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Jazzrausch Bigband

„A meltdown of bigband sound with house and techno music.“ (Süddeutsche Zeitung) With an average of 120 concerts a year, troughout Europe and visiting America, Asia and Africa, the Jazzrausch Bigband is one of the busiest bigbands of Europe. With „power, groove and enormous stage presence“ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), the band equally reaches audiences from jazz and electronic music. The driving forces behind the Jazzrausch Bigband project are the Munich-based trombonist and music manager Roman Sladek and the guitarist and composer Leonhard Kuhn, also living in Munich. The nucleus and starting point of the musical journey is a Munich institution: the „Harry Klein“, one of the most renowned electro clubs in Europe

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Stephanie Lottermoser

Stephanie Lottermoser started taking classical piano lessons and vocal training at the age of 7, with 14 she started to play saxophone and took lessons with Karsten Gorzel, Johannes Enders, Don Menza and Axel Kühn. She studied jazz saxophone with Leszek Zadlo at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. From 2000 - 2008 she was a member of the State Youth Jazz Orchestra Bavaria, also multiple winner in the competition "Jugend Jazzt" in the solo and ensemble classification. Since 2009 she is a teacher for saxophone and Combo in the workshop "Jazz Juniors" of the Bavarian State Youth Jazz Orchestra www.ljjb.de. So far she released three albums for which she composed and arranged all the music: 2009 "Second Glance", 2013 "Good Soul" with special guest Joo Kraus and 2015 "Paris Songbook" with Special Guest Torsten Goods. In 2013/14 she received a six month scholarship oft he bavarian gouvernment for a stay at the "Cité Internationale des Arts" in Paris

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Chris Gall

Born in 1975 in Bad Aibling, Germany, Chris Gall is an up and coming pianist who has been gaining recognition in the international music scene. His playing crosses the borders of jazz and jumps into the vast field of contemporary world and pop music. After years of training as a classical pianist, he was awarded with several scholarships and studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. He finished his jazz studies there in 1998. Chris Gall was a permanent member of some promising international bands, including East Indian fusion band “Taalism” feat. Shakir Khan (sitar) and Kai Eckhardt (bass) or brazilian based “Giana Viscardi Group” with whom Chris Gall made his debut at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival

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Dine Doneff

Born in West Germany to Macedonian parents and raised in the Northern Greek prefecture of Edessa, Dine Doneff (or Kostas Theodorou, his Greek citizenship name) has been active as a musician and composer since the mid-eighties. Faced with the choice between school and music, he left his home village and fled to Thessaloniki. Educated his inner soul by exploring life through music, he became a self taught musician. By the 90’s he was working as an arranger, ensemble director and producer on studio recordings. Alternating between touring abroad, he joined the group Savina Yannatou & Primavera en Salonico in 2001, with four albums released by ECM; From 2002 to 2005 he taught at the Technical Education Institute of Epirus and the University of Macedonia

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Rich Laughlin

Rich Laughlin was born on October 21st, 1958 ( sharing a birthday with Dizzy Gillespie)in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). His musical odyssey began there, a culturally liberal city where diverse musical styles from classical through jazz,rock and funk coexisted peacefully creating hybrid forms and optimal integration of artists. Early influences in these processes included the iconic trumpeter/composer Don Ellis ( who, like Rich, attended Minneapolis West High School) and the soon to be pop star Prince ( a classmate with whom Rich’screative path briefly intersected). Rich began playing music at age 10, choosing the trumpet two years later as his main instrument

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The Enormous Room

I'm a 37 years old musician from Munich/Germany, playing Electric Bass / Fretless Bass. I started playing music as a kid. After extensively learning trumpet for 10 years (solo and orchestra) I quit. A few years ago I rediscovered my love for playing music and started to play bass. And I never stopped.

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Gabor Bolla

He learned to play the clarinet in a virtuoso manner as a young child and won the Hungarian “Music School Competition” by the age of 12. Inspired by his music-loving parents, Bolla soon discovered jazz for himself and started to play the saxophone. A career as a child prodigy followed: After only six months of practicing, Robert Maloschik from public Hungarian radio discovered Bolla and started to support him. Bolla got to play with the great Hungarian jazz artists and was invited to Getxo Jazz Festival in Bilbao, Spain. During this time, he also met his musical soul mate – the classically educated pianist Robert Lakatos “We are like brothers” Bolla comments his professional relationship to Lakatos.

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Picassoduo

Petra Soden was born in Ingolstadt - studied history of arts and English - former music groups: Masquerade, Guardalachup, Freak Out, Blues Bubbles - current music groups: Picasso Quartett and RetroNova - participated workshops from Mark Murphy und Sandy Lomax - sings commercials

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Burkhard Mahler

Burkhard Mahler: Ten years of independent Fusion Burkhard Mahler has been working in Munich, Germany as an independent musician, composer and producer since 10 years, having released about 20 albums. He is playing guitar and keyboard. Since the album “Junction 166” he works with singers and artists as there are: Renée R. Langer (vocals), David Seinsche (vocals, lyrics), Peter Schickling (guitars, saxophone), Franz Brunner (saxophone), Johnny Guitar (guitars, vocals), Ligita Zeile (vocals), Stephan Leitz(lyrics), Anabelle Lachatte (lead- and backingvocals, lyrics), just to mention a few. Mahler wants to bring unusual music such as Fusion, Lounge-Ambient-Chillout and contemporary Classical stuff besides the mainstream to the people


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