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Lisa B aka Lisa Bernstein

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Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) is a unique combination: award-winning literary poet and riveting singer, performer, and recording artist.

HER LITERARY POETRY is featured in her second book God in Her Ruffled Dress (10/23, What Books Press), her most recent full-length record "Reverberant" (Piece of Pie Records), her first book The Transparent Body (Wesleyan University Press), the chapbook Anorexia (Five Fingers Poetry), and 60+ literary magazines and anthologies, including Antaeus, Caliban, City Lights Review, Field, Kenyon Review, Lilith, Ploughshares, Poetry International, Tikkun, and Zyzzyva. 

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Roni Kaspi

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Alex Anest

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Alex Anest is an American guitarist, teacher, and bandleader currently based in Southeast Michigan.

His projects as a leader or co-leader have included The Alex Anest Organ Trio/Electric Four, Nomad, The Ann Arbor Guitar Trio, and Giraffe, among others. These groups focus on improvisation, groove, creativity, and most of all a commitment to connection, both among the group members and with the audience.

He has released fourteen recordings as leader or co-leader and has appeared on another twenty-five records by a staggering variety of other artists including Gayelynn McKinney, Evan Veasey, Makadem, Nancy Ambrose King, Kevin Meisel, and Dave Sharp. Music has taken Alex around the midwest, south, and northeast of the U.S. as well as to Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Italy.

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Agustin Strizzi

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Agustin Strizzi is a musician and music instructor from Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a wide range of experience in percussion, composing, and arranging music. His love for music began at an early age when he found an affinity for the drums, his main instrument, and performing at gigs.

Wanting to pursue his passion further, Agustin followed both traditional and nontraditional means of education by attending several traditional schools such as the ITMC (Contemporary Music Institute) and then traveling internationally to expand his musical horizons. The music led him to the USA, Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay & Poland where he took private lessons with experts and renowned musicians along the way.

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Roz

Roz Harding is an "original and imaginative" (Mike Westbrook) alto saxophonist. The alto speaks volumes for Roz; she feels connected to it and audiences enjoy her ability to communicate - "a player who can tell a story that captivates and brings us back for more" (Gary Bayley). Described as "inspirational" and "immense" by Jazzwise Magazine, Roz has an expressive and "distinctive" (Smiths Academy Informer) style, citing her influences as Kate Bush, Bob Dylan, F. M. Alexander and his technique, Art Pepper, Jeff Buckley, Prince, The Beatles, Manic Street Preachers and Jackie McLean

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Joe Hertenstein

Born in Germany. In NY since Jan07. Freelance musician. Joe Hertenstein's recent performances include concerts at the Philharmony in Cologne, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and the Moers Festival and XjazzFestival in Germany; the Congress Hall in Warsaw, Bush Hall London for BBC, the Opera House in Toronto, the World Trade Center in Dubai, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, as well as Carnegie Hall, Dizzy's Club, Smalls, Roulette, Issue Project Room and The Stone in New York City. In 2005 "All About Jazz NY" magazine praised his performance observing that "Joe Hertenstein's drums seem to be shaping the music from the bottom up", and in 2011 “Hertenstein practices that loose time-keeping so prevalent in Europe that the ignorant use to claim that an entire continent can’t swing.” In November 2010 the Portuguese label Clean Feed Records released his remarkable debut album as a leader and composer “HNH” featuring Thomas Heberer (tp) and Pascal Niggenkemper (b). In 2009, the German government honored the further development of his trio "HNH" with a composition stipend to fund the recording of their next album "POLYLEMMA" which was released on the Canadian label Red Toucan in June 2011. For his artistic achievements, Mr. Hertenstein has received numerous awards and grants on both sides of the Atlantic. From 2007-2009, City University of New York, in cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), granted him a full scholarship and tuition waiver to complete his Master of Arts degree in Jazz Studies at the City University of New York. Prior to his work in New York, Mr. Hertenstein studied music in Munich, Rotterdam, Berlin and Cologne. In Europe, he won multiple Jazz competitions, such as the Dutch Concours Ceramique Jazzcontest, and the German NRW-Jazzart-Prize. Mr. Hertenstein has received invitations to perform at a substantial number of festivals, such as the Hoeilaart Jazzfestival Brussels (Belgium), JekerJazz Maastricht (Netherlands), the Leverkusener Jazztage, Moers New Jazz Festival, Triennale 2007 (Germany), Portalegre Jazzfest (Portugal), Warsaw Jazz Summer (Poland) and many more. In 2009, he followed an invitation of the BBC to conduct a live performance with singer and Iranian dissenter Rana Farhan at Bush Hall in London. Mr. Hertenstein has performed and recorded with many international musicians such as Anthony Coleman, Kenny Werner, Chris Potter, Butch Morris, Juini Booth, Kenny Wollesen, Graham Haynes, Brandon Ross, Tristan Honsinger, Darius Jones, Jon Irabagon, Mat Maneri, Mossa Bildner, James Ilgenfitz, Sara Schoenbeck, Josh Sinton, Ken Filiano, Sean Conly, Todd Neufeld, Achim Tang, Thomas Lehn, Frank Gratkowski, Dieter Manderscheid, Matthias Schubert, Achim Kaufmann, Sebastian Gramss and Terrence Ngassa. He toured Europe in 2004 and 2005 with Canadian blues harp player Carlos del Junco. His work is released on labels such as MoersMusic, Cleanfeed, Red Toucan, 2nd Floor, jazzwerkstatt Berlin, Evil Rabbit, Chant, Springstoff, Ravello/PARMA, Meta, muworks, Konnex, Off, Fundacja Słuchaj, Leo and others. In addition to his performances, Mr. Hertenstein taught as a faculty member at the Offene Jazzhausschule Cologne from 2002-2007, he worked as a faculty member for drums and percussion at the Lycee Francais de New York, and the Trinity School in Manhattan and is a teaching artist for the Kupferberg Center of Queens College. For his album POLYLEMMA, Hertenstein won Belgian music critic Stef Gijssel's 'Happy New Ears Award' for most innovative listening experience of 2011. Joe Hertenstein’s project 'FUTURE DRONE' features German bassist and 'Improviser In Residence' in Moers 2011, Achim Tang, and the winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Competition, tenor saxophonist Jon Irabagon. The debut album of 'FUTURE DRONE' was released on jazzwerkstatt Berlin in June 2012. Hertenstein was a member of Butch Morris' NY ensembles Nublu Orchestra and LUCKY CHENG Orchestra. BBC broadcasted a short documentary on the band on November 13th 2011: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15715308 He performed with Adam Rudolph's GO:OrganicOrchestra and Karl Berger's Improviser's Orchestra.

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Paul Westlake

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Paul Westlake: Basses and Guitar

Born outside Los Angeles, Paul, son of a pianist, started piano as a child, becoming focused on bass at 13. Paul has a bachelor’s degree from The University of North Florida in Jazz Studies. Paul has performed with Nat Adderly, Jimmy Bruno, Ira Sullivan, Harold Blanchard, Lynne Arialle, Jim Snidero, Conrad Herwig and more.

Performance venues include but are not limited to, Disney’s Pleasure Island Jazz Club, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Ormond Beach Jazz Festival, Springing in The Blues jazz and blues festival, LaSalle Jazz Festival, Sharp Nine Jazz, and more.

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Jeff Perry

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Minneapolis-based guitarist Jeff Perry has a "personal voice that encompasses the intelligence of jazz with the emotion of the blues and the romanticism of Brazilian music." His Sonic Dream trio has been called "fabulous...one of the Twin Cities' best" by the Dakota Jazz Club know for their "hip retooling" (Star Tribune) of pop songs. Perry’s musical travels have found him playing at top Jazz Clubs, Gospel churches, concert halls, music festivals, for the likes of US Senators, Fortune 500 CEOs, and Chicago Mayors. He has also played at homeless shelters, prisons, and on the street in front of Wrigley Field. You could say Perry's blend of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and soul connects with people from all walks of life.

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Neil Brathwaite

Neil Brathwaite was raised in Montreal, Quebec, with West Indian roots from Barbados. Introduced at the age 7 to classical music, he studied piano with Daisy Sweeney (the sister of Oscar Peterson) and was initiated into jazz by listening to the music his father played in the house. Brathwaite began playing alto sax in high school while getting experience playing with local R&B bands in Montreal. He later went on to complete his music education in Toronto attending the Humber College music program and studying under Pat LaBarbera.

Throughout his career he has worn many hats including leading a successful commercial R&B act B-Fun with their versiion of Bruce Cockburn's “Wondering Where the Lions Are”). He's also been the co-host and musical director for a Canadian television show (The Toronto Show) and co-founder and musical director of the former Toronto annual urban showcase Bump N' Hustle.

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Hubert Colau


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