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Plini

Guitar

PLINI is an independent solo artist from Sydney, Australia. He composes, plays guitar, records, produces and manages his uniquebrand of instrumental progressive rock all from a bedroom studio. STEVE VAI described his critically-acclaimed debut album “HANDMADE CITIES” as “one of the finest, forward thinking, melodic, rhythmically and harmonically deep, evolution of rock/metal instrumental guitar records I have ever heard.” PLINI was named #8 in Ultimate-Guitar’s top 12 guitarists of 2015 and listed amongst MusicRadar’s “10 best prog guitarists in the world right now” in 2016.

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Mark Lettieri

Guitar

“Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor from Fort Worth, TX. A longstanding member of three-time GRAMMY-winning jazz-pop group Snarky Puppy, he records and performs in virtually every genre of popular music with both independent and major-label artists, ranging in diversity from David Crosby to 50 Cent. Lettieri also creates and performs original instrumental music under his own name, and has released three records to his credit.”

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David Maxim Micic

Guitar

David Micic (David Maxim Micic), born on May 5th, 1990 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He is a multiinstrumentalist (mainly guitar and keyboard player), composer and a producer who independently and successfully manages his pretty unique music brand of progressive rock, all from the bedroom studio in Belgrade, Serbia. He’s also a lead guitarist, composer and a producer behind the band called Destiny Potato.

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Jakub Zytecki

Guitar

Jakub Zytecki is a guitar player and producer of a band DispersE, as well as a solo musician.

His music oscillates around progressive/alternative rock, with an addition of ambient and electronic influences. He's currently endorsed by Mayones Guitars.

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Jakub Juránek

Guitar

Jakub Juránek is a guitarist, composer and music pedagogue born in Brno. He has graduated at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek where he now works as a teacher for the field of acoustic and jazz guitar.

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Simon Phillips

Drums

Simon Phillips is by far one of the world’s most renowned and respected drummers, whose style not only reflects his technical gift but also his distinct musical sensibility. Whether it is Rock, Fusion, Jazz or World, Simon applies the same precision and intensity to his drumming, which is never lacking in emotion and feel.

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Emmanuelle Caplette

Drums

In Recent Years, She Has Appeared At Several Major Drum Festivals Including The HLAG Drum Festival in Los Angeles, The Montreal DrumFest, Adam’s Drumworld in Holland, As Well As The Frankfurt Musikmesse In Germany, La Rioja In Spain, Drum Ladies Fest in Italy, Taipei International Drum Camp And The Bag Show In France And Has Led Workshops In Canada And Europe.

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Chris Allison

Drums

With 18 years experience behind the kit, I’ve been fortunate to play drums around Australia playing various styles of music – from prog to blues, from free-jazz to punk. Having studied drums with some of Australia’s finest drummers (most notably Dr Dave Goodman & Dr Andy Gander, among others), I have also completed a Bachelor of Music in Drum Set performance at the Australian Institute of Music in 2007.

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Attila Fehérvári

Bass guitar

He earned his diploma in 2004 at the prestigious University of Musical Arts, with a major in Jazz Bass guitar in Budapest. He’s internationally known about his work with the Prog-jazz-metal band Special Providence, but he also works with countless bands, theater orchestras as a member or as session artist on live shows and in studio as well.

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Simon Grove

Bass guitar

Simon Grove is a 29 year-old bass player from Sydney, Australia. In the past 16 years that Simon has been playing bass, he studied at the Australian Institute Of Music (AIM) where he received a Bachelor Of Contemporary Music. During his time at AIM, Simon began working on several musical projects such as The Helix Nebula and later, Instrumental (adj).

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Adam Ben Ezra

Double-bass

Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and YouTube sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. For the past few years Adam has been pushing his craft in new, exciting directions and carving out a unique spot for himself in today’s international musical landscape, with both his songwriting and musicianship earning him great success along the way.

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Cliff Gordon

Sax

Houstonian, Cliff Gordon, has been studying music for 15 years, and jazz for more than 10 of those years. He’s played in many places, starting from Texas all the way to Spain and other neighboring countries, (20+ and counting). He’s recently received his Master’s degree from Berklee Valencia in Contemporary Performance with an added concentration in Studio Production.

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Olivia Dawn

Violin

Hailed by Prestige Magazine as the “rising star violinist” from Hong Kong, British-Chinese songwriter/producer Olivia Dawn is already making her mark in the industry with her unique talent at the age of 25. She is known for delivering smooth, modern electric violin improvisations and powerful husky vocals over her own DJ and live electronic sets. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, she has written, recorded and produced original music for major artists from both the pop and underground realm. Her signature sound as a DJ is deep, melodic and sensual by nature, with driving influences from techno and progressive house, while her productions are more vocal and dreamy with a hint of electro pop. She is also a part of underground DJ duo Until Dawn which has recently made its debut on the stages of Tomorrowland 2017 and Cafe D’Anvers in Belgium to raving reviews.

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Dave Mackay

Piano / keyboards

Dave Mackay is a British pianist, singer, songwriter and producer, currently based in Los Angeles, California. A diverse performer, he has toured worldwide with his solo show and as an accompanist for several prominent artists including Art
Garfunkel, Grace Weber, Låpsley, Chord Overstreet and Emily Elbert.

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Joyce Cheung

Piano

Joyce Cheung received an early classical musical training in both piano and cello, obtaining diplomas from ABRSM and Trinity College at a young age. She spent her early years studying piano performance and electronic composition at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During which she performed with the world class pianist Lang Lang in Time Square in Hong Kong.

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Milan Kašuba

Jazz Interpretation

Jazz guitarist and composer, originally a goldsmith. From the age of seven to fourteen he played the violin in a music school. When he was living in Prague and studying to become a goldsmith he was introduced to guitar and chose it as a prior instrument. He started his music carrier in 1962 when he became a professional jazz guitarist at the Night Brno Theatre. Since then he has been playing with several Brno bands.

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Hana Robinson

Jazz Interpretation

Hana Robinson is a Czech singer, pianist, arranger and composer. She is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Hana composes all music and lyrics for her songs as well as for other Czech interpreters and musicians.

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Caleb Gore

Singing

Based in New York/Boston, Caleb Gore is a sensational songwriter and vibrant vocalist, mixing popular music styles to create a unique blend of influences from soul, funk, country, and blues

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Lili del Sol

Singing

From Cali, Colombia, Lili del Sol is a singer, songwriter and producer. Because of her interest in cultural roots and the exuberant atmosphere created when the many different countries of Latin America intertwine, Lili del Sol’s compositions often reflect on social conditions, and the search for roots as a core human need. With contemporary arrangements and different rhythm fusions and sounds from around the world, Lili del Sol presents fresh and unique interpretations and performances of Latin American music.

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Luis Regidor Paín

Singing

2nd prize winner in the “Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition” at the 2011 Montreux Jazz Festival and finalist at the 2012 edition, both times with a jury presided by Quincy Jones. He was born in Cáceres (Spain) in 1985 and started playing guitar at the age of 7, under the guidance of his father. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in classical guitar at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Rafael Orozco in Córdoba (Spain).

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Cinnamon Denise

Singing

An Atlanta, Georgia, USA native, Cinnamon Denise is a vocalist, bassoonist, songwriter, and producer who has a talent for engulfing listeners into her music. As a vocalist, she started singing at an early age in her church Gospel choir where she developed a unique and virtuosic singing style. She uses this style in her performances with R&B/soul influences beautifully intertwined in the music.

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Brail Watson

Singing

Philip Brail Watson didn’t chose to be a performer, he was born as one. Born in Topeka, Kansas Brail started performing when he was a child singing his favorite songs to his friends and family at home. With an expansive vocal range, and a multitude of genre’s to draw inspiration from including hip-hop, soul, and R&B he is known to bring the house down in any performance situation. For years Brail has always wanted one thing, to make an impact on as many people as he could with a strong dialogue through his music.

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Mirka Novak

Singing

Novak is a vocalist, performer, song-writer and vocal coach from the Czech Republic. She graduated from the University of West Bohemia with a Master’s degree in 2013.She has been visiting regularly United States of America to pursue her music career.

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Joanna Teters

Singing

Joanna Teters is carving a place for herself in the hearts and minds of today’s music lovers with original, forward-thinking, new school soul music. Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, deeply sultry tones to rugged reggae and blues, Teters’ serves her audiences with playful and energetic yet poised performances of both original compositions and covers.

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