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Mauro Gargano

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My name is Mauro Gargano, I was born in Bari in 1972 in Puglia, southern Italy. I do not come from a family of musicians. There was a slightly different music in my childhood house… My father was a racing driver, the rustle of engines accompanied my early life until my adolescence. But thanks to my grandfather’s and sister’s record collection, I enjoyed and loved music, in all styles, since I was very young. I started studying jazz with the electric bass with the bassplayer and organist Vito di Modugno and then double bass with Maurizio Quintavalle. Then I followed the Siena Jazz seminars in Italy, with Paolo Fresu, Furio di Castri, and Marco Tamburini

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Sebastian von Keler

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Sebastian von Keler is a saxophone player and music educator based in Berlin (Germany). He likes not to think of musical genres and to remain open minded as much as possible, collaborating with musicians from all backgrounds and drawing inspiration from popular, improvised, classical, jazz and contemporary music alike. Sebastian is open for all kinds of projects and constantly works on defining his very own voice on wind instruments and in composition. Hes a Member of TONHAUFEN DELUXE, MONOGLOT, JONAS WINTERHALTER BIGBAND, JANTO's OKTAEDER, the MARC MEZGOLITS QUARTET and the reggae collective THE TREE BROTHERS.

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Luca Kézdy

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Luca Kézdy was born in Győr, northwest Hungary, where she started her classical violin studies at the age of six. Later she studied aesthetics and philpsophy at the ELTE University’s liberal arts department. She placed in the finals in the first national Jazz Violin Competition held by the Hungarian Radio in 2006, where she won the Audience Prize. She has been playing with her band Santa Diver (violin-bass-drums) since 2006, and played at the most respected festivals and jazz clubs in Hungary, at many venues around Europe, and at the Chelsea Music Festival in New York. She is in more genres like jazz, free improvisation, pop and fusion

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Philipp Schiepek

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"When you listen to this music and are ready to get involved with it, doors open to a diverse universe of cross-genre impulses." (Elke Walter) Munich based guitarist Philipp Schiepek and his quartet, featuring Henning Sieverts on bass, Bastian Jütte on drums and New York based Seamus Blake on saxophone, present their debut album "GOLEM DANCE", which has just been released by ENJA-Records. When composing, Philipp Schiepek draws inspiration from everyday encounters, but also from characters from literature and art. The first and foremost goal of every composition is to carry an intensity that is not conveyed by volume, but rather by rhythmic and harmonic flexibility

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Vincent Houdijk

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Vincent Houdijk is one of the most versatile music artists in The Netherlands with an average of between 100 and 150 concerts annually. The combination of his classical and jazz studies gave him an incredibly open and wide view on music which. always open for all kinds of music collaborations and styles Vincent Houdijk is without doubt a very open and even so spiritually minded music artist and teacher. In 2007 vincent created his band VinnieVibes; an intense, dynamic and irresistible band which is highly appreciated by their fans and many music programmers. This year Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes performed at the world famous North Sea Jazz Festival and they recorded their third album there during this live performance


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