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Alyssa Allgood

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Alyssa Allgood is an award-winning jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator with a compelling voice in the modern jazz landscape. Described as “assured and daring” by Downbeat Magazine and “a model of sophisticated song interpretation” by the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago-based artist boldly weaves soulful storytelling and rich improvisational language through original compositions, captivating arrangements and a lyrical focus of self-love and human connection.

Allgood’s exhilarating fourth album, “From Here”, is due April 19, 2024 on Next Records. Recorded with internationally renowned musicians John Patitucci, Kendrick Scott, Geoffrey Keezer and Greg Ward, the music showcases a modern approach to jazz singing with musical interaction and vocal freedom at its core. The album features 10 original songs which show Allgood reaching a new pinnacle of personal expression, emotional observation and artistic achievement. Her three previous albums — What Tomorrow Brings (Cellar Music, 2021), Exactly Like You (Cellar Music, 2018), and her self-released debut Out of the Blue (2016) — trace the remarkable trajectory of a vocalist admired for the clarity of her instrument, the sureness of her phrasing, the range of her improvising, and the burgeoning depth of her interpretative skills.

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Christianne Neves

Christianne Neves is a Brazilian jazz pianist, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and musical director. A passionate creative artist, Christianne has released four original instrumental music albums: Refúgio (2000), Duas Madrugadas (2005), Eyin Okan (2011) and Noite e Dias (2022). Her sophisticated compositions feature complex, unexpected harmonies and a rich texture of rhythms ranging from Latin American to African. She has also released two albums of arrangements: Andata e Ritorno (2014), with Italian and Brazilian artists and artistic production by Max de Tomassi of Italian network RAI, and Retalhos do Brasil (2017), a piano and voice collaboration with 13 Brazilian singers. 

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Patricia Barber

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In 2011 Patricia Barber has just finished a new 'live' album of the Patricia Barber Quartet recorded ' by Chris Grabowski at the wildly popular Green Mill residency. “Monday Night, vol2” is available through her website: patriciabarber.com She is also putting the finishing touches on other Floyd Records projects, one a DVD entitled Patricia Barber & Kenny Werner— 'Live' in Concert . This chronicles a resplendent evening with Patricia and Kenny and two 9' Steinway pianos at the sold-out 1000 seat Pick- Staiger Auditorium—this DVD will be available in the spring

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Alison Lewis

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Alison was once described by Cabaret Scenes as, "a singer with a hauntingly beautiful voice who transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary with brilliant arrangements and vocal experimentation."  Her debut solo album, Seven, has received much national and international acclaim, as well reached the top 40 of both the CMJ and RMR charts.

A consummate singer/songwriter, her original song, "Seesaw" earned a Finalist position with the 2017 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, while her single "Tidepool" earned a finalist position in the 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards showcase. Both the single, "Tidepool," and her album, "Seven" won the May 2017 Akademia Music Awards for Best Americana Song and Best Jazz Album respectively.  Alison also lent her songwriting and vocal talents to a recently released album of originals co-written with Peter Yarrow and survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shootings.

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Melissa Pipe

Melissa Pipe is a baritone saxophonist, bassoonist, composer and arranger who lives in Montreal. 

As well as leading her own quintet and sextet, she performs regularly with jazz, hip hop, indie, and classical ensembles as a freelancer. A versatile player and writer, she has written for small group, chamber ensemble, big band and symphony orchestra.

 

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Svetlana Marinchenko

Svetlana Marinchenko is originally from Russia, Moscow. She  started to play music when she was 17, after hearing Coltrain's Love Supreme. After 3 years of experience in music, she managed to get enrolled in the Musorgsky Colledge of Music. Svetlana studied with the famous Russian jazz pianist Andrey Kondakov. During the first year of study, Svetlana discovered herself as a composer  and organized her own combo, Svetamuzika. Svetamuzika has participated in many international jazz festivals, such as "Close Encounters" Helsinki, Rajation Jazz Festival Helsinki and "Petrojazz" Sankt-Peterburg. They also played concerts in renowned jazz clubs in Russia and Finland, such as Igor Butman Club, Kozlov Club, JFC, Jazz Philharmonic. In 2015 Svetamuzika released their first album Present Simple on the Lable Art-Beat. The recording was attended by well-known and modern musicians from Russia and Germany, such as Anton Davidyants, Martin Miller, Peter Ivshin. After successful release in Moscow and Sankt-Peterburg, Svetamuzika went on a big tour of Russia.

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Thana Alexa

Surprising is the word that perhaps best describes Grammy® nominated, Downbeat cover artist and winner of the International Songwriting Competition, Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. Her 2x Grammy® nominated album ONA (self-release, March 2020), was inspired by the cross generational and cross-cultural stories of the immigrant women in her family and evolved into an exploration of the experiences of contemporary women everywhere. 

ONA has spawned more female-focused projects: Alexa, together with Grammy® nominated artist, Nicole Zuraitis and first-call bassist, Julia Adamy formed SONICA, a dynamic trio that incorporates intricate vocal harmonies, electronics, vocal loops, percussion, electric bass, and keyboards over a blend of original music and modern arrangements. The trio’s self-titled debut album, fully engineered, produced and mixed by Thana Alexa was released on September 30, 2022 via Outside In Music. The album was listed as one of Downbeat Magazine's "Best Albums of 2022." Alexa also created the project Founding Mothers of Jazz in conjunction with MusicTalks Concerts to honor the history of women in jazz, many who are not historically recognized for their contributions because of their gender. 

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Mem Nahadr

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Mem Nahadr (/nəˈhɑːd/ nə-HAHD), also known as M. Nahadr and simply "M", is an American performance artist and multi-octave vocalist having access to the whistle register and best known for the performance of the song "Butterfly", composed by Yoko Kanno and lyricized by Chris Mosdell for Cowboy Bebop. She is co-produced by Grammy Award Winner, James P. Nichols. She is also an author, composer, poet, filmmaker, and human rights activist.

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Anna Elizabeth Kendrick

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Anna Elizabeth Kendrick is a modern day old-fashioned jazz songbird and composer. She revisits the spirit of the earlier decades of the last century in her song-writing and singing style, particularly embracing the 30's, 40's and 50's. Anna's debut album "In Out of The Rain" came out on April 9th of 2013. "In Out of The Rain" made it to the 1st round ballot for the 2014 Grammys. Anna's 2nd album "Old-Fashioned Gal" just came out on August 18th of 2017. There are only 5 tracks on the album, but unlike her 1st album there are many more instruments on this album. The one cover song "How About You" is also special because it is a duet with Anna's keyboard player Jeevan D'Souza.


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