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Clara Fornander

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Clara Fornander is a Swedish jazz singer based in Stockholm. In 2020 she finished her jazz bachelor studies at the Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm. She plays in both bigger concert halls and smaller jazz clubs, and is regarded a fresh addition to the recent jazz scene in and out of Sweden. Clara grew up in the south of Sweden. During her upbringing Clara spent most of her free time playing the violin, piano and singing. In her teens her interest and work in jazz music started growing. Nowadays she is composing and performing her own music and takes inspiration from all of the improvisational genres including folk and neosoul

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Larry Wolf

Veteran singer and character actor Lawrence (Larry) Wolf was born in New York City, studied acting with Stella Adler and is best known as an ensemble member of filmmaker Robert Downey Sr.’s legendary catalog of satirical films. The two most notable, Putney Swope and Pound, are avant-garde and shocking today, perhaps even more so than in the febrile artistic ground of the 1960s and 70s when they were created. In Pound, he was Robert Downey Jr.’s acting partner in the five-year-old’s first onscreen speaking role, Wolf’s anguished Mexican Hairless lamenting to Downey Jr.’s not-so-innocent puppy in a film in which clothed and unmasked humans play canines languishing in a dog lockup, waiting to be gassed that night

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Emily J Andros

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Hi I’m Emily – I’ve loved Jazz for forever….and totally appreciate it if you want to listen to me or some of my favorite music. I was raised on Jazz - my father used to blast big band jazz throughout the house while I was growing up and he exposed me to so many of the greats. We had Count Basie and his Orchestra play at our house in Lincoln Nebraska - my parents had a party with Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 (yes '66!!!).....but I've seen so many of the "greats" play - Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton & June Christy!!!, Manard Ferguson, Monte Alexander, Lionel Hampton, Arturo San Doval.....George Benson & Al Jerreau to name a couple more modern players

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Adrianne Duncan

Pianist, singer, songwriter and composer Adrianne Duncan has been making music since the age of six. The daughter of renowned classical guitarist Charles Duncan (author of The Art of Classical Guitar Playing), she honed her classical piano skills through private study, master classes with such luminaries as Murray Perahia, Leon Fleisher, Emanuel Ax and Ruth Laredo, and summers spent at such institutions as Tanglewood and Brevard Music Centers. Adrianne attended Northwestern University on a music scholarship and is the winner of numerous piano competitions and awards. She has performed in multiple capacities: as a solo artist, in a duo, as an accompanist for individual musicians and musical theatre productions, with chamber groups, in jazz ensembles and as a soloist with symphony orchestra

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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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Eliane Amherd

Singer, guitarist and songwriter Eliane Amherd is a true cosmopolitan artist: Born in Switzerland, she lives in New York, and it is that city’s savvy multicultural energy that most influences the unique sound of her original compositions: jazzy, groovy and rooted in African, Brazilian and Latin music. Inventive, enchanted yet earthy. Amherd is an equally talented composer/lyricist whose words and music are as refreshing as the air of the Swiss Alps where she was raised.  A graduate from The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary Music, she performs as a leader or a featured artist in New York’s premiere clubs like SOB's,  Blue Note, Nublu, BAM, BBKing etc. and tours in North- and South America, Canada, Europe and Asia, where she appeared in international Festivals in China, Thailand, the Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Nepal and Mongolia, like the International Festival in Hong Kong, the Beijing Nine Gate Jazz Festival, the Shenzhen OCT Loft Festival, the Beishan International Festival in Zhuhai, the Jazzmandu Festival in Kathmandu, the Giant Steppes of Jazz Festival in Mongolia, the Yangon World Music Festival in Myanmar, the Unplugged Festival in Zermatt and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Mondo.NYC Festival with Swiss Live Talents etc.    Her albums “Now and from Now on” and "Skylines" which are broadcast internationally, continue to receive great press reviews and have topped the play list of several US Radio Stations

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Mandy Chan

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Mandy Chan is a vocalist, composer, arranger and bandleader who continuously pursues excellence in music. Mandy Chan’s repertoire includes jazz, Latin, folk, and pop, sung in Mandarin, English, Cantonese, Teochew dialect, Taiwanese, Spanish or French. From traditional to modern, from popular to avant-garde, from China to international crossover world music, she embraces all styles and genres of beautiful music. Mandy has been performing throughout China and working with various musicians from across the globe, such as French vibraphonist Benoit Stasiaczyk, pianist Cedric Hanriot, Luxembourgish pianist Marc Mangen, Latin percussionist Gerardo Rosales, and Dutch jazz saxophonist Dick de Graaf. At her young age, her talent and love of music were noticed and her family sent her to formal vocal training where she studied Traditional Chinese singing with Cai Laiyou

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Shelly Rudolph

The ever-evolving—and expanding—Shelly Rudolph story continues onward and upward with the release of her latest album, the ambitious and atmospheric The Way We Love, her debut on the Origin Records label. Well-established as an organically- gifted and sultry fine purveyor of jazz, soul, pop, blues and more in the Northwest, Rudolph takes a step forward with her latest project, a drum-less and sometimes “chamber jazz-like” journey into musical terrain both fresh and linked to her continuing story in progress. Embedded on this adventure are key tracks, textures supplied and contextual cues by the lyrical, ECM Records-connected cellist David Darling. Rudolph has long been a favored voice around her hometown of Portland, Oregon, and musical travels have taken her to New York, Los Angeles, the West Indies, Japan, Korea and beyond


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