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Summer Camargo

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Summer Camargo, 19, is a trumpet player entering her sophomore year of college, majoring in jazz studies. She is a recipient of a Jerome L. Greene Fellowship at The Juilliard School. ​ Summer, born and raised in Hollywood, FL, has been a member of the prestigious All-National Jazz Band, the Jazz Band of America, the Grammy Band, the Next Generation Women in Jazz Combo, the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, and was named a National YoungArts Foundation Merit winner, and Honorable Mention in Jazz Trumpet, as well as Merit winner in Jazz Composition. Summer was also Downbeat Magazine’s Outstanding Student Jazz Performance Award recipient

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Emma Swift

Emma Swift is an Australian-born songwriter, currently residing in the USA. A gifted singer inspired by Sandy Denny, Marianne Faithfull and a plethora of dead poets, she is currently working on a new album, tentatively titled “Slow Dancing With Ghosts”. The songs explore sex, death, spirituality, depression, redemption and radical self-acceptance.

In August 2020 she released the critically-acclaimed “Blonde On The Tracks”, a feminist reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan tunes on Tiny Ghost Records.

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Isabel Rato

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Composer, arranger, pianist and producer, with a good track record working alongside leading names inn Portuguese music, Isabel Rato is already an outstanding name in the Jazz scene in Portugal. With immediate recognition for her debut album, “Para Além da Curva da Estrada” edited in 2016 by the label Sintoma Records, the composer has now her second album "Histórias do Céu e da Terra", released in 2019 by the label Nischo Records. Recently, "Histórias do Céu e da Terra" was considered by the well-known portuguese magazine jazz.pt, as one of the best Portuguese albums of 2019. Her quintet comprises João David Almeida on vocals, João Capinha on saxophones (soprano, alto and tenor), João Custódio on the double bass and Alexandre Alves on the drums

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Pernille Bevort

Tenor, soprano and alto saxophone (flute, clarinets), band leader and composer. Pernille Bevort was born in Denmark 1966. She started playing the recorder at the age of seven. When she was fourteen she changed to the soprano saxophone and a couple of years later she bought a tenor saxophone, which became her main instrument. Pernille Bevort was nineteen when she was first introduced to modern jazz, such as Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter. The following years her fascination with jazz increased with the characteristic creative element in this type of music. Pernille Bevort is educated at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, Denmark (1989-1993)

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Dei Xhrist

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Sotto voce/art brut glossolalia and spoken word, acoustic or amplified with pedal effects. Xhrist began performing sonically in the early 00s, and now sings solo and with ensemble improvisors in the New England experimental sound/noise/improvisation/art scene. Organizes XFest MA (www.xfestma.com) starting in 2020. Past projects: - Negative Reinforcement: with Craig Douglas (synth and effects) - Xhristishoe : with Matt Samolis (flute) - Birdrogan : psychedelic/kraut/rock/noise band with Marc Bisson (guitar), Mike Dailey Jr. (drums), Mike Fun (synth), and guest musicians - Demi Exegeses : avant garde chamber music with with Matt Samolis (flute) and Emilo Gonzalez (piano, kalimba) - Tyto Alba : atonal jazz with with Matt Samolis (flute), Thadd Comstock (microtonal guitar) and Ryan McGuire (upright bass)

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Erica Bramham

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Erica Bramham is a critically acclaimed vocalist, guitarist and composer from Melbourne, Australia. Poetic, inventive and uniquely personal, her work crosses the boundaries between jazz, traditional folk and experimental art music, showcasing her finesse as a lyricist and a captivating performance style that blends song with spoken word and extended vocal technique. In 2016 Bramham released her debut album, Twelve Moons, a song cycle that blurred the boundaries between folk and improvised music. The album was named alongside David Bowie and Vijay Iyer as one of the top ten releases of the year on All About Jazz, with critic Phil Barnes calling it "a fine record of forward looking modern vocal jazz that shows a way to make interesting, lyrically inventive improvised music” and signalling Bramham as a talent to watch. In January 2017 Erica embarked on The Song-Chain Project, an ambitious creative mission to compose, record and share a new piece of music every day for 365 days


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