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Album

Transparent Sky

Label: Ruby Slippers Productions
Released: 2021
Track listing: Santa Monica Samba; Random Journey; Nightingales & Fairy Tales; Living in Limbo; God Bless the Child; Chromatic Chronicles; Fall Upon a Miracle; Infinite Tango; Extraordinary Everyday Things; Transparent Sky.

Musician

Amanda Suwondo

Originally from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pianist Amanda Suwondo started learning keyboard at the age of five. She started learning classical music during high school, doing grades, and playing at church. She then took her career as a musician to the next level in 2010 when she moved to Sydney, Australia, studying diploma of contemporary music at C3 College, NSW. During her study, she started to go seeing gigs and got inspired to play jazz by a pianist Judy Bailey, later became her teacher. She started to get more involved in learning jazz by joining SIMA’s Women in Jazz in 2011, taught by Jess Green (through which she was awarded a mentorship by Sirens Big Band)

Musician

Pau viguer

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Pau Viguer, a pianist and jazz composer born in Valencia, began studying piano at the age of 7. He obtained the superior degree of piano in the Superior Conservatory of Valencia. He studied classical music getting top marks and jazz with pianists Ricardo Belda, Donato Marot and John Serry. He has also taken courses with Xavi Folch, Ximo Tébar, Robert Rodríguez, Jorge Pardo, etc. He has belonged to numerous modern music groups, such as Fernando Poo, Mala Fama, Controversia or Brooklyn, winning various awards in the Valencian Community. He toured Spain with the group "Revolver". He currently performs concerts with the group So Cuban, Elena Martín Trío and leads the group Pau Viguer Trío, a formation that includes songs composed by himself, and has released four recordings. He composes music for various record labels and other artists. He is also an accompanist pianist for various singers and instrumentalists of pop, jazz, funk, soul, etc. He currently works as a specialist teacher of music in Primary Education while teaching classical and modern piano and continues to compose and perform live concerts.

Musician

Chris F Nordman

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Chris Nordman - Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ Chris Nordman plays Multi Keyboards, and performs with his own band, and other bands in Michigan, Florida, and surrounding areas. Coming from Classical roots (several years at Interlochen National Music Camp performing on 'Cello), staff organist at St. Hugo in the Hills Church in Bloomfield, Choir Director at Fellowship United Methodist Church in Troy, MI, Chris became a top "on call" musician to back many acts for shows in Michigan in the 1970's on, playing with the Drifters, Coasters, Chuck Berry, Mel Torme', Bob Hope, and many other acts across all genre's During this time, Chris and his "Detroit" Trio and augmented group played regularly for corporate and private events, and house gigs at the Detroit Yacht Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, Hyatt Regency, and other venues. He has led the Chris Nordman Group since 1979, playing thousands of events, shows and clubs

Musician

Felix Biller

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Born in Rosenheim, Bavaria (Germany), Felix Biller started his musical education at the age of four. Throughout the years he tackled many instruments, such as guitar and saxophone, but piano has always remained his instrument of choice and mastery. His classical training gave him an excellent technique; his eagerness to experiment and think outside the box makes him search for new inspirations and opportunities for artistic development. Biller is both an involved learner and dedicated teacher. He graduated from musicology (BA) and music management (MA) and continues his musical education pursuing jazz piano studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in the Austrian capital Vienna, where he lives and works

Musician

Larry Fuller

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Larry Fuller is an internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, band leader, and clinician who is known by critics and fans to "swing like a beast!". Early in his career, Fuller's undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for GRAMMY- nominated vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton's Trio, and final pianist in legendary bassist Ray Brown's Trio. Fuller also toured with guitar-vocal giant John Pizzarelli. Since 2013 - harnessing his extraordinary experience - Fuller has led the Larry Fuller Trio. He presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility

Musician

Majamisty TriO

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Majamisty TriO explores the space beetween jazz and classical music, expanding the possibilities of traditional piano oriented trio with additional voice, used as an instrument equal to others. Their lyrical music style has an origin in autor’s long experience in classical music and affinity towards jazz, finding the original way of painting subtle moods and emotions. Members: Maja Alvanović, piano, Ervin Malina - double bass player, Lav Kovač - drummer,

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Maja Alvanović

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The Majamisty TriO’s music synthesizes classical and jazz elements, and judging by audience reaction it’s a refreshing addition to the jazz music scene. The cooperation of pianist Maja Alvanović, leader of the trio, with the fantastic musicianship of Ištvan Čik (drums and percussion), Ervin Malina, (double bass) and Aleksandra Drobac Čik (guest vocalist) gives wings to this idea and brings it to full fruition. The appierence of Majamisty TriO in 2010 was followed by concerts in Studio ‘1’ of Radio Novi Sad within ‘Jazz Appreciation Month’ organized by the American Corner, also the 26th Jazz Festival in Valjevo and IX International Jazz & Blues festival Geza Balaz Gari in Kikinda, as well as several clubs in Novi Sad. Their first album ‘Mistyland’ with twelve tracks (eleven originals and the cover of jazz standard ‘Misty’ by Errol Garner) invites lovers of new jazz sound in the walk through the wideness of Mistyland, imaginary world of acoustic paintings. Most important events: 2010

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Chris DeVito

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Chris DeVito is a jazz pianist, leader and educator born and based in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Chris earliest jazz influences were his grandfathers, one a jazz bassist and the other a stride pianist. Chris began playing piano since he was three years old. Besides his regular trio with Dave Kingsnorth and Greg Sundel, Chris has also performed with the Frank Grasso Quintet, Spirit of Life Ensemble, Curtis Lundy, Michael Logon, Chris Berger, Tom Pietrycha, Greg Grispart among many others. He also conducted a series of solo piano concerts and lectures for the 125th birthday of stride pianist James P

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Geoffrey Keezer

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With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer was playing in jazz clubs as a teenager, holding down the piano chair for Art Blakey at age 18, and touring in the company of Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Art Farmer, Benny Golson and Barbara Hendricks in his 20s. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, David Sanborn, Chris Botti, Sting, Joe Locke and Christian McBride; produced and arranged three GRAMMY®-nominated recordings with vocalist Denise Donatelli, and released a series of albums drawing influences from Hawaiian, Okinawan and Afro-Peruvian folk traditions


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