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Trip Trio

The trio that's a quartet Mike Barnes, consumate guitarist, is a veteran of the Austin, TX music scene, fluent in blues, soul, rock, funk, R&B, and jazz. He was a founding member of Austin funk legends Steam Heat, and is a sustaining member of its spawn Extreme Heat. In the late 90s he was also an original member of the funky pop group Millennium Swing/Blue Millennium. Trip Trio allows Mike to really shine! 'Solid son' bassist Brad Taylor has performed with Carol Channing, Sam Moore, Bo Diddley, Jonas Alvarez, La Vida Buena, Los Jazz Vatos, and Native Sun. Besides his prowess on the six-string bass, Brad also does the high vocal harmonies that Lissa so appreciates! James Fenner, Austin’s favorite percussionist, has performed and/or recorded with everyone from Freddy Fender to Stephen Bruton to Eric Johnson to Joe Ely to Christopher Cross to Luther Tucker to TripTrio! Lissa Hattersley, who as an original member of the Greezy Wheels is in the Austin Music Hall of Fame (2013), enjoys dabbling in many genres of song, making her music hard to categorize

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AZ Lindy Hop Society

The Arizona Lindy Hop Society is dedicated to preserving vintage vernacular Jazz and Blues dance and music within the Arizona community through social dance and education in order to bring joy into people's lives. Founded in 1996, the AZ Lindy Hop Society promotes jazz dance and music through live concerts, workshops, classes, and exchanges. We also have an education outreach program teaching dance in the public schools.

Zona Sud

At the end of 2010, Mario Schettini (piano and keyboards) and Guglielmo Saracca (bass) met to give life to a new musical project. There were many ideas but the project did not yet have its own identity. Only a year later, in 2011, with the entry of guitarist Enzo Passaro, it’s more clear the idea of experiment and merge melodies and colors linked to the sounds of Neapolitan music with the expressive and improvisational freedom that distinguishes jazz. In 2012 with the entryl of Massimo Pacella on drums, the project takes concrete form and born "Zona Sud", a band strongly linked with its homeland. In the summer of 2013, after a long and tiring work, I Love My Funky is presented as the first single for the band's official debut at the national contest Musica E

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Sirius Quartet

Internationally acclaimed veterans of contemporary music, Sirius Quartet combines exhilarating repertoire with unequalled improvisational fire. These conservatory- trained performer-composers shine with precision, soul and a raw energy rarely witnessed on stage, championing a forward-thinking, genre-defying approach that makes labels like 'New Music' sound tame. Since their debut concert at the original Knitting Factory in New York City, Sirius has played some of the most important venues in the world, including Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the Beijing Music Festival, the Cologne Music Triennale, Stuttgart Jazz, Musique Actuelle in Canada, the Taichung Jazz Fest – Taiwan's biggest jazz event – and many others. Having premiered works by significant living composers, Sirius continues their long- running commitment to musical innovation with bold, original works by its own members, pushing beyond the conventional vocabulary of string instruments by incorporating popular song forms, extended techniques, gripping improvisations and undeniable, contemporary grooves.

Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, based in Annapolis, MD, is “the premier American ragtime ensemble” as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso Andrew Greene at the University of Maryland in 2010, the PRSO recreates the syncopated stylings from a bygone era – ragtime, musical theater, dance selections, and silent film accompaniment – all performed off of the original turn-of-the-century orchestral scores. The ensemble is primarily composed of young musicians, age 35 and below, and has been widely praised for their work preserving and performing America’s musical past. Peacherine has appeared at leading venues including The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The American Film Institute, state-of-the-art performing arts centers, historic theaters, colleges, universities, and concert associations

Fiona Ross

Fiona has become known for creating a new contemporary jazz sound, incorporating fast-paced Latin jazz, a hint of vintage jazz club and a soupçon of soul, allied to her distinctive vocal prowess, singer/pianist Fiona Ross has received stellar reviews for her three previous albums, A Twist of Blue,Just Me (And Sometimes Someone Else) and Black, White and a Little Bit of Grey – and performances at the Nells Jazz and Blues, Pizza Express, Toulouse Lautrec and the London Jazz Platform Festival. Enrolled in dance, drama and singing lessons at the age of two, then piano at six, by the age of eight, Fiona was starring in London’s West End

Jazz Martyrs

In 2011, Paul Marangoni assembled some great jazz musicians in Los Angeles and began creating music. Sharing a common appreciation for the music of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Joshua Redman, and other contemporary jazz artists, they proceeded to work on building a repertoire reflecting their musical tastes. With numerous jazz standards augmenting their set list, this group is sure to entertain many a jazz fan. Jazz Martyrs hail from near and far. All skilled instrumentalists with decades of experience, their love of the music will win you over and reignite your love for all things jazz.

Living Bridge

A Living Bridge is constructed by patiently guiding the growth of trees over time to create a pathway that strengthens as it develops. Chicago musicians Artie Black and Jeff Swanson formed the group Living Bridge in 2012 to connect their experiences as composers, improvisers, and people. Their original music creates a simmering intensity that each musician helps to grow- as a group, their goal is to create a dynamic pathway between listener and performer. Check out their new record on the ears & eyes label, released February 12th, 2016! livingbridge.bandcamp.com artieblack.com/livingbridge


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