List of Zinc Bar Performers

Aaron Burnett

Aaron was born in Mykonos, Greece, and began his relationship with music after being exposed to classic 70′s soul music,Prince, and the pop music of the 80′s....

Aaron Johnson

 

Aaron Johnson, just like the many young people who flocked to New York in the earlier portion of the 20th century, arrived in Gotham from ...
Adriano Santos

Adriano Santos was born in São Paulo, Brasil in 1966. Part of a new generation of Brazilian drummers, he began his drum studies at the age of twelve at ZimboTrio Music...

Afronaughtica- Chiemi Nakai & Mari Koga

 

Chiemi and Mari have been performing in Japan since when both were college students in Osaka, Japan, and the two friends came to New York to participate in...
Aidan Carroll

Born January 21st, 1984 in Sewickly, PA and raised in Oklahoma, Aidan Carroll now lives in New York City. His well-rounded musical interests began at a young age and...

Alain Pérez

 

The young Cuban musician who is writing a new chapter in the history of his country’s music history learned the lessons of his native land’...
Albare

Born in Morocco, raised in France and Israel, jazz guitarist Albare’s influences are varied and global indeed. At the age of 27, he migrated to Australia where he...

Alex Blake

As bassist & band leader Alex Blake is proof that his versatility and acoustic ability lends itself to reshaping the concept of the bass as a lead instrument…

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Alex Diaz

My name is Jose Alexis Diaz, and I was born in Bani, the Domincan Republic on 11/26/57. When I was 17 and had been playing the conga for 6 years, I heard Dizzy Gillespie...

Alex Foster

 

A musical heavyweight, saxophonist Alex Foster has been a part of many of the world’s most influential sounds to date. Best known in...
Alex Han

 

Saxophonist and composer, Alex Han  (24), alumni of Berklee College of Music,  is  widely  regarded as the "Young Jazz Lion...
Ali Bello
Ali Bello's early career was guided by the most prominent figures of Venezuelan music  including the great José Antonio Abreu. To further develop his...
Alisa Ohri

Regardless of the musical situation, Alisa Ohri never misses the chance to deliver. Whether she’s in a Rock group with Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind), opening up for...

Allan Harris

 

Allan’s artistry transcends his diverse vocal performances. He has composed “Cross That River,” a full-scale musical celebrating the...
Alvester Garnett

 

Joy and spirited musical communication" are what characterize the artistry of Alvester Garnett’s drumming. Singers such as the living legend Abbey Lincoln and...

Amanda Ruzza

 

Amanda Ruzza is an electric bass player and composer based in New York City. 
Born in São Paulo, Brazil to a Chilean mother...
Andrea Brachfeld

Flutist Andrea Brachfeld, is a graduate of The High School of Music and Art and Manhattan School of Music. Over these past 20 years she has recorded more than a dozen CD’s...

Andrea Tierra

Hailing from Medellin, Colombia, ANDREA TIERRA blends Latin American rhythms with jazz and her poetry to create a one of a kind musical brew.

Her songs focus on...

Andy Bey

After a twenty two year absence from recording Andy Bey returned with four albums that have become a permanent part of the musical landscape. The 2005 Grammy Nominated...

Andy Galore

Bassist Andy Galore is a "World" musician by necessity. "I don't want any limits or restraints put on my work," says Galore in describing his approach to music.

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Ansel Matthews

Ansel Matthews is a singer and acoustic guitarist with a warm, soulful voice and an impressive three-octave range. He feels passionately about society which is reflected...

Antoine Roney

Born Antoine Roney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His grandfather, Roosevelt Sherman played guitar, tuba, trumpet and played in the Frankie Fairfax Band in the 1930s....

Antonio Madruga

Antonio Madruga is a five-time recipient of Downbeat Magazine’s Awards in both classical and jazz piano. In 2010, he was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama...

Antonio Madruga
Twenty year-old Cuban-American pianist Antonio Madruga is a Florida native, and is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts in Miami. Currently a full...
Ari Hoenig

Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for  his unusual and intense approach to...

Ark Ovrutski

 

Ark started building his career in Kiev,Ukraine. By the time he graduated Kiev music college and moved to Moscow where he graduated Russian Academy of...

Arthur Dutra

 

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Arthur Dutra has released a solo album, intitled "Projeto Timbatu", with guests such as Marcos Paiva, Marco Pereira, Nelson...

Aruan Ortiz

Jazz pianist Aruán Ortiz, “the latest Cuban wunderkind to arrive in the United States,” hit the ground running when he came on the American jazz scene in 2003.A...

Axel Tosca Laugart
Laugart's family influenced his musical interests at an early age. Both his father and stepfather were musicians and his father's guitar playing sparked and...
Band of Bones

 

Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones took shape two years ago after literally years of germination.  Inspired by the 1950s group of JJ Johnson...

Barbara Mendes
Regarded as one of Brazil's greatest vocal talents in the late 90's, Barbara Mendes was raised in Rio de Janeiro, the general headquarters of Brazilian Popular...
Ben Paterson
Originally from Philadelphia, Ben spent his younger years studying both classical and jazz music before moving to the great city of Chicago.  There he spent years...
Ben Wolfe

 

Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Portland, Oregon, Ben has gained a large following from his performances with Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick...
Benjamin Drazen

Since being back in NYC in 1995, Benjamin has performed alongside some of jazz's best including, Rashied Ali (John Coltrane's Drummer 1965-67) George Garzone,...

Bernardo Monk

 

Direct from Buenos Aires for a rare New York appearance, Bernardo Monk is an active exponent of the contemporary tango stream in Buenos Aires,...
Bill Cantrall

Bill Cantrall draws on the soundsof mid 60’s jazz multi-horn front lines such as Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, the Jazztet, and groups led by pianists Herbie...

Bill Lee

Heralding an unmistakable and poignant Brooklyn sound, Bill Lee and theNatural Spiritual Orchestra has been swingin' for three decades. Mr.Lee's Natural Spiritual...

Bill O'Connell
Bill O'Connell studied classical music at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Early in his career he played in various salsa  and jazz settings, making him a...
Billy Drummond
Born in Newport News, Virginia, Drummond grew up listening to his father's extensive jazz record collection (including Max Roach, Miles Davis, James Moody, Horace...
BlueNefertiti

Célia Faussart aka BlueNefertiti began singing professionally with her older sister Hélène in Bordeaux, France; later forming the internationally renowned Grammy-nominated...

Bobby Martinez
Born in Philadelphia, PA, of Cuban parents, and raised in Miami, FL, Bobby started on sax at the age of 6, and at 15 went to Miami Dade Community College where he...
Bobby Sanabria

 

Multiple Grammy nominated as a leader and on numerous other projects as a sideman - drummer, percussionist, composer, arranger, conductor, producer,...
Brandee Younger

 

A classically trained harpist, Ms. Younger received her undergraduate degrees in Harp Performance and Music Business at the Hartt School of Music in...
Brandon Terzic

 

Brandon Terzic was born in Akron, Ohio in 1976.
His musical journey commenced at the age of eight, when his father played him the...
Brandon Wright

A multi-instrumentalist and composer (2009 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer) from Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Brandon Wright is a versatile musician with an emerging voice on the New...

Brian Lynch

“This is the end of the century, and a lot of music has gone down,” Brian Lynch said several years ago. “I think that to be a straight-ahead jazz musician now means...

Brotherhood

Michael Rodriguez

Trumpeter/composer, Michael Rodriguez was born on July 14, 1979 in Queens, New York. Michael was inspired to pursue music as a career by his father...

Bruce Barth

Bruce arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1988, and soon joined the great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine; their musical collaboration spanned a decade. Shortly...

Bruce Cox
"Bruce is a great straight-ahead jazz drummer, but he is also a master of playing funk, reggae and Latin styles...that's what makes him unique, he can play...
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Bruno Mangueira

Recent performances include serving as a guest soloist, composer and arranger in concert with the Campinas Symphony Orchestra and the University of Cincinnati College-...

Carlos Almeida

Carlos Almeida is originally from Rio de Janeiro, where he began playing accordion, then acoustic guitar, at age 10. He received a university degree in economics, but...

Carlos Darci

Carlos Darci de Seixas is a primary force of Brazilian music in New York City and is partly responsible for reviving a musical tradition that had been asleep since the...

Cecilia Coleman

Artistic, talented, dedicated - these are but three of the many attributes that describe pianist, composer and bandleader Cecilia Coleman. A native of Long Beach, CA and...

Charenee Wade

Inspired by Sarah Vaughn, Brooklyn native Charenee Wade began singing jazz at the age of 12. Through her 12 years of intense studies in jazz as well as classical music...

Charles Tolliver
Dizzy Gillespie, when asked in a Downbeat magazine interview with Herb Nolan, “what trumpet players do you hear today whom you like”, Dizzy’s reply...
Chelsea Baratz

 

As a teenager, Baratz became a regular on the Pittsburgh jazz circuit, playing with the likes of legendary hard-bop drummer Roger Humphries, bassist...
Choro Ensemble

The idea of bringing choro to New York started in 1999. Pedro Ramos, who played cavaquinho with fellow Music majors from the University of the State of São Paulo, decided...

Chris Dingman

Recently named a Rising Star on vibes in the 2009 Downbeat Magazine critics poll, Chris Dingman is one of the most versatile and in-demand vibraphonists in New York. His...

Chris Massey

 

Chris Massey is a Downbeat and Jazz Times acclaimed Spectra Music recording artist based out of New York City who is becoming a wildly talked about new...
Chris Washburne

Chris Washburne he has been called ".˛one of the best trombonists in New York.ˇ" by The New York Times and was voted as a .˛"Rising Star of the Trombone" in both the 2008...

Christine Vaindirlis

Christine Vaindirlis was born in London, grew up in South Africa and then moved to Italy to pursue her passion for music. From the “Conservatorio di Milano G.Verdi”...

Christine Vaindirlis

 

Born in London and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa under the most horrific and diabolic era of apartheid, intolerant of the political injustice,...
Cidinho Teixeira

The name Cidinho Teixeira is synonymous with Brazilian Groove. Born in August 14th 1942 in Rio Grande – R.G do Sul, his lifelong immersion and proficiency in many of the...

Cindy Blackman

"...extraordinary finesse...obviously exceptional...Some drummers act, some react. Some keep time, others create it. Cindy Blackman is among the few who can..." says Mike...

Clark Gayton

 

Clark Gayton is a composer, trombone and tuba player, and band leader (and occasional actor!) based in New York City. He is also the founder of the...
Cliff Korman

Cliff Korman's journey through the Americas began over twenty years ago when he encountered the legendary Brazilian clarinetist Paulo Moura. From their friendship and...

Craig Handy

 

Born in Oakland, California on September 25, 1962, Handy played guitar, trombone, and piano before he fell in love with the saxophone after hearing...
Curtis Brothers

Zaccai Curtis

After graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2005 Zaccai Curtis has been living in New York City playing with such artists as...

Cyro Baptista

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Cyro Baptista arrived in the U.S. in 1980 with a scholarship to the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio. During the '70- and...

Dafnis Prieto

The New York Times has compared the arrival of Dafnis Prieto in the U.S. to the landing of an asteroid. Indeed, within a short period his groundbreaking drumming...

Dario Boente

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...

Dario Eskenazi

A resident of NYC since 1990, Dario Eskenazi has been a pianist arranger and composer very much in demand in the jazz, Brazilian and Latin circles around the city. He...

Davi Vieira

Percussionist, songwriter and vocalist. Davi was born in Salvador-Bahia-Brazil, where he studied capoeira and afro-brazilian dance with Raimundo Bispo Dos Santos (Mestre...

Davi Vieira

The percussionist, songwriter, and vocalist Davi Vieira was born in Salvador-Bahia, Brazil, where he studied capoeira, percussion, and dance. He has played, recorded,...

David Coss

Born in Southern California, David discovered his penchant for a tune at the young age of eleven playing acoustic guitar in a youth folk group. His formal introduction...

David Gilmore

Over the past decade guitarist and composer David Gilmore has recorded and performed with some of the most highly influential and innovative artists in modern music today...

David Kikoski

 

Born in 1961, Dave was part of a musical family and given his first piano lessons at the age of seven. He was still in his teens when he began working...
David Lee Jones

David Lee Jones was born and raised in Houston, Tx,  a city that is deeply rooted in Blues, R&b and Soul music.  At the age of 8 he began to study the violin...

David O'Rourke

David O’Rourke (Born on February 7th, 1960 in Dublin, Ireland) heard jazz when his father played him selections from his eclectic record collection. In his late teens,...

David Weiss
Weiss was born in New York City, but began his musical studies in earnest by attending North Texas State University. He graduated in 1986 and returned to New York. He...
Deanna Kirk

Deanna's New York story begins when the British producers of the Bolshoi Ballet had wandered into Bradley's jazz club in New York where a young Deanna was...

Dende

A former member of Timbalada, Dendê has been performing professionally since the age of 14. With Timbalada, Dendê toured all over Brazil, Europe and Asia,...

Diane Sweet

 

Born and raised in New York City, Diane Sweet is a performer living in Manhattan. Her training in voice, dance, theater, film/TV make her a diverse...
Dominick Farinacci

The New York Times recognizes Dominick Farinacci as “having the prepossessing charm and lyrical instinct of a jazz pop-star.” The 28-year-old trumpeter is...

Don Braden

 

Don Braden is a world class musician of the highest calibre, and has toured the world and recorded with a virtual “Who's Who of Jazz”,...
Don Slatoff

 

Don Slatoff says he's been fortunate to be on the jazz scene in New York since the early 70's, performing in a wide variety of venues with many remarkable...

Donna Lewis
Born and raised in the Welsh city of Cardiff, Donna was classically trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, majoring in flute and piano.
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Doug Carn

 

In his early teens, Doug formed his first group, The NuTones. They played a variety of Jazz R&B and Rock 'n Roll hits for dances, proms and club...

Duduka Da Fonseca

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Duduka began playing the drums at the age of thirteen. By fifteen he was appearing on television, performing and recording with top...

E.J. Strickland

Drummer E.J. Strickland was born in 1979, the identical twin of brother to saxophonist Marcus Strickland. He is one of the most frequently recorded drummers of the 21st...

Eddie Allen

 

Trumpeter, composer, arranger, author...Eddie Allen is one of the more versatile musicians on the New York scene. He's called upon to play...
Edmar Castañeda

 

Edmar Castañeda was born in 1978, in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. The legendary Paquito D’Rivera, Edmar’s frequent...
Edy Martinez

Edy's virtuosity on playing the piano, composing, arranging and orchestration is a celebration of love to music and fellow human beings. Edy Martinez was born in the south...

Eliano Bráz

Eliano Bráz, violinist/violist, is a native of Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil. Bráz beganhis violin and viola studies at age 11 with Vazken Fermanian at Sesi-Ce and...

Elio Villafranca

 

Born in the Pinar del Río province of Western Cuba, pianist and composer Elio Villafranca was classically trained in percussion and composition at the...

Elise Wood

 

ELISE WOOD - a flutist who hails from Philadelphia, has appeared as featured soloist, band-leader and band-member with such notables as David Murray,...
Emilio Solla

 

Emilio Solla got his degree in Classical Piano from the National Conservatory of Music in Buenos Aires in 1986. He studied composition, arranging,...

Emilio Teubal
Pianist/Composer Emilio Teubal was born in Madrid, Spain to Argentinean parents in 1976. When his family moved back to Argentina in 1984,Teubal started studying the...
Emilio Valdes

 

Drummer Emilio Valdés was born in Havana in 1966 into a musical family. He studied at the Guillermo Tomás Conservatory specializing in...
Epstein and Hassan- The Black and The Jew

Hilarious, Razor-Sharp Insights on Race, Sex, Politics and Relationships.

Good Stuff.

Hard times getting you down? You need to laugh hard!

In The Black...

Eric Wyatt

Eric Wyatt is one of the very few Jazz Musicians that was born and raised in New york. He was born in Brooklyn NY and went to Public Schools in the NY City area. His...

Fabiana

Fabiana Masili was born in Rio Claro, Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1978. Musically gifted from her earliest years, Masili started playing the organ at the age of eight and began...

Fabio Morgera

Born in Naples, Italy, he lost his left hand in an accident at age 4, nevertheless he learned to play guitar and electric bass in left-handed fashion, then switched to...

Felipe Lamoglia

 

Born and educated in Cuba, Felipe is a graduate of the prestigious Superior Institute of Art (ISA).
 
In 1999 Lamoglia...
Fernando Otero

 

Argentine composer and pianist Fernando Otero found his voice as writer, musician and bandleader when, at the urging of one of his music teachers, he began to...

Francisco Mora-Catlett

 

Francisco Mora-Catlett comes to his visionary work naturally: born into a family of illustrious artists (Mexican painter Francisco Mora and African-...
Francois Bourassa

Composer and pianist François Bourassa leads one of Canada’s most active recording and touring jazz ensembles which will soon celebrate its 25th birthday. The quartet is...

Frank Bambara
Although he equates life experiences with education, Frank Bambara is very formally trained. He has spent many years studying privately, including studies with...
Frank Lacy

During the '80s and '90s, most of the best jazz trombonists were inclined toward free jazz: Albert Mangelsdorff, Craig Harris, and Steve Swell, among them....

Freddie Bryant

 

 

FREDDIE BRYANT has been playing the guitar since he was 8 years old. His early training was in classical guitar, but he soon started jazz in...

Gabriel Alegria

 

One of the most influential figures on the current jazz scene in Perú, Gabriel Alegria was born into an artistic family in Lima in 1970. Alegria...
Gary Morgan

...His writing is fresh, personal, sonically meticulous, and more than anything, written by a great musician for great musicians...Within merely a measure, he can shift...

Gene Lake

 

Gene Lake was born in St. Louis, MO, and lived there until age 14, when he moved to New York city and attended the High School of Music and Arts. From...
Gene Perla

Gene Perla was raised in New Jersey where he studied classical piano and trombone.

After attending Berklee School of Music he moved to New York and began his...

Gerry Gibbs

 

Hello everyone. My name is Gerry Gibbs. Many people ask where the nick-name "The Thrasher" came from. It was originally a nick-name that I...
Gino Sitson

Award-winning, New York-based vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson is from the Bamileke region of Cameroon, Central Africa. He comes from a long line of musicians...

Glenn White

Described as "a brilliant gem," Glenn’s modern jazz compositions and highly-skilled, interactive playing have been called "a thoughtful, remarkable...

Graham Haynes

The son of legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes,Graham is regarded as an innovator on cornet and flugelhorn, an extraordinary composer, and an emerging...

Greg Diamond

 

New York native Greg Diamond first began his formal musical studies at La Fundación Cristancho in Bogotà, Colombia. He later completed...
Greg Murphy

Greg began his musical adventures in 1971 when he joined the Ray-Fisk Grammar School Band in Chicago. His classical studies began later that year with Lucia Santini at...

Grégoire Maret

 

Born May 13, 1975 in Geneva, Switzerland to a Swiss father and American mother,Grégoire Maret began his musical career as a harmonica player at...
Gregorio Uribe

Gregorio Uribe Big Band, is a 16-piece musical project that blends Latin rhythms with funk groove and jazz. This Big Band project brings together musicians from 6...

Gregory Hutchinson

 

Born June 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, Hutchisnon grew up on a rich diet of ´70s soul-which is undoubtedly the source of that homeboy fire he...
Hector Martignon

One of only a handful of musicians having been nominated several times for a GRAMMY as a sideman, for an OSCAR (as an arranger/pianist on the score of an Oscar-Nominated...

Helio Alves

 

His performances were technically astonishing, showing great rhythmic, harmonic and improvisational strengths, which few, if any, could...

Henry Butler

An eight-time W.C. Handy “Best Blues Instrumentalist - Piano” award nominee, Henry Butler knows no limitations. Although blinded by glaucoma since birth, Butler is...

Henry Grimes

In the late ‘50s and throughout the ‘60s, after receiving his music education at the Mastbaum School in Philadelphia and at Juilliard, HENRY GRIMES (upright...

Hernan Romero

Spiced with the exotic traditions that infuse flamenco-gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean folk interwoven with textures of classical, jazz, and Latin rhythms,...

HK « Kaddour Hadadi »

The saltimbank is a fringe, an original, a nomad tramp who paints his music with thousand and one influences throughout his trips.
 
HK « Kaddour Hadadi...

Holli Ross

 

In pursuing her solo career, Holli has performed at top jazz clubs and
concerts nationwide, from New Orleans' Snug Harbor to New York...
Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez

Horacio is a member of the faculties of Drummer's Collective and the New School in New York, and regularly conducts clinics and workshops at the prestigious Berklee School...

Ignacio Berroa

Ignacio Berroa has been recognized by many as one of the greatest drummers of our times. His numerous contributions to the American music scene have earned him a place...

Iris Ornig

Iris Ornig is a gifted instrumentalist, a talented composer and a charismatic performer. Her compositions are swinging, stormy, melodic, sensitive, playful, angular and...

Irka Mateo

Irka Mateo’s artistic career has been one of breaking boundaries to embrace people’s deepest humanity. Her art has incubated in Spain, France, Brazil, Canada, the United...

Jack Jeffers

Bass trombone/tubist Jack Jeffers is REALLY a "Jack of All Trades"!!! His accomplishments range from building jet airplanes, degrees in law, to a prominent studio and...

Jacques Schwarz-Bart

"His musical path is atypical, to say the least"

Undoubtedly Jacques Schwarz-Bart shares this vision put forth by the writer Patrick Chamoiseau, “The contemporary...

Jade Synstelien

Jade Synstelien is a self-taught guitarist, composer, and arranger writes music that rises from the very essence of the human experience--love, pain, spirituality, and...

James Weidman
Born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio, James recalls hearing gospel around the house along with plenty of jazz. "My Dad was a saxophonist so I heard a lot of...
Jamie Baum

Internationally known, NYC jazz flutist/composer/clinician Jamie Baum, has toured the US, and over 20 countries in Europe, Japan, South America and South Asia working with...

Jarana Beat

 

Being compared to the likes of Lila Downs, Ruben Blades and Café Tacuba is no joke, but you can find the proof on Jarana Beat’s new...
Jason Ennis
A graduate of Middlebury College (BA in music), Jason Ennis attended Berklee College of Music (Boston) and The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 
...
Jason Lindner

"Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for the pianist Jason Lindner, what matters to him is groove, however it comes." —New York Times A...

JD Allen

The Detroit natives apprenticeship has largely been in New York, where he has performed, recorded, and toured with legends Lester Bowie, George Cables, Betty Carter,Louis...

JD Walter

JD Walter is a Jazz singers singer -- a purist and an innovator. Although his style has been compared to many vocal titans, it is in the same breath, uniquely his own,...

Jeff "Tain" Watts

One of the most in demand jazz drummers in the world today, Jeff initially majored in classical percussion at Pittsburgh's Duquesne University, where he was primarily a...

Jenn Jade

Sweet, seductive songstress JENNIFER JADE LEDESNA, a multilingual NYC native, is an alumnus of The New School University Jazz Conservatory & of the “Famed...

Jesse Fischer

 

Brooklyn-based  Jesse Fischer is an important new voice in jazz and soul music. Appearing with  Stevie Wonder on the eve of President Obamaʼs...
Jocelyn Medina

 

Jocelyn gathered much of her eclectic mix of artistic influences during the four years she spent living abroad in Madrid, Spain, where she performed in...
Joe Breidenstine

Trumpeter Joe Breidenstine began his musical studies at a very early age. He began playing piano at age 8 and took up trumpet at age 10.

After graduating from...

Joe Magnarelli

Syracuse native Joe Magnarelli moved to New York City in 1986 and soon became a regular participant on the Manhattan-and-beyond jazz scene. From 1987, he toured and...

Joel Frahm

Joel Frahm's May 1st release, We Used to Dance, places him in the company of master musicians Kenny Barron (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), and Victor Lewis (drums). Frahm more...

Joey Morant

Joey Morant takes the stage playing old classics and new creations, Joey wows the crowd with his incredible musicianship and entertaining showmanship.

John Benitez

Grammy award-winning bassist John Benitez, born in Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, started playing gospel music in church at the age of thirteen. Already a gifted musician, John...

John Ellis

"It's hard to say those two words next to each other and not smile," says John Ellis about Puppet Mischief, the title of the saxophonist's latest album with his band...

John Lester

John is an award winning songwriter who has, throughout his career, had one foot in jazz and the other in rock. A native of California, John graduated from California...

John Richmond

Jazz writers and musicians have described his tenor saxophone sound as “muscular and commanding” and his style as "fluid, solid, individual, quite varied", and he "plays...

Jonathan Gee
 
Since being named Rising Star of the British Jazz Awards in 1991 Jonathan Gee has forged a reputation throughout Europe working with his trios,...
Joonsam Lee

 

Joonsam Lee, born and raised in Seoul, Korea, moved to the NYC area in 2007 and in terms of huge musical spectrum, he has taken part in various musical...

Jordon Ferber

Jordon Ferber started his stand-up comedy career in 1999 at the age of 21. While majoring in Film at Occidental College he became a regular host at The Garage in Los...

Jorge Continentino

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Jorge comes from a musical family. His parents, both musicians themselves, introduced their children to music at an early age, in an...

Jose Negroni
Hailing from Puerto Rico, accomplished pianist and composer Jose Negroni has garnered recognition in the world of Jazz. A disciple of the legendary multi-...
JP Jofre
 
Jofre has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist, composer...
Juan-Carlos Formell

 

As a classically-trained bassist, virtuoso guitarist and visionary songwriter, Juan-Carlos Formell had all the elements to become a voice of his generation –...

Kate Cosco

A student of classical piano since age five, Kate has spent most of her life playing piano, becoming drawn to the worlds of mainstream jazz, and jazz fusion.

...
Katsuko Tanaka

 

A Japanese native pianist Katsuko Tanaka discovered her passion for music at an early age.  At three years old, she was already taking sight-reading...
Ken Simon

 

Saxophonist-Flutist-Composer, born in New York, has appeared both as a leader and side man performing standards and originals in the U.S., the...
Kiko Continentino

 

As a pianist, arranger, producer and composer Kiko Continentino is recognized as a renowed name in Brazilian (jazz) music.

Kiko is  a...

Kim Clarke

New York's own Kim Clarke is a multifaceted bassist, composer, publisher, website developer and educator. She performs alternately on the Acoustic Bass, Electric Upright...

Kimberly Thompson

 

World renowned drummer Kimberly "KIM" Thompson was born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in St.Louis, Missouri. She has taught & performed...
Kyle Athayde

 

Kyle Athayde is a composer, arranger, performer, teacher, and bandleader currently living in New York City.  Kyle plays vibraphone, piano, trumpet,...
Ladell McLin

 

For a true picture of where this amazing music comes from, you have to turn back the clock a little, back to when McLin used to play guitar for hours...
Lafayette Harris Jr

Lafayette Harris’s accomplishments speak for themselves. Known as the “go to” pianist by other musicians and band leaders, in the last year alone, Lafayette has performed...

Lara Bello

Born in Granada (Spain), Lara became interested in performing arts at a very young age, singing and dancing flamenco as well as contemporary dance. At age eight, she...

Laurent Hounsavi

 

LAURENT HOUNSAVI is a singer whose remarkable voice and uplifting style have rocked fans throughout the world. He was born in the West African...
Lawrence Clark

 

Lawrence grew up in Camden, NJ a neighboring city to Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Coming from a non-musical family Lawrence took a liking to...

Lena Bloch

 

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Lena Bloch immigrated to Israel in 1990, to attend Rubin Academy of Music and Dance - and since then traveled the...
Leni Stern

 

Born in Munich, Germany, Leni started playing piano at the age of six and guitar at eleven. At seventeen, she formed her own acting company, and her radical...

Leonardo E. M. Cioglia

In 1989, during an exchange program to Canada, Leonardo participated in a jazz festival and won a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music. In 1991, he moved to...

Lew Soloff

 

Lew Soloff arrived on the New York scene in 1965 and immediately started working with the great AfroCuban band Machito, and in the Radio City Music...
Linda Oh

 

Born in Malaysia, raised in, Perth, Western Australia, Linda started classical piano at age four and took up clarinet at eleven and bassoon at thirteen...
Lisa Hilton

Dubbed by JazzReview a “Lioness of Jazz”, Lisa Hilton was born in San Luis Obispo, a small Southern California town, into a very musical family. Passionate...

Lonnie Plaxico

The middle child in a family of musicians, Chicago-born lonnie Plaxico inherited a gift for music that was discovered and nurtured early. By the age of twelve he had...

Lorraine Klaasen

 

Lorraine Klaasen, the daughter of legendary South African Jazz singer Tandie Klaasen, is one of the few South African artists who have preserved the...

Lucy (Lo'Wood)

Since moving to the Big Apple in 2010 to attend New York University as a Jazz Studies major on scholarship, she has worked with the likes of Saturday Night Live...

Mac Gollehon

Mac began his musical career with sawdust in his shoes, when, at twelve, he played 1" trumpet for the circus, soon followed by teenage years performing with an array of...

Malcolm Parson

 

 
A native of New Orleans, LA, Malcolm was born into a musical family in 1989 and began studying the violin at the age of 8 before...
Malika Zarra

Moroccan world singer/composer/producer, MALIKA ZARRA is a multi-cultural shape-shifter, an enchantress who leaps effortlessly between seemingly unconnected languages and...

Manuel Valera

This dynamic and prolific artist has recorded five cds as a bandleader. Valera’s critically acclaimed debut cd Forma Nueva featuring John Patitucci, Horacio...

Marc Cary

A member of the High Integrity Band and later connected with Let Um Play and the Frontline Jazz Ensemble, Cary was among the pioneers of Washington, D.C.’s...

Marcus Baylor
Marcus Baylor, a native of St. Louis, began playing the drums at two years old. Watching his cousin play every Sunday morning fascinated and inspired him to nurture...
Marcus Miller

 

Marcus Miller is a multifaceted voice in modern music. Starting the saxophone at age nine under the tutelage of Bruce Williams, Marcus developed an...

Marcus Strickland
Marcus Strickland (born 1979 in Gainesville, Florida) is a jazz soprano, alto and tenor saxophonist who grew up in Miami, Florida who currently lives in New York. Down...
Maria Rivas

 

Known as one of the most versatile voices in Latin America and now North America, Maria Rivas skillfully combines American and Latin Jazz rhythms with...
Marianni

 

Marianni is about to make everyone get up and dance. Her debut CD Swimming to the Moon is a colorful and pulsating mix of Brazilian rhythms and pop...

Mark Gross
"Gross is a new and powerful alto sax player who is a Cannonball type player. As you may presume ... funky is his flavor. He...shows his modern modality which is...
Mark Hagan
Mark Hagan’s early years were spent in and around the Detroit area were he first developed an interest in music and jazz in particular.
 ...
Mark Miller

Mark grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and attended nearby Carthage College.  In 1992 he moved to Minneapolis to study at the University of Minnesota with Tom Ashworth...

Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy is one of the world’s greatest - and hippest jazz vocalists.

He has had a prolific 40 year career and is most noted for his definitive and unique...

Mark Sherman

After nearly 30 years of recording, composing, and performing with countless orchestras, jazz artists, and vocal artists, vibraphonist /composer Mark Sherman a Yamaha...

Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music, the world's foremost institute for the study of Jazz and modern American music, in the Spring...

Mattan Klein

 

Mattan Klein was born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel. He began his musical training at age 7, taking piano lessons, and soon after switched to flute....
Mauricio Zottarelli

Drummer/Composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music scenes for quite some time. Coming from a musical family, he was born...

Max ZT

After hearing the hammered dulcimer at a Chicago area folk festival at the age of six, Max ZT was hooked. During his college years, Max travelled to Senegal, West Africa,...

Michael Olatuja

Speak, the title of bassist Michael Olatuja’s debut album, holds deep personal meaning for its creator, exemplifying in a single word the album’s underlying themes of hope...

Michael Wolff

 

Anything can happen when pianist/composer Michael Wolff enters a studio. From the heavy grooves of his band Impure Thoughts to intimate solo and duo recitals...

Michel Herrera

 

Michel Herrera Álvarez started his conservatory training at the age of 10 at Escuela Elemental de Música Manuel Samuell as a saxophone...
Mike Clark

 

While often referred to as the “Tony Williams of funk”, Mike considers himself a jazz drummer, and in fact has become one of the most vital...
Mike Moreno

Originally from Houston, Texas, Mike began studying music formally at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, a school that is renowned for its musical...

Miles Griffith

In just a few short years, Miles Griffith's fearless approach to music has helped him to emerge as a serious contender on the modern jazz scene. Adept in any context, his...

Mino Cinelu
Mino Cinelu began his musical journey as a child by learning to play the guitar. He went on to develop an affinity and passion for the drum set along with various...
Misha Piatigorsky

 

Hailed by the Boston Globe as an artist who “beautifully merges the worlds of serious jazz and 
pop”, Misha...
Monika Oliveira

Monika Oliveira  is a fresh and exciting vocal presence on the New York - Brazilian music scene today. This singer/songwriter was born in Belém/Pará and...

Nathan Lucas

 

Nathan Lucas was born and raised in New York City. He began studying music at the age of 7 at the Manna house workshop. He first studied Guitar under...
Nelson Angelo

Born in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, in 1949, Angelo studied classical guitar for three years while still in his teens. A self-thought composer and arranger, he started...

Nick Hempton

It was in the winter of 2004 that Australian saxophonist Nick Hempton stumbled off a plane at JFK airport in New York, and made his way back into that hotbed of modern...

Nick Hemton

 

It was in the winter of 2004 that Australian saxophonist Nick Hempton stumbled off a plane at JFK airport in New York, and made his way back into that...
Nilson Matta

Nilson Matta has long been considered one of the greatest bass players in the world and since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first call of many...

Noah Haidu

 

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Noah was exposed early on to all kinds of music: classical, avant-garde, rock, and jazz.  His high school years...
Octavio Brunetti

 

Originally from Rosario, Argentina, Octavio Brunetti studied piano in a variety of musical styles. But his love for the tango prevailed and soon he was...
Oliver Lake

Born in Marianna, Arkansas in 1942, OLIVER LAKE moved to St. Louis at the age of two.  He began drawing at thirteen (and still paints daily, using oil, acrylics, wood...

Orrin Evans

"The clear-cut best pianist of his time...” is how Hot House Magazine” described Orrin Evans in 1998, praise which was echoed again in the summer of 2002. This remarkable...

Oscar Perez

Oscar Perez's latest CD entitled Nuevo Comienzo employs an instrumental septet of NewYork artists. The sound draws from Latin and jazz music to exploreinnovative...

Osmany Paredes

 

At the age of eight, Osmany started his formal education in classical piano at the Olga Alonso School of Vocational Arts in Santa Clara, Cuba. He continued...

Pablo Aslan

 

Argentine born Pablo Aslan is in demand for his skills as a producer, bassist, and educator, and for his knowledge of traditional and contemporary tango...
Papo Vazquez

 


Vázquez was born in 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After spending his early years in Puerto Rico, he grew up in the...
Patience Higgins

Saxophone and flute player Patience Higgins was a featured artist on 1998s double Grammy Award winning recording Dee Dee Bridgewaters Dear Ella. Other credits include...

Paul Abler

 

Paul Abler grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, a city adjacent to Detroit that is not only known for automobiles but also some of the world's greatest...
Pedro Giraudo

Originally from Córdoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become a highly versatile bassist, composer and arranger,...

Pepito Gomez

Pepito Gomez immediately earned a full feature in the New York Times when he came to the United States 2 years ago. He just finished recording the lead voice on...

Philip Harper

Philip Harper (born May 10, 1965 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a jazz trumpeter. He grew up in Atlanta and studied music there. He later worked with The Jazz Messengers and...

Portinho

Portinho has worked with many artists, including Airto Moreira, Gato Barbieri, Harry Belafonte, Dom Salvador, Paquito de Rivera, Astrud Gilberto, Michel Camilo, and...

Ralph Irizarry

Ralph Irizarry, recognized worldwide as an excellent percussionist, first fell in love with the timbal at an early age when his father coincidentally brought home a set...

Ralph Peterson

 

A respected educator who is currently a fullprofessor at the Berklee College of Music, Peterson’s protégés include such potent new...
Ravi Coltrane

 

Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed saxophonist, bandleader, composer, producer and founder of the independent record company, RKM Music. Since...
Renaud Penant

In his own words:


I was born in Caen, Normandy, France.

After a lesson with the legendary Jimmy COBB in 1992 during a visit to the United...

Richard Bona

 

Richard Bona is a jazz bassist and musician. His actual African name, as he said live in Montreal in a show with Bobby McFerrin, is Bona Pinder...
Richie Flores

Born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Richie was a prodigious talent as a young child that began playing congas at the early age of 5. He...

Richie Goods

The youngest person ever inducted into the PittsburghJazz Hall of Fame, bassist Richie Goods got an earlystart playing at clubs while still attending the...

Robby Ameen

During the time that Robby Ameen has spent living in New York City since the early eighties he has compiled a recording career stretching from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul...

Rodrigo Ursaia

 

Rodrigo Ursaia, saxophonist, flutist and composer, has made a musical career for himself in his native Brazil, playing and recording with the likes of...
Rodriguez Brothers

The Rodriguez Brothers Group was formed in 2002 when they recorded their premier CD titled Introducing The Rodriguez Brothers. The music for this recording consisted of...

Roger Davidson

For Roger Davidson, music is a world without boundaries. Both as a composer and pianist, he has a fearless reach. Though often termed a classical artist, Davidson has...

Román Díaz

Román Díaz left Cuba in 1999 to come to New York City. Since then he has been featured alongside Orlando “Puntilla” Rios in the critically...

Ron Affif

The nephew of guitarist Ron Anthony (who played with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra), Ron Affif received his first guitar lesson from his uncle when he was 12. After...

Ron Jackson

Ron Jackson is a New York based jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, recording artist, and instructor. He has performed and recorded in over 20 countries as...

Roni Ben-Hur

 

A pioneer for what has become an important wave of top jazz talent coming out of Israel, Ben-Hur migrated to New York in 1985, at the age of 22, and...
Russ Spiegel

 

Alongside performing everything from solo guitar to running a 17-piece jazz orchestra featuring his own compositions and arrangements, Russ Spiegel has...
Sammy Figueroa

 

After many years as one of the world's leading players, Sammy has in recent years firmly established himself as a bandleader and artist. It is rare...
Samuel Torres

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Samuel graduated in Music Composition from Universidad Javeriana. He started playing at age twelve and recalls learning a great deal from in-home...

Sandro Albert

 

Sandro Albert is an extremely talented Jazz Guitarist, composer, and arranger who has travelled from his hometown of Porto Alegre, Brazil to the United States...

Sarah Charles

 

Sarah began her career in her hometown of Springfield, MA, studying and playing throughout the New England area.  Throughout her elementary and...
Sarah Hayes

Jazz vocalist & Bandleader, Sarah Hayes has been at the forefront of New York’s music scene for the last 9 years- Performing Jazz and Swinging Standards with...

Scott Feiner
With his Pandeiro Jazz project, Scott Feiner has helped to expand the possibilities and perception of the Brazilian pandeiro worldwide, an instrument not normally...
Silvana Deluigi

 

"So Silvana walks on stage and everything else kind of falls away. Yeah, the lighting, the proportions of the stage, the distance...

Silvano Monasterios

 

Pianist-composer Silvano Monasterios was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He spent his formative years of training at the Jose Angel Lamas Conservatory...
Sons of Legends (“S.O.L.”)

 

Sons of Legends (“S.O.L.”) is a new Latin Jazz band composed of the sons of some of Latin Jazz’s greatest musicians. The band is led by Phoenix...

Source

SOURCE with Yacouba Sissoko on kora ; was created by Quebecois flutist Sylvain Leroux, pioneer of African music collaborations in NorthAmerica, as an...

Stacy Dillard

Stacy Dillard, raised in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, started playing the saxophone at a rather late age. In his hometown, there isn't much music happening, but only Robert...

Stafford Hunter

 

Trombonist & sea Shells is a Philadelphia native who became a professional musician by the age of 16. He attended Penn State University for 2 years...
Steve Hall
Steve Hall, (ne Stephen) was born and raised In Montreal, taking up clarinet and saxophone in high school after some initial work on guitar and harmonica. His early...
Susan Pereira

Vocalist, pianist, percussionist, composer and arranger Susan Pereira has been one of the most versatile musicians on New York’s Brazilian music scene since 1983. While...

Svetlana Shmulyian

 

Having been called an "energetic vocalist" (Wall Street Journal), "jazz experimentalist" (Broadway World) with the "strong...
Tango Conspiracy

 

Tango Conspiracy sets out to explore the deepest realms of this Argentinean folklore music by enhancing its subdued and intense mood with electronic...
Téka

Téka is an artist with roots firmly planted in the traditions of Brazilian music… the samba, bossa nova, and choro. Born into a musical family, singing was...

The Bridge Trio

 

The Bridge Trio has its roots deeply entrenched in the New Orleans Jazz tradition. Drummer Joe Dyson, pianist Conun Pappas, and bassist Max Moran came...
Tine Bruhn

Jazz vocalist Tine Bruhn moved to New York City in 2001 after having graduated from Berklee College of Music. In NYC she has made quite an impression with steady concerts...

Tivon Pennicott
Tivon Pennicott was born in Marietta, Georgia in December of 1985. He began studying tenor saxophone in high school, garnering recognition early on as an outstanding...
TK Blue

T.K. Blue, also known as Talib Kibwe, was born in New York City of a Trinidadian mother and Jamaican father. T.K. began playing music at the age of 8 years old on trumpet...

Tommy Campbell

 

Tommy Campbell grew up outside of Philadelphia in a musical environment. His father was an organist and singer, and his uncle is Jimmy Smith, the...
Tony Middleton
 
Tony’s career is an interesting and diversified one, which spans many years of accomplishments. Although as a teenager, he was working...
Troy Roberts

Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts has won four consecutive Downbeat Jazz Soloist Awards, two consecutive...

Troy Roberts
Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, award winning saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts is currently based in the USA. Graduating with a...
Unit 1 (Egan, Latham, Hart)

Unit 1 is an eclectic and electric jazz trio with bassist Mark Egan,  drummer Karl Latham and guitarist John Hart. The group  draws their multidirectional...

Valery Ponomarev

Valery Ponomarev worked with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers for 4 years. With the Messengers, he performed at major concert halls, clubs, and festivals all...

Valtinho Anastacio

Born in Sao Paolo, Brasil, Valtinho's journey as a musician started as a child, inspired by the very streets he grew up on. This young musician soon realised that...

Vanderlei Pereira

Drummer and Rio de Janeiro native Vanderlei Pereira is one of the most sought-after musicians on the contemporary Brazilian jazz scene.  Combining a prodigious...

Victor Bailey

 

Victor Bailey, already hailed as one of the world's greatest bass players as a teenager, stormed the music scene back in the early eighties when,...
Victor Jones

Internationally recognized for his consistent, subtle and stylish drumming on stage and in the studio, Victor Jones is known as an innovator who is not afraid to bring...

Victor Prieto

 

Victor Prieto is a native of Galicia, Spain born in the town of Orense in 1975. At the age of nine Victor was encouraged by his mother to study the...
Wallace Roney

 

Wallace Roney earned the admiration and respect of his colleagues and his elders since age 16. He has been an integral part of the band with Tony Williams,...

Weber Iago

 

Born Weber Ribeiro Drummond in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil on February 17th1962. It wasn’t until mid 90’s that Weber adopted the stage name...
Will Calhoun

Will is the drummer for the Multi Platinum Grammy winning Rock Group, Living Colour. He's toured/Produced/recorded with Pharaoh Sanders,Wayne Shorter, Jaco Pastorius,...

Willie Martinez

Willie Martinez has been a familiar face in New York City's eclectic music scene for well over twenty years. As well as being one of the most sought after drummers on the...

Xiomara Laugart

 

Xiomara Laugart is Cuban. This alone makes her a competitor in the music industry. She was born with a fusion of rhythms in her veins. Moreover, Xiomara...

Yaala Balin

Yaala Ballin is the 2002 winner of the America-Israel Scholarship Foundation. Immediately following her mandatory service in the Israeli army, she made her dream of moving...

Yosvany Terry

 

Yosvany Terry Cabrera, born in Cuba, received his earliest musical training from his father, Eladio "Don Pancho" Terry, violinist and Cuba'...

Yukari

 

YUKARI has received grants and awards as a flutist, including Jazz Flute master class competition by the National Flute Association, the outstanding...

Yunior Terry

 

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....
Zaccai Curtis
After graduating from New England Conservatory in 2005, Zaccai Curtis moved to New York City where he performs with artists such as: Ralph Peterson, Brian Lynch, Ray...
Zerui DePina

Zerui Depina was born on June 11th, 1968 in Cape Verde amid a family whose members were literally awaken to the sound of music, the young José Rui De Pina (Zérui) was...

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