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Alan Regardin

Alan Regardin develops a singular take on his instrument, both acoustic and electric.  He focuses his approach on the nature of sound and its vibrational spaces in the field of experimental,  from free jazz to minimalism by way of noise and traditional musics...

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Michael A Levy

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My early musical influesnes were entirely classical. Primarily Chopin. Actually, my mom taught me my first stride bass tune, St.Louis  Blues. In my teens I started playing in bands and acquired copies of the then “illegal” fake books. The world of standards opened up and I learned lots of them, comping basic chords in  my left hand. 

Around 15 I became exposed to the jazz genre. Miles, Monk, Brubeck, MJQ. Those sounds became my jazz foundation. I tried to improvise but it was unguided and not very adventurous. Of course I listened to a lot of lesser luminaries, but still great… Horace Silver, Yusef Lateef, Ahmad Jamal, Ravi Shankar, etc. 

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Cecilie Grundt

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Saxophonist and composer Cecilie Grundt grew up in Stavanger, Norway. Her family enjoyed listening to both classical and jazz music from their record collection, introducing her to music of Dexter Gordon and Charlie Parker from an early age. No wonder she began playing alto saxophone at the age of nine. She took lessons at the Stavanger Performing Arts School, while playing in different marching bands, where she often performed as a soloist. Cecilie was playing both the alto and soprano saxophone at age 14, before the tenor became her obsession a few years later. She listened carefully to numerous jazz recordings, and played along with them. She cites John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Jan Garbarek as her main influences at that time. While finishing her last year in high school, she took lessons at the Department of Music and Dance in Stavanger, where she also played the tenor in Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble.

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Gwendolyn Kassenaar

Gwendolyn Kassenaar is a Dutch visual artist & performer based in London. A graduate from Chelsea College of Art, she collaborates with dancers and musicians in her live-art performances and studio-based work. She improvises in the moment to express the intangible poetry of that ephemeral moment. She embraces experimentation in her quest to fuse visual art, rhythm, colour, sound and movement.

Synaesthesia makes Gwendolyn experience sound as shapes and colours in her mind’s eye, particularly relating to an instrument’s timbre or the music’s rhythm. They emerge, overlap and fade like a psychedelic animation.

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Greg Osby

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Saxophonist, composer, producer, educator and curator Greg Osby has been a formidable presence on the international music scene as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed groups for the past 39 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is an inspired voice among the ranks of improvising musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live appearances and has been recognized by The New York Times as one of the "most provocative musical thinkers of his generation".

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João Gato

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Born in 2000, João Gato started taking Jazz saxophone seriously whilst studying with the altoist Ricardo Toscano, at the Hotclub of Portugal. At age 18, he finished the practical course, after taking 3 years of classes with Toscano and being selected to represent the school at the annual National Jazz combos competition.

In 2018, he started his Bachelor Degree in Jazz saxophone in at ESML, where he studied with prestigious portuguese musicians such as Gonçalo Marques, Desidério Lázaro, Pedro Moreira, Afonso Pais and Nelson Cascais. He finished his degree in 2021, with the grade of 18/20 in the final recital.

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Ann Hampton Callaway

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Ann Hampton Callaway is one America's most gifted and prolific artists. A leading champion of the great American Songbook, she's made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. Voted by Broadwayworld.com as "Performer of the Year" and two years in a row as "Best Jazz Vocalist," Ann is born entertainer. Her unique singing style that blends jazz and traditional pop, making her a mainstay in concert halls, theaters and jazz clubs as well as in the recording studio, on television, and in film. She is best known for Tony-nominated performance in the hit Broadway musical "Swing!" and for writing and singing the theme song to the hit TV series "The Nanny." Callaway is a Platinum Award winning writer whose songs are featured on seven of Barbra Streisand's recent CD's

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VOODOO

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>For more than 30 years he has appeared at festivals, theaters and venues in 24 countries so far, such as Rouge Cabaret Festival (Paris), Villa Celimontana Jazz Fest (Rome), Herodion Theatre (Athens), Secret Garden Fest (U.K.) & Doha Jazz Festival (Qatar). >He performs with the cult British musical trio THE TIGER LILLIES and he has cooperated with significant artists like New Orleans singer MESCHYIA LAKE, Chicago Bluesman MICHAEL DOTSON and Greek singer-songwriter DIONYSIS SAVVOPOULOS. Has also recorded with members of Tuxedomoon (U.S.), Nouvelle Vague (FR) & Ojos de Brujo (SP). >He co-founded: Drumbone (Experimental duet), Deja Voodoo (New Orleans Music) and Opera Chaotique (Dionysian Cabaret)

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Gaya Feldheim Schorr

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Gaya Feldheim Schorr is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and photographer originally from Tel Aviv - Jaffa and currently based in Marseille, France, after spending almost a decade in New York City. 'I Have Considered The Lilies' is Gaya’s vibrant re-imagination of the music of Connie Converse, an enigmatic singer-songwriter who left behind a staggering archive of music and texts after her disappearance in 1974. Alongside a group of cult-favorite Brooklynite collaborators including Grey Mcmurray (guitar), Tal Yahalom (guitar), and Eva Lawitts (bass), Gaya invites the listener into the intimate world of Converse’s songs, poems, and ontological wrestlings with equal doses of warmth and melancholy

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Jaana Narsipur

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Jazz vocalist Jaana Narsipur has just released a new album, "Better Than Anything," which is a tribute to the bebop and hard bop masters Bob Dorough and Horace Silver. "Better Than Anything" features original arrangements (all by Jaana Narsipur) of Dorough and Silver’s classic swing and groove tunes, as well as beautiful lesser-known gems from these jazz masters. The album shines with a stellar cast of New York based musicians including drummer Joe Abba (John Scofield, Gene Pritzker), pianist Cary Brown (Sloan Wainwright, Levon Helm), and violinist Ludovica Burtone (Danilo Perez, Jon Batiste). Jaana has been performing and teaching in New York for the last 12 years


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