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Serra Bilgincan

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Serra Bilgincan is a composer and vocalist of jazz music based in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2017, she got accepted to Berklee College of Music, but decided to take a non-academic and more intuitive route into music and studied architecture at Central Saint Martins instead. Having trained in classical piano at her young ages, she became a fan of jazz music in her teen years. After some years of personal practice, her debut single 'Transience' has just been released. Three other tracks (Strange Proximity, Convergence, and EXCR) are currently undergoing mixing and mastering, and all four will make up her first EP project 'Disintegration'.

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Tristan Voitcu

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Tristan Voitcu is a New Jersey based Jazz Saxophonist currently attending Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where he is studying with Ralph Bowen. Tristan began studying the saxophone at age 14, with a wide variety of influences, including Gustav Holst, Sigurd Rascher, Eric Dolphy, Charles Mingus, and especially Ronnie Cuber. At age 16, he began studying with Saxophonist and Historian Paul Cohen, with whom he developed a love for contemporary, improvised, and avant-garde music. During Highschool, he attended the West Milford Jazz Academy, where he studied with Ronnie Cuber and Jim Saltzman. During his first semester at college, he performed the Philip Glass Concerto for Saxophone Quartet with the Scarlet Quartet and Rutgers Symphonic Winds. He auditioned and won the Rutgers Chamber music concert 5 times, both with the Scarlet Quartet, and with his Avant-Garde Duo. During his time at Mason Gross, he has also performed with the Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Rutgers Symphonic Winds, Rutgers Lab Band, Rutgers Jazz Ensemble, Mingus Ensemble, Avant Garde Ensemble, and the Jazz Afro-World Ensemble. He as studied with Abraham Burton, Robby Ameen, Victor Lewis, Anthony Branker, Conrad Herwig, Paul Cohen, Kraig Williams, Todd Nichols, and Ronnie Cuber. Today he is an active performer of popular music in north and central Jersey with the VTX Collective, the Rock in Soul Band, and the Cope Aesthetic. As a band leader he performs regularly at the Tavern on George Street and Friends Cafe. As a sideman, he is a regular member of the Justin Farquhar Jazz orchestra, taking the Baritone sax seat, and has performed with the Mathuin Smith Jazz Orchestra, Sam Wilson Quartet and Logan Bogdan Quartet. He also was a sideman on Hip Hop artist Doitall’s album “Alma”. His newest project and passion is the “Mingus Legacy Collective” co-led by drummer Logan Bogdan, a group of young musicians dedicated learning and authentically performing the music of Charles Mingus in a small ensemble setting.

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Ulrich Mitzlaff

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ULRICH MITZLAFF

Violoncello player (acoustic and electric) & composer

Web-Site: https://ulrichmitzlaff.bandcamp.com/; https://www.facebook.com/ulrich.mitzlaff

ULRICH MITZLAFF completed his cello studies in the seventies at Tübingen (Germany) with Professor Stefan Zarnescú. Since 1996 he lives at Lisbon, Portugal, where he works as cellist and composer of contemporary and experimental music, improvisation, free-jazz, conceptual composition and sound-art. He collaborates with various artists in multidisciplinary and electro-acoustic projects including music creations for dance and theatre. He was member of the art-association “granular”.

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Max Plattner

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Max Plattner, born September 18, 1994 in Innsbruck, Austria, is a renowned jazz drummer and composer. His musical education started early and he received significant awards such as the "Young Masters Scholarship" of the Outreach Festival in Schwaz in 2012 and the "Marianne Mendt Förderpreis" in 2013.

Plattner studied jazz drums at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, where he specialized in media composition and computer music. During his career, he collaborated with acclaimed musicians such as J. Hoard, Georg Breinschmid, Peter Herbert, Karl Ritter, Steph Kondert, Andrea Motis, Fabian Rucker, Phil Nykrin, Andrej Prozorov, Yasmo and many others. His versatility as a drummer and his talent as a composer and producer have earned him international recognition.

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Christopher Robin Cox

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Christopher Robin Cox is a veteran creative improvising trombonist, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, who now lives in Budapest, Hungary.

After nearly 10 years away from playing music full time, earning three academic degrees, including a PhD in Geography,  he decided to return to his horn with a vengeance. He currently leads a trio and a double-bass quartet in Budapest and is beginning to tour around Central Europe as a soloist under the name AlOnE.

He brings a huge, dark tone, and a style that utilizes bluesy, gravely split-tones, plunger, and other prepared techniques. As an improviser, he is equally comfortable playing with lots of space and in more intense improvisation settings. He frequently utilizes effects pedals and loopers to create ambient soundscapes that are more akin to movie soundtracks that free jazz. However, during his time growing up the San Francisco Bay Area, he played with greats like Glenn spearman, Marco Eneidi, Donald Robinson, Garth Powell, and George Cremasci to name a few. He has also performed with George Cartwrite, Chris Bates, Nathan Hanson, and Jason Robinson.

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Paul Giallorenzo

Originally from Long Island, NY, Paul Giallorenzo is a Chicago-based improviser, composer, producer, and sound designer using piano, synthesizer, keyboards, and electronics in a diverse range of contexts with a wide array of Chicago and international musicians in improvised, avant-jazz, experimental, and electro/acoustic music, performing regularly locally and throughout North America and Europe.  

Giallorenzo’s work has been praised for its “inside-out” nature – his ability to push the boundaries of “conventional” jazz toward more freedom but also, on the other side, to bring a measure of structure to more avant-garde material. Writing in the online journal Point Of Departure, John Litweiler said, “His solos and aggressive duets are gems of after-Bop, after-Bley melody,” while AllAboutJazz.com lauded music that “smudges the lines between the tradition and the avant-garde.”

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Richard Davies

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I am a UK saxophonist experimenting with cinematic sounds and marrying jazz, blues, the electronic and ambient styles. I have been playing tenor and soprano sax for over 30 years and have a dozen albums to my name as well as appearing on many other titles across a number of genres. I also dabble in keyboards and electronics to create soundscapes.

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Jacob William

Born and raised in India, Jacob arrived via rare routes to play on the vast fields of Jazz and other creatively improvised and composed music. Jacob grew-up in a syncretic milieu; he attended parochial school and traveled extensively from a very young age. His earliest years in music were spent singing in choirs and being engaged in informal learning of a wide array of diverse hybrid music and playing various instruments. In his teens, Jacob started playing the bass guitar and soon began playing concerts and festivals all over India in the company of many forward-looking elder musicians who had a particularly deep interest in Jazz. Jacob moved to the U.S. in 1991 after receiving a scholarship to study music.

In 2001, Jacob received a Master of Arts in Music degree from Wesleyan University, where his studies and work combined ethnomusicology, world-music and experimental composition under  Anthony BraxtonNeely Bruce and Alvin Lucier.  He also studied South-Indian Carnatic vocal music with T. Viswanathan and percussion music with Ramanad Raghavan and David Nelson. During 1998-1999, he attended the New England Conservatory of Music and studied in the department of Third Stream Music / Contemporary Improvisation under Ran Blake and studied the bass with Cecil McBee and John LockwoodIn 1997 
he earned a Bachelor of music degree from Berklee College of music, completing his studies focused on Jazz Bass performance under Bruce Gertz, Whit Browne and Rich Appleman while studying Theory, Composition and Arranging. During this time, he also participated in Kenny Werner and Bob Brookmeyer master classes in composition and improvisation. He also privately studied jazz improvisation with John Laporta, Hal Crook and Charlie Banacos.

Jacob has worked with a diverse range of renowned personalities in Jazz and World-Music arenas such as, Abraham K. AdzenyahLouiz Banks, Ranjit Barot, Maynard Ferguson,  Joe Hunt,  Jay HoggardRudresh MahanthappaCharlie MarianoGustavo Ovalles,  Len 'Boogsie' SharpeOmar Sosa among many others. He has also appeared in concert halls, festivals, clubs, studios and other venues in Asia, Europe and the United States, as well as on Indian National Television and Radio DRS (Zurich). Jacob was also founding member of the group J.E.R.M. with drummer Ed Nicholson, saxophonist Rolf Schlonvogt and pianist Michael Beck with whom he recorded and toured in the US and Europe between 1998 and 2003.

Jacob has contributed to over 20 recordings; some of which have been released on labels such as WarnerIntuitionMagnasound, and Not Two, among others. In 2009, Jacob's Quartet recording titled Secondary Deviations was released internationally by Swedish record label Ayler

Jacob has also performed with Allan ChaseTom HallNeil LeonardDave Bryant, Croix Galipault, George GarzoneJorrit DjikstraJoe MorrisKen VandermarkNate WooleyForbes GrahamAmit HeriJim HobbsJeff GalindoSteve LantnerPandelis KarayorgisLaurence CookLuther Gray, Chris BowmanJunko FujiwaraJerry SabatiniJeff SongCurt NewtonEric RosenthalSyd SmartGlynis LomonJon DamianEric HofbauerGarrison FewellJason RobinsonAndria NicodemouBill LoweRoyal HartiganCharlie KohlhaseNoah KaplanJoe MoffettBob GullottiEric Zinman, among others.

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José Canha

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José Canha was born in Setúbal, Portugal and began his musical journey as a lead vocalist for various alternative-rock bands during his late teens. He explored a range of musical instruments during this period, developing a strong affinity for those in the lowest register. Working with a diverse range of talented musicians, he gained an eclectic musical background, which ignited a growing passion for blues and jazz music.

After completing his army service, Canha abandoned his earlier academic intentions to dedicate himself to an in-depth study of his newfound passions: the bass and Black American music

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Piero Bittolo Bon

Piero Bittolo Bon is one of the busiest and most in demand italian musicians in the italian jazz and avant-garde scene. He mainly plays alto saxophone but is also at ease on baritone saxophone, flutes and clarinets. Piero has also had a long-standing affair going on with the electric bass, which he played at the beginning of his musical journey in funk, reggae, and rock bands, before committing himself to wind instruments and improvised music. Passionate and vibrant, his music, densely composed or totally improvised, reverberates with echoes of the best of free jazz, fire music, torrid improvisations and chamberesque compositions, sharp attacks and continuous inventions bar after bar


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