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Stefan Wistrand

Stefan Wistrand got hooked on jazz in the early 70s and at the same time took up playing the saxophone. At first involved in the then-current jazz rock scene, he soon encountered free jazz through the duo he formed in the mid 70s with drummer Peter Olsen. In 1978 they released the album "Duo" on composer Leo Nilsson’s label Studio Viarp. Throughout the 80s Wistrand was active on the alternative rock scene, touring Sweden and Scandinavia and recording three albums with rock group Memento Mori.

In the 90s he returned to jazz and improvisational music and was initially mainly active as leader of free jazz group Nods Off, with Olsen, bassist Stefan Larsson and guitarist Daniel Berton

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Dan Sawyer

Dan Sawyer is an accomplished musician (guitar & saxophone) who has performed all over the world with the likes of Al Jarreau, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin. Dan is also an award-winning composer for many popular animated series (Nickelodeon’s “Doug”, Disney's 101 Dalmatians, PB&J Otter) and has written and produced music for over 300 TV shows. His latest CD is a groundbreaking collection of ukulele tunes. In the jazz world, Dan has played with many of the top artists including Victor Feldman, James Moody, Tom Scott, John Clayton and Gerald Wilson.

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Marek Konarski

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A saxophonist characterized by a warm and deep sound, recognizable phrase and extraordinary musical sensitivity. Active on the European scene, both as a leader and a member of many projects. His improvisations are energetic and full of lyricism. They are influenced by Scandinavian music, Polish folk music and be-bop.

Since 2006 he has attended classes at the “Small Academy of Jazz” run by Boguław Dziekański and “Jazz Club Pod Filarami” in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland. This extraordinary form of education spurred his passion for jazz music. Currently, Marek Konarski is the youngest lucterer in the project.

In 2011, he moved to Denmark to study at the Syddansk Musik Konservatorium

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Jérôme Masco

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Jeffrey Morgan

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Jeffrey Morgan was born in the U.S.A. in 1954. He started playing violin when he was 10 and later integrated into a youth orchestra. At 19 he was inspired by The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra and picked up the saxophone, trumpet, clarinet and started playing the piano as well. During his university studies he organized a Freeform Music Workshop in 1975. A year later he attended the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY, and studied under Karl Berger, Oliver Lake and participated in workshops with Don Cherry. In 1976 he created his first compositional work for music and dance – Distress Mistress, and performed his first ensemble work, The Delirium Dimension

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Marcus Joseph

Hailing from Leicester UK and of Afro-Caribbean descent, Joseph started playing clarinet at the age of seven. He originally gained airplay on BBC1Xtra as a hip-hop DJ and MC. He was subsequently inspired to pick up the saxophone and study jazz at universities in Leeds, London and New Orleans. Never one to be bound by location, he spent a period of time living in Barcelona. He has since played at landmark events such as Love Supreme and We Out Here. Marcus has supported the likes of Oscar Jerome, Blue Lab Beats as well as The Blackbyrds and has also worked with such luminaries as Dennis Rollins, Arun Ghosh, Dave O'Higgins, Abram Wilson, Gary Crosby and Eska. His work has been supported by Tom Robinson (6Music) and, his new album released on Jazz re:freshed, is a warm fusion of jazz, reggae, hip-hop and contemporary music.

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Chris Rand

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London based Saxophonist Chris Rand grew up on the south coast of Dorset. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Chris quickly became one of the UK’s top saxophone side men playing and recording throughout the world with many of UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists. Chris has performed alongside the likes of Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor, Dennis Chambers, and Jools Holland. He has toured with bands such as The James Hunter Six, Bad Manners, Nine Below Zero and Squeeze. In 2014 Chris formed his own quartet “The Chris Rand Quartet” as a vehicle for his own compositions

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Dan Ford

Dan Ford is a saxophonist and composer based in Brisbane, Australia. He is passionate about creating and performing Australian jazz compositions in a distinctive modern style. Originally from Canberra, Dan followed his passion for jazz and improvised music by studying at the Australian National University’s School of Music (Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours) and later a Master's degree in jazz performance at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, graduating with the Award for Academic Excellence.

Dan has since performed at a wide range of events in Europe and Australia, including the Queensland Music Festival; Meriumbula Jazz Festival; Townsville Jazz Festival; Canberra International Music Festival; and many others

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Wesley Crispus

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