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Malcolm Earle Smith

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Trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Earle Smith is one of the most versatile jazz musicians in the UK. He has a love a deep understanding of many kinds of jazz from the 1920s to the present day and as an educator has a passionate to share the rich tradition of jazz with young musicians. As a trombonist he has played with NYJO, Kenny Baker, John Dankworth, Henry Lowther, Liam Noble and Bryan Ferry to name a few. He released his first acclaimed album, "Lyric Trombone" in 1996. He is a distinctive vocalist and one of the most exciting scat singers around. 'Vocal Intent', his first purely vocal album, is to be released in Spring 2022

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Hot Club of Baltimore

Hot Club of Baltimore performs inspired arrangements of Django Reinhardt repertoire, French Musette and Jazz. Michael Joseph Harris (Ultrafaux) is guitarist and artistic director of the group which consists of a collective of top jazz musicians. The ensemble boasts a variety of configurations which include the instrumental trio of 2 guitars and bass, the classic quintet with violin, the late 40's "Django in Rome" sessions adding piano, drums, and horns, and the big band sound of the early 50's when Reinhardt performed with Duke Ellington. The group often features captivating vocalist Alexis Tantau on gypsy jazz renditions of Occitan folk songs, Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt, Maxine Sullivan, Charles Trenet, Jacques Dutronc, Ella Fitzgerald, and Henri Salvador.

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Jazz Consortium Big Band

The Jazz Consortium Big Band (www.jcbigband.com) is a lively, powerhouse 17-piece Chicago area Big Band that celebrates the best music of the classic and modern Big Band sounds, from Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller, to Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, Chuck Mangione and Buddy Rich, to original compositions by band members.

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Natalie Hanna Mendoza

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LA bred and based musician NATALIE HANNA MENDOZA is an award winning jazz vocalist and songwriter. She performs many other vocal genres including POP, R&B, Blues, Jazz, Motown and Classical. With a broad range of vocal stylings, Natalie is lead vocalist in several groups including The Fabus Four, Natalie and Shane, and the acoustic Americana band, The Frogtown Serenaders. She can be found performing tirelessly at venues throughout Southern California such as Herb Alpert’s Vibratos Grill Jazz, Disneyland, Clifton’s Cafeteria, the Cicada Club, the Queen Mary, Vitellos, and many more


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