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Anka Koziel

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Anka Koziel - born in a small Polish town and currently living in the Netherlands, works as a free-lance vocalist, educator at the jazz dept of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, arranger, composer, researcher. In 2008 she released her debut album Tales of the Forest, in 2010 a live concert on DVD - "Requiem Para El Mundo" with Nueva Manteca, and in 2014 - album "Earthing" with The Hague Ethospheric Orchestra (THEO). Her last album is closely connected with her research on the importance of rhythm in jazz phrasing and improvisation, "Slightly Odd" self-produced and released in 2018. Koziel’s dynamic vocal range and variety of sound is almost unlimited

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Shems Bendali

Shems was born in 1996 and grew up in the small city of Thonon-Les-Bains (France). He studied first with French trumpet player Jeff Baud and then went to study at Lausanne Jazz music faculty (Switzerland). There he studied with Matthieu Michel, Emil Spanyi, Robert Bonisolo, René Mosele and Banz Oester. Within the first year of studying there, he quickly made his way through the Jazz and Hip Hop scene and was playing in every major jazz venue in the country. With his band and his many prolific artistic collaborations, Shems has been playing regularly in many countries such as Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, England, Ukraine, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Turkey, and Egypt for the past few years. He has performed on stage and/or recorded in studios with Bastian Baker, Kadebostany, Charlie Winston, Fianso, Rilès, Danitsa, Lea Lu, Issam Krimi, François Jeanneau, Matthieu Michel, Pierre Drevet, Banz Oester, Emil Spanyi, Jean-Lou Treboux, Chistophe Moniot, Nils Wogram, Nik Bartch, Emmanuel Bex and many more.

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Zurich Jazz Orchestra

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The European jazz scene boasts a number of world class professional Big Bands, all with their own rich history and tradition. The Zurich Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1995, undoubtedly belongs to this exclusive club.

The big band recorded its fifth studio album in the winter of 2020/21, the second under the direction of Steffen Schorn, who was musical director for six years before changing to his current role as congenial composer in residence.

Fortunately. The album “Dedications” is a worthy successor to “Three Pictures”, released in 2018. Schorn’s compositions and thus the sound of the orchestra have, if at all possible, become even richer, more colorful, more differentiated, but at the same time more powerful

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Ricardo Pinheiro

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Ricardo Pinheiro completed a Degree in Music at Berklee College of Music, Boston; Degree in Psychology Sciences at the Universidade de Lisboa; and a PhD in Musicology (Ethnomusicology) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He studied with Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, Ken Pullig, Wayne Krantz, Ken Cervenka, Chris Washburne and Salwa Castelo-Branco. He played/recorded with Peter Erskine, David Liebman, Chris Cheek, Tim Hagans, Theo Bleckmann, Mônica Salmaso, Andrew Rathbun, Aubrey Johnson, Mário Laginha, Eric Ineke, Perico Sambeat, Stephan Astbury, João Paulo Esteves da Silva, Remix Ensemble, Matt Renzi, Jon Irabagon, John Gunther, Mike Del Ferro, André Charlier, Benoît Sourisse, among many others. He teaches at the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, and is the Director of its Masters in Music Program

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Filippo Vignato

Born in Northern Italy in 1987 and raised in a musical family, he took his first trombone at the age of 10. Nowadays he performs intensively in Italy and Europe as a sight-forward sideman and as a leader of his own bands and he is considered as one of the most interesting Italian musicians of his generation. He is active in different fields of jazz and improvised music, embracing contemporary music, Avantgarde jazz and world music. From 2014 he leads an electric trio with Attila Gyarfas on drums and Yannick Lestra on fender Rhodes. His latest project is a quartet alongside Giovanni Guidi on piano, Mattia Magatelli on bass and Attila Gyarfas on drums, which recorded ‘Harvesting Minds’, released in September 2017 by Cam Jazz. He won the ‘Best New Talent’ award in the 2016 ‘Top Jazz’ critics pool promoted by the historic Italian jazz magazine ‘Musica Jazz’ , following the release of his debut album ‘Plastic Breath’ (Auand). Throughout his career he received several other awards: from the  as a best soloist at Barga Jazz 2011 to the Burghausen European Young Artists Jazz Award 2017. He has also got a sound academic education: he’s graduated summa cum laude at the Conservatoire National Superiéur de Danse et Musique de Paris and he studied also at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam and in the italian conservatories of Ferrara and Rovigo. As a soloist, arranger and composer, he had the opportunity to work with several musicians and bands including: Giovanni Guidi Rebel Band, Ghost Horse, Francesco Diodati, Hank Roberts, Pipe Dream, Piero Bittolo Bon Bread & Fox, Zeno De Rossi Zenophilia, Giovanni Falzone Quintet, Enzo Favata & Tenores di Bitti, Vink Globokar Ensemble, Enzo Carniel Sextet, Vincent Le Quang Quintet, Rosa Brunello Y Los Fermentos, Ada Montellanico Quintet, Hank Roberts, Pasquale Mirra, Dan Kinzelman, Alfonso Santimone, Stephane e Lionel Belmondo, Dave Milligan, Onno Govaert, Reiner Baas. In March 2017  he was invited as ‘resident artist’ by the ‘Vicenza Jazz New Conversations’, one of main italian jazz festivals where he performed 3 concerts, presenting his trio, his quartet and the trombone solo performance ‘Solologue’. With his own projects or as a sideman he has appeared in the most relevant festivals in Italy: Novara Jazz, Correggio Jazz, Vicenza Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Young Jazz Foligno, Sudtirol Jazz Festival Musiche Sulle Bocche, Time in Jazz, Fano Jazz, By The Sea, Fiemme Ski-jazz, Young Jazz Foligno, Festival di Nuova Musica di Macerata, Jazz Club Ferrara, Roma Casa Del Jazz, Cross- Roads Emilia Romagna, Festambiente Sud, Narni Black Festival, Isea Jazz, Pescara Jazz etc; and in Europe: Festival Jazz à la Villette (Paris), Jazz sous les Pommiers (Coutances), Edinburgh Jazz Festival (Scotland), Valijevo Jazz Fest (Serbija) , Bimhuis (Amsterdam). He has performed all over Europe, and in particular Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbija, Russia, The Netherlands and Scotland.

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Oleksandr Kolosii

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Copenhagen-based Polish/Ukrainian jazz saxophonist Oleksandr Kolosii was born in Donetsk, Ukraine into a family of professional musicians. He began playing classical piano at the age of 6, and at age 12 he picked up the saxophone and found his lifelong passion for jazz music. His style of playing pays tribute to legendary bebop and hard bop players like Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Currently he combines this with a continuous inspiration from a wide array of active jazz musicians on the scene today. Oleksandr moved to Denmark in 2017 to further his career and join the Scandinavian jazz scene

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PLS.trio

PLS.trio - pianist Pier Luigi Salami, bassist Martin D Fowler, and drummer Shawn Crowder - lies somewhere in between Northern European jazz and American contemporary jazz, bringing forth a highly energetic and deeply melodious mixture of modern jazz and electronic elements. Tapping musical sophistication and tech savvy to lead their artistic toolkit, the group's focus on melody carries the listener along on a journey drawn from experiences of blazing through city streets and car horns of the trio’s native New York, all the way to landscapes reminiscent of sunny, mid-western countryside fields. The trio released their second album, Cosmonauts, in January 2021 on DotTime Records, after previously completing a world tour in support of their debut album “East River”, released in February 2015 and acclaimed by press and critics

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Matthias Broede

Matthias Bröde, born in Karlsruhe, Germany, is a composer, improviser, jazz harmonicist and pianist. NEWS: THREE NEW ALBUMS WITH THREE DIFFERENT LINE UPS ARE RECENTLEY RECORDED AND READY TO BE PUBLISHED !!! 1.) January 2020: Recording-session with Berlin piano master Rolf Langhans for a harmonica/piano duo album, mainly playing jazz originals & standards; 2.) February 2020: The Berlin based BROEDE-SCHIRMER-UNIT recorded an album with all new compositions by Matthias Broede in Berlin @Tito's Zentrifuge, the real unique studio in Berlin-Wedding; with Bernd Oezsevim - dr, Jan Roder - bass, Tobias Schirmer - clarinets, Matthias Broede- harmonica, piano

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Vadim Bessarab Trio

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Jazz trio from Odessa, led by Vadim Bessarab. The trio’s sound combines jazz traditions and academic expressiveness, ethnic moods and contemplation characteristic of the modern European jazz language

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Felix Biller

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Born in Rosenheim, Bavaria (Germany), Felix Biller started his musical education at the age of four. Throughout the years he tackled many instruments, such as guitar and saxophone, but piano has always remained his instrument of choice and mastery. His classical training gave him an excellent technique; his eagerness to experiment and think outside the box makes him search for new inspirations and opportunities for artistic development. Biller is both an involved learner and dedicated teacher. He graduated from musicology (BA) and music management (MA) as well as jazz piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in the Austrian capital Vienna, where he lives and works


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