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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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Tomaž Hostnik

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Tomaž Hostnik (1992) is the author of more than seventy compositions, including whole opuses with music bands Pigs Love Pork, Drajnarjuva Vampa, Hostnik pa Krečič, Vudlenderji, music for kids, films, theatre, etc. He visited the Anton Bruckner Private University for Music, Drama and Dance in Linz, where he graduated with honours in March 2018, receiving a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. He received first place at the 14th International Songwriting Competition (Kantfest), his song “Irena” received the most telephone votes on the 39th MMS festival (Melodie del Mare e del Sole), and he received the first award for the best lyrics at the Slovenian Song Festival 2019

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Alix Tucou

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(…) "With my own compositions, I research ways to stimulate Imagination mainly. I see Imagination as another sense of perception of reality “ {…)(ArtNowAFterHours Interview 2021)​ In this 2021 interview , Alix resume in fact one of the main conceptions he explores with his Bass Trombone and compositions for more than 25 years. The discovery of many different styles of music since age 21 after he finished his Undergraduate Studies in the Bordeaux Conservatory , is a endless source of inspiration to craft his sound at the same time as his personality. From 1999 , from reggae to funk, he ends up playing and interpreting the music of Frank Zappa (LPJZ feat Ike Willis)

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Charles Langford

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Charles Langford has been writing music since his teenage years. This Springfield, Massachusetts jazz man does it all...tenor, alto, soprano sax, clarinet, and flute. Mr. Langford came to the Northeast United States after attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the New School for Social Research in New York City. He studied composition and teaching with Billy Harper, Donald Byrd, and Barry Harris, among others. Prior to that, Mr. Langford studied with Archie Shepp and Yusef Lateef. Since then, Charles Langford has become one of the Boston area's top A-list players. He's played with artists ranging from The Toni Lynn Washington Blues Band to The Temptations and Mighty Sam McClain

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Carlos Fischer

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Carlos Fischer, born in Santa Cruz is a composer and guitarist, is one of the most relevant figures of Bolivia in the world of jazz fusion. The music played by his band, Carlos Fischer Band, is composed entirely by Carlos Fischer. It is a music full of stories and emotions, it combines pieces that highlight the inspiration of its melodies, the intense harmonic work and virtuosity, also taking us through other styles such as contemporary instrumental music and progressive rock. Carlos Fischer studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, and graduated as a professional musician at the School of Contemporary Music in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Geir Hjorthol

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Geir Hjorthol was born on September 12, 1952 in Sykkylven, Norway. He started to play the trumpet in a marching band at the age of 14, but it took a few years before he started to work seriously with music – along with his academic career as a teacher and researcher of nordic literature. As a trumpet player Geir combines the sound of the trumpet with alternative playing techniques and electronic sound processing. His free improvised music is inspired by folk music and contemporary, free tonal music. The sounds of Geir’s music come not only from acoustic instruments, electronic effects and the human voice, but from nature and everyday life

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Kjetil Jerve

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Norwegian piano player, father of triplets. Based in Oslo, working internationally. DUGNAD rec artist and maker of #DailyPiano videos on Facebook and Instagram. Born 1988 in Ålesund. Played in Åse Skolekorps Marching Band. Got a really great Swedish piano teacher at age 10, who encouraged to pursue all music, not just classical. Got heavily into early Elton John, soul, funk, fusion, jazz and avant-garde - still studying George Gershwin & Béla Bartók. Played in the local Big Odd Band, leading to The Middle Norwegian Youth Big Band (Midtnorsk ungdomsstorband), meeting future collaborator Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø, Kristoffer Eikrem and Dan Peter Sundland. Went to the Sund Folk College's jazz class (check that thing out!) and got to consistently playing piano with other people in bands for the first time

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Anton Chekurov

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Reuel Lubag

Reuel Lubag is one of the well established jazz artists in the Pacific Northwest jazz scene. He is a graduate of Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. As a member of the Native Jazz Quartet he served as a music ambassador to Latin America for the U.S. Department of State in May 2013 for a jazz festival in Venezuela, and again in April 2014 for a four-week tour which took the group to Guatemala, Ecuador, Bolvia, Peru, and Argentina. Reuel recently released his first self titled release in 2018: Premiere featuring up and coming NYC/Seattle based bassist Ben Feldman, and drummer Ed Littlefield, his bandmate from the Native Jazz Quartet

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Hans Kjorstad

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Hans Kjorstad is a Norwegian violinist and composer. He grew up in an active folk music society in Gudbrandsdalen, and started playing jazz and improvised music around the age of 17. He is now a creative violinist, composer and improviser, touring worldwide with amongst others Miman, Frode Haltli Avant Folk and Billy Meier.


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