Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet (Featuring Eric Harland)
New York based Jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg started his professional career as a performer from only 16 years old and has been steadily securing his name as one of the most compelling jazz composers ever since. Kreisberg has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz from Joe Henderson and Michael Brecker to Dr. Lonnie Smith and Ari Hoenig. He has released ten recordings with groups of his own and whom he also continually tours with. Additionally, Jonathan is a respected educator having published a number of books of compositions and transcriptions. When he is not on tour, Jonathan Kreisberg can be found performing his long-time steady trio hits at Bar Next Door in NYC.
Steven Feifke is a GRAMMY Award winning bandleader, composer, and arranger. He is one of the most in-demand jazz artists in the world today.
He has been interviewed on TV shows like FOX, NBC, and CBS, and is heralded a "masterful pianist" by JAZZIZ Magazine. DownBeat Magazine calls his music is "an air of infectious joy."
He is a Yamaha Performing Artist, an Avid Sibelius Artist, and has appeared on over 40 albums to date. He has written music for hit TV shows like The Masked Singer, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Impractical Jokers, Animaniacs, and many world class big bands and orchestras around the globe.
Berklee College Of Music hired him as a professor of Harmony and Jazz Composition, and he has also been invited to give guest lectures and Artist in Residencies at institutions such as Yale University, Jazz At Lincoln Center, New York University, UT Austin, Northern Illinois University, and more.
Chad Lefkowitz Brown
Hailed as a "Sax Phenom" by the New York Daily News, Chad LB is a featured artist on 2 GRAMMY winning albums, and has toured through 6 continents playing venues from Carnegie Hall to the Super Bowl. As a bandleader, he's headlined jazz venues and festivals around the world, and as a soloist he's joined acts like Chris Botti, Arturo Sandoval, and Christian McBride.
A native of Elmira, New York, Chad established himself as a jazz prodigy at age 11, performing throughout New York State under the mentorship of local jazz hero, George Reed, who was known for backing legends like Teddy Wilson, Buddy Tate, and Marian McPartland.
Chad went on to pursue a formal education in the arts at the Brubeck Institute, a prestigious fellowship program created by jazz legend Dave Brubeck. While studying at the institute, he performed regularly with Brubeck and was a member of the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet.
Chad received many accolades during his scholastic career, including 15 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards for categories such as "Best Jazz Soloist" and "Best Original Song."
Jazz-center-of-the-universe-based, exiled German-born drummer Jochen Rueckert presents his working quartet with guitarist Mike Moreno, bassist Matt Penman and legendary saxophonist Seamus Blake The band from New York City plays Jochen's compositions containing surprisingly more optimistically swinging sections rich with chords than one would expect from a teutonic drummer, sprinkled with the occasional 3/8 bar for good measure.
Jochen's deliberate avoidance of formal music education, albeit initially for budgetary reasons, provides a great lack of erudite nonsense in his writing. Jochen is celebrating his 6th album, titled "With Best Intentions".
Jochen is mostly known for his work in 12 years of the Marc Copland trio, the mid-2000 Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet, all of Nils Wogram's Root 70, recent work with the Melissa Aldana trio, Fred Hersch, and his electronic music programmed under the alias "Wolff Parkinson White" as well as his series of ebooks aptly titled "Read the Rueckert - travel observations and pictures of hotel rooms".
The idea for Loop Doctors came in 2005, when the two founding members of the band, Romhányi Áron (keyboards) and Peter Szendofi (drums) where talking with Gary Willis about modern musical styles, during the recording of Péter's solo album. Later the band was formed and has been continually releasing music and touring ever since.
Hailed by Music Talks Sydney as "One of the best Jazz Singers in the world", Singaporean vocalist Alemay Fernandez is a veteran performer in the Asian jazz scene. In her illustrious 20 year career, she has performed with David Foster, Gregory Porter, Incognito, Ray Parker Jr, Nat Adderley Jr, Ernie Watts, Randy Brecker, Antonio Hart, Jay Anderson, Lewis Nash, Janis Siegel, Lauren Kinhan, The Platters' Bobby Soul and opened for Laura Fygi & Benny Golson. She has the distinction of being the only Asian singer to have performed with 3 of the top Jazz Orchestras in the world: Wynton Marsalis & The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra & The Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Niki Waltersdorfer : Vocal,Guitar
Fridolin Krenn : Bass,Vocal
Simon Brugner : Drums,Vocal
Jonathan Herrgesell : Saxophones,Keyboard,Flute
Candlelight Ficusis no longer a wilted, dying houseplant–it developed into a musical tree, thatthrives like crazy. In the energetic live show of the funk-pop band from Graz/Austria, you simply can't stand still. Driving grooves, catchy pop melodies andarchaic soul elements sweep mercilessly aroundyour ears and straight into your feet. The sun is up, the feelgood-funk-package is here.
Story behind the name : Simon (drums) and Niki (git,voc)were moving to Graz and spent some afternoons at IKEA. They sawa ficus in the store and came up with the name. The plan was to use the name and the band justforone nightfor fun at a local band contest. After they won that contest, they started to go on with the project and write new music.
Gabriele Buonasorte : Saxophones
Angelo Olivieri : Trumpet & Flugehorn
Mauro Gavini : Electric Bass
Saverio Federici : Drums
Gabriele Buonasorte is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and sound designer. He is an eclectic and versatile musician, a lover of sonic and stylistic fusions that characterize his always varied and unpredictable phrasing. He has collaborated with nationally and internationally renowned musicians such as Gabriel Rivano, Simona Molinari, Chiara Galiazzo, Leo Garcia, Roy Paci, Fabrizio Bosso, Francesco Bearzatti, Med Free Orkestra, John Arnold, Greg Burk, Gabriele Lazzarotti, Sade Mangiaracina, Marco Siniscalco, Fry Moneti, Silvia Bolognesi, Carlos Rojas, Zied Trabelsi, and many others. In 2012, he formed his quartet consisting of Angelo Olivieri (trumpet), Mauro Gavini (bass), and Saverio Federici (drums), with whom he recorded the original project titled "Forward" for Nau Records.
A group of friends with diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, who play only originals by bandleader Susan Harmer Lauw - this is Tropic Green in a nutshell. This horn-led band has played in jazz festivals in Nepal, India, Thailand, Malaysia and of course, Singapore where they are based.