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Alec Orea

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Formerly known as Alex Corrêa, Alec Orea was born in august 17th, 1981. As the son of a classical pianist, was at the age of five his first contact with the piano, but was at thirteen when he decided to follow the music path.  At seventeen, Alex began his undergraduate studies at Universidade Estadual de Londrina - Brazil, which brought him into a significant contact with many sound environments, anthropological and philosophical studies, and skills aimed at teaching music.

By the age of 25, Alec moved to São Paulo in Brazil and focused on studying the development of a contemporary language in the context of instrumental music, and as a result he recorded his first album in 2010, entitled “Sintoma” in partnership with Adauto Dias, Nenê and Arismar do Espírito Santo. Besides being a performer he also worked as a teacher compounding the faculty of the Conservatory Souza Lima in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Dave Solazzo

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Dave Solazzo has been a mainstay of Central New York's music scene for over two decades. Much in demand as a soloist and sideman, Dave has worked with artists from a wide mix of genres - jazz, fusion, R&B and beyond. He has performed and recorded with major jazz figures like Chuck Mangione, Larry Coryell, Joel Frahm, Dick Oatts, Jerry Weldon and Joe Magnarelli at venues like The Flatiron Room (NYC), Troy Music Hall, the Savannah Jazz Festival and the Syracuse Jazz Fest.

In addition to his work as a sideman, Dave leads his own trio, playing modern interpretations of jazz standards and original compositions in the spirit of Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau.

Dave was educated at Berklee College of Music and SUNY Purchase College

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Casey Golden

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Casey Golden is a forward-thinking musician based in Sydney. Described as ‘a brilliant improviser with a highly developed melodic sensibility’ (The Australian) and ‘a pianist of sheer class’ (Jazzwise), he’s been involved in a wide range of original music ranging from jazz/improvised projects to electronic, pop and film music.

Born in Sydney into a family of musicians, Golden is the grandson of internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Bob Barnard. He studied classical piano from a young age and was exposed to a wide variety of music through his mother’s vast record collection

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Riyoko Takagi

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This page is maintained by Logio Tek on All About Jazz, who is also Logiotek on Wikipedia, and is the primary researcher, writer, and maintainer of Riyoko Takagi page in English on Wikipedia, which contains all the relevant reference sources for the duplicate text below.

Riyoko Takagi (高木 里代子, Takagi Riyoko) is a Japanese Jazz pianist and composer who isn't bound by a single genre or style and has crossed classical, pop, house, and anime genre boundaries and styles in her compositions, arrangements, and performances. She's renowned for her musicality, deep harmonic understanding, live performances full of energy with fluent improvisations that often involve audience, and delicate touch on the keys. Together with her talent and charming character she continues to proliferate Jazz and attract many fans from all over the world.

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Rocío Giménez López

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ROCÍO GIMÉNEZ LÓPEZ (Argentina, 1983) is a pianist, composer and improviser, graduated from the Provincial School of Music of the city of Rosario. Later he focused on interpretation and improvisation within the language of jazz by attending piano lessons with Ernesto Jodos, Leo Genovese, Craig Taborn and Marilyn Crispell. He has also attended workshops and workshops given by Frank Calberg, John Stowell, Mark Helias, George Garzone, Benoit Delbecq and Kris Davis, among others. In 2015 he won a scholarship granted by the National Endowment for the Arts to participate in the III Third National Meeting of Composition and Improvisation, in Bariloche. In 2016 he founded the collective and festival of composers/improvisers CRUCES SONOROS, which brings together representatives of different musical genres promoting the development of activities related to original music and its meeting point with individual and collective improvisation. In 2017, she won a training scholarship, which gave her the opportunity to study with pianist Marilyn Crispell in Woodstock, USA. She was also invited to open Ravi Coltrane's concert in Rosario. In 2018 she was chosen as Revelation Musician for her album “Deseos Múltiples” in the national survey of journalists carried out by the Jazz magazine El Intruso. In 2019 he participates with his group of original compositions presenting the album at the Rosario Jazz Festival, at the Haroldo Conti Jazz Festival (BsAs) and at the Buenos Aires Jazz (Parque Centenario). He also toured Spain and France. In 2020 she is invited again to participate in Buenos Aires Jazz in a trio format (virtual concert at Usina del Arte). In 2021 he releases REUNION EN LA GRANJA (ICM records), an album that revisits the music of Ornette Coleman and Paul Motian, chosen by Dave Sumner as one of the twelve best albums of the year released on the BANDCAMP platform. The same year the FNA grants him a Creation scholarship that allows him to continue working on a composition project based on abstract photographs used as graphic scores (project in development). He currently works as a pianist and leader, in different musical projects within the cities of Rosario and Buenos Aires.

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Marcin Wasilewski Trio

https://www.marcinwasilewskitrio.com/en/about

The trio is one of the brightest stars of the Polish jazz scene, recognised for their unique talent in blending tradition with contemporary sound.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio is: Marcin Wasilewski, piano, (born 1975), Sławomir Kurkiewicz, double- bass, (born 1975) and Michał Miśkiewicz (born 1977) playing drums.

The band combines the grand tradition of the challenging piano trio tenet and creates their own distinct sound in doing so. It is also one of the most consistently developing bands of the Polish music scene, and one that is very open to inspiration from the surrounding environment. The Marcin Wasilewski Trio is considered one of the most acclaimed and unique jazz formations of its generation, and it has garnered recognition in its native Poland as well as abroad.

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.

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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). She also joined Conservatorium Open Academy, led by Dale Barlow couple months after that course. In 2012, she started her bachelor degree in Jazz Performance at Sydney Conservatorium of Music under some Australia’s well-known jazz players such as, Judy Bailey, Matt McMahon, Steve Brien, Mike Rivett, Simon Barker, David Theak, John Harkins, etc. She is now in her final year at the Con, studying under the phenomenal Kevin Hunt and Mike Nock. Besides, she has been doing a lot of classical music, studying under David Herskovits. Along her study, she also has been playing in a lot of different venues around Sydney and New South Wales, such as Dome Bar, Venue 505, The Vanguard, Metro Theatre, Foundry 616 playing her original music with her trio and/or quartet. Besides doing her own stuff, she has also been working with various different bands, such as Poinciana (jazz quartet), Audio Canvas (pop, fusion), Soul Central (funk), Serenade Quintet (wedding and corporate function), ​The Regent Street Big Band. She went back to Indonesia in 2012 to play with some local musicians there. She has worked with some Indonesian jazz musicians, such as 4UFeatJam (Indonesia’s Got Talent), Kirana Big Band, and some other bands. She also had a chance to run master classes at Institute Seni Indonesia (ISI), one of the Music Schools in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In June 2014, she went on a tour to Merrimbula, playing at Merrimbula Jazz Festival with Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra. She has also done some work with Mark Vincent (The Winner of Australia’s Got Talent 2009) playing with Mark Vincent’s String Quartet. She played for a musical theatre show (The Detective’s Handbook), performing in Sydney and Brisbane in Festival of Australian Student Theatre (FAST) at Laboite Theatre. She did a project called ‘Our Music’-a collaboration of Australian and Aboriginal Music, produced by Kevin Hunt. Our Music was also broadcasted on SBS in December 13. She went to Los Angeles to do lessons and workshops with pianist, Tamir Hendelman, and went to New York to get mentored by Christian Sands in the beginning of 2015. She was involved in a production by Leonard Bernstein, MASS, playing with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Orchestra at Sydney Opera House. She recently went to The Netherlands in June 2015 playing with some local musicians in places like BIRD (Rotterdam), Gekke Geit (The Hague), and Murphy’s Law (The Hague). She is going to Brisbane in December to play with Dirty Martinis band playing for a corporate function. In October 2016, Amanda went to Manila and Palawan, The Philippines to play music around the town with SCWC Band. She also came back from Jakarta, Indonesia in January 2017 to play with her quartet at Motion Blue, Jakarta. She was also involved to play for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (Indonesian ex-president) and Joko Widodo (Indonesian current president) on their visit to Sydney at UNSW and International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

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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.

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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


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