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Mike Clark

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Mike Clark gained worldwide recognition as one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers while playing with Herbie Hancock in the early seventies. His incisive playing on Hancock’s “Actual Proof” garnered him an international cult following and influenced generations of drummers. While Mike digs the funk, he consider jazz his first love, and playing that music is what he says feeds his soul. Besides Herbie Hancock, Mike has performed and recorded with such well-known jazz greats as Christian McBride, Chet Baker, John Scofield, Nicholas Payton, Tony Bennett, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Vince Guaraldi, Woody Shaw, Albert King, Larry Coryell, Mike Wolff, Wallace Roney, Billy Childs, Dr

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Varun Venkit

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Taal Inc. & Friends is a band featuring some of the country’s finest musicians and that plays traditional West African folk tunes in a contemporary and modern way. This project is an amalgamation of traditional West African folk songs, afro rhythms, percussive melodies, groovy basslines and devastatingly exploratory improv sections. All in all – it is a treat for every kind of listener. Each song tells a story that is new, dynamic, inclusive, dancy and a whole lot of fun.

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Jayson Tipp

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Duoya

Duoya is the funky brainchild of Gustav Horneij and Dimitrios Karatzios. The two met through a shared obsession with jazz vinyl and later started jamming, eventually forming Organic Pulse Ensemble together. While that band in time would turn into a one man venture, their creative chemistry was still there when they decided to start sending recordings and song sketches back and forth during the spring of 2020. The resulting record is a socially distanced synthastic funk record. It draws from a wide variety of inspirations but mostly, it's based around the idea that anything goes as long as it's funky.

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Johan Grim

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Born in Linköping, Sweden with a father and a brother playing guitar I started playing guitar at a young age. Starting out in rock and funk bands in Hammar(Askersund) and later Vänersborg I found my way into jazz through jazzfusion. I studied jazz 4 years at folkhighscools in sweden and then moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Intitute were i could play and learn from my heroes, such as: Scott Hendersson, Steve Cardenas, Carl Schroeder, Sid Jacobs and Ron Eschete. Later i moved back to Stockholm to start diffrent jazz and fusion projects playing in the jazzclubs of stockholm. And i attended the Royal school of music for 4 years. My latest release is Johan Grim Band, Dedications.

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Shuffle Demons

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The Shuffle Demons leaped onto the scene in 1984 with an electrifying musical fusion that drew from Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Run DMC and the Beastie Boys. This genre bending, visually entertaining, virtuosic jazz funk group have nine CDs, 2 hit videos, several music awards, toured 25 times in Canada, 5 in the US, 17 in Europe, Caribbean, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. The Shuffle Demons are excited to release their 9th album, crazy time. The album includes 10 original Shuffle Demons songs, seven instrumental and three vocal. The album also introduces new and virtuosic Shuffle Demons Matt Lagan on tenor sax and Mike Downes on bass as well as demons regulars Kelly Jefferson on sax, Stich Wynston on drums and Richard Underhill on sax and vocals

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Robert Castelli

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Born into a family of drummers (a grandfather, two uncles & his father), Robert learned the basics from his father, who, along with his Uncle, were lifetime members of the NYC Musicians Union, AFM Local 802.

By high school, having started private lessons as well as classes in music theory, he was playing professionally all over the NY/Tri-State area. He went on to study Theory & Composition, Piano, Guitar, Orchestra Percussion & Drums at the Westchester Conservatory of Music, State University of NY at New Paltz, and Drummers Collective NYC. Over the years he has studied with some of the most well known drummers in New York & the world including, Ed Soph, Gary Chester, Kim Plainfield, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Robbie Gonzalez, Robbie Ameen, Horacio el Negro Hernandez, and Joe Ascione

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Nimbus Sextet

Nimbus Sextet are a major new talent on the UK Jazz scene. Led by pianist/keyboardist and harmonica player Joe Nichols, the Glaswegian contemporary jazz outfit plays infectious original music that spans the jazz, world music and funk spectrum. Newly signed to the internationally renowned Acid Jazz Records, Nimbus Sextet’s fresh take on jazz blends instantly relatable melodic hooks with driving grooves, sophisticated musicianship and episodic compositions.

Nimbus Sextet have already made their mark on the UK Jazz scene, with the group being championed by Jazz FM and critics placing them alongside luminaries such as Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd and Joe Armon Jones

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Anderson Quevedo Farias

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Anderson Quevedo Bachelor's degree, in 2007, in popular saxophone by the Santa Marcelina Music Faculty. Studied saxophone under the guidance of maestro Roberto Sion, and saxophonist Vitor Alcântara, participated in dance bands like S.O.S. (Sensacional Orchestra Sonora - 2006), Maestro Brasil - 2009, SP3 (2010-2013), participated in the show “90 years of Cartola” with Elton de Medeiros, Márcia and Theo de Barros - 2009/2010, with Nei Lopes - 2010, participated in the project Pixinguinha tour Centro-Oeste / Norte do Brasil with the instrumental group Armazém Abaporu - 2005, with the same group performed in Europe (France - 2005) and Argentina (La Plata - 2007)

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Andrew Tsindos


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