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Great Aunt Ruth and the Saucy Cats

Great Aunt Ruth & the Saucy Cats began as a virtual band and a musical collaboration between two people who met in a jazz bar on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic. One had great musical ideas; the other was a great musician. The one who was dreaming music shared her first musical sketches with the other, who was living music. He became her friend and teacher. Great Aunt Ruth & the Saucy Cats was born from their dreams and friendship. Shortly after a recording session in 2015, Great Aunt Ruth & the Saucy Cats experienced a great loss, the untimely death of Joel Scott. He had given the dreamer—Kathryn Joy—her start

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Luciana Morelli

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Luciana Morelli is an Argentine singer, performer, and composer. She currently lives in Basel, Switzerland, where she was awarded a scholarship to study a master's degree in Jazz Performance. Her musical tastes range from jazz to folk, including improvised and experimental music. She is a very curious artist who likes to explore different artistic disciplines and is interested in the relationship between aesthetics and politics. She has a degree in Pedagogy of Arts from the University of Buenos Aires. She worked as a teacher in art schools and wrote about contemporary Argentine theater and cinema in specialized magazines and websites

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Katharine Timoney

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Katharine Timoney is a jazz vocalist and songwriter from Northern Ireland. She is the recent winner of the BBC NI Platform Award in the Jazz Category sponsored by The Arts Council of Northern Ireland. As part of the award, she performed her songs with The Ulster Orchestra at a BBC concert in The Ulster Hall, Belfast in May 2019 and also at the BBC NI Proms in 2020. Katharine released her debut album ‘Man of Mine’ in 2016 and regularly performs at jazz festivals, most notably Cork Guinness Jazz Festival and Sligo Jazz Project. Katharine has recently recorded her next record with producer Ben Castle due for release in 2021.

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Sandy Asirvatham

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Sandy Asirvatham—known artistically as Sandhya—is a writer, musician, and producer living in Baltimore, although forever a New Yorker at heart. After earning a BA and MFA from Columbia University, she worked prolifically for several years as a freelance journalist and young adult nonfiction author, and was twice awarded with a Best Columnist honor by the Maryland Association of Professional Journalists. At 33 or so, in the midst of cascading personal crises, she got pulled back into an old childhood dream. Via obsessive study and practice, she willed herself into the role of working jazz pianist and singer

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Magos Herrera

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MAGOS HERRERA Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, Magos Herrera is a dazzling jazz singer- songwriter, producer, and educator. Declared as "One of the greatest contemporary interpreters of song” by The Latin Jazz Network Magos is regarded as one of the most active vocalists in the contemporary Latin American jazz scene, she is best known for her eloquent vocal improvisation and her singular bold style, which embraces elements of contemporary jazz with Ibero-American melodies and rhythms singing in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, in a style that elegantly blends and surpasses language boundaries. “She gets way under the skin of the song, recalling great communicators like Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday” is how NPR describes Herrera’s talents who has recorded 9 albums including joint collaborations with producer Javier Limón in addition to having participated as a guest artist of several recordings and albums

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Sarah Jerrom

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Sarah Jerrom is a Canadian vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in jazz and creative music, taking her inspiration from lyric-driven melodies, genre-defying instrumentation and experimental soundscapes. Sarah’s new album, "Dream Logic, "a collection of original songs recorded by her contemporary jazz quartet of the same name, was released Mar. 26th 2021 on Three Pines Records. “The Yeats Project” (2017), her first all-original album, features W.B. Yeats’s poetry set to music and orchestrated for a nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble, achieved critical praise and international airplay

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Aimua Eghobamien

Aimua /'ʌɪmwə/ is a British artist who sings and composes, writes lyrics, poetry and essays and takes photographs.

He produced and released Brazen. Simple. (2017), London Live (2014) and Poured Gently (2010). These projects include original music, lyrics and poetry; and new arrangements of jazz, classical, rock and pop standards.

He was nominated for Best Music Producer—Independent Music Award for Brazen. Simple. He was longlisted for The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition.

He has a BA in Creative Writing from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He also studied Jazz Vocal Performance at City College of the City University of New York and photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.

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Bancroft And Lyne

New Bancroft & Lyne CD: MONDAY NIGHTS As a long-running husband & wife duo, Scottish-based Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne took full advantage of being ‘locked down’ together in Spring this year. They launched a weekly Monday night livestream session, direct from their living room, which not only garnered thousands of views, but also allowed them to rehearse and refine a catalogue of their favourite songs. The result is Monday Nights; a mix of reimagined classics and original compositions featuring British singer-songwriter Sophie on vocals and guitar alongside Canadian expat Tom Lyne on acoustic & electric bass. ABOUT EACH OF US SOPHIE heralds from one of Britain’s top jazz families

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Halley Elwell

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Halley Elwell is a songwriter whose memorable melodies, vibrant imagery and wit pull the ear somewhere old and new. Elwell boldly exhibits this in her song Sisters on the J Train, recently named a John Lennon Songwriting Contest finalist in the jazz catagory. Elwell wrote the song after riding the J train in San Francisco with a group of praying nuns. “At the time I was a confused and somewhat lost 20-something observing the colorful but divided lives of people in San Francisco. At the beginning my first instinct was to bristle and question, but ultimately the prayers of the sisters on the J train ended up being an unlikely gift that morning.” Weaving tales of travel and nostalgia into lush and layered rhythms, Elwell’s upcoming EP, Last of What I Know, pays homage to the sounds of late 1960’s and 1970s songwriters like Laura Nyro

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Robyn Spangler


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