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Ronald Wayne

Ronald Wayne was born in Los Angeles and was raised a mile from Disneyland. Ronald was in a unique place at a unique time in music history. Hendrix, Joplin, The Birds, The Doors, Cream, The James Cotton Blues Band, and Buddy Rich were all there in southern California. But there was one act that stood out, Albert King, BB’s brother, played blues with several sets of jazz. The Hammond B3 player was doing things that The Dave Clark 5 wasn’t, and Ronald fell in love with that instrument and started a lifelong affair with the B3 and jazz. 

His first real band, Summerstock, really wanted to get a gig at Disneyland. Back in the day, they had a stage that came up out of the ground with a band playing. Very cool! But it was 1967, and Disney did not allow any long or facial hair at that time for that wholesome look, so he set out to take the ultimate photo to submit for the job. Hair pinned behind their heads, clean shaven wholesome fellows all. 

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Myanna Pontoppidan

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One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists to be based in Massachusetts, Myanna plays music that mixes together jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing and catchy tunes. Her music, whether it is an original or a cover tune, is colorful and infectious, and she is a consistent crowd pleaser.

 Myanna grew up in a household that was always full of music, and she remembers being drawn to creating music from an early age. There were many years of lessons on various instruments, but it wasn't until she was exposed to jazz while in high school that she discovered the saxophone. "I loved playing the saxophone from the start, and fell in love with it immediately", she says.

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Daniel Latorre

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BRAZIL TO THE WORLD

Daniel Latorre, an extraordinaire from São Paulo, is the man of the HAMMOND ORGAN in Brazil. Studied piano and specialized to play jazz, blues and rock on B3, he received lessons from many north-american organ players like Deacon Jones (band leader of John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, he also was Jimmy Smith's student) and Reuben Wilson.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Between jams, shows, workshops, recordings and special appearances, Daniel shared stages with many international artists like Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Andy Summers (The Police, ...Rob Mostert (dutch organ player) and important Brazilian artists/bands like Caetano Veloso, Lobão, Edgar Scandurra, Os Paralamas do Sucesso, Rita Lee (of Os Mustantes), Ed Motta, Jota Quest and many others. He has also performed with guitar player of Sepultura’s band, Andreas Kisser in his solo project (Brazil Rock Stars project 2000-2008). From 1995 to 1997 wrote article and worked as editor assistant for the Keyboard Magazine and Guitar Player Magazine in Brazil trough Editora Trama. From 2004 to 2014, Daniel had your own signature rotary speaker called Latorre MVTA, that he supervised the project, it was a replica of the famous Leslie 122 manufactured by Meteoro amplifier company. In 2009 Daniel Latorre founded a band called Hammond Grooves and played countless shows not only in Brazil, but also in the European countries like Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands and Poland, when in recent years they had three well received tours cross the country.

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Andreas Hellkvist

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Expressive, virtouoso and playful – words commonly used to describe the artistry of Swedish Hammond organ player Andreas Hellkvist. Rooted in the soul jazz tradition he has developed a unique style of his own. With his two hands on the manuals and stops and a rarely seen left foot groove on the pedals he utlilizes the full potential of the Hammond B3. Andreas discovered the Hammond organ in his late teens during the organ jazz revival of the 90s. There and then, he decided to focus entirely on this instrument, to learn all the ins and outs and how to use it in its entierty. The soul jazz originating from the organ scene of the 60s were his first inspiration and still remains the core of his playing, but his current style reflects a significantly wider spectrum of influences

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Matthew Whitaker

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Born in 2001 in Hackensack, NJ, Matthew Whitaker grew up surrounded by music. His love for playing music first began at the young age of 3 after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard.

At 9, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. Four years later, he became the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond in its 80+ year history. He was also named a Yamaha Artist at 15, becoming the youngest musician to join the stellar group of jazz pianists.

​Matthew has toured both here in the US and abroad, performing on world-renowned stages, including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, and Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC; SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco; the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival and at international venues in France, Italy, Germany, Indonesia, UK, Australia, Switzerland, Portugal, Japan, Spain, Morocco, and South Korea.​

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Tal Klein

Tal Klein is an Israeli Jazz pianist, composer and educator based in New York City.

He was classically trained to play piano from the age of 6 . He was introduced to jazz at the age of 14. He studied at Katzanelson HS Music Dept. - Kfar Saba Israel for three years. During that time Tal was involved in a symphonic orchestra, big bands, and various ensembles. At the age of 17 he won the 2nd place Regional "Best Jazz Musician" (Youth). Afterwards he was accepted to the Israeli Police Orchestra as a lead pianist there he served 3 years from the age of 18-21. During his service he played in the most desired places and Festivals in Israel such as: The President House, The “Knesset”, Karmiel Festival, Klezmer Festival in Tzfat, The Israel Museum, “Ha’Bima” The House of the American Ambassador etc

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Robert Kennedy

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Robert Kennedy plays jazz organ, piano, and accordion in freelance solo and group settings, and is the accordionist in the acclaimed group Mission Hot Club.

Born and raised in the American South, Robert has lived and worked in the San Francisco bay area since 1988. He played piano in the Stanford University Jazz Band and studied jazz piano with the great jazz pianist, band director, and educator Bill Bell. Robert helped found the groups Hip Pocket Jazz Quintet and Double Funk Crunch, and has had the pleasure of playing venues such as Yoshi's, the Boom Boom Room, the Agenda Lounge (back in the day) and the SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium with renowned players such as Nancy Wright, Calvin Keys, Will Weston, Terrence Brewer, and many more, playing jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll. Among his many inspirations Robert counts the playing of Jack McDuff, Billy Childs, Larry Goldings, Herbie Hancock, and Tony Monaco.

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Charlie Apicella

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In 2014 Charlie Apicella was invited by Pat Martino to study improvisation, composition, and Pat’s unique method for learning the mechanics of the guitar. He has performed concerts and recorded with jazz legends Dave Holland, Sonny Fortune, and John Blake, Jr. Charlie began his music training in 1999 at the University of Massachusetts studying composition and improvisation with Yusef Lateef and music history with Archie Shepp. In 2005 he began studying under Dave Stryker who produced the Iron City records Sparks (2009) and The Business (2011).

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Bill Lyons

Professional keyboardist with Road and Cruise Ship experience. Significant experience with Modern Jazz: Bebop, Post Bop, Modal. Have also backed up numerous Jazz Fusion, R&B and Oldies acts. 30+ years of experience.

Piano Studies with: Jim McNeely, James Williams, Hal Galper, Ellis Marsalis, Rob Mullins, Dr. Walter Schenkman.
Organ studies with: Tony Monaco


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