Spring 2012

Nicole Zuraitis (USA)NICOLE ZURAITIS (USA)


New York-based singer/songwriter and pianist Nicole Zuraitis is one of the most unique and astonishingly talented young artists on the scene today. Genre-bending is her forte; cultivating her diverse musical background into a sound that can only be described as hybrid innovation.A broad mixture of jazz, pop, r&b and indie fusion, Nicole bridges the gap between brands while utilizing her unparalleled vocals…

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prasannaPRASANNA (INDIA)


Hailed by critics and fans around the world as one of the world’s most innovative guitarists and composers today, Prasanna truly exemplifies the notion of a global musician. From being a pioneer in performing the ancient art of traditional Indian Classical Carnatic music on the guitar to being a cutting edge guitarist and composer that blends Jazz, Rock, Classical, Blues, Reggae and everything else he feeds on into a unique signature sound…

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Sebastian Cruz ColombiaSEBASTIAN CRUZ (COLOMBIA)


Sebastian is a guitarist, songwriter, composer, arranger and educator. In his original projects he often includes musical elements from his Colombian roots rubbing against elements of urban New York City life: multi-cultural mesh, recycling, discarding, minor epiphanies, major cacophonies and modern jazz and other languages…

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Manu KochMANU KOCH (SWITZERLAND)


Keyboardist, pianist and composer Manu Koch belongs to a New York-based, transnational tribe of artists who are reshaping the contours of contemporary groove-based music in the 21st century. His debut album, Triple Life, released in March 2011, distills his multiple- dimensional musical life as a performer into one funky, jazz-inflected amalgam of global electronic music…

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Panagiotis AndreouPANAGIOTIS ANDREOU (GREECE)


Greek-born bass player Panagiotis Andreou belongs to dynamic group of New York creative musicians redefining the contemporary music scene. A sonic alchemist, he is transforming electronic jazz, Latin and Balkan music through cross-fertilization, freely mixing heavy doses of funk, dazzling vocal improvisations and rhythmic variety across traditional genre boundaries. Al Di Meola calls Panagiotis a “rarity that the music world here needs in his ethnic knowledge and musical diversity!”…

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Harvey WirhtHARVEY WIRHT (SURINAME)


Harvey Wirht was born and raised in Suriname, South America’s multi-cultural paradise. He started his drum studies at the Suriname Public Music Academy under the tutelage of the late Albert Collins. During his formative years, he became a member of the VMS symphony orchestra directed by the Legendary Eddey Snijders, playing timpani, drums and percussion…

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Raphaelle Brochet (France)RAPHAELLE BROCHET (FRANCE)


Raphaëlle Brochet is a unique vocalist who grew up in the world of jazz and trained in South Indian Classical music. Her innate talent for improvisation and her exceptional sense of rhythm, combined with her mastering of solkattu and Persian singing makes her one of the most astounding vocalist of the Montreal Jazz and World Music scene…

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Ofer Ganor (Israel)OFER GANOR (ISRAEL)


Ofer Ganor is an accomplished Israeli jazz guitarist who has studied, recorded and played with great jazz masters such as Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, James Moody and others. Born 1970 in Jerusalem, Israel he began his musical studies with private teachers Justin London, Steve Peskoff and Jean Claude Jones…

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 Gabriel GuerreroGABRIEL GUERRERO (COLOMBIA)


New York based Colombian pianist/composer Gabriel Guerrero is a classical trained pianist / composer who comes from a new generation of contemporary musicians emerging in the Jazz scene. Addressing music for its drive, direction and roots rather than styles, Gabriel has gone from South American rhythms, Contemporary Improvisation, Avant Garde to the traditions of Be-Bop and Jazz…

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Marcos Varela

MARCOS VARELA (USA)


Musician and composer Marcos Varela began playing the bass in his native Houston, TX at the age of sixteen while attending the highly acclaimed High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, which has been attended by many greats in music today such as Jason Moran, Eric Harland, Robert Glasper, Beyoncé Knowles, Brian-Micheal Cox, Chris Dave and many more…

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Jovol Bell

JOVOL ‘BAM BAM’ BELL (USA)


Jovol Bell is a native of the city of Angleton in the “big” state of Texas. This young, fresh, soulful, and unique drummer has a sound that is just as big as the state he hails from. Jovol started playing drums at the age of 5 in church. His formal study of music and introduction to Jazz began at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson…

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DR. S. KARTHICK (INDIA)

DR. S. KARTHICK (INDIA)


One of the most recognizable ghatam artists in the world today, Karthick has earned an international reputation for his path-breaking work in Carnatic music and in Crossover music. He studied for many years with the legendary ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram. Karthick has performed and recorded with every major Carnatic artist, done sessions work with film composers like A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj and others, and done numerous collaborative projects with French Pianist Ariane Gray Hubert and others…

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