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Marley Edwards

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Jazz Bassist, Composer, and Bandleader from the SF Bay Area. Born in Palo Alto, CA in 1994, and raised in Redwood City, CA. His music foundation started with Piano and Trumpet, before moving on to Electric bass and then Double Bass. His earliest musical influences include James Jamerson, Paul Chambers, Jaco Pastorius, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis. Marley Edwards studied music and composition formally; 4 years as a Music Major at the College of San Mateo and 4 years at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, receiving a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies in June 2019. He studied with musicians such as Erik Jekabson, John Santos, Frank Martin, Steve Erquiaga, Dann Zinn, Mike Gallisatus, Chuck Mackinnon, John Gove, Mike Zilber, Alam Kahn, Edward Simon, to name a few

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Jeremy Steinkoler

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Jeremy has been playing drums professionally for over 25 years. He performs regularly with a wide array of musical projects, including his award-winning saxes-and-drums funk trio Mo’Fone, pop-jazz group Jenna & the Charmers, the Bait & Switch Blues Band, Jennifer Jolly & Friends, the Erika Oba Trio, Jean Fineberg's JAZZphoria, his own J. Steinkoler Quartet, and various other jazz players and singer/songwriters. His groovy, feel-based approach to the drums has earned him prodigious credits as a sideman, including performances and recordings with members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dave Ellis, Kirk Joseph, Clarence Bucaro, Jenna Mammina, Mamadou Sidibe, Chelle & Friends, Guru Garage, Valerie Orth, Rachel Efron, Flyover States, the Kevin Beadles Band, Featprints, Hot Links, Phatlip, the Jolly Gibsons, Sam Rudin, and many other top musicians around the Bay Area

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Natalie Cressman

Possessing a voice as cool and crystalline as an Alpine stream, Natalie Cressman is a rising singer/songwriter and trombonist who draws inspiration from a vast array of deep and powerful musical currents. She is releasing her 5th album in April 2019, this time in collaboration with Brazilian composer, guitarist and vocalist Ian Faquini. Drawing from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition, Setting Rays of Summer is a ten-track collection of original material featuring compositions in three different languages: Portuguese, English and French. With the warm instrumentation of acoustic guitar and trombone alongside two-part vocal harmonies hugging the Brazilian-accented Portuguese, Cressman & Faquini weave their musical voices together to create a fully orchestrated sound befitting a much larger ensemble

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Buzz Brooks

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Buzz is a kind of a wacky dude who believes that "He who dies having laughed the most, wins." Bob Brooks acquired the nickname "Buzz" when, in his first band, circa 1967, he developed a reputation as a type-A, high-energy sort of fellow. Between the ages of 11 and 13, Buzz took piano lessons, and quit. Fortunately the piano teacher taught some ear training and theory, so that when an older friend started spinning 45s from the Stax and Motown labels, Buzz was able to decipher the chords. This led to a seven-year stint with an R & B show band called "300 Years", so named because they felt that it had taken 300 years here in the U.S. to get to the point where everyone in a multi-racial performing act could truly be on equal footing. When it was time to go to college, Buzz was accepted at Berklee School of Music in Boston, (and Boston U and Washington U) but he never attended because he had signed a contract with 300 Years and a talent agent in New York. So he went instead to Hofstra University for a semester or two before he had to drop out, due to 300 Years being on the road 265 days a year. During this era, 300 Years opened for Sly Stone, Deep Purple, Sam and Dave, King Curtis, the Manhattans, the Coasters, the Platters, the Chambers Brothers, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, the Spinners, the Trammps, Eddie Kendricks, the Stylistics, Isaac Hayes, the Ohio Players, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Kool and the Gang, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and others. The group broke up in 1977, whereupon Buzz moved to San Francisco, and after a few years working as an expediter in the construction industry, he became a cab driver. Buzz has recently been the featured cab driver on a few broadcast TV shows in the Bay Area. In the 80s, Buzz dropped out of the music scene, bought a grand piano, and wrote a few things. In the 90s, seized by the itch to perform again, he played in blues bands in and around the Bay Area, and played as a sideman for an R & B revue. In the late 90s, Buzz came back once again to music, this time as a vocalist. He sang with the Skyline College Choir, then the City College Gospel Choir, and finally the Oakland Jazz Choir for four years. During this period he was also a featured vocalist with the City College Big Band. Buzz released his first CD in Dec. of 2005, "The Oenophile Anthem". For 13 years, right up until the pandemic,  he sang to tracks in his taxicab, which he called the Kabaret Kab of San Francisco. Disposed ~ 4K Cds that way, and was featured on the front page of the SF Chronicle twice. Currently Buzz is laughing about something somewhere. Perhaps it's his silly paraphrase of I Peter 4:8: "A little visual charity covers a multitude of audial sins." That is, sometimes it pays to misdirect the audience via the judicial use of artifice; specifically, histrionics, visual aids, and frequent doses of humor — to distract them from whatever performance deficiencies, real or imagined, they may perceive. 

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Martin Perna

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My name is Martín Perna. I am a creative producer in Berkeley, California. and on the road the rest of the time. Since 1995, I have worked professionally as a musician, musical director and film composer. I perform and record music with a lot of people that maybe you know and many that you might not. 2020 Grammy-nominated Best Global Music Album - "Fu Chronicles" by Antibalas (Daptone Records). (Co-producer, performance). People/groups I've worked with recently: Antibalas, Jose James, Nona Hendryx, Bettyle Lavette, Alice Russell, Mark Ronson, Greg Phillinganes, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, Ledisi, Angélique Kidjo, Anthony Hamilton, Gregory Porter, Valerie Simpson, Ed Sheeran, The Roots, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Brian Jackson, Steven Bernstein, Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Saul Williams, Miguel Zenón, John Medeski, Ana-Maurine Lara, Karim Lopez, Mike Tyner, Zap Mama, Santigold, Lorenzo "Jovanotti" Cherubini, The Stepkids, and many others. I play exclusively Bari reeds and use SYOS mouthpieces

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Jason Keiser

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Jason Keiser is a professional jazz guitarist, multi-stylist, recording and performing artist, bandleader, and composer based in the Bay Area, currently residing in Sunnyvale, California. Jason is the bandleader of The New Acoustic Collective, a jazz-bluegrass fusion string band carrying on the legacy of “dawg music” by David Grisman, SpaceGrass music of The Tony Rice Unit, and their own unique fusion acoustic music with blends of classical, jazz, bluegrass, and world music stylings. The New Acoustic Collective has performed as Official Showcase Artists at the 2021 International Bluegrass Music Association's “World of Bluegrass” in the Bluegrass Ramble with performances at The Pour House Music Hall & Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh NC. With 2 albums under their belt, their upcoming new 3rd record release “Amor en Ritmo” will be officially released on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022!

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Brian Andres

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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio into a family of professional musicians it is no surprise that Brian found himself drawn to the origin of all music: Rhythm. His father is a woodwinds specialist and his mother a vocalist and pianist. The house was filled with the sounds of his father’s constant practicing and his mother’s piano and voice students. After nearly being put up for adoption due to his constant banging on inanimate objects, his parents decided to embrace their obstreperous sons undeniable talent by purchasing him a drum set and themselves earplugs. While living in the Midwest, Brian’s diverse range of styles led him to performances with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Little Anthony and the Imperials, as well as Tony Award winner and Broadway star, Faith Prince

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Mike Rinta

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Mike Rinta, a Grammy-winning trombonist and arranger, is native to the San Francisco Bay Area and has been freelancing for over 30 years. He has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia with many bands such as: Sly & The Family Stone, Jimmie Vaughan, Howard Tate, John Lee Hooker Jr. and many others. In addition, he has performed or recorded with many greats such as: Herbie Hancock, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Bernard Purdy, Arturo Sandoval, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Elvin Bishop, Sammy Hagar, Robert Plant, Jerry Garcia, Irma Thomas, Steve Cropper, Elvis Costello and countless others! His Latin credits include: Tito Nieves, Eddie Santiago, Hector Rey, David Pabon, Larry Harlow, Maelo Ruiz, Lalo Rodriguez, La India, Pete Escovedo, Shiela E

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Andrew Joron

Since 2008 Andrew Joron has played theremin in various free-improv and ambient-music ensembles, including Cloud Shepherd. Joron has written an essay, "The Theremin in My Life," on the relation between his literary and musical activities. http://www.thevolta.org/ewc14-ajoron-p1.html

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Amanda Addleman

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Amanda Addleman is a San Francisco-based vocalist, pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Addleman’s musical approach is one well-steeped in a reverence for the traditions of great jazz singers and instrumentalists of the last century. Yet her sound represents an informed departure from the tropes and fixations of earlier generations of improvisational musicians. In fusing the spirit of contemporary folk, rock, and pop composition and performance stylings, Addleman’s style blossoms with a freedom from genre restraint, while maintaining a consistent and cohesive sound that still maintains an obvious reverence for those who came before. Addleman earned a B.M


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