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B. Thompson

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Bryan Thompson (know as B. Thompson) is a 25-year-old Pop / RNB Instrumentalist from Indianapolis, Indiana. The youngest of 3 at age 9, Bryan became a child prodigy, mastering multiple instruments despite hearing loss in his right ear. Child prodigy turned internet sensation B.Thompson’s covers of popular records has garnered social media views totaling over 100 million views in counting. In 2019 B.Thompson released his debut single “Irresistible”followed by his highly anticipated EP “Isolated Sessions” in 2020. B. Thompson has been recognized for his skills by notable celebrities & media such as Chris Brown, Cardi B, Chloe & Halle, Mariah Carey, World Star, The Shaderoom, 9gag, BET & Power 106 LA

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Bongard

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After years of living out of a suitcase, music studies in Germany and New York City and numerous theater engagements across Europe, Andreas BONGARD has now reached two artistic journey goals at once: Making Berlin his home and realising his long held desire to record his own music. His first EP PROLOGUE marks the starting signal of him introducing the world to his very own sound. Rooted in pop music and the ever perceptible lightness of jazz, his clear and multi-faceted voice combines tonal brilliance with expressive storytelling. The line-up featuring a jazz trio (piano, double bass, drums) plus Hammond B3-organ and other specials, his music transports you to an evening in a New York jazz bar, or straight into the lush soundtrack of a Hollywood movie - all the while never losing its subtlety

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Ryan Marquez

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Missourian Ryan Marquez’s music has been called many things but “accessibly out there” might be the keyboardist, producer, songwriter, arranger, and vocalist’s favorite description of his unique sound that is baptized in Blues, indoctrinated by Jazz and raised in Hip-Hop culture. “Passionate in everything he does” (WSIE 88.7, “The Sound''), he “truly embodies the creative collaboration...essential to moving St. Louis forward full steam ahead.” (Regional Arts Commission of STL) His music represents a diverse ecosystem of “feel good vibes” that he channels by infusing tasteful jazz piano chops, a Pop songwriter/arranger sensibility, with vocal flavors from Progressive R & B/Hip-Hop

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Jas Miller

Staunton, Virgina, Norman, Ok, Columbus, Oh, San Diego, Ca

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Luis Alas

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Luis Alas is a contemporary saxophonist which has toured and performed with many of the top names in music including the late great George Duke. Luis is a consummate professional and performer which has recently released several chart topping single including All I Do which was at #1 for 3 weeks and his recent original "Together Forever" which up to the writing of this biography (Dec 2021) has been on the chart and climbing for 6 straight weeks.

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Random Access Quartet

The Random Access Quartet is not your typical jazz quartet: this quartet's repertoire includes the pens of rock and pop artists, such as Radiohead, Blondie, and Led Zeppelin, alongside jazz artists Wayne Shorter and John Coltrane, to name a few. The Seattle-based quartet features Alexey Nikolaev on tenor sax, Chris Morton on piano, Steve Messick on double bass, and Christian Krehbiel on drums.

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Dimitri Gollety

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HIS MUSICS ———— His heart balances and dances on bossa nova, but Dimitri is “jazzing" instinctively everything he plays. Whether Funk, RnB, Rock, Pop or Blues, his playing and his musical chords give a more or less jazz colours to each of his creations and arrangements. He owes his inspiration to very great artists who have made significant contributions to him throughout their productions over the past 30 years. One with which he feels the most intimate is Al Jarreau. It also owes much to George Duke in terms of musical arrangements. Of course he gives a high gratitude to Carlos Antonio Jobim whose works inspire many of his compositions in Bossa Nova

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Martha Wash

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Martha Wash’s new album, Love & Conflict, promises to take fans in a fascinating and perhaps unexpected new direction. Released by Ms. Wash’s label, Purple Rose Records, this eclectic collection of mesmerizing blues-rock and adult contemporary songs is a stylistically adventurous journey for the legendary vocalist, entrepreneur, and producer, whose spectacular achievements in the music industry are nothing short of staggering. But breaking new ground is something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who is familiar with Martha’s amazing past including her seven Number 1 hits! Martha’s been doing it from the very beginning

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Lauren Bush

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Known for her charming delivery of a lyric and her impeccable time, 2016 Sarah Vaughan Vocal Competition finalist, Lauren Bush is a contemporary Canadian jazz vocalist based in London, UK. All About Jazz noted that "Bush is one of the freshest and most exciting vocalists to appear on the scene for some time." and Downbeat Magazine commented on "her unique phrasing, perfect diction and scatting abilities." Her 2016 debut album, All My Treasures, comprised of 12 carefully selected, favourite jazz standards, was produced by jazz luminary Ian Shaw and met with critical acclaim. With quirky and refreshing arrangements, Lauren is able to show off her versatility and improvisation skills in the up-tempo tunes like Sweet Georgia Brown and I'm Old Fashioned while impressing with her sultry phrasing and dusky range in the ballads like Detour Ahead. Originally from Canada, Lauren started performing while living in Texas, USA

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Sonia Johnson

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Les Productions Sonia Johnson, headquartered in Montreal, produced its first CD, Don’t explain in 2005 with the help of a grant from the Fondation du maire de Montréal pour la jeunesse [the Montreal Mayor’s Foundation for Youth]. The artist garnered critical acclaim for her first release. This first production allowed the jazz vocalist to gain recognition in her artistic field and new collaborations arose, such as her participation in Frédéric Alarie’s project Sous Hôte Tension part of the 2006 edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Sharing a common vision of jazz music, Frédéric and Sonia decided to explore composing together, and were then joined by pianist Luc Beaugrand and drummer Camil Belisle


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