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Aaron Bahr

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Aaron Bahr is a trumpeter, composer, and teacher living and working in New York City, where he performs both as a bandleader and sideman. His latest album release is titled Places, Real and Imagined..

Since moving to New York in 2015 Bahr has performed as both a sideman and bandleader at some of the best Jazz clubs in the city, including Smalls, Fat Cat, and Zinc Bar. He was a member of the Jazz Quintet Groove Merchant, recording on their self-titled 2016 album and touring Japan in March 2017. He also performs regularly with Pianist/Composer Tetsuro Hoshii's group "The Doggy Cats." Bahr’s own current septet project features his original compositions and arrangements, played by an international cast of innovative, imaginative, and virtuosic musicians.

Aaron has also earned accolades for his big band writing, winning both the 2015 SF Jazz HUT Foundation Alumni Commission award and the 2015 Jazz in the Neighborhood Emerging Composer Competition

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Tortusa

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Tortusa is a Norwegian-American electronic musician and producer from Stavanger, Norway. He has released four albums on Jazzland Recordings and was nominated for the Spellemann Prize (Norwegian Grammy) for «I Know This Place - The Eivind Aarset Collages». The albums have received good critics from Germany, Norway, Canada and England, and feature contributions from artist Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Erland Dahlen, and more. Tortusa frequently performs live in Germany, England and Norway. A cornerstone in Tortusa´s production is the texture and timbre of sound. He searches for sounds that are out of the ordinary and places the listener in different emotional states

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Andres Marcos Revellado

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Andrés-Marcos Revellado is a Spanish multi-instrumentalist based in Zurich, who started very early his musical formation. Trained jazz bass and double bass player; plays also guitar, piano and drums. Swimmer against stream; his approach to electronic music is strongly influenced by acoustic and improvised forms of music. He has also worked for theatre companies as composer and performer, and played in every sort of ensemble going from hard rock groups to jazz big bands. Constantly attempting to break the boundaries between jazz and electronic music, has never liked rules, and never had interest in guidelines and belonging to a single musical style. He plays hardware/software/instrumental live acts focussed on improvisation and live performance

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Roger Benedict Jr

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a widely talented songwriter, vocalist and musician from cleveland, ohio. who started perfoming as a teenager in the late 80's and who's main interest is electronic synthesizers, beat machines, and guitars. Roger Benedict Jr also has been a mainstream and pop music vocalist and composer, as well as a local club disc jock and music personality around cleveland.

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Kakafoni

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Pianist and composer Pelle Eriksson is the driving force behind the project Kakafoni. In the early 2000s, he got the idea to bring together melodic jazz, pop structures, improvisation, samples and loops and consolidate this into a whole. The band found its present form some years later and the first album was released in January 2013.
Some words about Kakafoni: “This is melodic jazz that takes long beautiful paths, often processed in different shapes… “– Ulf Johansson, GP “Beautiful “ 4/5 – Mattias Gustavsson, IKON ”Levitating beautiful melodious jazz” – Lennart Lundberg, Allehanda “The dirtiness in sounds and samples gives an extra dimension, especially when they play so tight and focused together

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Alberto Miranda

Evoluxion Project attempts to answer inquiries concerning the nature and values in Cuban musical practices combining technology, sound design, and the driving force behind the passion for the music we make and the audience we make it for. For the last years, Alberto has been tackling these issues in its characteristically piecemeal approach and has revived an interest in questions about the ontological nature of Cuban musical works, the experience of its own identity’s musical expressiveness and its artistic value. Afro Cuban Electronic Jazz is coming from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds

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Nadine Axisa

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Nadine Axisa is an established versatile singer, with a passion for smooth jazz, latin, swing and soul music. She received vocal training in classical singing at a young age and discovered her love for jazz music through the performance in clubs and bars in her late teens. Nadine studied jazz classics, attended and followed a number of workshops with acclaimed tutors including Tina May, Iain Mackenzie, Guillermo Rozenthuler, Donna Mc Elroy, Dennis Montgomery III and Anne Peckham. She later pursued her studies at the Johann Strauss School of Music with Joe Debono. Nadine released her debut album 'Velvet' in 2014 featuring twelve original tracks, mostly composed by Maltese composers and authors in the smooth jazz style

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Groove Producer

Misz The Groove Producer Drummer. Keyboardist. Producer. Composer. Arranger. Lover of music and all things great. Misz The Groove Producer is a self-taught drummer. Her first formal music lesson was the piano. She has studied the trumpet, French horn and cello. Misz is a fan of Soul, Gospel, Funk, Jazz, Country and Rock. It was the original fusion sounds of great jazz players who created jazz fusion that captured the ears and heart of Misz. She was immediately inspired by those great artists. She feels that their musical styles contributed so much to how she sounds today. “That music is a special musical memory for me


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