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Stéphane Mercier

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Coming from a family surrounded by music and musicians, Stéphane Mercier studied different instruments early on before focusing on the saxophone and the flute, composition and arrangement. After studying at Berklee College of Music in the mid-90’s, he intensively toured with Mark Turner, Seamus Blake, B.Connection, Exile Society...then moved to Brooklyn, NY (95-02), where he played and/or recorded with a.o. Aaron Goldberg, Chris Cheek, Avishai Cohen, Randy Brecker, Jeff Ballard, Ingrid Jensen, Matt Penman,… Stéphane moved to Paris for a couple of years before Brussels, where he currently resides

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Jack Taylor

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Jack Taylor is a professional guitarist based in the North West of England. As a successful international and national touring musician, Jack has played over 500 gigs in 4 different countries. This includes performances at: Liverpool Sound City Festival, Liverpool, UK Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Nepal House of Music, Kathmandu, Nepal Pro Music, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Manicomicos, Sao Joao Del Rei, Brazil Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool, UK Threshold Festival, Liverpool, UK Albert Dock, Liverpool Boomtown Fair Festival, Winchester, UK University of Chester, Queen’s Park Campus, Chester, UK National Urdd Eisteddfod, Cardiff, UK Powis Castle, Welshpool, UK As well as this, Jack leads a busy life as a professional musician and tutor working for a variety of higher education institutions in the UK. Jack has been teaching and playing the guitar for over 10 years and has a diverse background of national and international teaching, touring and performing

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Funk Elastic

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Funk Elastic is mainly a studio project managed and led by saxophone player and composer Zdenko Ivanušić and focuses on original music spanning across several genres.

Besides being a studio project, Funk Elastic also performs live, with a repertoire of R&B, soul, funk, disco, house, latin/jazz standards as appropriate for particular occasions, from events to club dates. The band includes the best session players and singers (male or female) available, as needed to fulfill every possible occasion.

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Bryan McAllister

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Bryan McAllister is a composer, bandleader, and keyboardist from Rocky Mount, NC currently living in Long Beach, CA. Influenced by many genres and music styles, Bryan has found his sound blending electric and acoustic instruments and drawing from his diverse musical background. Bryan has toured his own bands as well as touring with a handful of rock and metal bands, and the acclaimed indie rock group The Tragic Thrills. Bryan lives in Long Beach, CA with his wife and two dogs, and will brag to anyone that will listen that he still has never had COVID.

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Ben Matthews

Ben Matthews was drawn to the piano at a young age, following a passion for artistic expression through improvisation and composition. He performs in a unique style that blends genres drawing influence from jazz legends like Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson, and from soundtrack titans like John Williams and Joe Hisaishi (Studio Ghibli), and from other pianistic composers like Ludovico Einaudi and Ryuichi Sakamoto. After a decade performing as both a sideman and bandleader with some of Australia’s top-tier musicians, WAAPA graduate jazz pianist and contemporary keyboardist Ben Matthews turned his focus to composition in late 2015

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Daniel Dyonisius

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26 year old composer and guitarist Daniel Dyonisius hails from Jakarta, Indonesia. While classically trained, his music is at the intersection of jazz, rock, and blues. Miles to Go (Demajors-December 2021) is his debut album and it includes seven original tunes and a fresh take on "Stella by Starlight". An homage to Indonesian composers and songwriters, Miles to Go is something of a spiritual journey through music, from soaring lead guitar lines to soothing ballads and with simple, melodic themes that counterbalance extensive and explorative improvisation. The album features Qadra Shakuhachi on drums and Hanhan on bass

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Yannick Robert

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Guitarist, with a very unique finger playing technic, French Ibanez guitar schools teaching director, Nancy’Music Academy International permanent member, Yannick Robert is very active on the french and international jazz and fusion scene since years. He is endorsed by Ibanez since 1992, who built for him a Fretless signature model, he takes part to the Fretless Guitar Masters and Village of the Unfretted recordings. He is also endorsed by Savarez strings. He recently took part on the cine-concert of the original movie soundtrack The Artist with the Strasbourg symphonic orchestra and the composer Ludovic Bource. He produced more than twenty methods and teaching Dvds, and has released about twenty albums among which La Danse du Chat (2011) and Echec et Malt (2013), recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios with the Blues & Beyond Quartet, with world known bass player Dominique Dipiazza, harmonicist Sébastien Charlier et drummer Yoann Schmidt, with whom he has toured in the whole world. He recently released with his Soul Cages Trio (2017) an album dedicated to jazz arrangements of Sting’s compositions, and also Baïkal (2017) in duet with Belgian bass-player Benoit Vanderstraeten, and finally with the Millenium trio (2018) with Franck Agulhon (drums) et de Benoit Vanderstraeten (basse). In September 2019 has been released AGORA quartet’s first album recorded with Franck Agulhon, Diégo Imbert (cb) and Sébastien Charlier. Yannick Robert is guitar referent at the MAI, and collection director at MAI BOOKS, LEMOINE and HAL LEONARD editions

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Ikechi Onyenaka

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Ikechi Onyenaka is a 24-year-old American jazz-neo soul saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on the rise in the Philly music scene. Although his primary instrument is the alto saxophone, he also plays the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, piano, keyboard, bass, and drums. As a saxophonist and songwriter, he takes a wide range of influences from the likes of Grover Washington Jr, Robert Glasper, Stevie Wonder, and J Cole. Through emotionally driven saxophone melodies, atmospheric piano chords, and immaculate bass lines, Ikechi Onyenaka has truly created his own lane in modern jazz with his original music

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Joseph Mammarella

Joseph's music is heavily influenced by fusion greats like the Tony Williams Lifetime, Chick Corea, and Steps Ahead. He pays homage to the past legends while creating music for the future with captivating grooves and powerful solos. Joseph's debut album "Unleashed" will be released on all platforms July 22nd. Joseph was born in Ontario, Canada, and grew up just outside of Portland, Oregon. The son of a classical pianist, he was introduced to music at a young age and quickly took to the guitar. In high school, Joseph signed up for every music class he could, and decided to continue his education at Portland State University. At PSU, Joseph studied under jazz greats George Colligan and Darrell Grant, and in 2019 he earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

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Don Soledad

Inspired by the guitar of flamenco legend; Paco de Lucia, Don Soledad cultivated his sophisticated, soulful sounds in Northern, California, beginning with his early guitar studies with the great Spanish flamenco maestros; Mariano de Cordobá and Agustin Ríos - the nephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor. His studies continued in the Southern region of Spain; Andalucía in the city of Jerez de la Frontera - with guitarist Juan Diego Mateos. Soon thereafter, he was performing shows in San Francisco and the Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries. As a performer and recording artist, he has worked with talents in a variety of genres including rock singer Eric Martin (Mr


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