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Roan Kearsey-Lawson

Prolific across most musical genres as both a virtuoso Performer and commissioned Composer. Roan Kearsey-Lawson is “a talented multi-instrumentalist and composer” (Ian Maund, 2014), a Classical Timpanist, Classical World & Jazz Marimba Player, a Classical Percussionist and Piano player, and a experienced Theatre Drum Kit performer. He is “Described as One of the World’s Greatest Vibes Players” (Club for Acts & Actors, London, June 2017). Roan has worked with the likes of Scott Hamilton and Darius Brubeck, and so many more. As well as working with the who's who of jazz he has performed in many prestigious venues as a guest artist

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Al Swainger

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Al Swainger is a musician who happens to be a bassist. He is also a composer, improviser and FX enthusiast. His eclectic tastes have led to making music in a wide variety of genres over the years with literally hundreds of musicians. Covering ground from pop to progressive rock , traditional to modern jazz and fully improvised soundsculpture. Al is always keen to explore new musical territory. Currently he is focusing his unique style on his own experimental composition project Pointless Beauty. An album (After & Before) is due for release later this year featuring Neil Yates, Mike Outram, George & Mark Whitlam. Other current projects include recordings with omnifusion trio Snow Giants – UN (Mike Outram, 05Ric), the Art Trip – The Music of Art Pepper (Alan Barnes, Craig Milverton, Nick Millward) and art-rock band GRICE – Alexandrine (featuring Grice, 05Ric, Luca Calabrese, Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen, Hossam Ramzy, Steve Bingham, B.J.Cole)

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Paula Maya

EDUCATION UFRJ Brazilian Federal University of Music - Classical piano; Conservatory of Music in Rio de Janeiro - Music Theory Program Certificate; UFF Brazilian Federal Fluminense University - First Medieval Music Program; Santa Úrsula University in Rio de Janeiro - Third Medieval Music Program; International pianist Luiz Medalha - Two years of Classical Piano Lessons; International pianist /arranger Luiz Eça - Two years of Improvisation/ Harmony; Composer/ Maestro Leonardo Sá - Composition; Maestro David Kyle (Seattle) - Voice; Steve Wall (Seattle Opera) - Voice; Margriet Tindemans & Seattle Medieval Women's Choir - Medieval singing; Mady Kaye (Zach Theatre Austin) - Voice; Herbie Hancock Masterclass - Jazz piano; AFFILIATIONS NARAS - voting member; LARAS - voting member; BMI; A F of M; INDIE COLLABORATIVE BIO Paula Maya is an award winning Brazilian pianist, keyboardist, singer, composer and recording artist, nominated Best Brazilian Musician living in the US

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Romeo Velluto

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Romeo Velluto is a session guitarist and composer with experience in theatre performances and function bands. His education makes him able to manage rock, blues, funky, bossa, latin other than jazz. He graduated at the Music Conservatoire of Milan, Jazz department. He released 2 albums of original music, mainly jazz mixed with mediterranean sounds coming from klezmer, greek music, other than latin (bossa and tango). He worked as session guitarist for for many independent artists in London and Italy such as Marie Naffah and Ama Wilde, Glenn Miller (Buena Vista Social Club) Cosimo Keita Cadore (Shakira, Zucchero, Lionel Richie) Vittorio Bianco (Albano, Tullio De Piscopo, Gino Paoli, Rita Pavone), Thunderstrick (Iron Maiden former). Thanks to his versatility, he played in such prestigious venues in London as Bull’s Head, Blue Note of Milan, plus a number of festivals, Tuscia Jazz and Umbria Jazz among these.

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Jim Josselyn

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Wong Foo Jeng

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Foo Jeng is a Malaysian pianist and composer. It is the craft of storytelling that informs his musical character, and thus his work often finds itself between the spaces of Classical and Black American music. He’s both a finalist of The American Prize in Composition and winner of the El Paso Original Music/New Ideas Competition. Moreover, his compositions have been performed by orchestras and chamber groups at events such as the St. Petersburg New Music Festival and São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival. He’s also conducted chamber and choral music for the Berklee Composers Alumni Concert as well as performed piano pieces for their bi- annual Old South Church concerts. Foo Jeng holds a degree in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music and will be attending the Manhattan School of Music in Fall 2021

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Alessandro Sgobbio

Since his debut piano solo album “Aforismi Protestanti”, Alessandro keeps expanding his own personal vocabulary of compositions, improvisations and spiritual explorations throughout music. He’s earned master’s degrees at the Norwegian Academy of Music (Oslo, Norway) and the Parma Conservatory of Music (Parma, Italy). Alessandro has released 12 albums as a leader, co-leader, composer, pianist and producer, including the Debra’s Dream Sextet and the CHARM trio. He regularly tours Europe, China and the US with his co-led project Pericopes+1. Alessandro’s newest release “Forests” (with his Oslo-based quartet called “Silent Fires”) is a collective exploration around the theme of Spirituality in its multiple meanings

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Stuart Redd

A Dream Come True Hi Everyone. I want to thank you for visiting the website and checking out my Contemporary Jazz and Latin music project – “Dreams To Reality.” It is the result of a very personal journey and a dream come true. For many years, I carried the inner desire to create music that would represent what was playing in my head, although I was never able to fully document or express that music until this CD. So as a result of many pieces of the puzzle falling into place along with several miracles, I am happy to present to you, the listener, my CD of original compositions. The Early Years These songs represent glimpses into my past and are the cumulative effect of the music I heard early on in my life

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Engin Ozsahin

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Engin Özşahin is a jazz pianist and composer. He was born in 1986 and lived in Istanbul, Turkey until his late twenties. His first musical influence was his grandmother, who played classical piano by Schubert, Rachmaninoff and Chopin. At age 6, Engin started to learn classical piano himself and became very interested in the melodies and harmonies of aforementioned classical composers. Although music and performing was Engin’s passion, his cultural and family environment which consisted of engineers and architects suggested that these professions were the way to go in life. As a result, he completed mechanical engineering and business administration degrees in Istanbul and worked as a business developer in corporate environments following that. Alongside his college studies and work, Engin excelled at playing Chopin and Rachmaninoff preludes, and got interested in jazz

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Live People Ensemble

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Live People Ensemble is a Moscow-based band that was founded in 2009 by Russian pianist and composer Natalya Skvortsova. They play original music that feels stylistically close to contemporary European jazz, while also incorporating influences from the band members’ personal and cultural backgrounds. The musicians use various elements of jazz and art music tradition, folk and world music, and contemporary rhythmic and harmonic-rhythmic structures to convey emotion and live energy in their music. Live People Ensemble performs both original music written by bandleader Natalya Skvortsova and the other band members, and original arrangements of popular jazz pieces


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