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Dendê Macêdo is a percussionist, singer, composer, bandleader, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist. He’s been a professional musician since the age of 14, when he appeared in the frontline of Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown’s superstar percussion ensemble. Since 2001, he’s been developing his solo career, splitting his time between the US and Bahia and working with his folkloric group Ologundê and his flagship band Dendê & Band. Dendê & Band have recently performed at venues such as the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles; the KW Latinfest in Ontario, Canada; the Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia; Summerdance in Chicago and the Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. His folkloric group Ologundê has performed at major performing arts centers and festivals throughout the US and toured Greece as part of the Cultural Olympiad, appearing at the Kalamata Dance Festival and at the Athens Festival at the Acropolis. He has provided workshops, clinics and residency programs throughout the US and Brazil at such esteemed institutions as Lincoln Center, the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music and the Peabody Conservatory among many others
Alex Louloudis was born in Drama, Greece, in 1993 and started playing drums and percussion when he was 9. He performed professionally for the first time when he was 13. A year before, at the age of 12, Mr. Louloudis started studying drums and classical percussion at the Conservatory of Music in Drama under the guidance of Mr. Fotis Valeras. He went on to play with various local bands and percussion ensembles while taking lessons with master drummer Nikos Vargiamides, performing outside Drama, playing a variety of hand percussion at traditional Greek music festivals and studying Jazz and Afro-Cuban music. Mr
Jon Balke was born in Furnes, Norway, and has been a professional musician since 1974. Balke has no formal education in music or composition and has mainly worked within the realm of improvised music. His main instrument has been the piano and this has lead, in time, to the use of electronic keyboards. He began composing for larger ensembles in 1982, first and foremost for Oslo 13, a 'small' big band, and has since composed works for the theatre and various chamber ensembles, in addition to big bands and jazz ensembles. Balke's activities in music have always been two-fold. On the one hand, there is a search for maximum spontaneity through the establishing of orchestras which are increasingly based on pure improvisation; a development that has culminated in his very successful trio Jøkleba with Audun Kleive and Per Jørgensen (keys, percussion, and trumpet)
A dynamic new force on the Philadelphia music scene, Anthony PC explodes with a diverse array of cutting-edge music–from composing and production to accomplished performances, Anthony embodies the spirit of the city that Gritty calls home.
Along with an impressive classical background (his first love), years of jazz instruction as a parallel pursuit, comes his deep dive into the rap hip hop scene through venues such as Newports and News and Rec Philly. His ongoing collaboration with talented rap/hip hop artists is gaining recognition.
Mixed in liberally throughout his extensive experience, is 15+ plus years as a consummate set drummer that started at Philly’s school of rock playing to enthusiastic crowds at some of Philly’s hottest venues, and culminating in a tour of Germany with performances at Zapannelle–the worldwide Frank Zappa tribute festival.
“I am a South Philly native, draws their inspiration from my love of Philadelphia for my compositions and music projects
by Geannine Reid
Pianist Bob Baldwin grew up with music in his bones. His father Robert Baldwin, Sr., (1926-2008) was also a jazz pianist who worked with bass legends Keter Betts and Art Davis. His cousin, Larry Willis, also a legendary jazz pianist, is known for his association with Blood, Sweat and Tears/Jerry Gonzalez & Fort Apache Band. With ...
Bodek Janke is one of today´s most sought after drummers and percussionists of the international jazz and world music scenes. His unique and outstanding way of playing the drums, Indian tabla and various percussion instruments has given him opportunities to collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma, Lars Danielsson, Bill Evans, Bobo Stenson, Leszek Możdżer, Gilad Hekselman, Nuria Rial, the WDR, NDR & HR Radio Bigbands, Jasper van´t Hof, Kinan Azmeh, Kristjan Randalu, Petros Klampanis, Tarek Yamani, the Turtle Island & Atom String Quartets, and many others. Dubbed as ´a master of many dialects´ by New York´s drum legend John Riley, Bodek´s distinctive sound was recorded on more than 200 albums as a sideman
Graphite Addiction is a listening experience that shouldn’t be missed. With an eclectic mix of world rhythms, jazz harmonies, and melodic hooks this trio provides something for every listener. Bassist/vocalist Tim Carmichael, guitarist Vic Dillahay, and percussionist Pete Ehrmann skillfully craft original music that will have you grooving and wanting more!
A self-taught percussionist, George Jones has been a mainstay on the Pittsburgh music scene for more than 30 years and recognized as the finest conga player in the area. George's mother was a bass player with the famous “International Sweethearts of Rhythm”, traveling across the country until settling in Pittsburgh in the fifties She was the inspiration and motivation for George's interest and love of jazz, exposing him to “Jazz at the Philharmonic” at an early age. During a stint in the military in the sixties, George played on pots and pans - anything he could get his hands on - and developed his interest in African drums and rhythm
Carmen Arrojo is a percussionist based in the NYC Metro area. Carmen plays in musical settimgs of different genres such as folk, Latin jazz and alternative rock. She was the percussionist for the musical, "Love and Yogurt", directed by Aaron Morrill. Carmen is the percussionist for Inti and the Moon , an Andean folk group and Flying South Latin Jazz Trio. She continues to study independently with masters of percussion and hopes to continue her musical work with children.