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Uygar Erkus

10 yaşında klasik gitar çalarak müzikle ilk bağlarını kuran Uygar, pek başarılı olamadığını düşünüp liseye kadar gitara ara vermiş. Lisede ise Trahom isimli bir metal grubuna dahil olarak müzikle arasındaki buzları eritmiş; sonrasında üniversitede müzik çalışmalarına daha sıkı sarılarak devam etmiş. Uygar ODTÜ Oyuncuları’nın bir parçası, 2009 yılından bu yana Oyuncular’ın yaptığı tiyatro oyunlarına özgün müzikler bestelemiş ve mandolinle de bu yıllarda çalışmış. 2010 yılında sekiz kişilik bir kadroyla kurdukları DoğuBatı’ya da mandolin ve gitarla eşlik etmiş


Sims Delaney-Potthoff

Sims Delaney-Potthoff, Harmonious Wail's founder, leader and mandolinist , credits Jethro Burns with the band's unique, enticing style of mandolin-driven gypsy-jazz. Sims studied for seven years with Burns, the legendary jazz mandolinist, laying the foundation for Harmonious Wail's acoustic string sound. He furthered his studies with Matt Glaser at Boston's Berklee College of Music, honing his skills while immersing himself in the "gypsy" music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bireli Lagrene, Duane Allman, David Grisman, and Louis Armstrong are also on his list of musical heroes)


Chris Thile

Thanks for Listening began as a simple idea: To document, in a studio setting, the tunes that singer, songwriter, and mandolinist Chris Thile had composed for the new “Song of the Week” segment of public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion during his inaugural season as host. Thile had set himself a formidable musical challenge and, as befits this enthusiastically risk-embracing artist, he was more than up to the task. In addition to traveling, planning, rehearsing, and performing on the fifteen episodes of APHC’s 2016–17 season, Thile managed each week to create a funny, topical, and at times quite poignant new song he would play with a rotating cast of APHC band-mates and guest stars

August Watters

August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. He has performed with some of the leading figures in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, and the advancement of its musical traditions. His work as an interpreter, improviser, composer and arranger bridges contemporary classical music, jazz, folk music traditions, and the historical concert mandolin repertoire. As an international clinician and soloist, Watters has performed in Italy, Germany, England, the Czech Republic, England, Canada, and the United States. He is also an Emmy award-winning arranger, with dozens of studio credits as arranger, orchestrator and conductor for television and film music


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Rob McMaken

Rob McMaken has been writing and playing music with folk, jazz, and world music in Athens Georgia for the last 10 years. He co-founded the innovative instrumental duo Dromedary in 1998, and since has co-written and recorded 4 albums with Dromedary, touring extensively in the Southeast, Northeast, Rockies, and West Coast. He also was an original member of the international jazz collective known as Kenosha Kid (ala Dan Nettles), and continues to play with this group, as well as Jonathan Byrd and the McMaken Brothers.


Liam Fromm

I started with a pencil, drumming everything swing, then I had an urge to play viola which was a classical setting for 10 years. While playing classical I heard all things swingand jazz, Jethro Burns and Tiny Moore playing on Austin City Limits-"how high the moon"-really sent me. So I switched to Mandolin after high school and have been playing melody ever since.

Jamie Masefield

Since 1993, Jamie Masefield's Jazz Mandolin Project has been offering an entirely new concept of what the mandolin can do. Pushing the boundaries with a new innovative sound, "JMP" has toured throughout the US and internationally with a unique approach that has changed the mind of many as to the instruments potential. In its latest ambitious chapter, it's exploring the realm of working in multiple mediums. The name itself, The Jazz Mandolin Project suggests an ongoing experiment, and so it is that Masefield is currently steering his group away from the concert stage and moving it in front of a movie screen to shed light on classic literature and the ethics of Leo Tolstoy, (who has often received the title as the greatest storyteller in modern history)


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