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Mike Caudill

Mike Caudill is a Boston-based performer, composer, arranger, and educator. A member of several projects and collectives performing across New England and New York, Mike leads his own quartet, plays saxophone and EWI in the jazz-fusion group, City of Four, and performs with Felipe Salles’ Interconnections Ensemble. Mike has played in historic venues, including Boston’s Symphony Hall, and esteemed NYC jazz venues like Birdland, Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, and The National Sawdust Theater. Mike has had the opportunity to perform on stage with iconic jazz figures like Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Ambrose Akinmusire, Randy Brecker, Dick Oatts, Dave Liebman, Sheila Jordan, Chico Pinheiro and Karrin Allyson, among others

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Candice Tugby

Candice Tugby is a Jazz musician, composer, arranger, and educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Candice graduated with a Bachelor of Jazz (Trumpet) Degree from the University of Manitoba's Desautels Faculty of Music's Jazz Studies Program where she has had the opportunity to study with Derrick Gardner, Steve Kirby, Quincy Davis, Jon Gordon, Larry Roy, Will Bonness, and Anna-Lisa Kirby. She has performed at local venues such as the Lyric Theatre, CCFM, The Berney Theatre, Sam's Place, Joe Black's Coffee Shop, Resto Gare, The King's Head Pub, The Orbit Room, and The Palm Lounge where she has had the opportunity to perform with many talented local and international musicians. More recently, Candice played in New York City at several different venues including with the Anna-Lisa Kirby quintet at Small's Jazz Club and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks at The Iguana. Candice is in the process of creating content for an album to be released in the near future.

Joanna Wallfisch

Described by Downbeat Magazine as "an exquisite singer-songwriter", Joanna's music conveys a beauty of a many-coloured sort that speaks to straight to the human condition. Her songs reveal personal truths about love, loss, adventure, home and hope. World Music Report described it as "quintessential heart-music by a vocalist who seems to have connected with the deepest recesses of her being emerging into brightness again with songs of haunting beauty." ​

Joanna is a master in the art of live vocal looping and as a multi-instrumentalist plays baritone ukulele, piano, flute, Indian shruti box, kalimba and melodica

Harrison Argatoff

Harrison Argatoff is a Toronto based tenor saxophonist and composer. A recent graduate of The University of Toronto’s jazz program, he strives to create an original musical voice capable of imparting personality, character, and vulnerability. Having grown up a Doukhobor, in the interior of British Columbia, teachings of pacifism, communal music making, and respect for life and nature have deeply affected his personal and artistic endeavors. Harrison is currently focusing on developing a modern approach to music through original composition for a variety of ensembles, and also for solo performance

Cian Boylan

Cian has over twenty years experience as a professional session pianist and keyboardist. He has performed and recorded with many leading Irish and International pop, rock and jazz artists, including: VAN MORRISON • SINEAD O CONNOR • BONO • RUFUS WAINWRIGHT • GREGORY PORTER • JAMIE LAWSON • DAVID GRAY • GARY LIGHTBODY • ELLA HENDERSON • ANNE MARIE • IMELDA MAY • DUKE SPECIAL • THE VILLAGERS • THE BLIZZARDS • GEORGE MICHAEL • THE BLADES • SISTER SLEDGE • CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN • WENDY JAMES • DAVE STEWART • BRIAN ENO • BRONAGH GALLAGHER • MARIA MCKEE • JERRY FISH • MARTHA WAINWRIGHT • ELEANOR MCEVOY • MUNDY • DECLAN O’ROURKE • RICCARDO COCCIANTE • THE FOUR OF US • GABRIELLE APLIN • HUDSON TAYLOR • RUTH ANNE • LUCY WAINWRIGHT • SAM PALLADIO • LOAH • CATHY DAVEY • GLEN HANSARD • AN EMOTIONAL FISH • MARY COUGHLAN • ASLAN • HOTHOUSE FLOWERS • NEIL HANNON • SOMETHING HAPPENS • PADDY CASEY • PAUL BRADY • UNA HEALY • ANDREW STRONG • CIARAN LAVERY • ROISIN O • BRESSIE • JULIET TURNER • RTE CONCERT ORCHESTRA • ULSTER ORCHESTRA • IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA • DR LINLEY HAMILTON • ADAM NUSSBAUM • MARK EGAN • NEW ORLEANS SWAMP DONKEYS • BEN CASTLE • CORMAC KENEVEY • DARREN BECKETT • GEORGIA MANCIO • POLLY GIBBONS • DANA MASTERS His arrangements have been performed by the RTE Concert Orchestra, The Sofia National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Camden Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra, The Liberty Orchestra, San Diego Brass Ensemble amongst many others. Recently he was Musical Director and Arranger for Sinead O Connor for Feile 2019 and her stunning performance of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and “Rainy Night In Soho” on the Late Late Show alongside the Irish Chamber Orchestra which received over 2M views on Youtube within it’s first three days. Cian also recently produced and arranged “Homeward Bound” for the Street Lights Album which also reached number 1 in the Top 100 Irish Single Charts in 2018

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César Cardoso

Born in 1982, in Leiria, soon dedicated his time to studying music, with only 7 years old. In 1995 César Cardoso enrolled at Escola de Música do Orfeão de Leiria (EMOL), where he completed the conservatory in classical saxophone with Alberto Roque, in 2003. Throughout those years, he participated in several master classes, where he had the opportunity to work with Hugo Gaito, José António Lopes, Mário Marques, Jean-Marie Londeix and other musicians. From 2004 to 2008 he studied at Hot Clube de Portugal’s Jazz School, where he had lessons with Jorge Reis and Pedro Moreira and started to distinguish himself as a jazz musician: in 2007 he was part of José Luís Peixoto’s play “Quando o Inverno Chegar”, with musical direction by Pedro Moreira; in December of that year he played in the Main Auditorium of Centro Cultural de Belém, representing the school in the festival “Portugal Jazz Itinerante”; and in May 2008 he was the only Portuguese selected to join the European Colours Jazz Orchestra. In 2008 he enrolled at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where he continued to work with Jorge Reis e Pedro Moreira, having completed the Jazz Bachelor Degree in saxophone performance

Migiwa Miyajima

Migiwa “Miggy” Miyajima is a jazz composer and leader of the passionately swinging 17-piece Miggy Augmented Orchestra, which released its ArtistShare debut Colorful in 2018. With this group she brings her life experience to bear on music that evokes natural beauty and a deep appreciation of our shared humanity. She has been named 2020 New York City’s Women’s Fund For Media, Music and Theatre recipient and one of 60 inaugural recipients of the Jerome Foundation’s 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships as well as a 2015 finalist for the BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize. She has also served as associate producer and conductor of Slide Hampton’s big band, and was the Japanese representative of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, for which she associate-produced the Grammy-nominated albums Forever Lasting: Live in Tokyo and Over Time: Music of Bob Brookmeyer

Nicole Zuraitis

Grammy® Nominated New York based musician Nicole Zuraitis blends clever songwriting skills, an effervescent presence and dazzling vocals in a consummate package that has thrilled audiences across Manhattan and across the world. If recently you happened upon Greenwich Village’s 55 Bar or Birdland Jazz Club and were enchanted by the seismic versatile talent of inspired vocalist, keyboard player and songwriter Nicole Zuraitis, you’re officially part of the lady-powerhouse burgeoning fan club. Nicole was nominated dually with her husband Dan Pugach in the arrangement category the 61st annual Grammy® Awards for their version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

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Walter Gorra

Walter Gorra is an award-winning pianist, composer and arranger based out of the New York/New Jersey metro area. Currently 26 years old, Walter graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Magna Cum Laude and High Honors in May 2017 with the following three degrees – MS Structural engineering, BM Jazz Piano and BS Civil Engineering. He then pursued a master’s degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging at William Paterson University, graduating in May 2019. In 2016, Walter led his Colorado quartet in a two-month residency at the Denver jazz club – Nocturne Jazz and Supper Club; performing his original music and arrangements

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Nerya Zidon

Nerya Zidon (a.k.a NERY) is a saxophonist, composer, music producer and audio engineer born in 1993 in Jerusalem (Israel). Zidon has performed in esteemed venues including the Red Sea Jazz Festival, Jerusalem Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and New York’s Lincoln Center. He shared the stage with music legends Billy Cobham, John Patitucci, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tigran Hamasyan, Shankar Mahadevan and Ustad Zakir Hussain to name a few. Zidon’s musical journey began at the age of 5, playing the piano and later the violin. 7 years later he picked up the saxophone, and was admitted into the very selective Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance High School in Jerusalem


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