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Anthony Coleman II keeps his feet on the ground and his horn
in the sky.
Paramount for Anthony is the idea of respect; respect for
the roots and traditions of Jazz, which earned him a spot in
the inaugural class of Dave Brubeck, Don Byas,...
Reviving, Reliving what Monk, Dizzy, Bird started. Antonio Ciacca's Harlem Jazz Collective is a group of killing musicians who live in/around Harlem and just want to Swing! Every Saturday night at the historic Minton's Playhouse they...
Bill Finegan, an architect of the big band sounds of Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller later traded in
commercial success to co-create the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, which produced music that still stands
as some of the most experimental of...
A native New Yorker who studied classical music at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Early in his career, he played in various salsa and jazz settings that set the tone for his musical style.
In 1977, he joined salsa great Mongo...
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
Caiphus Semenya - arranger, composer, bandleader, vocalist
Caiphus Semenya is one of South Africa’s foremost musical directors and composers, dedicating a lifetime of work as a performer and arranger of African music.
Four-time Grammy nominated German
composer/arranger/conductor CHRIS WALDEN has scored
more than 40 feature and TV films, and has written more than
a thousand orchestral and big band arrangements for artists
including Christina Aguilera,...
Don Redman is considered the first jazz composer/arranger
by many. He was also the first musician with both the
inspiration and academic knowledge for this style of music.
In short, he invented jazz writing for the big band, not...
Don Sebesky is best known as house arranger for many of producer Creed Taylor's Verve, A&M, and CTI productions; the man whose orchestral backgrounds helped make artists like Wes Montgomery, Paul Desmond, Freddie Hubbard, and George Benson...
Arranger and leader of the Ed Puddick Big Band. Formed in 2004 and one of the leading jazz ensembles in the UK.
Sought after arranger and session musician, Ed Roth, is breaking out on his
own with the release of a debut self-titled album, joined by many of his jazz
Playing acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond B3 organ,...
Professional at 21
Ernest Brooks Wilkins Jr. was a jazz arranger and writer who
also played tenor saxophone. He might be best known for his
work with Count Basie. He also wrote for Tommy Dorsey,
Harry James, and Dizzy Gillespie. In addition to that he...
The bands Fletcher Henderson led in the 1920s and 1930s
were vitally significant incubators of new developments in
jazz. Henderson played a key role in bringing improvisatory
jazz styles from New Orleans and other areas of...
Henri Gerrits - Trombonist/Composer/Arranger
Henri studied trombone at the Enschede Conservertory in the
80’s. 10 years after that he studied arranging- & composing with
Joan Reinders and graduated in the 1999’s.
After his study he...
Ill Poetic is the Girl Talk of Cincinnati with a voice of his own. We are proud
to present the new hip-hop representation. An artist whose inspirations in album
production range from Trent Reznor to Jay Dilla,
Ill Poetic distributes his...
Jerome Kern - pianist, composer (1885 - 1945)
A colossus of the American Musical Theater, Jerome Kern was born in New York City on Jan. 27, 1885. His first music teacher was his pianist-mother. He later studied at the New York College...
DeAngelis began playing American jazz in French clubs, his unique sound allowed him to arrange many famous recordings. His peers credit him for elevating the guitar from a rhythm instrument to a solo instrument.
DeAngelis was influenced...
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Grammy nominated composer/arranger John La Barbera started playing cornet when he was five years old. At the age of seven he was playing gigs with his parents and brothers Pat, and Joe in the La Barbera Family Band. By the late sixties...
Experienced, versatile composer, arranger, conductor, producer, performer with a command of woodwind instruments and a broad range of musical styles. Plays alto, tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones, flute, clarinet and...
The eventful career of Johnny Mandel is grounded by a thorough background in music that has resulted in his being acclaimed in the pantheon of American composers, arrangers, record producers and songwriters. His is a career that has had...
The formation of killer BOB was an accident. When a friend (visual artist Gavin
Gamboa) of drummer Max Jaffe came to New York City to play a show, he
asked Jaffe if he had a group that wanted to play. Jaffe said yes, although no
such group...Biography missing, add it now.
Little Worlds is dedicated to innovative reinterpretations of the
Written by 20th century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok,
Mikrokosmos, or Little Worlds, was originally intended as a
progressive study of piano...
Malcolm Edmonstone is a jazz pianist and arranger, born in Perth, Scotland in
1980. In 1998 he moved to London to study with Simon Purcell and Pete
Churchill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he is now
professor and a key...
Manny Albam - arranger,
As a jazz composer, arranger, conductor and teacher, in a career that spanned seven decades, Manny Albam worked with some of the most celebrated jazz performers, including Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Stan...
marty sheller was born in Newark (pronounced “new-urk”),
New Jersey, on March 15, 1940. His first
instrument was snare drum, which he took up in school at age
10. “I had a definite affinity for the
drum,” he recalls. “I always...
Matso Limtiaco (b. 1963) majored in Music Education as an undergraduate. After a brief period teaching
public school music, he earned his MA in music theory/composition at Washington State University in
1990. He spent six years teaching...
Matt Dickey is a guitarist, composer/arranger and engineer
based in NYC. As an undergrad, he studied with Dave Stoltz
(of the Dickey Betts Band) and Bob Carabillo at Trinity College
in Hartford, CT. Currently, he is a grad student in NYU's...
Matthew Herbert began experimenting with aleatoric processes while studying drama at Exeter University in the early 1990s. He gave his first public performance in 1995 as Wishmountain, reportedly using a bag of crisps as an instrument. Two...Biography missing, add it now.
As long as I can remember I’ve been attracted to music with funk and soul. It started with Stevie and
expanded quickly to Hip-Hop. Now living in heart of Harlem I don’t have to look far; its all around me. I
am a big fan of all the...
Nelson Riddle - arranger (1921 - 1985)
Nelson Riddle was one of the greatest arrangers in the history of American popular music. He worked with many of the major pop vocalists of his day, but it was his immortal work with Frank...
Oliver Nelson needs to be reconsidered by music listeners
for what he was - one of the most significant jazz voices of
his generation, and an important big band composer and
arranger of the 1960s. Perhaps the skill he mastered...
A musician and entertainer for most of his life, Paul Vesco started accordion
lessons at the age of 3. As a teenager taking up the popular instrument of
the day, guitar, and eventually moving to organ, Paul gained local notoriety as
Principles Sound is a jazz world band, led by Pino D’Eri - bass, Dario Chiazzolino
- guitar and Gianni Branca - drums. Following the demise of their first album –
Lost in the Jungle, Principles Sound established the musical...
In a career that began in the mid-1950s, Ray Ellis arranged the music for "Standing on the Corner" and "Moments to Remember" for the Four Lads; "Splish Splash" and "Dream Lover" for Bobby Darin; "Everybody Loves a Lover" for Doris Day;...
Graduate music arranger and composer that works for a wide
array of styles and ensemble sizes.
Jazz Arranger and Baritone Saxophonist.
Band Leader of Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra
Many arrangements and orchestrations for singers and instrumentalists with ensembles up to 80-piece orchestra for live performances. Visit www.sherryhackneycade.com to hear original compositions.
Berklee, 1969 Mus. B. 2 years in the house band at the Desert Inn, Las Vegas, 12 years in the house orchestra at Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT.
Original Broadway productions of Annie, Shenandoah, Going Up, Very Good Eddie, Five...
Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, composer and arranger Joseph Francis “Sonny” Burke studied piano and violin as a child. He later switched to the vibes, which would become his signature instrument.
He began playing in dance bands at an...
Steve Weisberg, born 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia, is a composer/arranger/pianist and international
recording artist/producer. In the 80's, after studying with Michael Gibbs at Berklee College in Boston,
Ma., he recorded the XtraWatt/ECM...
Melvin James (Sy) Oliver,was one of America's great jazz
composers and arrangers of the big band era, and a
musician who had a significant impact on American popular
Sy Oliver was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on Dec. 10,
Tadd Dameron as a composer and arranger was the man
who in the 1940s and ‘50s was among the first to use the
sometimes raw and undisciplined devices of the then-
new style of jazz called bebop in well-developed
arrangements for big bands...
The NICE Jazz Trio is a quiet blending of vibes, jazz guitar and acoustic bass that delivers interesting and satisfying sound to listeners in a variety of sophisticated performance venues. Known for its delicate presentation of song form...
Though his name was never out front, Tutti Camarata
played an important role as an arranger during the big band
era and conducted studio orchestras for many top vocalists.
A trumpet player, Camarata studied music at Julliard. He
William Christopher Handy, known as “the father of the
blues,” was the first person to notate and publish blues
songs, and is recognized for integrating blues elements into
ragtime, which was a seminal form of jazz, changing...
Born 1943, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Classical piano education (4 years) starting at 10.
When I was 14 I started to play (classic) jazz with my younger brother Fred (trumpet/cornet/reeds).
We formed in 1965 our first real band (after...
Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the
Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof of Rashanim (John Zorn’s
Tzadik Records), the 15-piece band sets the beautiful melodies of Reb Shlomo...