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Adam Pieronczyk

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Leading Polish jazz saxophonist, composer and band leader. One of the most interesting and creative European musicians as well as one of the greatest innovators in Polish jazz according to international press. He performs in all parts of the world and has won numerous awards. In 2019 he was named, for the 15th consecutive year, as Jazz Forum magazine's Best Soprano Saxophonist. He has been nominated 18 times for Poland's Fryderyk award (Polish Grammy) in altogether 14 categories, winning the 2 most important statuettes - Jazz Musician of The Year and Jazz Album of The Year. He served as Artistic Director for the Jazz aux Oudayas and Jazz au Chellah festivals in Rabat, Morocco (2005- 2006), Sopot Jazz Festival in Poland (2011-2015) and since 2019 - Jazz Juniors Festival in Krakow, Poland. He also composes music for theater productions

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Jackson Cotugno

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Jackson Cotugno is a saxophonist based in Seattle. Jackson can be seen playing in many of Seattle’s venues as both a leader and sideman. Venues such as Tula’s, Boxley’s, The Royal Room, Studio 7, The Sea Monster, Egan’s, The Angry Beaver, and others. He has studied with Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Jeff Lederer, David Sanchez, and local legend Brian Kent. Jackson has been spending his time during the pandemic learning how to repair instruments and will be graduating from Renton Technical College in 2022.

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Jon Bentley

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Jon Bentley is a Juno nominated saxophonist based in Vancouver, Canada. A versatile musician, Jon performs and records in many genres of music both as a leader and a sideman. He has recorded and/or performed professionally in concerts with musicians/ groups such as Kenny Wheeler, Seamus Blake, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, Brad Turner, Denzal Sinclaire, Eddie Daniels, Oliver Lake, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Phil Dwyer's Saxophone Summit, The Temptations, Peggy Lee Band, Neil Swainson, and Metalwood. Aside from his participation in many recording projects as a sideman, Bentley has released two albums as a leader: "Jon Bentley Quintet: Motions" and "Diversions: American Prophecy." As a co-leader, Jon has released: "UGETSU: Live at the Cellar", "Wilson/Lee/Bentley: Escondido Dreams", and "Waxwing: A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists"

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Fifth Element

In classical thought, the four elements are earth, water, air and fire. The fifth element, quintessence or spirit, is captured in the music we love to play. A jazz quintet featuring Dave Coules, Dale Scaife, Ron Johnston, Glenn Anderson and Nina Richmond.

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Juan Alzate Nuñez

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Juan Alzate is considred one of the most important jazz saxophone players and educator in Mexico and in Latin-America countries, he was teaching at Conservatorio de Las Rosas, Michoacan State University and Escuela DIM at Mexico City, now he is teaching at Queretaro State University at Fine Arts School and Guanajuato University and give masterclasses and concerts around Mexico and other Latin-American countries he studied at Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes, Conservatorio de Las Rosas and Berklee College in Boston where his teachers included Jim Odgren, Bill Pierce, Hal Crook, and studied privately with Jerry Bergonzi

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Jérôme Masco

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Anderson Quevedo Farias

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Anderson Quevedo Bachelor's degree, in 2007, in popular saxophone by the Santa Marcelina Music Faculty. Studied saxophone under the guidance of maestro Roberto Sion, and saxophonist Vitor Alcântara, participated in dance bands like S.O.S. (Sensacional Orchestra Sonora - 2006), Maestro Brasil - 2009, SP3 (2010-2013), participated in the show “90 years of Cartola” with Elton de Medeiros, Márcia and Theo de Barros - 2009/2010, with Nei Lopes - 2010, participated in the project Pixinguinha tour Centro-Oeste / Norte do Brasil with the instrumental group Armazém Abaporu - 2005, with the same group performed in Europe (France - 2005) and Argentina (La Plata - 2007)

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Lyndon Owen

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Musical Biography Lyndon started playing full time in 1993 and simultaneously studied Performing Arts (Jazz) at Manchester City College with Mike Hall and Dennis Freedman. During that time he played with several blues and jazz bands in the North of England and was part of Enigma Music with Geoff Amos and Pete Martin, promoting new high quality music in West Yorkshire, through which he discovered the freedom of European experimental music. In 1995 he formed a seminal septet, “The Big Clutch”, which played a combination of his compositions which allowed areas of free experimentation alongside more formally structured music

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Matthew Alec

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Bandleader for the jazz fusion group Matthew Alec and The Soul Electric Nominated as ‘Cleveland’s Best Horn Player’ by Cleveland Scene Magazine, Matthew earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Kent State University in 2007. While at KSU, he studied both 20th century classical music and jazz with Grammy-nominated saxophonist Greg Banaszak and longtime Cleveland Jazz Orchestra trombonist and composer Chas Baker. He is also a two-time attendee of the highly exclusive Inside / Outside Retreat for professional saxophonists held at Wooten Woods just south of Nashville, Tennessee

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Claudio Rubio

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Claudio Rubio is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator from Santiago, Chile. Recived his education at William Paterson University prestigious jazz program from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. While in USA he got to learn from jazz legends such as Rich Perry, Dave Liebman, Barry Harris, Steve LaSpina, Jim McNeely amongst others. Upon his gradtuation Claudio went back to Santiago to become a referential voice in the local scene as a frecuent colloaborator of Quintessence Ensamble -earning a Pulsar Price for the album "Décimo"- Christian Galvez, Francesca Ancarola among other fundamental figures of the Chilean Jazz Scene


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