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Phil Hargreaves

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phil hargreaves is a Liverpool-based instrumentalist and composer working in the field of improvised and experimental music. I began playing as a guitarist in a punk band in the West Midlands, where i grew up, before moving to Liverpool at the age of twenty and buying a tenor sax, both decisions that would radically shape the rest of my life. Initially i was involved in Liverpool's pop scene, recording John Peel sessions with Personal Column, but eventually i moved via streetband work into the jazz field. After stints playing fusion and dinner jazz, i finally found the area where i could fully combine my talents, interests and influences, in improvised music, an area first stimulated by work with Peshkar theatre, and my subsequent study of Indian music with Aziz Zeria in Manchester. I played with guitarist Phil Morton in the duo Bonehouse, and also helped establish the Frakture club in Liverpool, a club space for improvised and experimental music

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Matthias Kohler

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Born in 1983 in a small town near the capital Berne, Matthias Kohler is a Swiss artist active in Jazz and contemporary music. His work ranges from straight ahead Jazz to contemporary and improvised music. He is currently most active with the group "This Is Pan"; the group name is a nod to the greek god of music and nature. Matthias Kohler was an artist in residence in Singapore, Hudson NY, France, Switzerland and Japan. He is active nationally and internationally; mostly with his own groups but also as a sideman.

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Samu Csernak

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My name is Samu Csernák, I am a Hungarian musician and composer. I create original acoustic and electronic music for theatres, puppet theatres and short movies. I began my music studies at the age of nine with a private teacher, Mihály Gász, who was an accordion virtuoso. Because of his motivation I apply to study at the Music School of Mohács. There, and at Liszt Ferenc Music School Pécs, I learned classical music theory and playing the piano. Martyn Ferenc Art School (led by Mária Apagyi and Ferenc Lantos) was the next step for me to improve my composition (solo instrument, chamber orchestra) and improvisation skills while playing jazz on piano and studying folk instruments. I co-founded the nu-jazz band Singas Project, we have released three albums and made numerous appearances on foreign CD compilations

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Sebastian von Keler

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Sebastian von Keler is a saxophone player and music educator based in Berlin (Germany). He likes not to think of musical genres and to remain open minded as much as possible, collaborating with musicians from all backgrounds and drawing inspiration from popular, improvised, classical, jazz and contemporary music alike. Sebastian is open for all kinds of projects and constantly works on defining his very own voice on wind instruments and in composition. Hes a Member of TONHAUFEN DELUXE, MONOGLOT, JONAS WINTERHALTER BIGBAND, JANTO's OKTAEDER, the MARC MEZGOLITS QUARTET and the reggae collective THE TREE BROTHERS.

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Waxwing

Formed in 2007, Waxwing is a co-led group created by three veterans of the Vancouver music scene: Tony Wilson on guitar, Peggy Lee on cello and Jon Bentley on saxophones. The trio has released three studio recordings featuring their original compositions: "Flicker Down" (2021 Songlines Recordings) , "A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists" (2015 - Songlines Recordings), and "Escondido Dreams" (2007 - Drip Audio). The recipient of numerous Canada Council Grants, Waxwing has performed their unique works in concerts across Canada and has been a regular favourite in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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Joseph Perkins

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Joseph Perkins BMus (Hons), M.A. is a London based jazz/session guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, educator and postgraduate from City University of London with performance tuition from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has studied guitar with Scott Henderson, Wayne Krantz and Stuart Hall. Joseph has performed upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s (residency), Vortex Jazz Club, The Jazz Café (supporting Terence Blanchard), BBC Radio, JazzFM and for members of the Royal Family. Session credits include The X Factor winner, James Arthur, Benet McLean, Robohands and playing the music of Django Reinhardt in Jessica Swale’s film, Summerland

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Alex Koo

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Belgian-Japanese pianist and composer Alex Koo is currently paving his way as a promising young talent in the European jazz scene. Recently, his CD ‘Appleblueseagreen‘, with American icons Ralph Alessi and Mark Turner, was praised by Downbeat Jazz Magazine and included in their list of ‘Best Albums of 2019‘, with 4 stars and the mention ” Stunningly original “ (Clever Tree Records, March 2019). Jazzism also praised his album with no less than four and a half stars: “Beautiful, touching, elevating“. In his home country, the young pianist has been quoted by many as a rising star, backed by first prizes in the Prinses Christina Competition (NL), the SABAM B-Jazz Composition Award (BE), a Fulbright Award-Music Fellowship (USA- BE) and a Prins Bernhard Culture Prize (NL). He has been complimented by some of the scene’s biggest icons, such as Kurt Elling, Kenny Werner and Brad Mehldau and has studied with masters of the trade, such as Kris Goessens, Kenny Werner, Craig Taborn, Barry Harris and Jakob Bro. Alex also performed all over the world, from Europe to the U.S

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Alex Louloudis

Alex Louloudis was born in Drama, Greece, in 1993 and started playing drums and percussion when he was 9. He performed professionally for the first time when he was 13. A year before, at the age of 12, Mr. Louloudis started studying drums and classical percussion at the Conservatory of Music in Drama under the guidance of Mr. Fotis Valeras. He went on to play with various local bands and percussion ensembles while taking lessons with master drummer Nikos Vargiamides, performing outside Drama, playing a variety of hand percussion at traditional Greek music festivals and studying Jazz and Afro-Cuban music. Mr

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Javier Subatin

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Javier Subatin was born in Buenos Aires in 1985 and he is now living in Lisbon. In Buenos Aires, at the age of ten, he felt the calling for music and guitar playing. When he was 14 he started composing music for guitar and different ensembles and his curiosity about music led him to study jazz guitar, improvisation and composition with several teachers. In 2005 he completed the first year of the Bachelor on Electroacoustic Composition at the Quilmes University and in 2008 he got a Bachelor’s degree in popular music with a specialization in Tango guitar. Between 2012 and 2013 he studied music production at INARTEC


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