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Per Boysen

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Swedish multi instrumentalist and “electronician” Per Boysen is a crossover crusader that loves music, but not genres. Enthusiastic listeners have hinted at “EAM”, “Nu-Jazz”, “Psychedelic” or “Minimal” while some refer to “Sound Art”. On stage Per plays interactive electronics driven by an acoustic/mechanic/electric instrument. The palette spans the Alto Traverse Flute, the Tenor Sax, the Fretless Guitar, the Chapman Stick, Stick Guitar or the EWI (Electric Wind Instrument). Everything interconnected as a self designed meta instrument. Per Boysen has performed many live-looping shows around Europe and the US, both as a solo performer and with ensembles

Musician

Steve Blanco

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Steve Blanco is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and filmmaker. He began music at a very young age with trumpet, then switched to drums as a main pursuit. While in his early twenties he decided to switch to piano, attend conservatory, and become a professional Jazz piano player. Equally at home as a leader or sideman, Blanco became part of the NYC Jazz scene. Expanding beyond the piano, he plays keyboards, synths, organ, rhodes, mellotron, etc… These days Blanco is making a name for himself as an electric bass player, touring internationally, performing, and recording in a multitude of different projects. A few include: Blanco is the bass player for Imperial Triumphant, Ron Anderson’s PAK, and ECB aka El Chico Blanco

Musician

Tom Weeks

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Tom Weeks is a composer, improviser, and saxophonist from Oakland, CA. He has received a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and a Master's degree in Composition from Mills College, Oakland, CA. He has studied with Roscoe Mitchell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Brown, W.A. Mathieu, Steve Adams, Richard Evans, and Phil Wilson, among others. His music is influenced by various African-American musical traditions, the historical avant-garde, and the heavy metal and hardcore traditions; utilizing improvisation, extended techniques, and traditional and experimental notational practices

Musician

Kenta Shimakawa

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Since age 15, Kenta Shimakawa has been chasing the exhilarating potential of improvised jazz. His compositions juxtapose that energy against the jarring timbres of modern metal, resulting in a unique sound that exudes intensity. Education & TinderGodz In 2014, Kenta moved to New York City to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music. In addition to studying the sounds of M-Base and 20th century/chromatic harmony, he encountered a whole world of talented and upcoming guitarists. Inspired and determined to develop his own sound, Kenta sought the mentorship of accomplished visionaries such as Andy Milne, Kirk Nurock, and Nir Felder

Musician

Boaz

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Boaz Marva is a Guitarist, Composer, Singer and Arranger. Boaz has grown up in a musical environment and studied at the Charles E. Smith High School for the Arts in Jerusalem, Israel as a teen. He has later played in many projects and bands, Including Kivsus, Abrage, Scarcity, Mania D' Pressia, The CJS big band, and more. Since coming to New York City in late 2016 he has been surrounded and taught by some of the bigger names in the scene such as Sam Yahel, Doug Weiss, Peter Bernstein, Reggie Workman, David Schnitter and many others. In 2018 Boaz Graduated his BFA from The New School in Jazz Performance.

Album

Metal

Label: Zebra Records
Released: 2005


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