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  • 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra (composer/conductor)

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    The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is an original Atlanta musical entity; a nine piece jazz orchestra playing original compositions and arrangements that combine West African influenced rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer melodies. The...

  • Akili Jamal Haynes (composer/conductor)

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    Creator of Chibuzo Music, Akili Jamal Haynes has redefined himself and will soon introduce his own brand of Jazz Africa Funk! Chibuzo Music is fortified with ancient rhythms, words of wisdom, and soulful melodies that make you dance, sing,...

  • Al Kooper (composer/conductor)

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    Al Kooper has been quite the Renaissance Man of Rock. Somehow, in a career that spans 50 years, he has managed to turn up at key points in the last five decades. In 1958, Koop began his professional career as guitarist in The Royal Teens...

  • Alan Chan (composer/conductor)

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    Working musicians in some large ensembles can be forgiven for zoning out from time to time between their assigned parts, as long as they come through on cue. But when you’re performing the challenging big band music of Alan Chan, there's...

  • Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra (composer/conductor)

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    Working musicians in some large ensembles can be forgiven for zoning out from time to time between their assigned parts, as long as they come through on cue. But when you’re performing the challenging big band music of Alan Chan, there's...

  • Alberto Socarras (composer/conductor)

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    Alberto Socarras - clarinet, flute, alto and soprano sax, bandleader,(1908 - 1987) Alberto Socarras is credited with recording the first real jazz flute piece in 1927. Socarras was a highly proficient Cuban clarinetist, and bandleader, who...

  • Aldo Brizzi (composer/conductor)

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    ALDO BRIZZI lives in an immaginarium which is lost somewhere between Caetano Veloso and Ennio Morricone... both of which have sung his praises. “is an Italian living part of the year in Brazil. In Salvador he mixed the Afro music of...

  • Alexander "Sandy" Courage (composer/conductor)

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    Alexander Courage Star Trek Fanfare Composer Alexander “Sandy" Courage won an Emmy Award as principal arranger for the ABC special Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas and was a nominee for his work on Medical Center. Sandy Courage...

  • Alexander Boynton Jr (composer/conductor)

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    If silky smooth is your preferred musical texture, then Alexander Boynton Jr.’s got just the audio flow. An established American/Canadian smooth jazz artist, Boynton Jr. is a bassist, composer and producer who has played with some of the...

  • Alexander Shulgin (composer/conductor)

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    Alexander Shulgin is a leading executive in the new Russian music industry, having worked with such iconic artists as Valeria, Mumiy Troll, Dima Malikov, Gruppa.fm and many others. Mr. Shulgin owns and operates Familia Entertainment, a...

  • Andy Farber (composer/conductor)

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    Andy Farber is an award winning jazz composer, arranger and saxophonist and has spent years performing with the likes of Jon Hendricks and Wynton Marsalis. Since 1994, Farber has been part of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center stable of writers and...

  • Andy Kirk (composer/conductor)

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    In 1929, Kirk formed his band in Kansas City, and remained active until 1948. Their pianist, and the band's arranger, was Mary Lou Williams, who went on to become a prominent figure in her own right. Kirk’s was one of the earliest...

  • Anthony Branker (composer/conductor)

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    Composer Anthony Branker has recorded for Origin Records and Sons of Sound Records and has eight releases in his fast growing and musically rich discography. They include: Beauty Within (Origin, 2016), The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite...

  • Ashby Anderson (composer/conductor)

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    Composer, Pianist , Educator,Entrepreneur

  • Bani Haykal (composer/conductor)

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    bani haykal experiments with music + narratives. He has read / presented works in several festivals including The Kuala Lumpur International Literary Festival, Singapore Design Festival, Singapore Arts Festival and The M1 Fringe Festival....

  • Bebe Barron (composer/conductor)

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    The 1956 sci-fi thriller Forbidden Planet was the first major motion picture to feature an all- electronic film score a soundtrack that predated synthesizers and samplers. It was like nothing the audience had seen or heard. The composers...

  • Bennie Moten (composer/conductor)

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    Kansas City jazz, a hard-swinging, blues-based musical style that flourished in the 1920s and '30s, is one of the greatest contributions to the uniquely American art form of jazz. Of the countless musicians and bandleaders who played at...

  • 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...

  • Bill Fulton (composer/conductor)

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    Bill Fulton is known throughout the Los Angeles area as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, music producer and pianist/keyboardist. Bill has been very active in the Southland vicinity in and around Los Angeles, CA since 1987 when he moved...

  • Billy Fox (composer/conductor)

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    Composer and bandleader Billy Fox is adept at synthesizing disparate genres. His compositions are distinguished by an organic blending of composed and improvised music, as well as narrative sensibilities deriving from his work as a...

  • Billy May (composer/conductor)

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    The last of the great arrangers who wrote regularly for Frank Sinatra, Billy May had several varied careers in and out of jazz. His first notable gig was as an arranger/trumpeter with Charlie Barnet (1938-1940), for whom he wrote the...

  • Bobby Sharp (composer/conductor)

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    Sharp was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1924. His family had settled there because Kansas was, during slavery times, a free state. Sharp’s great-grandmother was a slave and he remembers her telling him stories about lying on the floor while...

  • Bogdanovic (composer/conductor)

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    Described as a composer of masterful craft with a genuine clarity and purity of vision (Guitar Review, 2002), Dusan Bogdanovic has developed a personal synthesis of contemporary classical, jazz and ethnic music. As a soloist and in...

  • Brett Gold (composer/conductor)

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    Brett Gold has pursued an unusual path to his first big band recording with The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra, Dreaming Big, released on GoldFox Records and available June 16, 2017, on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.   Born in 1956 and...

  • Brian Eisenberg (composer/conductor)

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    www.cdbaby.com/cd/brianeisenberg Los Angeles based composer/arranger/band leader Brian Eisenberg is the recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award, the Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award, the ASCAP Plus Awards, the...

  • Brian McCorkle (composer/conductor)

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    Brian McCorkle is a composer, sound artist, and musician. He is the Co- Director of the Panoply Performance Laboratory (panoplylab.org), creating interdisciplinary work that operates in performance art, music, and experimental theatre...

  • Brian Wilson (composer/conductor)

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    Brain Wilson is one of rock's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most...

  • Bruce Springsteen (composer/conductor)

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    For nearly four decades Bruce Springsteen has been a rock & roll working- class hero: a plainspoken visionary. He is a fervent and sincere romantic whose insights into everyday lives especially in America's small-town, working-class...

  • Buddy Clements (composer/conductor)

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    Buddy Clements is a native of southern California. Growing up in the South Bay area, he attended Hawthorne High School where he was extremely active in the music program, both in instrumental and choir classes. In addition to the high...

  • Buddy Holly (composer/conductor)

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    Pioneering rock 'n' roll musician Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock, Texas on September 7, 1936. He died in 1959 in a plane crash in Iowa. The youngest of four children of Lawrence and Ella (Drake) Holley,...

  • Buddy Johnson (composer/conductor)

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    The Buddy Johnson Orchestra was one of the most popular R&B based bands during the immediate post war years. Buddy was typical of many bandleaders of the time who often put entertainment ahead of art. By taking that route he enjoyed more...

  • Burkhard Mahler (composer/conductor)

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    Burkhard Mahler: Ten years of independent Fusion Burkhard Mahler has been working in Munich, Germany as an independent musician, composer and producer since 10 years, having released about 20 albums. He is playing guitar and keyboard....

  • Burt Bacharach (composer/conductor)

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    Burt Bacharach is one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th Century. In the ’60s and ’70s, he was a dominant figure in pop music, responsible for a remarkable 52 Top 40 songs. In terms of musical sophistication,...

  • Buzz Jones (composer/conductor)

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    John William “Buzz” Jones is Professor of Music at Gettysburg College. He served as Director of Bands (1989-2002), Music Department Chair (1999-2005), and was appointed Director of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music in 2006. Buzz also...

  • Cab Calloway (composer/conductor)

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    The legendary “Hi De Ho" man was a energetic showman, gifted singer, talented actor and trendsetting fashion plate. A truly larger than life figure in American pop culture, immortalized in cartoons and caricatures, Calloway also led...

  • Carlos Franzetti (composer/conductor)

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    From symphonies to big band jazz, from chamber works to Latin American music and film scores

  • Carrera Quinta (composer/conductor)

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    Colombia Andean Jazz Created by Javier Pérez Sandoval & Francy Montalvo. Playing since 2006. Carrera Quinta´s New album “Big Band" has been nominated for the Latin Grammy in the categorie of best Latin Jazz Album. In 2015 Carrera...

  • Cathy Elliott (composer/conductor)

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    Cathy Elliott Cathy Elliott (vocalist, composer, arranger, pianist) was raised in the Washington, DC area and has played piano, sung and composed from an early age. By 10, she was competing in piano competitions. At 11, she was invited to...

  • Catrina Daimon Lee (composer/conductor)

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    Was Domina Catrina Lee. Guitarist & Composer. Born in Singapore. Currently alive in Singapore. While local jazz musicians and the arts community pretend not to know her, Catrina quietly and faithfully goes her own way, creating new worlds...

  • Charles Ives (composer/conductor)

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  • Charley Harrison (composer/conductor)

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    With the release of his first solo CD, KEEPING MY COMPOSURE, on C3 Records, composer, arranger and conductor Charley Harrison, is poised to join the ranks of the composer/ arranger/conductors that have helped chart the course of jazz. A...

  • Charlie Barnet (composer/conductor)

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    Charlie Barnet is one of the more colorful figures in jazz history. He was also a champion of racial equality, hiring many black singers and musicians at a time when other bands were segregated. His use of African-American performers kept...

  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School (composer/conductor)

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    Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School is an 19-piece big band led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea McBride. The band is a collective of emerging & established Toronto musicians, including Brownman Ali and Colleen Allen....

  • Chico O'Farrill (composer/conductor)

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    For over half a century, he was one of a pantheon of innovators who fused the soul-wrenching rhythms of African Cuba with the sweet harmonies of American jazz. Longtime admirers of the Latin jazz genre know O’Farrill as a master of...

  • Chie Imaizumi (composer/conductor)

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    This CD is representative of the best of current large ensemble recordings. - Ed Trefzger - JazzWeek After listening to one night of her vital, creative and engaging music..... Imaizumi was on my short list of new composer/arrangers to...

  • Chris Florio (composer/conductor)

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  • Chris Schlarb (composer/conductor)

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    Chris Schlarb is a musician, composer and producer based in Long Beach, California. His newest album, Psychic Temple, is a four song mediation on beauty featuring a 29-musician ensemble. Time Out New York said the album “blurs the line...

  • Chuck Owen (composer/conductor)

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    Chuck Owen is Distinguished University Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of South Florida where he also serves as the founding Director of the USF Center for Jazz Composition. A nationally respected jazz educator; he is...

  • Claus Ogerman (composer/conductor)

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  • Cole Porter (composer/conductor)

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    WHILE the 1920's ended on December 30, 1929--and a far different political, social, and sociological climate prevailed during the ensuing decade--a number of highly gifted writers managed to keep alive in the musical theater of the 1930's...

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