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Norman David

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Norman David directs, plays with and composes the music for his ensemble, The Eleventet. For almost 20 years beginning in the early 1980s, David led versions of the Eleventet in Boston, central Maine, and NYC. Among the musicians who have played with the band are George Garzone, Dick Oatts, Tim Hagans, John Fedchock, John Swana, Seamus Blake, Terell Stafford, Joe Magnarelli, Greg Hopkins. Jon Gordon, Ben Schachter, Gary Smulyan, Scott Robinson, Tom Lawton, John Hébert and Tim Horner. In 2000, David debuted the first Philadelphia version of The Eleventet. In mid-2007, he finalized an ongoing Philadelphia roster of players, comprised of the cream of that city's jazz artists

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Johannes Gammelgaard Lauritsen

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Johannes Gammelgaard Lauritsen was born in Aalborg, Denmark, and grew up in a home with both piano, guitar and several flutes. He showed interest in music early on and started to play the saxophone at age 10. In 3rd grade he joined the school bigband with which he travelled to play in Germany and twice in the USA. This made a great impact on him, and he decided to continue to study music. At 10th grade he attended a boarding school focusing solely on music. Here he started his first jazz quartet with which he played for several years and won a number of music competitions for young bands. After high school, which he finished simultaneously with a 3-year pre-academic course in music, he took a year off to play and work


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