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The New Acoustic Collective

The New Acoustic Collective started as a trio comprised of fiddle, guitar & double bass featuring David Boyden and Alonso Sanchez led by guitarist Jason Keiser. The collective performed at local Bay Area jazz club Cafe Pink House in November of 2018, using a unique blend of bluegrass & jazz to forge new territory in the New Acoustic Music scene. At the time, the collective drew inspiration from David Grisman, John Carlini, Tony & Wyatt Rice (Keiser's guitar instructor) who currently teaches at East Tennessee State University. The New Acoustic Collective brings together a variety of strings, brass, and percussion collaboratively led by Jason Keiser, Alonso Sanchez and Daniel Williams

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Jason Keiser

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Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, recording artist, arranger and composer based out of the Bay Area currently residing in San Jose, California. He began pursuing the guitar at the age of 13, with his initial start in Leland High School in San Jose, California. His interest in music was heightened with the opportunity to play and collaborate with other musicians in the Leland High School Jazz Combo led by Instructor, Rian Rodriguez. This began his love for jazz and interest in different types of musical idioms and improvisation, including bluegrass and old-time music

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Seba Molnar

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Seba Molnar is a jazz saxophonist, composer and educator based out of Boston, Massachusetts. He has been gigging on saxophone and clarinet since the age of twelve. Seba grew up in Canton, New York, where his high school band director, Tim Savage, introduced him to jazz. After getting the music bug, he attended the Berklee College of Music, majoring in saxophone performance, with a concentration in jazz. He has had the opportunity to study with world- renowned saxophonists George Garzone, Bill Pierce, and Tia Fuller. In addition to leading his own jazz groups, Seba performs throughout Boston and New England with a variety of bands

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Robert Dunn

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I was born into the sort of family that made me want to stay by myself in my room practicing guitar & writing songs. Somehow I developed this mindset where I felt drawn to the surreal/abstract so I gravitated to music that that was that way (psychedelic, Hendrix, Doors, Beatles, etc.) I began studying jazz and as I progressed through bebop, hard bop, modal and into the 'avant garde' or free jazz I began to absorb these genres and developed my own musical approach. I did put together musical units mostly in LA, and where I currently reside - the San Francisco Bay Area that did attract some attention and this is what I am continuing to do to this day.

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Bilal Karaman

Since Bilal Karaman was eleven years old, he put the guitar at the center of his life and he became one of the pioneering jazz guitarists in Turkey. Over the years, Bilal Karaman has done a lot of collaboration with international musicians and played together, such as Marcus Miller, Lars Danielson, Ricky Ford , Aydın Esen, Harvie S, Zakir Hussain, Fernando Paiva, Mike Moreno, Pierre Blanchard , Gustav Lundgren, Jarrod Cagwin and Dianne Reeves . 2009 Istanbul Nardis jazz guitar competition first prize winner guitarist has formed different repertoire & formats for stage. Since his debut album ‘Bahane’, 2011


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