Spring 2013

Magos HerreraMAGOS HERRERA (MEXICO)


Born in Mexico City, the deep and captivating performer, Magos Herrera is considered one of the most beautiful voices and the most active vocalist of the contemporary Latin American jazz scene.

 The grammy nominee for best vocal jazz, Immensely popular throughout Mexico and Latin America, a dazzling accomplished singer-songwriter known for her beguiling rhythmic scatting…

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prasanna

PRASANNA (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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rubensRUBENS DE LA CORTE (BRAZIL)


Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rubens De La Corte started studying classical guitar at the age of 9 and electric guitar by age 13. In 1998, Rubens graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of music and later completed his Masters degree in Jazz performance at the Queens College, NY where he studied with artists like Sir Roland Hanna…

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Manuel ValeraMANUEL VALERA (CUBA)


Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger, Manuel Valera is in the forefront of contemporary modern jazz. He represents the next generation of great performers and composers. His sound is fresh, inviting and evocative, and his goal is to forge innovative sounds that bring a vitality

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Yunior TerryYUNIOR TERRY (CUBA)


Regarded as one of New York City’s most sought after bass player, Yunior Terry is recognized for his big sound, versatility and contagious rhythm. As the youngest son of one of Cuba’s most gifted musical families “Los Terry’s”, Yunior followed the tradition and began his musical training at age seven, graduating in 1994 from the prestigious National School of Art (ENA) in Havana with a double major in violin and bass…

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Ludwig AfonsoLUDWIG AFONSO (USA)


Ludwig Afonso was born January 21, 1978 in Havana, Cuba and came to Miami, Florida in 1980. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance from the University of Miami in May 2002. As a student of the University of Miami, Ludwig was given the chance to play in the school’s top ensembles, performing with Maria Schneider, Tony Mendoza, and Bob Berg. While in Miami, Ludwig also performed with such artists as jazz legend Ira Sullivan, Latin Grammy-winner Nestor Torres, Sammy Figueroa, and Othello Mollineux…

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alexALEX KAUTZ (BRAZIL)


Known for his sensitivity, musicality and touch, Alex has found a unique musical voice as a result of his passion for jazz, world music and his natural Brazilian influence. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Alex first went to Berklee College of Music to study a Degree in Professional Music and them moved to NY…

 

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farahFARAH SIRAJ (JORDAN)


Named Jordan’s “Musical Ambassadress”, Jordanian virtuoso Farah Siraj balances a career that spans the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Farah has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms, including the United Nations, Nobel Prize Hall, the World Economic Forum, the TV show Good Morning Live in the USA, and the Antena de Oro Awards of Spain. Farah has performed before HM King Abdullah II and HM Queen Rania of Jordan…

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Sreyas aNarayanunSREYAS NARAYANUN (INDIA)


Sreyas Narayanun, who was earlier known by C. B. Ramanarayanan is Carnatic vocalist of   outstanding merit and has been giving concerts in prestigious concert halls in India and abroad. He is an ‘A’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai. Blessed with a deep, resonant voice which can traverse all the three octaves with complete ease and also clearly communicate the musical ideas conceptualized, his musical ideas of earned a special place in the innumerable rasikas…

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Andres RotmistrovskyJAKE HERTZOG (USA)


Guitar Player Magazine is calling him “the blazing wunderkind.” The Boston Phoenix has declared him “the WOW! factor.” Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer, Jake Hertzog, has recently released his third studio album, Evolution [Buckyball Records], in August 2011. The album has been quickly gaining international regard, playing on radio stations worldwide, and was featured in the “What’s Hot” section of itunes jazz this past January…

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Dario’s musicaDARIO BOENTE (ARGENTINA)


Dario’s musical personality energetically bridges the Jazz-club and the Dance-club, and is a direct outgrowth of his own life. Having been brought up in Argentina and Spain, immersed in the culture of tango and Brazilian music, he pursued his formal studies at the Guildhall School of Music (London), Berklee School of Music (Boston), the New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program (New York) and his social life in the JAzz and electronica scene of New York, Madrid, London and Ibiza…

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Andres Rotmistrovsky ANDRES ROTMISTROVSKY (ARGENTINA)


Andres Rotmistrovsky is a virtuoso bassplayer. Renowned for his creative originality and an innovative way of approaching music through the bass.Andres Rotmistrovsky is a New York City based bassist, producer, composer and arranger.Has played and/or recorded with some of the most important artists such as Joan Baez, Sertab Erener, Paquito D’ Rivera, Eva Ayllon, Leon Gieco, Marta Gomez, Eva Cortes and Gregorio Uribe Big Band…

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Jovol BellJOVOL ‘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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