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Christopher Robin Cox

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Christopher Robin Cox is a veteran creative improvising trombonist, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, who now lives in Budapest, Hungary.

After nearly 10 years away from playing music full time, earning three academic degrees, including a PhD in Geography,  he decided to return to his horn with a vengeance. He currently leads a trio and a double-bass quartet in Budapest and is beginning to tour around Central Europe as a soloist under the name AlOnE.

He brings a huge, dark tone, and a style that utilizes bluesy, gravely split-tones, plunger, and other prepared techniques. As an improviser, he is equally comfortable playing with lots of space and in more intense improvisation settings. He frequently utilizes effects pedals and loopers to create ambient soundscapes that are more akin to movie soundtracks that free jazz. However, during his time growing up the San Francisco Bay Area, he played with greats like Glenn spearman, Marco Eneidi, Donald Robinson, Garth Powell, and George Cremasci to name a few. He has also performed with George Cartwrite, Chris Bates, Nathan Hanson, and Jason Robinson.

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Jacob William

Born and raised in India, Jacob arrived via rare routes to play on the vast fields of Jazz and other creatively improvised and composed music. Jacob grew-up in a syncretic milieu; he attended parochial school and traveled extensively from a very young age. His earliest years in music were spent singing in choirs and being engaged in informal learning of a wide array of diverse hybrid music and playing various instruments. In his teens, Jacob started playing the bass guitar and soon began playing concerts and festivals all over India in the company of many forward-looking elder musicians who had a particularly deep interest in Jazz. Jacob moved to the U.S. in 1991 after receiving a scholarship to study music.

In 2001, Jacob received a Master of Arts in Music degree from Wesleyan University, where his studies and work combined ethnomusicology, world-music and experimental composition under  Anthony BraxtonNeely Bruce and Alvin Lucier.  He also studied South-Indian Carnatic vocal music with T. Viswanathan and percussion music with Ramanad Raghavan and David Nelson. During 1998-1999, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music and studied in the department of Third Stream Music / Contemporary Improvisation under Ran Blake and studied the bass with Cecil McBee and John LockwoodIn 1997 
he earned a Bachelor of music degree from Berklee College of music, completing his studies focused on Jazz Bass performance under Bruce Gertz, Whit Browne and Rich Appleman while studying Theory, Composition and Arranging. During this time, he also participated in Kenny Werner and Bob Brookmeyer master classes in composition and improvisation. He also privately studied jazz improvisation with John Laporta, Hal Crook and Charlie Banacos.

Jacob has worked with a diverse range of renowned personalities in Jazz and World-Music arenas such as, Abraham K. AdzenyahLouiz Banks, Ranjit Barot, Maynard Ferguson,  Joe Hunt,  Jay HoggardRudresh MahanthappaCharlie MarianoGustavo Ovalles,  Len 'Boogsie' SharpeOmar Sosa among many others. He has also appeared in concert halls, festivals, clubs, studios and other venues in Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as on Indian National Television and Radio DRS (Zurich). Jacob was also founding member of the group J.E.R.M. with drummer Ed Nicholson, saxophonist Rolf Schlonvogt and pianist Michael Beck with whom he recorded and toured in the US and Europe between 1998 and 2003.

Jacob has contributed to over 20 recordings; some of which have been released on labels such as WarnerIntuitionMagnasound, and Not Two, among others. In 2009, Jacob's Quartet recording titled Secondary Deviations was released internationally by Swedish record label Ayler

Jacob has also performed with Allan ChaseTom HallNeil LeonardDave Bryant, Croix Galipault, George GarzoneJorrit DjikstraJoe MorrisKen VandermarkNate WooleyForbes GrahamAmit HeriJim HobbsJeff GalindoSteve LantnerPandelis KarayorgisLaurence CookLuther Gray, Chris BowmanJunko FujiwaraJerry SabatiniJeff SongCurt NewtonEric RosenthalSyd SmartGlynis LomonJon DamianEric HofbauerGarrison FewellJason RobinsonAndria NicodemouBill LoweRoyal HartiganCharlie KohlhaseNoah KaplanJoe MoffettBob GullottiEric Zinman, among others.

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Musician

Steve Hirsh

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Steve Hirsh plays improvised music on the drumset. He's been leading improvising ensembles around Minnesota's Twin Cities for years, as well as being a regular participant on New York City's downtown scene, and performing in a variety of locales. He has had the great good fortune to perform and play with some extraordinary musicians, including William Parker, Joel Futterman, Matthew Shipp, Ivo Perelman, Anthony Cox, George Cartwright, Douglas Ewart, Luke Stewart, Eri Yamamoto, Zoh Amba, Steve Swell, Dave Sewelson, Mara Rosenbloom and Gabby Fluke-Mogul. He has appeared on a number of recordings on the Mahakala Music label. Hirsh endorses Canopus drums and Bosphorus cymbals.


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