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Mr GONE

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Mr. GONE is a 4 piece ensemble exploring the groove based music of early electric jazz

(fusion), focusing on the groundbreaking music of Weather Report and Herbie

Hancock’s Headhunters & Mwandishi bands, as well as original compositions.

Referencing the origins of the jam band movement, they connect the past with the future,

opening a window on the historical significance and influence of this music. Mr Gone is

the brainchild of Peter Furlan (saxes, Dizzy Gillespie, 10,000 Maniacs, Frank Foster)

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Matt Hayden

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Michael Friedinger

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MICHAEL FRIEDINGER | Detailed biography

  • First piano lessons at the age of 15
  • Studied at the music academies in Trossingen, Nuremberg and Stuttgart in the subjects of school music, jazz and composition/arrangement with piano as his main subject under Paul Schwarz, Bernd Hufnagel, Frank Sikora, Klaus König and Prof. Martin Schrack, among others.
  • Already working as a répétiteur for jazz singing and tutor for jazz piano during his studies
  • Pianist in the Baden-Württemberg State Youth Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Prof. Bernd Konrad
  • Pianist and keyboardist for the Baden-Württemberg State Youth Gospel Choir
  • Keyboardist for the Stage Entertainment musicals 42nd Street and Mamma Mia
  • Workshops and masterclasses with renowned musicians, including Michel Camilo, Marcus Miller, BobMintzer, Christian Jacob, Dave Taylor, Bobby Shew, Peter Herbolzheimer
  • as a pianist and keyboarder in countless bands and projects between jazz, funk & soul, gospel, pop/rock, Cuban and Brazilian music as well as concerts and festivals in Italy, Holland, France, Switzerland, Poland and elsewhere with artists as diverse as Roberto Blanco, Randy Brecker, Max Mutzke, Sir Waldo Weathers (James Brown Band), Julia Neigel, Stefan Gwildis, Cecile Verny, Roberto Santamaria, Alexander Klaws, Giovanni Costello, Henni Nachtsheim (Badesalz), Olvido Ruiz, Ron Williams, David Hanselmann and many more.
  • Support for Joss Stone, Maceo Parker, Earth Wind & Fire Experience
  • TV recordings for ZDF, SWR, RAI3
  • as pianist and keyboarder for numerous CD productions, including Baden-Württemberg State Youth Jazz Orchestra, Baden-Württemberg State Youth Gospel Choir, Arno Haas, Dodokay, SBO

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Jason McGuiness

Infused in LA's jazz scene, Jason was a regular at the Piano Bar & Blue Whale where LA's rising talent would come to celebrate the music they loved. It was here that Jason first met with prolific saxophonist Kamasi Washington. In 2014 Jason recorded with Kamasi on an EP called Masterpiece. The 3 track EP featured new arrangements of classic tracks from The Temptations and was dedicated to the songwriting/producing duo behind it, Norman Whitfield & Barret Strong. 

In 2019 Jason released his debut album, Empyrean Tones, an exploration of cosmic jazz featuring some of the greatest musicians of our times: Phil Ranelin, Kamasi Washington, Keyon Harrold, Randal Fisher, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and more. The following year he released his sophomore album, Passages, together with frequent collaborator Matthew Little, along with Keyon Harrold, Camila George, Phil Ranelin, and others.

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Roland Guerin

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With a new band and a new project entitled PROG:FUNK, New Orleans based singer-songwriter-bassist Roland Guerin is starting a new musical chapter. Drawing from a wide spectrum of genres, including American folk, blues, zydeco, rock and jazz, Guerin creates a singular style at the heart of which are stories told through multi-layered melodies, rhythms and expressive lyrics in the range of Steely Dan, Sting and Peter Gabriel. 

Raised in a musical family – his father was a great lover of jazz and classical music, his mother, a blues and zydeco bass player – Guerin began playing bass at the age of 11. Throughout his formative years, Guerin was strongly influenced by pop, rock and R&B music of the 70’s and 80’s. Bands and artists such as Cameo, Dazz Band, Rush, the Brothers Johnson, Gerry Rafferty, America, and Booker T & The MG’s seeded his love for great songs and inspired him to write music of his own. 
  
While studying Marketing at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Guerin joined legendary jazz educator Alvin Batiste’s Band, The Jazztronauts. Having inherited much of Batiste’s musical innovations and concepts, Guerin developed ways to bring his own musical voice to life. The jazz genre became his avenue toward success. Over the course of his career, Guerin toured and performed with legendary musicians, such as George Benson, Jimmy Scott, Frank Morgan, Vernel Fournier, Gerry Mulligan, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, John Scofield, Mark Whitfield, Ellis Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, and Paul Gilbert. He also participated in the recording of numerous albums, including the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Grammy Award winning album Down in New Orleans, Marcus Roberts’s Grammy Award nominated recording of George Gershwin’s classic Rhapsody in Blue, and Allen Toussaint’s album Connected. 
  
As a member of the Marcus Roberts Trio from 1994 to 2009, Guerin performed at the head of symphony orchestras across the world, among which the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and Seiji Ozawa’s New Japan Philharmonic. From his collaboration with Ozawa and Roberts, Guerin developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of orchestration and arrangement, both of which carry great importance in his own musical composition. 
  
In 1998, Guerin released his first album, The Winds of the New Land, featuring Peter Martin on piano, Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Donald Edwards on drums, and Mark Whitfield on guitar. The record was acclaimed for its innovative style of composition and arrangement. JazzReview called it "a literal piece of art", while the New Orleans Magazine named Guerin a Contemporary Jazz All-Star. He followed up with an album from the Roland Guerin Sextet, Live at the Blue Note, released by Half Note Records, and Grass Roots on Louisiana Red Hot Records. Guerin performs with his own band at major venues and festivals worldwide, such as the Blue Note in Tokyo and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. 
  
Guerin joined the Allen Toussaint Band in 2008, touring and performing with Toussaint until his passing in 2015. Soon thereafter, Guerin joined the band of legendary Dr. John, becoming his last Musical Director. During his time with Toussaint and Dr. John, Guerin found his way back to his musical roots. Integrating American folk melodies, blues, zydeco, African rhythms, and rock with jazz soloing and orchestral arrangements, Guerin creates an entirely new and singular musical experience.

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Benjamin Thiebault

Born in Montpellier, pianist and composer Benjamin Thiébault played on the stage of renowned jazz clubs (Duc des Lombards in Paris, Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Hot Clube de Portugal in Lisbon) and was enrolled in several recordings and international tours. He released his first album, "Emergence" in October 2020 on label Parallel Records.

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Slow the Band

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Slow the Band was founded in 2010 by guitarist Tomasz Kaczmarczyk and pianist Krzysztof Wermiński. In 2011 they recorded a remarkable debut album ART OF SILENCE which received great welcome from listeners, radio and press worldwide. In 2015 a new album SONGS FOR EVERYONE has been released with V-Records boutique label. Both recordings were done with outstanding musicians on bass, drums and saxophones. You'll find here some electronic flavors as well as the chamber string quartet and very cool female vocals.

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John Patrick Douglas

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I play saxophone, clarinet, and flute. I play various genres - jazz, big band, funk/rock/pop, Brazilian, and others.

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, studied with Ben Meltzer and Mary Fettig. I'm currently teaching music in public schools, taking woodwind students in my private studio, and working as a freelance musician around the Bay Area. I've recorded on projects with Marcie Brown, Carrie Lyn Souza, and on True Vibes Records.

Look out for a quartet project as a leader - coming soon!

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Eddie Christmas

Eddie Christmas is known for his fat pocket, backbeat and second line drumming, with a distinctive New Orleans sound. He has played with New Orleans Suspects, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Tab Benoit, Billy Iuso, Eric Lindell, The Black Crowes, Chris Robinson, George Porter Jr., Big Chief Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias and Bonerama, and Sol Roots to name a few...."


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