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Lucia Fodde

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Lucia Fodde vocalist, songwriter, and producer was born in Sardinia. Her passion for music began as a child with piano lessons and singing in the church choir. She was greatly influenced by her father's vast collection of vinyl records that introduced her to jazz. She later studied “vocal jazz performance” at the the prestigious Conservatory of Music in Cagliari.

Since 2013 Lucia has lived in Berlin where she has performed in many of the top venues as well as throughout Germany as well as internationally. Lucia is among the Italian jazz artists who mix contemporary and traditional jazz rhythms with innovative melody and harmony. She is well known for her rhythmic feeling, her melodic sensibility and her scat singing.

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Bongard

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After years of living out of a suitcase, music studies in Germany and New York City and numerous theater engagements across Europe, Andreas BONGARD has now reached two artistic journey goals at once: Making Berlin his home and realising his long held desire to record his own music. His first EP PROLOGUE marks the starting signal of him introducing the world to his very own sound. Rooted in pop music and the ever perceptible lightness of jazz, his clear and multi-faceted voice combines tonal brilliance with expressive storytelling. The line-up featuring a jazz trio (piano, double bass, drums) plus Hammond B3-organ and other specials, his music transports you to an evening in a New York jazz bar, or straight into the lush soundtrack of a Hollywood movie - all the while never losing its subtlety

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Kaylene Peoples

Kaylene Peoples is what you call a quadruple threat. She was a model and 2-time Miss California; she is a vocalist with a rare 5-octave range, a multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer/arranger/conductor. Kaylene graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Composition and Ethnomusicology, and completed an elite Masters program in Film Scoring under the direction of Academy Award-winner composer Walter Scharf. She also mentored with Academy Award-winner composers David Raksin and Henry Mancini; and has even played piano side by side with Oscar winner film composer Jerry Goldsmith. Kaylene has written and conducted countless string arrangements for record labels, including Capitol Records, Polygram, Warner Bros., EMI, and Universal/Republic

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Pete McGuinness

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Originally from West Hartford, CT, Pete’s been a fixture on the NYC jazz scene since 1987. Before that, Pete studied at New England Conservatory (1981-83), University of Miami (1986, BM is jazz studies) and Manhattan School of Music (MM in jazz studies). As a professional trombonist (now retired from playing), he performed with numerous well-known artists and groups including the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, The Woody Herman Big Band (dir. by Frank Tibieri), The Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Werner, Dave Pietro, the “Smoke Big Band” directed by Bill Mobley, and from 1997 - 2019 was a regular member of the New York BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Orchestra

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Jua

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Incredible how it’s been over ten years since Jua Howard was making quite a name for himself in neo-soul circles, crooning in velvety tenor tones reminiscent of Luther Vandross and Donny Hathaway in clubs from New York City to London. “Anticipation”, his 2007 self-released debut CD of mostly original mid-tempo tunes and ballads, was picking up play on Smooth Jazz and R&B stations. Yet Jua, who uses only his first name professionally (Swahili for “sun”), was having second thoughts about his musical direction. The Chicago-born singer says, “With the R&B neo-soul scene, everything started to sound the same.” While living in the Washington D.C

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2azz1 Durst

Today, 2AZZ1 is one of the most popular Adult Contemporary/ Smooth Jazz Bands on the Southern California club & Festival scene. The mixture of their original music and the 2AZZ1 arrangements of popular music keeps their audiences listening and dancing. It is their original material, however, which seems to be drawing the greatest responses. Their 2001 release, "REaDy", contains ten original songs that run from groove ballads to classic jazz fusion with a new urban/world flare. Their current release, "Driven" is jam packed with great hit songs that are currently receiving air play on radio stations around the world

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Buzz Brooks

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Buzz is a kind of a wacky dude who believes that "He who dies having laughed the most, wins." Bob Brooks acquired the nickname "Buzz" when, in his first band, circa 1967, he developed a reputation as a type-A, high-energy sort of fellow. Between the ages of 11 and 13, Buzz took piano lessons, and quit. Fortunately the piano teacher taught some ear training and theory, so that when an older friend started spinning 45s from the Stax and Motown labels, Buzz was able to decipher the chords. This led to a seven-year stint with an R & B show band called "300 Years", so named because they felt that it had taken 300 years here in the U.S. to get to the point where everyone in a multi-racial performing act could truly be on equal footing. When it was time to go to college, Buzz was accepted at Berklee School of Music in Boston, (and Boston U and Washington U) but he never attended because he had signed a contract with 300 Years and a talent agent in New York. So he went instead to Hofstra University for a semester or two before he had to drop out, due to 300 Years being on the road 265 days a year. During this era, 300 Years opened for Sly Stone, Deep Purple, Sam and Dave, King Curtis, the Manhattans, the Coasters, the Platters, the Chambers Brothers, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, the Spinners, the Trammps, Eddie Kendricks, the Stylistics, Isaac Hayes, the Ohio Players, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Kool and the Gang, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and others. The group broke up in 1977, whereupon Buzz moved to San Francisco, and after a few years working as an expediter in the construction industry, he became a cab driver. Buzz has recently been the featured cab driver on a few broadcast TV shows in the Bay Area. In the 80s, Buzz dropped out of the music scene, bought a grand piano, and wrote a few things. In the 90s, seized by the itch to perform again, he played in blues bands in and around the Bay Area, and played as a sideman for an R & B revue. In the late 90s, Buzz came back once again to music, this time as a vocalist. He sang with the Skyline College Choir, then the City College Gospel Choir, and finally the Oakland Jazz Choir for four years. During this period he was also a featured vocalist with the City College Big Band. Buzz released his first CD in Dec. of 2005, "The Oenophile Anthem". For 13 years, right up until the pandemic,  he sang to tracks in his taxicab, which he called the Kabaret Kab of San Francisco. Disposed ~ 4K Cds that way, and was featured on the front page of the SF Chronicle twice. Currently Buzz is laughing about something somewhere. Perhaps it's his silly paraphrase of I Peter 4:8: "A little visual charity covers a multitude of audial sins." That is, sometimes it pays to misdirect the audience via the judicial use of artifice; specifically, histrionics, visual aids, and frequent doses of humor — to distract them from whatever performance deficiencies, real or imagined, they may perceive. 

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Noa Levy

With a beautiful, rounded voice and a magnetic stage presence, NOA LEVY is a unique and charismatic vocalist and performer who sings across genres – Jazz, Rock, Cabaret, Musicals, and Pop. She has set a worldwide digital release date of August 17, 2018, for her recently recorded debut TAKE TWO EP, a thoughtful collection of Jazz arrangements featuring NOA LEVY in a duo format with three different instrumentalists. Drawing on influences from her favorite musicians and artists including Peter Gabriel, Brad Mehldau, and Carmen McRae, NOA LEVY has developed her own signature arrangements of classic and unique tunes to paint a picture that anyone listening can relate to

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Clara Fornander

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Clara Fornander is a Swedish jazz singer based in Stockholm. In 2020 she finished her jazz bachelor studies at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm. She plays in both bigger concert halls and smaller jazz clubs, and is regarded a fresh addition to the recent jazz scene in and out of Sweden. Clara grew up in the south of Sweden. During her upbringing Clara spent most of her free time playing the violin, piano and singing. In her teens her interest and work in jazz music started growing. Nowadays she is composing and performing her own music and takes inspiration from all of the improvisational genres including folk and neosoul

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Emily J Andros

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Hi I’m Emily – I’ve loved Jazz for forever….and totally appreciate it if you want to listen to me or some of my favorite music. I was raised on Jazz - my father used to blast big band jazz throughout the house while I was growing up and he exposed me to so many of the greats. We had Count Basie and his Orchestra play at our house in Lincoln Nebraska - my parents had a party with Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 (yes '66!!!).....but I've seen so many of the "greats" play - Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton & June Christy!!!, Manard Ferguson, Monte Alexander, Lionel Hampton, Arturo San Doval.....George Benson & Al Jerreau to name a couple more modern players


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