde, Charlotte Wassy, Mauro Repetto and The Big Hustle. In 2016 he recorded an album containing his compositions with pianist Fady Farah. In 2017, he started playing with pianist-accordionist Maurizio Minardi

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Anthony Passante-Contaldi

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A dynamic new force on the Philadelphia music scene, Anthony PC explodes with a diverse array of cutting-edge music–from composing and production to accomplished performances, Anthony embodies the spirit of the city that Gritty calls home.

Along with an impressive classical background (his first love), years of jazz instruction as a parallel pursuit, comes his deep dive into the rap hip hop scene through venues such as Newports and News and Rec Philly. His ongoing collaboration with talented rap/hip hop artists is gaining recognition.

Mixed in liberally throughout his extensive experience, is 15+ plus years as a consummate set drummer that started at Philly’s school of rock playing to enthusiastic crowds at some of Philly’s hottest venues, and culminating in a tour of Germany with performances at Zapannelle–the worldwide Frank Zappa tribute festival.

“I am a South Philly native, draws their inspiration from my love of Philadelphia for my compositions and music projects


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