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Kurt Leege

Raised a classical pianist, Kurt Leege learned to read music at the same time he learned to read. By the time he was in high school he developed a desire to write music, but found himself trapped in his classical training. As a means to express the music in his head, he taught himself to play guitar and he's been doing that ever since. At Swarthmore College, he studied jazz with John Alston and later played in his jazz ensemble, among other more pop music projects. During this time he also developed an affinity for skronk guitar from listening to the likes of Sonic Youth, MBV and Robert Quine

Roger Lin

Roger Lin is a Taiwanese guitarist/composer based in Brooklyn, New York. He released his debut album “Whisper of the Isolated Ones” in 2020, featuring Phil Grenadier on trumpet, Ryosuke Tsutsui on piano, Soso Gelovani on bass, and Nick Groat on drums.

Hidden Symmetry

Hidden Symmetry is a mix of crossover jazz, rock, fusion, blues, pop-rock, third-stream, symphonic music. Music projects feature internet collaborations with musicians worldwide.

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Didier Verna

Born in 1970, Didier Verna gets quickly involved in music, since he enters conservatory at the age of 5 and studies music theory for 2 years. At the age of 7, he starts learning classical percussions while continuing his theoretical studies; an opportunity for him to discover group playing and enjoy his first on-stage experiences. From this first instrumental contact with music, he will keep a sense and love for rhythm that can be heard very clearly in his playing, whether in composition or in improvisation. At the age of 9, bored with playing without interruption the « Bolero de Ravel » on a plastic pad in order not to upset the neighborhood, he decides to try classical piano, which he will be practising for 2 years

Ray Sandoval

RAY SANDOVAL is an award winning composer, performer, producer and educator, trained in both the Classical and Jazz genres. Born of Japanese and Mexican-American parents, Ray’s musical career began at home in Tucson, Arizona. At the age of eight, he was playing drums in a family band with his older brother, Richard. A family hobby turned into serious study when both became the first students selected for APEX (Academic Preparation for Excellence) at the University of Arizona. Under the guidance of Thomas Patterson, Professor of Music, Ray began to perform solo works of classical guitar earning a number of awards and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music

LITANGEN

LITANGEN - Kjell Harald Litangen - from Skudeneshavn, Karmøy, on the Norwegian west coast has for years been one of Norway’s most sought after session guitarists. He has performed with artists like Maria Mena, Rebekka Bakken, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Kurt Nilsen and Al Jarreau, and in TV shows like “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Skavlan” and “The Nobel Peace Prize Concert”. His very first solo project was written and recorded in his home studio outside Oslo during the coronavirus lockdown. Musical freedom was LITANGEN’s main focus for this album project

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Charles Colizza

Born and raised in Montreal, Québec, Charles Colizza is a New York based guitarist rooted in jazz. Established in the city since 2018, he has recorded alongside jazz saxophone legend Billy Drewes and has performed alongside Grammy winning arranger and trombonist Alan Ferber. He has performed in various world-renowned establishments and jazz venues across North America, notably at The Blue Note NYC, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, The Bitter End, Upstairs and the Williamsburg Music Center. He is also the recipient of the Oscar Peterson Jazz Scholarship Competition. Charles draws his musical influences from all styles and genres, from Stravinsky to John Coltrane and from Milton Nascimento to Young Thug


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