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Stratøs

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Michigan native Stratøs is a saxophonist, composer, producer, and film photographer whose presence in the modern jazz scene is rapidly growing. His improvisational style is rooted heavily in the subtle melodicism of the cool jazz tradition and extends to the bold, complex nature of the electronic jazz scene. His compositions explore a combination of elements between jazz and other styles such as hip-hop, metal, electronica and classical. Stratøs is the three-time winner of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from 2019-2021. Additionally, he was awarded the ASCAP Foundation’s Johnny Mandel Prize as well as being selected as a National Sawdust New Works Commission Contest winner

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Rea Meir

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Rea Meir is an Israeli saxophone and EWI player, arranger and composer. The Rea Meir Group was formed in 2018 near the release of Rea Meir's debut album – Stellar Objects. The group plays original instrumental fusion jazz, for lack of better definition, but with influences from various musical genres. Band members are: Rea Meir – EWI, Shai Sobol – Guitar, Yaniv Shalev – Bass, Itay HIbsher – Drums. Since the release of Rea Meir's debut album in Aug 2018, the group had released a live show album "Stellar Objects – Live" , published on Feb 2019. Although The Rea Meir Group was formed recently, the band members have been playing together on different occasions for over 20 years, which create a unique level of chemistry on stage

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Zac Zinger

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A multi-talented performer, Zac plays saxophones, flute, clarinet, shakuhachi, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), and a host of ethnic flutes. In 2019 he released his debut album, Fulfillment, which includes twelve original tracks for jazz quartet combining jazz fusion and Japanese traditional music. He has recorded woodwinds for the soundtracks of Final Fantasy XV: Assassin's Festival, Just Cause 4, Street Fighter V, RWBY, Lazer Team, Moonlight Blade OL, and many more. He has also had the pleasure of performing in twelve countries with the likes of Anat Cohen, Kirill Gerstein, Mario Frangoulis, Nobuo Uematsu, and Wataru Hokoyama

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Victor Haskins

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Victor Haskins is an international performer, visionary, multi-instrumentalist, improviser, sound artist, composer, arranger, bandleader, interdisciplinary collaborator, and educator. Victor’s main performing projects are “Victor Haskins & Moving Sound Pictures" and “Victor Haskins’ Skein". Moving Sound Pictures is an innovative, one-man-band where Victor extemporaneously improvises intricate, interactive soundscapes and spontaneous compositions. Elements of existing artistic traditions from around the world are evoked, repurposed, and filtered through his imagination. Additionally, Victor frequently collaborates with dancers in this setting, improvising collectively across mediums to orchestrate a powerful, cinematic experience

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Christian M. Baldin

Environmental Engineer - Science, Sax & Clarinet Lover - Amateur Photographer & Videomaker - Now I play music only as Amateur.

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BRZZVLL

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BRZZVLL was founded by Vincent Brijs in 2006. This Antwerp collective plays improvised dance music with a jazz-fusion, funk and rare groove sound like those of the 70’s: bass and drums very tight and funky, horns, guitar and keyboards very imaginative and sexy. The bands’ unique cross polination of cosmic jazz, spoken word & afrobeat makes them stand out in today’s jazz scene. Their debute “Days of Thunder, Days of Grace” was voted Best Belgian Jazz Album of 2008 by newspaper Le Soir. For their last two critically acclaimed albums, BRZZVLL worked together with spoken word artists Anthony Joseph (“Engines”, 2014) & Amir Sulaiman (“First Let’s Dance”, 2016)


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