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Jazz Standards

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Cherokee, Seven Steps To Heaven, Lazy Bird, Red Clay, Solar, Giants Steps, A night In Tunisia, Caravan, Footprints

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The Dallas Jazz Band

Dallas-Fort Worth trumpeter Chuck Fesperman began his musical career in North Carolina. He performed with Bill Hanna's Charlotte All-Star Jazz Band while in high school. He studied Music Education at Appalachian State University and The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Chuck served in the U.S. Coast Guard and during that time he performed with the Coast Guard Training Center Bands in Cape May, NJ and Petaluma, CA. After his military service, he performed with regional bands, including The Memphis All-Stars, The Herb Williams Band, The Mob City Swingsters and also with the late Marcel Evans (formerly with The Drifters)

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Alfredo Dias Gomes Releases His First Album Entirely Dedicated To Jazz

The restless drummer Alfredo Dias Gomes is back, with a new solo album, his 12th, now diving in an old passion: jazz, especially the world-famous classics. Alongside great musicians (Jessé Sadoc, trumpet / Widor Santiago, tenor sax / Jefferson Lescowich, bass / Lulu Martin, keyboard), Alfredo Dias Gomes is releasing Jazz Standards, his first album exclusively ...

Wayne Powers

From jazz vocalist/bandleader to actor/comedian/radio talk show host, it's easy to see why Wayne Powers is often referred to as a “renaissance man”. Wayne started out as a “boy singer” in New York nightclubs at age 16. “I wasn’t very good,” he freely admits, “but you’ve gotta start someplace – and I grew up with this music inside me – in my heart and soul – and treasure it enough to gladly do whatever it takes for me to live inside the music. You see, when I was growing up we couldn’t afford a piano (and we had no room for one, anyway). so I just learned to play the human voice.” Persistence paid off as Powers eventually studied in New York with renowned vocal coach of the day, Fred Steele, mentor to Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Eddie Fisher and widely credited with helping restore Tony Bennett’s voice

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Cheryl Richards

Vocalist Cheryl Richards moved to New York City in 2000 and has been singing jazz and improvised music since 2002. She studied with the great jazz pianist and improviser Connie Crothers for more than 15 years. In the last several years, she has performed at venues throughout New York including the 55 Bar, the Stone, Greenwich Music House, Why Not Jazz Room, Cornelia Street Café, and Zeb’s in Manhattan as well as iBeam, Roulette, Galapagos Art Space, The Drawing Room, Mirror Teahouse, and Cafe Orwell in Brooklyn. Her newest CD, If Not For You - featuring guitarist Adam Caine and alto saxophonist Nick Lyons - was released on New Artists Records. Cheryl began singing at age 11 when she joined the award-winning Seattle Girls’ Choir

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Ryan Baker

Based in Las Vegas, vocalist Ryan Baker has been singing in all types of venues and appearing in production shows all over North America for well over a decade. Originally from Long Island, NY, Ryan moved to Vegas in October 2003, where he began performing at weddings and corporate events at just about every major casino property in town, with performances ranging from Frank Sinatra “sound-alike” to impersonating the man himself. In 2005, Baker helped create and became one of the stars of the original tribute show “Shades of Sinatra”, which received the Entertainment Consumers’ Exchange “Tribute Show of the Year” award in 2007, 2012, & 2014

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Dennis Winge

Dennis Winge is a jazz and freelance guitarist and educator living in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. He has 5 instrumental albums as of 2020: Fly on the Wall (2020), One Small Step (2019), Come Out and Play (2018), “Just the One of Us” (2017), and “May Your Holidays Be Filled with Love” (2011). More at www.DennisWinge.com

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Pleayo Tovaranonte

Pleayo is a jazz pianist hailed from New Zealand. He has co-founded his 3-piece jazz band called "Jazz Desserts" along with Sharelee, the lead vocalist, and John, bass guitarist. They have performed a number of gigs throughout New Zealand. Pleayo is available to entertain you and your company upon request.

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Lauren Bush

Originally born and raised in Canada, Lauren relocated to London to pursue music on a new level just over 3 years ago. Daughter of an accomplished jazz trumpeter father and music teacher mother, it is no surprise that Lauren grew up to have such an aptitude for music. She ignored her gift for many years, certain that music would only be a hobby; taking voice lessons but was too afraid to perform. In 2004, on a whim, Lauren auditioned for her university big band, won the position and never looked back. Traveling extensively around North America, Lauren has had some amazing opportunities to perform

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Juan D Arango

With 6 recordings as a leader Juan D Arango is in a constant exploration of concepts where improvisation plays a very important role in the development of compositions. Currently, Juan is playing with AKA TRIO, MÈDULLA and AHUM. On february 2018 he forms a duo called Mèdulla with drummer Pedro Acosta, the duo explores the pc as part of the music and the timbre, they improvise over original compositions, standards and popular songs. Also, alongside Pedro Acosta and Kike Harker, on 2018 they decided to start a new project, trio style AKA TRIO. The trio have a strong influence of 1950´s BlueNote Artists such as Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Louis Smith, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Stitt among others and a great influence by Colombia roots music


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