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  • Aaron Dugan (guitar)

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    Aaron Dugan (me) is/am a human animal organism guitarist composer looker at things eater of foods frowner of bad weather sometimes enjoyer of nice weather most times. I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, later moving to Willow Grove, PA. I...
  • Aaron Lehr (guitar)

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  • Abe Laboriel (bass, electric)

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    Abraham Laboriel is a world renowned bassist and the founder of the band KOINONIA. He was born and raised in Mexico City where he received his earliest musical training from his father, a gifted guitarist and composer. His first recording...
  • Abstract Truth (bass, electric)

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    Abstract Truth lives on the edge of classification, weaving jazz with soul, R&B, African and Latin rhythms, rock, gospel, blues, and funk. The musical foundation is the subtle, masterful interplay of the drums (Sultan Akbar), percussion...
  • Adam Berenson (piano)

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    Classically-influenced jazz pianist/composer Adam Berenson has been described by author and Juilliard professor David Dubal as: “what is needed in our over specialized society-- a true polyartist-- Pianist, Playwright, Composer,...
  • Adam Bishop (saxophone)

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    Born in England in 1974, Adam was raised in Canberra, Australia. He studied Jazz Performance at the Canberra School of Music receiving a Bachelor of Music there in 1995. His studies have also included time in New York with Ralph Alessi,...
  • Adam Diller (sax, tenor)

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    Influenced by Sri Aurobindo as much as J Dilla, Thomas Pynchon as much as Edgar Varese, Charles Bronson as much as Sun Ra, Adam Diiler occupies an enigmatic position in the realm between jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music.
  • Agata Kubiak (vocalist)

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    London-based Polish singer and violinist Agata Kubiak fuses Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, Sung Poetry and her own Polish roots to create music that is genuinely unlike anything else. Her sound is first and foremost emotionally-driven, not...
  • Al Grant (piano)

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    Playing keys for 40+ years—playing good music—including standards- brazilan - smooth- pop versions
  • Alan Blake (keyboard)

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    Alan & Lita Blake, are an exciting live vocal and keyboard duo easily manipulating their hi-tech instruments. They produce an authentic big band or a small combo sound with background vocals with a technique called sequencing! They have...
  • Alan Lechusza (reeds)

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    Alan Lechusza is quickly gaining ground as one of the new woodwind players/improvisers to watch. His versatility on all the woodwind instruments (western and non-western aero phones) both as an improviser and as a studio musician has led...
  • Albert Marcoeur (multi-instrumentalist)

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    Born on the 12th of December 1947, in Dijon (Cote-d'Or) 1958 to 1966: Studied clarinet at the National Music and Drama School of Dijon (teacher: Roger Desoomer) “I'm glad I did it. I must have learnt a thing or two…" 1963:...
  • Alex Coke (reeds)

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    Alex Coke, born in Dallas, Texas, an original member of the Creative Opportunity Orchestra, has performed with Tina Marsh in various formations for 22 years. For ten years he played and recorded with the internationally renowned Dutch jazz...
  • Alex Navarro (keyboard)

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    Alex Navarro has a lot of sneakers in his closet, and you can blame none other than soulful singer Queen Latifah. “She always had the coolest shoes every day,” said Navarro, who toured with Latifah on her Trav’lin’ Light tour from...
  • Alex Weiss (saxophone)

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    Alex began playing the alto saxophone when he was twelve years old. At the age of fifteen, he began performing with The John Payne Saxophone Choir through his first teacher, Duncan Martin, at the Tam O'Shanter in Harvard square Cambridge,...
  • Alicyn Yaffee (multi-instrumentalist)

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    Graduate of Kelseyville High School.Student at California State University Sacramento. Double Jazz Studies Major. Guitar and Voice.
  • Alvaro Rojas (guitar)

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    Alvaro Rojas is a guitarist, composer and educator based in Vancouver B.C. As a guitarist he has been a regular performer with local pop, r’n’b, and free improv artists, as well as leading his own Alvaro Rojas Trio a​nd the dub...
  • Ambrose Pottie (drums)

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    Ambrose Pottie, originally from Spryfield, Nova Scotia is a Torontobased musician and graphic designer. He studied design and photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Primarily a self taught musician, he has recorded...
  • Amy Denio (multi-instrumentalist)

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    Denio (rhymes with ‘Ohio’ or ‘gennaio’) is a multi- instrumentalist composer and singer based in Seattle, WA. Home-taper since the Dark Ages of Analogue, she started her label Spoot Music in 1986, with the release of her first...
  • Amy Lee (saxophone)

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    Jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger Amy Lee has been on the national/ international music scene since 1990. Her newly released solo CD titled USE ME marks her 2nd solo album and is currently being sold exclusively at her website Amy...
  • Andre Dale (guitar, electric)

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    Andre' Dale is a gifted guitarist/vocalist/writer who has been an integral part of the Detroit music scene since the late 80's playing and touring with reggae/rock group Onxyz. Andre' is a Cass Tech alumnus where he played in the jazz band...
  • Andreas Andersson (sax, baritone)

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    Born in 1975 in Kalix. Educated at the Skurups Folkhögskola and at the Music Conservatory in Malmö, Sweden. Resident in Malmö. Andreas has with his powerful sound and lyrical playing marked himself as one of Sweden's most personal...
  • Andreas Grosskopf (sax, tenor)

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    ((grosskopf)) … who’s this? One might say that ((grosskopf)) – meaning ‘big head’ – is to compare with a funnel in which all kind of musical influence and style is inserted and out of his saxophone’s bell comes HIS music …...
  • Andrew Hadro (sax, baritone)

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    Andrew Hadro was not born into an especially musically inclined family. Nor does he remember why or when he decided to pursue music. He has however, dedicated his life to music and spent thousands of hours honing his abilities, working to...
  • Andrew Yeadon (guitar)

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    Andrew Yeadon is a musician, singer, songwriter from Co Durham currently running the highly popular TCR music project in Barnard Castle which serves to provide people from Teesdale with tuition, rehearsal and recording facilities and help...
  • Angela Furr (piano)

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    With a variety of styles from fabulous jazz standards, pop, rock and classical to modern, along with her dynamic passionate performances... Angela has had the opportunity to perform at an amazing variety of venues, concerts and musical...
  • Angie Contini (vocalist)

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    Angie Contini is a performer and songwriter living in Sydney, with a diverse background in music, dance, theatre, and cabaret. While working as a jazz and blues singer, she has gradually developed a repertoire that reflects on the forms of...
  • Anita Ferrer (guitar)

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    Anita Ferrer is a musical visionary and crusader who champions the underdog! Transcending a painful childhood and an abusive, failed marriage, she approaches life with passion, staunch determination and candor. Formerly passive and...
  • Annie Friedland (piano)

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    Annie has played keyboards since she was one-and-a-half years old. Coming from a family of musicians and artists helped. By the time she was four, she had been thrown out of classical lessons for hearing intricate pieces (she has perfect...
  • Anthony Cerabino (drums)

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    Anthony Cerabino was first recognized for his talents by performing in the New York State All-State Jazz Ensemble in 1979 and further recognition by performing in the world renowned One O'clock Jazz Band at North Texas State University...
  • Anthony Michelli (drums)

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    Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and currently based in Toronto, Anthony has been involved in music since a very young age. Having played the accordion, and then alto and tenor saxophones but being driven by the ever present urge to want...
  • Ari Joshua Zucker (guitar)

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    Artistic Resume Ari Joshua Zucker, Guitarist Born Cape Town, South Africa Performance Highlights and Experiences: -Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland -North Sea Jazz festival in the Netherlands -Lional Hampton Jazz festival in Idaho...
  • Ariel (piano)

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    Ariel was born in 1997 in Jerusalem, Israel. He began formal piano lessons just before his 5th birthday with Lea Agmon. Since then he has performed repeatedly at concerts at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and at various youth...
  • Art Bailey (keyboard)

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    Pianist, accordionist, producer, composer and arranger Art Bailey is a busy guy, maintaining a packed calendar with dates playing improvised music, Latin jazz and traditional Cuban music, and new classical music. His current projects...
  • Ashia (cello)

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    Coming from a family with a musical and theatrical background, her father a blues singer and mother a former actor, Ashia knew she was meant to lead a life in an artistic field. She was born in Poland, but her family came to the United...
  • Asphalt Orchestra (band/orchestra)

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    Asphalt Orchestra is a radical new street band that brings ambitious processional music to the mobile masses. Created by the founders of the “relentlessly inventive” new music presenter Bang on a Can (Justin Davidson, NY Magazine),...
  • Astrakan

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    Michael Garcia started the Astrakan Collective in 2004 to play original material that combined improvised and structured elements in new and exciting ways. The group have played at various London venues, including the Vortex, Pangea, Moose...
  • Astral Project (band/orchestra)

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    Astral Project - band/ensemble Over the past 30 years, the New Orleans band Astral Project has evolved from a jazz group that played four or five nights a week on Bourbon Street or at Tyler’s Beer Garden where bassist James Singleton,...
  • Avi Granite (guitar)

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    Avi Granite is a Canadian-born guitarist and composer living in New York. Granite began life in Toronto, Ontario, studying classical guitar and piano at a young age. Though Granite abandoned these traditions by age 10, the music continued...
  • Awakening Orchestra

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    Although it’s right there in the name, it’s not entirely clear whether composer/leader Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra is in fact an orchestra, a big band or something entirely and wildly different. Encompassing broad swaths of...
  • Ayanda (vocalist)

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    Whether you’re laid back relaxing to her mellow grooves or shakin’ to her diva funk, Ayanda’s distinctive style of music commands your attention and doesn’t let go. Her original blend of Jazz, R&B, Funk, with a twist of attitude,...
  • Bandsman (guitar)

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    Bandsman is the artist name of Fernando Zaplana, an eclectic songwriter, guitarist and composer with creative musical ideas and pop arrangements to service both TV & Films. Born in Cartagena, Spain, Fernando is primarily a songwriter, with...
  • Barrett Martin (drums)

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    Barrett Martin is an American drummer and composer who played with several prominent rock and jazz groups during the alternative music explosion of the 1990's, including Skin Yard, The Screaming Trees, Mad Season, Tuatara and REM. He was...
  • Basic Food Group (band/orchestra)

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    Basic Food Group employs rock trio instrumentation to investigate new combinations of musical genres. Compositions are scored in detail with sections allowed for improvisation. Over time the work is “pureed," that is , reworked and...
  • Bela Fleck (banjo)

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    Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he's the premiere banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing...
  • Ben Holmes (trumpet)

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    Trumpet player Ben Holmes is based Brooklyn, New York. He performs regularly as a sideman with ensembles including Slavic Soul Party!, Justin Mullen's Delphian Jazz Orchestra, Cynthia Hopkins, the Stagger Back Brass Band, Romashka, and One...
  • Ben Opie (saxophone)

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    Ben Opie: reeds, electronics, composition Based in Pittsburgh, PA Previously leader of Water Shed 5tet (four CDs), currently leading or co-leading: Thoth Trio (intense acoustic jazz); OPEK (Sun-Ra inspired reduced-sized big band);...
  • Bernie Holland (guitar)

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    Question: Who has Bernie Holland played with ? Answer: Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty, Meic Stevens, Stomu Yamashta, Joan Armatrading, Max Middleton, Bob Tench, Clive Chaman, Conrad Isidore, Godfrey McLean, Linda Lewis, Marc Bolan, Danny...
  • Bethany & Rufus (cello)

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    Having recently returned from the Festival Daoula in Bamako, Mali; Bethany & Rufus have expanded their group formation to include Yacouba Moumouni (Niger) and Haitian Percussionist 'Bonga' Jean-Baptiste. The expanded group came into being...
  • Bill Carbone (drums)

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    Buru Style is a half-Connecticut/half-Boston based Live Dub group that meditates on ultra-ethereal riddims from the catalogues of Jamaican Nyabingi artists such as Count Ossie and Cedric Brooks, mixes in newer tracks from the likes of Jah...

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