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Dave Mullen

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Saxophonist/Composer/Producer Dave Mullen offers a welcome dose of SOLACE to a world sorely in need of it on his invigorating new album on Mullsoul Music Records that features the exhilarating musicianship of a group of his masterful peers: pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Hans Glawischnig, drummer E.J. Strickland and, in a pair of special guest appearances, trumpeter Jim Seeley. The album was also mixed by the Grammy-winning producer engineer Jeff Jones, a regular collaborator with Jazz at Lincoln Center. Far from the somber elegy the title might imply, however, Mullen introduces 7 songs that pay homage to the likes of some of jazz's most iconic and inspiring voices John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Michael Brecker, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Dave Mullen has been a staple on the NYC scene for years having performed and/or recorded with many renowned artists such as Nile Rodgers, Gloria Gaynor, Roy Ayers, Gil Scott Heron, Vic Juris, Marc Ribot, Mark Egan, John Hicks, Bernie Worrell, John Medeski, Hans Glawischnig, Boris Koslov, Jon Cowherd, P-Funk, Ben Vereen, The Brand New Heavies, Eddie Hazel, Brian Jackson, George Porter, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Claudio Roditi, Cecil Bridgewater, John Gros, Victor Jones, John Hicks, Billy “Bass” Nelson, Jerome Brailey, Blue Man Group, Slick Rick, Danny Gottlieb, Delfeayo Marsalis, Robin Eubanks, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, John Benitez, and many others. Saxophonist/Composer Dave Mullen introduces his inspiring new album SOLACE on Mullsoul Music Records that features a group of his masterful peers: pianist Jon Cowherd, bassist Hans Glawischnig, drummer E.J

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Oleksandr Kolosii

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Copenhagen-based Polish/Ukrainian jazz saxophonist Oleksandr Kolosii was born in Donetsk, Ukraine into a family of professional musicians. He began playing classical piano at the age of 6, and at age 12 he picked up the saxophone and found his lifelong passion for jazz music. His style of playing pays tribute to legendary bebop and hard bop players like Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Currently he combines this with a continuous inspiration from a wide array of active jazz musicians on the scene today. Oleksandr moved to Denmark in 2017 to further his career and join the Scandinavian jazz scene

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Olivier Franc

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Rain Sultanov

Rain Sultanov is leading jazz saxophonist who has made a huge contribution to the development of jazz culture in Azerbaijan. Not many were able to walk such a turbulent and interesting creative path, rich and full of musical events, as Rain Sultanov. He is a person whose work is always of interest to the world's experts of high music. Rain's music carries a lot of sense and leads one to a deep thought. Rain Sultanov was born on April 29, 1965 in Baku, Azerbaijan. After graduating from a music school as a distance student, specializing in clarinet and surprising his teachers with hard work and natural talent, Rain demonstrated his extraordinary ability for the first time

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Tullia Morand

Tullia Morand enters the music conservatory of Joinville-le-Pont at the age of 6. Very fast specialized in jazz, she studies by multiplying the meetings with jazz masters: Rich Perry, Bob Mover, Eddy Daniels, Larry Schneider, Bob Mintzer, Grant Stewart, Dirty Dozen Brass band, Treme Brass Band etc. Strong of this experiences, she leads 3 bands: Tullia Morand Quintet, Big Band and Dixirella. At the same time she is a free lance musician in other groups: Cumbia Ya!, Jose Madera Jr Big Band, Ron Meza High Definition Big Band, Rido Bayonne Big Band, Francois Laudet Big Band, etc... and she plays with several singers: Sarah Lazarus, Tryo, Francois Morel, etc... She is also composer (Sound of Noise 2010, Le temps de l'aventure 2013...)

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MarQuis Hunt

MarQuis (pronounced MAR-kwis) is a Stellar Award nominated recording artist most noted for his expertise playing soprano saxophone, but he is equally gifted on alto and tenor sax. He has performed, written and produced for Grammy and Dove Award-nominated albums. With an impressive résumé, MarQuis has shared stages and performed on albums with Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Backstreet Boys, Fred Hammond, Ben Tankard and many notable others. MarQuis was recognized and nominated as Best Jazz Artist by the Central Arkansas Music Awards. He is recommended by the Arkansas Arts Council and is a member of the prestigious Arts on Tour program. MarQuis' brand of jazz ranges from spirited and high energy to soulful, sultry and smooth

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Stefano Scippa Palleni

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Italian born and resident in Bologna, Stefano plays differernt styles including jazz, world, classical, modern sacred music based on early sources, film music, interdisciplinary performances and solo concerts. Formerly a self taugh he later graduated at the Conservatory of Bologna. His saxophone tone is distinctive for its purity, warmth and dark full sound. His playing is volatile and lyric, rich of expression and details, while the character of the compositions is varied, being modern, abstract or either traditional, embedded with an archaic flavour. Stefano toured Europe and United States, played and studied with great musicians such as Steve Lacy, Markus Stockhausen, Tristan Honsinger and Joe Giardullo

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Laurent Rochelle

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Trained as a classical saxophone at the age of 11 years and then turns to jazz and improvised music following the teaching of saxophonist Thierry Maucci in Marseille (France). Interressed very early in the composition immersing himself in music from the Balkans and in drawing its inspiration from classical european composers (Ravel,Bartok, Berg ..) and american minimal music (Philip Glass, Terry Riley, Steve Reich...) Founding member of Monkomarok with whom he recorded four albums (three on the German label enja) and made numerous tours in France and abroad (Kuwait, Ukraine, Cameroon, Canada, Morocco ...). Plays and composes for the Lilliput orkestra, modern jazz quartet which received 4 jazzman stars for his first album. Currently leads the Grand Lilliput Ensemble orchestra with 10 musicians playing a directory of repetitive music especially composed for him. Collaborated for many years with the theater by the production of soundtracks (TPU, Clan des Songes), participated in cinema concerts with many musicians and write music for short films and DVDs. CURRENT COLLABORATIONS: - Theatre and dance with the hungarian dancer Denes Debrei (Joseph Najd Cie ) - Concerts with Didier Labbé on the show "White Night" concert film on eight animated films from 20 to 80 years. - Music composition and production of soundtracks for puppet shows with the “Clan des songes “ , “Fragile” puppet show will be played in New York in may 2013. - Various compositions for the music publisher Cezame Music Agency (Paris) for the audiovisual network http://www.cezame-fle.com


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