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Jim Butler

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Jim Butler, a native Californian, has been playing the saxophone for over 45 years. He focuses on modern and original jazz. The Jim Butler Jazz Group have recorded seven CDs: "Journeys" (2003); "Live in Tokyo!" (2005); "Night of a Thousand Years" (2009); "Postcards from the World" (2014); "Let’s Get Lost" (2019); "Perseverance" (2022); and "Short Stories" (2023).

Jim started out as a music educator, directing a jazz ensemble and teaching saxophone, woodwinds, and Jazz Studies at The University of North Florida. He has a Doctorate in Music from the University of Texas at Austin.  During this time he appeared professionally as a saxophonist with many different artists including Mel Torme, Crystal Gail, The Drifters, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Campesi, and Sam Moore.

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DiAMOND SWiNG JAZZ

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We are a drummerless swing trio specializing in cool and cocktail jazz.

Inspired by the cocktail sounds of the 1950's cool jazz vocal genre, DiAMOND SWiNG JAZZ services all those looking for something soothing from yesterday to escape from today.  With a stripped down accompaniment of electric guitar and upright bass, elegant vocals float over syncopated rhythms. As the band likes to say, "Swing is our middle name."

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Susanna Bartilla

Raised to the sounds of Ella, Billie, Frank and Peggy Lee singing the Great American Songbook, the Berlin born Parisian vocalist Susanna Bartilla always knew she would be a jazz singer.

She inherited an unconditional love for the genre from her father, a crooner and sax player, who regularly took her out to see live music from an early age on, and it has often been said that she owes her sure sense of timing and swing to her gypsy grandfather.

All through her childhood she sang the alto voice in a choir and after moving to Paris aged 18, quite naturally studied to be an opera singer. After spending some years touring and recording with a professional vocal baroque group and gaining valuable stage experience, she found her way back to her roots and studied vocal jazz at renowned EDIM Jazz school and with some of the best French and American vocalists.

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Jon De Lucia

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Jon De Lucia is a Brooklyn based saxophonist and composer. Originally from Quincy, MA, Jon has become an integral part of the New York scene. Predominantly a student of jazz, he also has a deep interest in the folkloric music and instruments of Cuba, Japan, Ireland and Italy, having performed on a variety of ethnic flutes, drums and stringed instruments. Jon has led his groups and played as a sideman in Boston, New York and all over Japan with such musicians as Tommy Crane, David Tronzo, Bob Moses, Bob Gullotti, John Lockwood and Thomas Morgan among others. He leads the Jon De Lucia Group, and the baroque improvising Luce Trio

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Nick Phillips

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A GRAMMY-recognized record producer, consultant, artist coach, playlist curator, educator, and Billboard-charting recording artist, Nick Phillips has been a ubiquitous, creative force in jazz for more than three decades.

 

Record Producer 

A multi-GRAMMY®-recognized record producer, Nick Phillips has worked on several hundred commercially-released projects.

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Mark Kramer

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Mark Kramer is a Philadelphia jazz musician born on November 3rd, 1945. Although not widely recognized, he is highly regarded among fellow musicians for his talent and skill on the piano. Critics have compared his style to that of other famous jazz pianists like Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Herbie Hancock, but his unique harmonic vocabulary and pianistic style (as reviewed) set him apart. As of 2023, Mark Kramer's projects tend to intertwine elements of structured and free jazz, combining sparseness and complexity to create emotionally-driven strories /"tunes".

Kramer began his musical training on the violin with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of six, but later shifted his focus to bass, saxophone, and piano in mid- teens. He then played piano regularly with other local jazz legends such as Randy and Mike Brecker, Charles Fambrough, Stanley Clarke, Eric Gravatt, and Sonny Fortune. Many musicians would gather at Kramer's apartment for jam sessions and recordings, creating an unwritten piece of jazz history.

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Jordan von Haslow

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Jordan von Haslow is a cool jazz vocalist who was born in Chicago. He initially performed under the stage name KJ, but changed his name after marrying a New York financier.

Jordan's only jazz recording was entitled “This Could Be the Start of Something” which was recorded in Sydney, Australia at the historic Paradise Studios. The album featured Matt Baker on piano, Kory Horwood on bass, Even Mannell on drums, and Adrian Cunningham on flute/tenor saxophone. It was released by Voix Chic Records and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment, which led to a career-long recording contract with Sony.

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Saku Mantere

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Saku Mantere is a composer, vocalist and a guitar player who works in the intersection of jazz and concert music.

Saku lives in Montréal, Canada and also spends a lot of time in Helsinki, Finland, working with musicians in both cities. Before moving to Montréal, he played guitar in progressive rock and folk music groups and wrote music in these genres.

After a hiatus of ten years while he was focusing on his family and career as an academic, Saku returned to music as a composer and vocalist. First album Upon First Impression will be published in November 2022, and his first string quartet Liminal was premiered in 2022.

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RR Pelletier - Almapercus

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