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Eric Vloeimans

Eric Vloeimans (1963), born in the Netherlands, is regarded as one of Europe’s best trumpet players. He shows an extraordinary talent for playing original music with an outstanding quality. On his cd's Vloeimans prefers to record original compositions. As a composer he does not feel restricted to one particular style, but at the same time, he has managed to create a language of his own. His writing is fresh and creative, yet not without feel and respect for the tradition. The great musical talent and the expressive power of the music of Eric Vloeimans have been honoured by winning the Dutch Edison Award four times, the Boy Edgar Award, the Elly Ameling oeuvre prize and the prestigious Bird Award at the North Sea Jazz Festival.

Eric Vloeimans has been active in a wide variety of ensembles all over the years. The Eric Vloeimans Quartet and his recent Gatecrash group have earned reputations as being Holland's top bands. Vloeimans' performances with a multitude of other formations has shown his versatility. His musical talent, easy-going attitude and great sense of humour have brought him to play with national and international artists. Eric Vloeimans has attained a level that enables him to share the stage with many of the most reputable and established musicians in the jazz scene and beyond. He played with Marc Johnson, Pierre Courbois, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Michiel Borstlap, Jeroen van Vliet, Nguyên Lê, Anton Goudsmit, Spinvis, Jimmy Haslip, Lars Danielsson, Michael Moore, Joey Baron, Mercer Ellington, John Taylor, Harmen Fraanje, Henny Vrienten and many, many others.

His musical cooperation’s have taken Eric Vloeimans abroad many times. With diverse artists and ensembles he played all over Europe, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, China and Japan. The experiences from his travels influence his work constantly. The music of Eric Vloeimans shows a

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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Jacques Schwarz-Bart was born of mixed races. His early experience as a man taught him that one can be a harmonious receptacle for several cultures, as long as each one is given its value and importance. After graduating from the French School of Government (Sciences Po Paris), Jacques has been working for the French Senate. While his first instrument is the Gwoka Drums from Guadeloupe – his native country, he discovers the tenor saxophone at age 24, and three years later, quits his career to go and study at the Berklee College of music.

After playing alongside such luminaries as Roy Hargrove, Danilo Perez, Ari Hoenig, Meshell n’Degeocello, D’angelo or Chucho Valdes, Jacques finally decides to follow his own vision as a band leader. He then leaves Roy Hargrove’s band in 2005 and finalizes his Gwoka Jazz Project, gathering some faithful and talented musicians such as Sonny Troupé, Olivier Juste or Milan Milanovic. Jacques and his Gwoka Project record two albums for Universal, “Soné Ka La” and “Abyss”, which have built his current career as an internationally acclaimed jazz band leader.

In 2010, he releases “Rise Above”, which revives his long lasting collaboration with singer - and spouse - Stephanie McKay. As Bob Davis puts it: “This album sounds like what might have happened if John Coltrane and Minnie Riperton were to make an album together”.

More recently, Jacques, whose fertile brain seems to never rest, has launched three new projects, ranging from straight jazz to Caribbean roots music. The first one is a free trio with guitar, drums and saxophone. The absence of bass, while freeing the music from the ground, provides an aerial –almost ethereal - quality to the music. The wide open space becomes a formidable launching pad for the multi-dimensional playing of Gilad Hekselman and Obed Calvaire.

During these last years, Jacques had the opportunity to play with drummer Leon Parker, pianist Baptiste Trotignon and bassist Thomas Bramerie. From these encounters, a Quartet came up. The music takes off effortlessly. The players soar with unpredictable but purposeful creativity, while showing an unbreakable sense of unity. All the members of the band contribute in the writing and direction of the music. A recording is in the works for the end of 2011 and should display how special a symbiosis is achieved here.

Last but not least, Jacques has created a project that synergizes modern jazz and ritual voodoo music from Haiti. It features two Voodoo priests: the great singer Errol Josué, and percussionist Gaston Bonga, as well as some of the finest Jazz musicians: Etienne Charles, Obed Calvaire, Luqies Cutis, and Milan Milanovic. While remaining a jazz project, the music is lifted by the powerful spirituality of voodoo music. Band members and audience seem to be sailing together on a sea of light. The music was just presented as the headliner for the opening day of the famous Banlieues Bleues festival on March 11th, 2011 in Paris. Jacques then begins to tour with this project, including concerts in Morocco (Essaouira Festival), Guadeloupe, and more to come.


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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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AIEVEA
Oozing with innovative charm, Aievea re-invents the meaning of acid-jazz. 
Step into a world of two innovative and multi-instrument players - VLAICU GOLCEA and ELECTRIC BROTHER, brimming with freshly brewed electronic sounds, the must-see-to-believe drummer TAVI SCURTU who juggles with his steady, creative rhythms, sometimes on the soft tip of jazz, sometimes heavy and raw like drum’n’bass. 

Nothing seems to be missing. But there comes MARTA HRISTEA with mellow, delicate or harsh, powerful vocals, versatile lyrics and unforgettable melodic lines in a perfectly accurate intonation. 
Still, there is something more: imagine a story within a story, the eye complementing the ear, the visual cornucopia of CASA GONTZ that will haunt your memories days and nights after the performance. It is no surprise they have highlighted numerous club gigs, radio and TV programs and theaters since their debut in 2002, and seeing them live is always a feast for your ears and eyes. 
Since the release of their first album, SCARED OF JAZZ, Aievea performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Budapest, Rome, Ost Klub in Vienna, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Brussels, Val de Reuil, New Jazz Festival Iasi, Timisoara, Gheorghieni, Warsaw, among others.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kazuhiro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Aug 2011 at 10:15pm
Thank you. I added it now. Please confirm it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 2011 at 3:45am
MMMMhhhh!!!....
 
I had no idea we could slap on other site's bio on here...
 
I thoughht it was like in PA, where yuou had to write your own... OK!! I'll try to submit a few ....
 
I'll probably even try to provide them in the submission thread from now on.
 
 
 
my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicted musicians to crazy ones....

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It's more the fact that artists are added without bios, so I thought it would be nice to try to fill out JMA's empty halls LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tupan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Sep 2011 at 9:42am
Anette Hanshaw has a bio in Wikipedia (is free for use, but we only must give credit to wikipedia, I think):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annette_Hanshaw
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Bio of Doc Cheatham, again from wikipedia;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Cheatham
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Miguel Zenon: http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/miguel-zenon.aspx?ac=miguel

Miguel Zenón was born in San JuanPuerto Rico. While studying at the Escuela Libre de Musica in San Juan, he won a scholarship to the “Berklee in Puerto Rico” program of the Berklee College of Music and a scholarship to attend Berklee College in Boston. While at Berklee, Zenón became immersed in jazz and began performing with drummer Bob Moses’ Mozamba and the Either/Orchestra. After completing his undergraduate degree, Zenón moved to New York, where he was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music, graduating with a Masters Degree in 2001.

After gaining initial attention as a sideman in the ensembles of Ray Barretto and David Sánchez, Zenón organized his own band in 2001, featuring pianist Luis Perdomo, bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummerAntonio Sanchez (replaced in 2005 by Henry Cole). The quartet’s first recording, Looking Forward, was released by Spain’s Fresh Sounds/New Talent label in 2002. A year later, Zenón became one of the first artists signed by saxophonist Branford Marsalis’ new label Marsalis Music, which has subsequently released Ceremonial in 2004; Jibaro, an homage to the rural folk music of Puerto Rico composed with grant support from the New York State Council of the Arts, in 2005; and Awake, a collection of original compositions in which Zenón’s quartet is supplemented by a string quartet and horns, in 2008. In addition to his own quartet, Zenón has maintained affiliations with several other leading jazz groups, including the SFJazz Collective, of which he is a founding member; Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra; andGuillermo Klein’s Los Gauchos. Zenón has also participated extensively in jazz education programs, including the New School in New York, Canada’s Banff Centre and the touring Marsalis Jams program.

Among his many awards, Zenón was named a Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador and toured West Africa in 2003, won the Rising Star Alto Saxophone award in the Down Beat Critics Poll in 2004-6 and 2008 and the Best New Artist award in the JazzTimes Readers Poll in 2006, and received a Guggenheim grant to compose an extended work on the subject of Puerto Rican plena music in April 2008. He was one of 25 recipients of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in September 2008. His 2009 release, Esta Plena was nominated for a Grammy as Best Latin Jazz Album.

Miguel is signed to the Cambridge, MA based record label, Marsalis Music.


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Angles: http://www.jazzmusicarchives.com/angles.aspx

Angles is a Swedish jazz sextet made up of Johan Berthling (bass), Kjell Nordeson (drums), Magnus Broo (trumpet), Martin Küchen (alto saxophone), Mats Äleklint (trombone), Mattias Ståhl (vibraphone). The group just released their latest record, “Every Woman is a Tree” (Clean Feed, 2008). Described by Clean Feed: Angles “spans the artificial divisions imposed between the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ improvising schools. His radical extended techniques, such as in the sonic use of saliva, are fundamental for the abstract, textural constructions on his solo album ‘Homo Sacer. ’ Although these techniques address sound itself rather than music as conventionally considered, Küchen is first of all a free jazz player. Küchen the free jazz artist is in fact what we find on ‘Every Woman is a Tree.’ It is free jazz with a post-bop twist, profiting from contributions from some of the most interesting musicians on the Scandinavian scene.

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Do you think the couple threads that I opened could be stickied? It would make them much easier to find, IMO.
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