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Tim Aucoin

Tim Aucoin is a nationally recognized music educator and bassist. He is a native of New Orleans, but now resides in Atlanta, GA. Tim has performed internationally with many diverse acts such as Grammy nominated jazz vocalist - Nnenna Freelon, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Mamas and the Papas, Allen Toussaint, Pete Fountain, Luther Kent and Trickbag, and the Georgia Symphony Jazz Orchestra. He continues to be active in the Atlanta jazz and commercial music community. In addition to recording as a sideman, he has released two albums of original jazz music, "Swing First, Think Later," and most recently, “Mystified,” by his band, Professor Aucoin and the Jazz Scientists

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William Chernoff

William Chernoff is a Canadian jazz bassist and composer.

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Björn Meyer

For more than thirty years, Björn — Swedish-born and Swiss-based — has shaped a unique voice for his instrument inside the most diverse contexts. He has worked alongside Persian harpist and singer Asita Hamidi and is a long term collaborator with Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem. He has spent more than twenty years with Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin and percussionist Fredrik Gille in Bazar Blå, co-defining the sound of contemporary Swedish folk music. For more than a decade he was a member of the minimalistic, zen-funk, groove-collective Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin. His first solo-album “Provenance” was released by ECM in the fall of 2017

Gui Duvignau

Gui Duvignau is a bass player and composer born in France and raised in Brazil. His multi-cultural background has led to a life of traveling and musical exploration. A jazz musician in essence, he also draws inspiration from his experiences performing Rock, Brazilian and ‘World’ music, as well as his studies in Contemporary music. He attended Berklee College of Music where he studied with Vuk Kulenovic, Yakov Gubanov, Greg Hopkins, Ted Pease, John Lockwood, Fernando Huergo, to name a few, receiving his bachelor degree in Jazz Composition. His first album Porto, in collaboration with singer Sofia Ribeiro was inspired by his time living in Portugal

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Ryan Burns

Ryan Burns studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 20 years. He has performed with Rock and Roll Hall-of- Famers Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin, Yardbirds), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Ann & Nancy Wilson (Heart), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Rick Nielson (Cheap Trick) and Duff MacKagan (Guns and Roses); as well as with elite jazz artists such as Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, Bobby Previte, Bobby Watson and others. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and played piano with the group Thunderpussy for the soundtrack of the Hollywood movie “Fighting with My Family.” Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University

TRi/O

TRi/O is a collaborative groove-based contemporary jazz & funk outing from three like-minded New York musicians: Steve Shapiro on vibraphone and mallet keyboards, virtuoso 5-string bassist Dave Anderson, and drummer Tyger MacNeal. A unique concept and original repertoire sets the group apart in the genres of jazz, percussion, and electronic music - especially through experimentation with customized live-loops and the electronic mallet controller, allowing the band to explore progressive new territory. Dynamic interaction and improvisation is the heart of everything on Try The Veal, which was recorded in late 2019 and early 2020

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Luca Lo Bianco

Luca Lo Bianco was born in Palermo on June, 13th 1974. He started playing electric bass when he was thirteen and after a few years he approached the double bass. He graduated with the maximum grade in double bass in 1999 under the guide of Mo. Franco Muzzi. In 2010 he obtained the Master degree in Jazz Music with Magna Cum Laude at the State Music Conservatory 'Vincenzo Bellini' of Palermo with a thesis entitled 'Musical syncretism in contemporary Jazz’. From 2010 until 2015 he taught electric bass at the 'V. Bellini' State Conservatory’s Jazz Department of Palermo and from 2011 until 2013 at the 'A

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Maziyar Khavajiyan

Maziyar Khavajiyan AKA Amoo Mazz (Born on August 21, 1986) is an Iranian bass player, singer-songwriter, art director & music producer. He did start his career on 2005 as a photographer & session musician in Pop music scene & he was former member of alternative rock bands Majid Kazemi & Comment Band. He released his first E.P named "Fana" (Annihilation) based on mystical concepts of the "Sufism" in 2012. In 2015, he created #Tehran Band, the electronic-urban duet project in collaborating with the sound engineer & record producer Mrz.Asghari (WoolWave) which they have released two studio albums. After leaving Iran on 2009 Maziyar attended Cultural Center of University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, MY & he performed in several music festivals as a fusion jazz artist between 2010 to 2014. In addition to his music career, Maziyar brought up a new art direction line with the folk/soul singer-songwriter Jalil Shoaa & also he appeared in Soheil Nafisi 's last debut LP "New Design".

PC ENERGETIC

PC ENERGETIC is the international trio of award-winning guitarist Philip Czarnecki. It stands for a fat, modern and colourful sound. Modern jazz meets the sound-aesthetics and raw energy of rock and funk. This results in rocky and funky guitar-riffs, energetic improvisations and compositions, which are rich in rhythmic and harmonic complexity on the one hand and narrative and melodic on the other. Furthermore responsible for the powerful, yet multi-layered and versatile sound is bassist Jonathan Ihlenfeld Cuñado and drummer Marc Ayza. On their debut-album "Illusion" the band features renowned saxophonist Jasper Blom and the singer Rakel Salazar


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