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Roberto Rabosio

Nato a Milano il 27/2/1959 a 14 anni il primo gruppo "Inferno Canto primo " principalmente basato su rock progressive e jazz rock in compagnia di Roberto Muru, Rosario Santagata e il compianto Paolo Davola. In quel particolare periodo rimasi molto affascinato da Giulio Capiozzo degli "Area" imitandone l'impostazione (per quello che mi era possibile) appassionandomi allo studio dei ritmi pluricomposti che nel periodo (1975) erano poco abituali. Grazie all'amico Mauro Garavello ho cominciato a studiare al "Capolinea" con il maestro Enrico Lucchini leggenda nel campo della didattica musicale Jazz nazionale. Tra la fine degli anni 70 e i primi anni 80 provo un'esperienza rock e poi Fusion con altri amici fra i quali Claudio Asquini, Danilo, Nico Napolitano,Luciano Casazza, Stefano Doro, Claudio Stabile fido amico e percussionista. Nello stesso periodo prende vita la band fusion Time Limit con Roberto Muru, Stefano Doro,Claudio Stabile,Stefano Borroni,Adelmo e Bruno Costanzi e in qualche occasione Beppe Pini e Nicolò Fragile. Nella seconda metà degli anni 80 ad oggi inizia la mia esperienza con progetto Jazz Fusion Milano Secolo XX fondato da Roberto e Maurizio Capitanio con Stefano Doro, Alessandro Fasola, Scià Bellati Sostituito da Claudio Stabile e Davide Radice. ​Oggi oltre al lavoro con Milano Secolo XX mi dedico anche a composizione e collaborazioni musicali con vari musicisti nel panorama jazz fusion underground mondiale.

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George Kent

When I started working as a marketing specialist, I was a little bit confused but it took me two weeks to realise what I was required to do. Since then, I am the best in my city and many companies wanted to catch my attention, however, only one succeeded. I am happy with my current job position and I will not be leaving any time soon!

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Shawn Thwaites

Shawn Thwaites is a Trinidadian-American musician and educator from Washington, DC. His area of expertise is unique–the steeldrum, a relatively new and underexplored instrument born out of the colonial history of Trinidad and Tobago. His trademark style integrates the very best of his Trinidadian ancestry and his D.C. upbringing, intertwining jazz, hip-hop, funk, calypso, reggae, and more. This distinct sound, along with his coy style of performing, has helped establish Thwaites as a rare and sought after international recording artist, musician, and educator. Shawn Thwaites is a reputable and versatile steelpan musician and performer

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Aaron Abrahamson Cote

With 5 international tours under his belt, Aaron Abrahamson Cote has worked with The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin, Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Alex from The Gaslight Anthem, ska legends The Skatalites, Bim Skala Bim, Vic Ruggiero from The Slackers, King Django, Murphy's Law & numerous television and Broadway Actors. Cote has been televised on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS and performed on multiple regional and National Public Radio (NPR) stations. In 2013, Cote wrote over 50 Caribbean Jazz tunes, many of which were published by HillBridge Music and Tropical Shores Productions

Scott Johnson

Callaloo is the best world fusion steel pan combo performing original compositions in Chicago. Scott Johnson, the band’s co-founder and composer/arranger, began writing music for the group that was built on strong, sophisticated Latin/Caribbean rhythms and has recently begun exploring and incorporating other styles, that, when fused, have proven to deliver a powerful musical experience. The percussion based group employs an amalgam of instruments - steel pan, marimba, ethnic percussion, drum set, nylon string guitar, electric and acoustic bass - while combining composed, orchestrated parts with improvisation

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the roycrosse Quintet

I started playing the steel drum more than two decades ago with a large steel orchestra in Trinidad. After moving to the USA, I began working small ensembles combining the steel drum with conventional instruments. Playing gigs around the NY/NJ area festivals, and restaurants and private parties. My CD "A Touch of Latin" was recorded in NY with: Larry Maltz on Guitar, Dave Rimelis on Violin, Mario Rodriguez on Bass and Norman Headman on percussion and yours truly on Soprano Steel Drum. I also have a background in fine arts;sculpture and painting, and my work in represented in several museums, public and private collections internationally. Currently: Perform in the Baltimore/DC area

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Leon Foster Thomas

Having performed for audiences worldwide, Leon Foster Thomas is a unique force in modern jazz. The New York Amsterdam News has described his playing as “riveting, his artistry as unrivaled and his stage personality as dominant.” His virtuosic playing of the Steel Pan has enabled him to connect emotionally with the listener on every level. This World Steelband Music Festival Soloist and Duet Champion of 2002 and 2004, has worked with artists such as: Melton Mustafa, Nathan Davis, James Moody, Richard Smallwood, Hugh Masekela, Kevin Mahogany, David Dave Siegel, Nicole Henry, Abraham Laboriel, Sammy Figueroa, Len Boogsie Sharpe, Ken Professor Philmore, Ray Holman, Dolly Parton, Cyril Neville, Slinger Francisco Mighty Sparrow, 3 Canal, Etienne Charles, Winston Bailey Mighty Shadow, David Rudder, Pelham Goddard, Richard Bailey and James Polk to name a few. A native of the island of Trinidad, Foster, as he is also called, was born in the southern city of San Fernando on August 25th, 1981

Ron Reid

Ron Reid is a steel drummer, bassist and Associate Professor of Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches arranging, music history, ensemble and steelpan performance. He began his professional career in 1978 as a bassist for the late Lord Kitchener’s Calypso Revue in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and has recorded and performed with a cavalcade of major calypso and soca artists including the Mighty Shadow, Sparrow, Superior, Relator, David Rudder, Ella Andall and Andre Tanker. Ron has recorded with Boston-based groups Myanna and Sonabo, and gifted saxophonist Grace Kelly, among many others


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