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  • Aaron Siegel Ensemble (drums)

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    The group’s debut album, Every Morning, A History (Peacock Recordings), features Siegel’s exploration of transition-less composition. “From a compositional standpoint, transitions pose a troubling dilemma,” explains Siegel. “They...
  • Ahn Trio (band/orchestra)

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    From the moment the Ahn Trio stepped onto the international music scene stage, they have defied categorization, broken musical barriers and revolutionized perceptions of classical music. They have become leaders in diversifying classical...
  • Aidan Chamberlain (trombone)

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    Aidan has performed with many British orchestras. In London he has worked with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia and BBC Symphony Orchestra. He regularly appeared with the BBC Concert Ochestra which broadcasts the...
  • Alan Baer (tuba)

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    Alan Baer joined the New York Philharmonic on June 21, 2004, as Principal Tuba. He was formerly principal tuba with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. His other performing...
  • Alastair Penman (saxophone)

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    British saxophonist Alastair Penman is a dynamic and versatile performer and composer, presenting contemporary music in new and exciting ways. Having obtained masters’ degrees in both Information and Computer Engineering (University of...
  • Albert Ammons (piano)

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    Pianist Albert Ammons was the king of boogie-woogie, a bluesy jazz style that swept the United States, and then the world, from the late 1930s into the mid-1940s. Although his origins were modest, his powerful piano style would take him...
  • Alberta Hunter (vocalist)

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    “ if you are at the end of your journey,weary, worn and nothing seems the same you’re not alone my love’s eternal,Remember my name.” So it is with these lyrics, we recognize Alberta Hunter, a jazz and blues singer from the early...
  • Alessandro Magnanini (guitar)

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    “Someway Still I Do” marks the soloist debut of the guitarist, composer and producer Alessandro Magnanini. The awareness to dedicate himself to an entire album takes root after the great success gained by the Emilian artist as a...
  • Alexander von Schlippenbach (piano)

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    Alexander von Schlippenbach - piano, composer One of Europe's premier free jazz bandleaders, pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach's music mixes free and contemporary classical elements, with his slashing solos often the link between the two...
  • Alice Babs (vocalist)

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    Swedish born Hildur Alice Nilsson, professionally known as Alice Babs first appeared publicly at the age of twelve, and she achieved instant fame. Her first hit recording was a song known in English as “The Yodeling Girl”. A string of...
  • Alita Mantels (author)

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    I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where in 1968 I graduated as a National Merit Scholar from Grover Cleveland High School before moving to Arkansas. After graduating cum laude (with the equivalent of three language majors and an emphasis...
  • American Composers Orchestra (band/orchestra)

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    American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. Through concerts at Carnegie Hall and other venues, recordings,...
  • Andre Previn (piano)

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    André Previn started playing jazz as a teenager, having studied classical piano for many of his formative years. In the early 1950s, he was blown away by the bebop of Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. By 1954, he was performing with...
  • Antonio Quijano (clave)

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  • Aranis

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    ARANIS is a young and promising Flemish band with a unique sound. Its seven musicians explore every possible and impossible sound and technique on their instruments, which results in a cocktail of muted minimalism with a post-rock drive....
  • Aryan behnam (piano)

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    Im aryan mikaeili 13 years old
  • August Watters (mandolin)

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    August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist, composer/arranger, and teacher in the Boston area. He has performed with some of the leading figures in today’s revival of this most elegant instrument, and the advancement of...
  • Berangere Maximin (composer/conductor)

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    Berangere was born on the remote French colonial island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean and moved to France at the age of fifteen. A resident of Paris since 2002, she has performed as a singer in rock and world music bands around Perpignan...
  • Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

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    Berkeley Symphony was founded in 1969 as the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra by Thomas Rarick, a young protégé of Sir Adrian Boult, the great English maestro. Reflecting the spirit of the times, the Promenade replaced tuxedos with informal...
  • Bob Belden (arranger)

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    One of the most adventurous arrangers of the 1990s and 2000s, Bob Belden took the music of Puccini, Prince, and (with the most success) Sting, and turned it into jazz. After graduating from the University of North Texas in 1978, he was...
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project (band/orchestra)

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    The Boston Modern Orchestra Project has had an outstanding reputation amongst Boston’s most innovative and performing arts organizations for attracting multi-generational audiences and providing thematic, diversified programming, and a...
  • Bruce Mallette (violin)

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    Bio not posted on website.
  • Calvin Jackson (piano)

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    Calvin Jackson - pianist, composer, arranger, band leader, radio host (1919-1985) Calvin Jackson was born on May 26, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied music at the Juilliard School for a year (1941), and then went to...
  • Carol Alban (flute)

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    Past NEWS! The 2008 WORLD FLUTE FEST CONCERT www.worldflutefest.com will benefit In Defense of Animals www.idausa.org and will take place at the beautiful Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Saturday, September 27th at...
  • Carolyn Ohlbaum (violin)

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    Carolyn Ohlbaum is a classically trained violinist, but she also does strolling work and she improvises. Carolyn has studied and performed extensively on violin since age 10. Her vast experience includes orchestral work, chamber music...
  • Catherine Marie Charlton (piano)

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    Of Catherine Marie Charlton's soulful interpretations, Raul da Gama/Jazz da Gama says they: ”...will linger long in the ear and in the mind...mesmerizing beauty”. Addressing her creative process Charlton states: “When I improvise at...
  • Celia Ramsay (vocalist)

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    CELIA RAMSAY, Singer/Songwriter “Do your kisses stir my soul? Do I think you make me whole? Should I sigh and lose control?" So begins the title track of Celia Ramsay's new release, “I'll Just Lie About It." The new album debuts...
  • Cezara-Lucia Vlădescu (piano)

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    Cezara-Lucia Vlădescu started her piano studies with her mother, also pianist, Carmen Giorgiana Vlădescu. At the age of fourteen she was admitted under exceptional circumstances and with the highest score at the Music Academy in...
  • Charles Ives (composer/conductor)

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  • Chen Zimbalista (percussion)

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    Percussionist Chen Zimbalista is a force of nature. Exhibiting preternatural musical skills since he was a child, this Israeli-born performer has gone on to master over 40 exotic instruments from dozens of countries, and has proven himself...
  • Chris Florio (composer/conductor)

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  • Christine Walker (piano)

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    Taught by my grandmother from the age of six. Passed grade 5 practical and theory by the age of 11. Started teaching under the watchful eye of my grandmother at the age of 12!Passed ALCM and LLCM(TD) by the age of 18. Have loved teaching...
  • Claude Hopkins (piano)

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    Claude Hopkins - pianist, bandleader, (1903 - 1984) Often overlooked by historians, Claude Hopkins was a major contributor to the development of early jazz and swing music. He was an incredibly gentle yet powerful stride pianist who could...
  • Clement Doucet (piano)

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    Born and raised in Brussels, studied at and ran away from the Conservatoire, where his teacher Arthur De Greef had himself been a pupil of Liszt. His prodigious technique was further developed by a spell in the USA in the early 1920s....
  • Clora Bryant (trumpet)

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    Clora Bryant - trumpet One of the last living musicians of the Be-Bop jazz era is a exceptional woman who mentors the next generation of jazz players. Clora Bryant toured with Billie Holiday, and she is the only woman trumpet player who...
  • Colin McAllister (guitar)

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    Guitarist Colin McAllister is widely recognized for his innovative concert programming and stylistic diversity. He has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Mexico. Recent highlights include the XIII Festival...
  • Consort Immanuel (trumpet)

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    Consort Immanuel is a musical arts organization committed to bringing quality music and music education to the people of Houston, TX.
  • Corey Cook (percussion)

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    Corey Cook is perhaps, yet humbly, among the brightest emerging musicians in America today. Cook has held affiliation with national organizations such as The Percussive Arts Society, The American Federation of Musicians (Local 802), and...
  • Craig Phillips (saxophone)

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    Came to saxophone late in life- loving learning to play
  • Daniel Schnyder (saxophone)

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    The Swiss American composer Daniel was born 1961 in Zurich, Switzerland and lives in New York City. Among his credits as a composer are commissions to write new works for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York, the Tonkuenstler...
  • Darlene Miller (piano)

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    It doesn't take long for those who have recently discovered the incredible talent of Darlene Miller to become a fan of this very gifted concert pianist. Darlene plays with her entire heart and soul . She creates that strong emotional...
  • Darren Ziller (composer/conductor)

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  • David A. Milazzo (sax, alto)

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    Instruments: Soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones; clarinet; piano, . David has been playing sax since he was nine years old. He started playing and performing with the Windham Swing Band at age 11, played with the Dartmouth...
  • David Irwin (clarinet)

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    Born in Atlanta, David Irwin attended Florida State University and the Yale Music School. He has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Florida Orchestra, and Sarasota Symphony. He has recorded with jazz band SHIM and with the McCormick Duo.
  • David Krebs (drums)

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    David is a populary music drummer and classical percussionist and timpanist playing in the Ceará Philharmonic Orquestra (www.filarmonicadoceara.com.br)and the Dunas Jazz Band in Fortaleza (Brazil). He is formed at the High Scool of Music...
  • David Satian (piano)

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    David Satian was born in Armenia (August 17,1979) in a family of known dynasty of composers. He represents the 3rd generation of composers in his family. His father Aram Satian(1947) and grandfather Aram Satunts (1913-1990, Peoples Artist...
  • David Veslocki (guitar)

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    Classical, Jazz and Studio guitarist David Veslocki has performed in venues such as Avery Fisher, the Stone, the Bushnell, the 92nd Street Y, has degrees from Yale University and Eastman School of music in Jazz and Classical guitar...
  • Deepak Mehta (Tabla exponent) (percussion)

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    A brilliant TABLA virtuoso from Delhi Gharana young & Dynamic Yuva Ratna DEEPAK MEHTA (28.05.1982) does not belong to a family of musicians. Initially trained under his own God Gifted Talent spotted by his class teacher at the age of six....
  • Diana Stomsvik

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  • Don Benham (trombone)

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    Trombonist in Santa Fe Opera, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Oakland Symphony, San Francisco Ballet. Full Faith and Credit Big Band. Teacher and Arranger.

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