Participant: Anna Kolchina (vocals, Russia)

11 January 2013
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Jazz vocalist with mellow seductive voice. Swing is felt in each of her notes. “I was born in Ufa, the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia. I finished Ufa college of arts. In 2004 I moved into St. Petersburg, where finished St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. Sing. I have been always dreaming of visiting [...]

Participant: Ilya Netkach (violin, Ukraine)

11 January 2013
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“I am a jazz violinist. I finished Kharkov musical college as a classical violinist. Soon, I became interested in improvisation and came into jazz. So far there are no jazz violin teachers in Ukraine I study it by myself. I constantly take part in jam-sessions. Among other styles I prefer standard swing, ballad and fusion. [...]

Participant: Tim Finoulst (guitar, Belgium)

10 January 2013
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My name is Tim Finoulst, I am 26 years old and from Belgium. I studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, where I graduated in 2010. I took master classes with Philip Catherine, Nelson Veras, Jonathan Kreisberg, Wayne Krantz, Hilmar Jensson... On the international jazz competition Jazz Hoeilaart 2011, I ended up fourth place with [...]

Participant: Alexey Setalov (trombone, Russia)

10 January 2013
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Alexey is a musician of “Radost’ Band” group (rus. Joy-Band). He finished Gnessin State Academy of Music. He was trained in the U.S. with the famous trumpeter John Feddis. He is a regular participant of different jam-sessions with Russian and foreign musicians.

Participant: Artem Usachev (guitar, Russia)

10 January 2013
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I finished mainstream and jazz department of Rostov state conservatory. My favorite musicians are Wes Montgomery, Kevin Eubanks, George Benson, Miles Davis, Marian Petrescu, Chick Corea...

Participant: Yaroslav Gordeyev (piano, Russia)

10 January 2013
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I’m a positive person. I never sit at home. I LOVE JAZZ AND AMERICAN POP.

Participant: Juozas Kuraitis (saxophone, Lithuania)

10 January 2013
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The saxophonist Juozas Kuraitis received Master Degree from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (2008). Juozas was studying at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He was a prize winner in J. Pakalnis Young Performers’ Competition (1999) and jazz competitions in Nida (2004), “Jazz Hope” (2005) and “Vilnius Jazz Young Power” (2006, 2007). Now he is [...]

Participant: Alexey Lisitsin (saxophone, Ukraine)

10 January 2013
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In 1997 I finished Donetsk State Conservatory by the specialization mainstream musical art, saxophone. I am fond of sound engineering.

Participant: Carola Zerega (vocals, Ecuador)

31 December 2012
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Carola Zerega is a remarkable singer from South America (Ecuador). She studies at her third year at the musical faculty of pedagogical university named after Ushinskiy (in Odessa). She plays percussion.

Participant: Kevin Makarawung (bass, Indonesia)

31 December 2012
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Kevin Yosua is a double bass and electric bass player from Cirebon, Indonesia. He studied music at Conservatory of Music Universitas Pelita Harapan, receiving a degree in contemporary performance in 2012. Together with his group, Hemiola Quartet, he has released an album titled «Oddventure» and wrote some music for it.

Participant: Aleksandr Kulkov (drums, Russia)

31 December 2012
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Alexander is an alumnus of Gnesin Russian Musical Academy, collaborated with renown Russian musicians such as Igor Bryl, Anatoliy Kroll and others. He participated in Russian and international musical festivals. Alexander is a prize-winner of the seventh International jazz contest of young performers in Rostov-on-Don.

Participant: Klim Lukyanenok (guitar, Belarus)

31 December 2012
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“I finished St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. Currently I teach at the institute. I love creativity in all its manifestations. I played in various ensembles in different styles. Now I am creating my own musical project. My favorite performers are John McLaughlin, John Coltrane, Adam Rogers and David Liebman.”

Participant: Tatiana Morozova (vocals, Russia)

31 December 2012
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“It is too long to tell and write about myself. In few words: I’m interested in everything, which can be done, while listening to jazz: to work as a designer in the first half of a day and jazz vocalist in the second one, to cook, to ski and ride bicycle, to tell jokes, to [...]

Participant: Gerhard Ornig (trumpet, Austria)

31 December 2012
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Born in Austria Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Composer, Arranger Currently studying for a bachelor degree (4th year) at the University of Music and Dramatic arts in Graz, Austria. Student of Jim Rotondi. Studied several years at the “Johann-Joseph-Fux Konservatorium Graz” Classical Music and Jazz Attended workshops with Bob Brookmeyer, Randy Brecker, Andreas Haderer, Jim McNeely, John Hollenbeck, Derrick [...]

Participant: Boris Mogilevskiy (saxophone, Ukraine)

31 December 2012

“I was born in 1992. Finished Kiev musical college named after Gliyer. Entered into the musical academy this year. My basic instrument is alto-sax, but also play tenor and baritone. Perspective jazz musician. Participate in the next jazz projects: G. Parshin Mingus Nonet, B. Mogilevskiy quartet, on replacement in Kiev Big Band.”

Participant: Paolo Stella (guitar, Italy)

31 December 2012
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I'm a musician who always searches for a new way to play any kind of music and also jazz. I try to experience through interplay and therefore communication with other musicians.

Participant: Aleksey Tkachenko (saxophone, Russia)

31 December 2012
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I was born in Gulkevichi of Krasnodar Krai. Currently I teach in musical school for children.

Participant: Evgeniy Sisengaliev (guitar, Ukraine)

31 December 2012
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My name is Zhenya. I was born in in 1993 in Odessa (Ukraine) and currently live here. I have been engaged in music since 7 years. I finished Odessa College of art and culture named after Dankevich. Additional information is here: http://vk.com/sisengaliev, http://www.facebook.com/eugenesisengaliev

Participant: Karen Mamikonyan (piano, Armenia)

31 December 2012
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“I finished State University of theatre and cinema. I participated in the International festival in Dubai (2009). I performed in «Jazz Town» club in Moscow and in Kiev and Odessa at the festival “Days of Armenia in Ukraine”. I love jazz, blues, funk, fusion and classical music. My favorite performers are Ray Charles, Oscar Peterson, [...]

Participant: Rit Xu (flute, Singapore)

31 December 2012
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Thorough-bred Singaporean and Asia's up and coming jazz flutist, Rit Xu was awarded 1st prize in the Juniors Division at the Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition 2011. He also won the US National Flute Association's Jazz Masterclass Competition during the 39th annual NFA Convention at Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently pursuing his Bachelors of Music [...]

Participant: Mariliis Eensalu (drums, Estonia)

31 December 2012
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Mariliis (born 1990) is an estonian drummer, who began her drum set studies in 2000. In 2004 she was already actively playing in a funk-rock group named Funktion, with whom she received a „Best drummer“ title at WintFest concert. In 2006 Mariliis joined a rock ensemble called Cramp. The band toured in Estonia and had [...]

Participant: Alexey Rozov (violin, Russia)

30 December 2012

He has got the academic musical education in Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Moscow). In parallel with that he was engaged in the Moscow Studio of Musical Improvisation Art (The Moscow Studio of Jazz) in "Moskvorechye" palace of culture in the only class of bowed instruments at that time held by Emil Kunin, who is [...]

Participant: Rustam Artikov (trumpet, Russia)

30 December 2012

My name is Rustam Artikov. I have a classical education. In my young days I heard the play of great jazzmen Dizzy Gillespie and Arturo Sandoval and fell in love with Jazz! That is why Jazz art became my life-work. I played in The Tour Concerts as a participant of wind instruments bands in the [...]

Participant: Yevgeniy Pugachev (guitar, Ukraine/Poland)

30 December 2012
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Yevgeniy Pugachev is a jazz guitarist, composer originally from Kharkov (Ukraine), who worked with such renowned musicians as Anna Chaykovskaya, Karl Frierson and Sergey Davidov in Ukraine. Yevganiy also was a leader of his own project which was performing his author compositions. He moved into Warsawa and began collaboration with numerous Polish and European musicians [...]

Participant: Alexey Leon Reyes (saxophone, Russia)

30 December 2012
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Russian saxophonist Alexey Leon Reyes was born in Cuba in the Cuban-Russian family, where everybody played some musical instrument, so from the early childhood he was exposed to different kinds of music.

Participant: Viktorija Pilatovic (vocals, Spain)

30 December 2012
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Viktorija Pilatovic is a jazz singer, arranger, composer. In October 2012 Viktorija of just 23 years old performed her original composition “We Could Solve That” with internationally renowned bassist Victor Wooten as well as at the Berklee Yamaha All-Stars Concert with Abraham Laboriel, Perico Sambeat and Victor Mendoza. Earlier this year, Viktorija found herself the [...]

Participant: Marina Vishnyakova (violin, Russia)

30 December 2012
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Marina Vishnyakova, jazz violinist, arranger, composer, violin instructor from Russia graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory as a classical violin performer, but at the same time got interested in jazz. In 2005 she participated in the summer program at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. After graduation from the Conservatory Marina received Fulbright [...]

Participant: Tobias Pustelnik (saxophone, Austria)

30 December 2012
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Tenor and Soprano Saxophone Born in 1991 in Austria. Started playing classical violin and Flute at the age of 9 in music school. After hearing jazz giants like Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon or John Coltrane he started playing Saxophone. Studying Jazz Saxophone in Graz with Prof. Karlheinz Miklin since 2010. Influenced a lot by Dexter [...]

Participant: Malte Benjamin Dürrschnabel (sax, Germany)

30 December 2012
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Malte Dürrschnabel (as,ss,fl,cl) Malte Dürrschabel studied Saxophone at Berlin University of the Arts and at the Royal Conservatories of The Hague and Brussels. He's now a freelance musician and music teacher. As a guestprofessor he worked for the PUJ-University in Colombia and he was awarded with the prize for the best instrumentalist at the international [...]

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