Soloist

Sean Jones

Music and spirituality have always been fully intertwined in the artistic vision of trumpeter, composer, educator and activist Sean Jones.

Jim McNeely

Jim McNeely was born in Chicago, and moved to New York City in 1975. In 1978 he joined the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. He spent six years as a featured soloist with that band and its successor, Mel Lewis and the Jazz Orchestra (now The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra).

Brook Speltz

Praised for his "fluid virtuosity" and "soulful melodies," Los Angeles native Brook Speltz has been inspired since childhood by the long tradition of deep musical mastery of artists such as Jascha Heifetz, Pierre Fournier, and the Guarneri String Quartet.

Orli Shaham

A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and vitality, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, Ms.

Simone Porter

Violinist Simone Porter has been recognized as an emerging artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to her as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready.

Michael Schachter, composer

Michael’s music draws from an eclectic brew of influences including jazz and New Orleans, Renaissance polyphony, Jewish liturgy and klezmer, and South Indian classical music.

Brendan Faegre, composer

The music of Brendan Faegre (b. 1985, Portland, USA) unites the traditions within which he was formed: jazz and rock drumming, Hindustani classical, and contemporary concert music.

New York Voices

2013 marked New York Voices 25th Anniversary and they show no signs of slowing down.  This critically acclaimed vocal group has refined their musical story to a high art.  They are known for their close-knit voicings, inspired arrangements and unparalleled vocal blend.

Jon Faddis

Jon Faddis was born in Oakland, California on July 24, 1953, and began playing the trumpet at the age of eight, inspired by an appearance of Louis Armstrong on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Robin Eubanks

Robin Eubanks is the premier jazz trombonist of his generation.

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