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Manuel Muzzu

Born in Sardinia (italy ) 06/25/1967 I fell in love with a bass guitar when I was a 12 years old boy. Graduate on M.I. Los Angeles in 1994 and U. M. Rome on 1997. I have an handicap on my right hand, due to a mistake by the doctors when I was six years hold, that prevent me to use all fingers. In effort to overcome my disability I worked hard on my own technique for play like a normal people, just because the passion is stronger than destiny. Musician and composer, session player for many artist in a live show, and studio session player for noumerous label and artist. My songs are insipired by all the different sounds I manage to extract from my 6 strings basses including what may sound like a conventional guitar when i use it as an harmonic instruments as oppose to a slap or a straight forward fretless melodic one. I recorded three album at my own names.

MUSICIAN Born:

Jon Lipscomb

Guitarist/improviser and audio engineer from Baltimore based in Malmö. With a heavy emphasis on free improv, rock, noise and free jazz, he has performed in the U.S.A. and Europe and has collaborated and improvised with Brandon Lopez, Jarrett Gilgore, Anders Lindsjö, Wendel Patrick, Ole Mofjell, Jaimie Branch, Ian McColm, Amirtha Kidambi, Dave Treut, Anais Blondet, Jason Nazary, Sam Weinberg, Andrew Smiley, Luke Stewart, Zach Rowden, Lea Kurt Kotheimer, Sam Ospovat, Chris Pistiokios, Nick Jozwiak, Ola Rubin and Anders Uddeskog. Projects include Loplop, The Invisible Party, Pantagruelian Quintet, Swedish Fix, Lipscomb Quartet, Whoarfrost, Reina Terror, Windhorse, Start Again Ensemble, ad hoc and solo improvisation.

MUSICIAN Born:

Philip Yaeger

Born in Northern Maine, Philip Yaeger learned to sing as soon as he could talk. Improvisation came naturally to him and by the age of fourteen he was playing engagements with a jazz trio - not an easy thing to accomplish in a town of ten thousand souls.

The stations of his life thus far: William Paterson University: B.A. or B.M. (I can never remember) in Jazz Performance; studied w/Ed Neumeister, Steve Turre, Conrad Herwig, Rufus Reid, et al).
New York City: the Lower East Side free scene - often as an apprentice/observer but also occasionally as a participant, also numerous work in soul, pop, rock and Afro-beat.
Philadelphia: that fantastic West Philly do-it-yourself scene, work with Tim Motzer, Ursula Rucker, Elliot Levin et al.
Graz, Austria: Master of Arts from the Arts University of Graz; further studies with Ed Neumeister and others.
Vienna, where he currently lives and happily works with whomever will have him

KÓSMOS

The trio composed by pianist Stefano Falcone, drummer Giuseppe D’Alessandro and bass player Ilaria Capalbo outlines an idea of music that is eloquent and purpose-driven, originating from the band’s cohesive sound and strong creative urgency. A fearless attitude to improvisation and extemporary practices together with grounded composition work make up for a bold sound that strikes as being equally fresh in approach and rooted in the idioms of jazz tradition and classical European music. The personalities of the band members, who have been collaborating in other projects for the last few years, are different yet complementary: Falcone’s intellectual, narrative piano playing is met by Capalbo’s expressive intensity and keen sense of melody while D’Alessandro’s chiseled, sensitive drumming brings to the foreground the propulsive force and rhythmic variety of this ensemble. The first recorded work of the trio is a concept album dedicated and inspired by the life and vision of jazz pianist Lennie Tristano, which includes elaborations and arrangements of some of his tunes as well as original compositions by all band members.

Scott Kinsey

Jazz multi-keyboardist Scott Kinsey from Owosso, Michigan began studying piano at an early age and almost instantly became interested in the synthesizer. After graduating from Boston's Berklee College of Music in 1991, Scott moved to Los Angeles and was soon touring the world with the critically acclaimed electric jazz group “Tribal Tech”. In addition to his work with Tribal Tech (feat. Scott Henderson and Gary Willis), Scott has performed and recorded with many of todays music greats such as James Moody, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Philip Bailey, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Gary Willis, WDR Big Band, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), David Holmes & The Free Association, Joe Zawinul, Danny Carey (TOOL), Norrbotten Big Band, Tim Hagans, Bob Belden, Nicholas Payton & Sonic Trance, Matt Garrison and many others. Kinsey has also lent his record production skills to Philip Bailey (“Soul On Jazz”), Joe Zawinul (“Faces and Places”), Tim Hagans (Imagination Animation and ReAnimation - Both Grammy nominated!) Tribal Tech (Reality Check,Thick,Rocket Science), Scott Henderson (Dog Party, Tore Down House) Gary Willis (Bent) and James Moody (“Homage”). Making the hip even hipper, you can also hear Scott’s keyboards backing up the biggest movie stars of today in the soundtracks to the films “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Code 46”, “Stander”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “Brown Sugar”, “Analyze That!” and 2005’s hugely successful “Ocean’s Twelve”

MUSICIAN Born:

Wolfgang Dauner

Wolfgang Dauner was a German jazz fusion pianist who worked in the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and with Hans Koller, Albert Mangelsdorff, Volker Kriegel and Ack van Rooyen. He was the father of German drummer Florian Dauner, a member of the German hip-hop group Die Fantastischen Vier. Dauner attended the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, where he concentrated on composition, piano, and trumpet. In the 1960s he belonged to a sextet led by Joki Freund. As the leader of his trio, he recorded for the first time in 1964, an early session in the history of European free jazz. In 1969, he was leader and composer for Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart

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Eddie Jak Neumann

Eddie Neumann was born in communist Romania at a time when jazz was almost banned. He first came into contact with jazz when Dave Brubeck came to Moscow in 1987. 11 years later, he recorded the first live jazz CD ever to be published in Romania (Changes, 1998) along with the Jazz Unit band. The resulting sexted received the Jazz Album of the Year award from the Romanian Union of Composers in 2000 for their album From Now On. Eddie is the mastermind behind the revered Romanian nu-jazz band Blazzaj, for which he wrote music and lyrics. After a short stint in West London, where he played jazz, klezmer and world music with several bands and produced his own electronic music called Electric Vulcans, he relocated to Romania, where he continues touring and recording with various ensembles crossing the jazz and ethnic music realms.

MUSICIAN Born:

Bear garden

Martin Wirén, the man behind the artist Bear Garden, is a many times rewarded composer and saxophonist with scholarships such as the Swedish STIM award and The Royal Swedish Academy of Music award on his personal record. On request from the Swedish Nobel Prize Museum he is also known for his musical interpretation of the Nobel Prize winner in literature 2016, Bob Dylan. Born in the small town of Gällivare in northern Sweden, Wirén was introduced to the saxophone at an early age. Spending the two first decades of his life in the garage of his family home practicing the horn, he later moved to Stockholm to attend The Royal College of Music

MUSICIAN Born:

Keven Eknes

Following the trend of having the first professional gigs as a early teenager, I debuted my original EP “Extraterrestrial” at 19, and won prestigious awards: PwC Award; G9Alt Award x2; Helgåleiren Guitar Idol; Tom Wilhelmsen Stiftelse x5; Sandnes City Honorary Recognition 2014 in support of my career. As a quintessential musician, I was also a university drop-out at Paul McCartney's LIPA, desiring to chase the “American Dream” starting at Berklee College of Music in 2014. After being offered both the European Tour and the Writing&Composition Scholarship, I became a division award-winner the following year for "Outstanding Musicianship" as selected by faculty, and in 2016 was one-third of the recipients of the prestigious Artist's Diploma (A.D.) among the 950 graduates, closing with a packed arena concert. My journey as a full-time guitarist since have been ranging from recording lead guitar for National Geographic and Liam Ferrari to performing 1000s of shows in multi-million dollar productions and national tours as well as performing at Gardeball (King of Norway's Ball), being selected by Smoky Mountain Opry as their "Best Male Performer" nominee for the IAAPA Brass Ring Award

Devin Reilly

Devin Reilly is a guitarist, composer, and producer based in Los Angeles, CA. His background in jazz and contemporary music has yielded original work in a wide range of styles and genres. With a compositional style drawing from acoustic and electronic media, Reilly’s pieces are characterized by their methodical, intricate structures, and rich, vivid orchestration. Reilly has worked extensively with The Jim Knapp Orchestra, as well as with San Francisco’s Friction Quartet, and members of the Seattle Symphony, the Corigliano Quartet, and the Saint Helens String Quartet. In April 2019, Reilly was one of three composers commissioned to write new works for the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band


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