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Eric Akif

A native of Bulgaria, Eric Akif holds a B.A. degree from the Academy of Music and Dance, Plovdiv and a M.A. degree from Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Flushing Town Hall, Queens Auditorium in New York; Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, Jomie Jazz Center, Keith-Albey Theatre in Huntington, WV; [...]

By | June 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Erick Eiser

Erick Eiser grew up in Palm Springs, California where he taught himself to play both piano and guitar. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he received his BMA in Jazz Performance. Erick has been Teaching piano, guitar, and drums in NYC for the past 8 years, and has performed both locally and [...]

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Daniele Germani

Daniele Germani was born in Arce, Italy in 1992. Daniele is both a Saxophonist and Pianist who graduated from both the Conservatory of Licino Refice (Frosinone) and Berklee College of Music (Boston) where he attended the Global Jazz institute for 2 years. During his time in the United States he studied and collaborated with many great [...]

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Julian Jimenez Ruiz

Julian Jimenez Ruiz is guitarist, composer, arranger and educator born in Cordoba, Spain. He studied in the British School of Cordoba, recently lauded as one of the best international high schools in Spain by various Rankings. It was there where he started to learn music in a local music school, and decided to pursue his passion [...]

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Francesca Khalifa

The Italian- Egyptian pianist Francesca Khalifa was the winner of the Ferrara International Piano Festival in 2014, awarded by renown pianist and musicologist Paul Badura-Skoda. She resulted also top prize winner in the Schio International Piano Competition Alink-Argerich Foundation (Finalist and third place), the Premio Loreto Lancia International Piano Competition (Winner), the N. van Westerhout International [...]

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Jude Kim

Jude Kim is NYC based bassist, piano teacher, and composer. While attending Berklee College of Music for a degree in Bachelor of Music in Performance and Jazz Composition, he was awarded with Student Achievement Scholarship and Most Improved Bassist Award of 2010 Scholarship. From 2013 to 2015, he enrolled to NYU Steinhardt to pursue Master of [...]

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Christina Kulick

Christina Kulick Whether as teacher or student, artist or audience, behind the scenes or center stage, Christina Kulick is a devoted advocate for Music and the Arts. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Ms. Kulick engaged in her studies of Music and Dance at the age of three, and thus the seeds of a lifelong habit of [...]

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Utsav Lal

Creative pianist and composer, Utsav Lal has gained critical acclaim for his innovative handling of Indian Classical music. This 25-year classical and jazz pianist has  successfully taken the pure sounds of Indian ragas on the piano to global venues including Carnegie Hall-New York, The Kennedy Centre-Washington DC, Southbank Centre-London and holds the distinction of being the [...]

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Ana López-Reyes

Ana López-Reyes is a Mexican pianist/keyboardist and composer currently based in Brooklyn. Starting her classical piano education at 7 years old, she then became interested in popular music and the use of keyboards and synthesizers. She has been involved in diverse music projects; from playing keys in different projects, to writing music for chamber ensembles, to [...]

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Javier Robiou

Javier Robiou was born in the Dominican Republic on January 10, 1986. He started playing drums at the age of three. Drums found him because his dad was a drummer. He wasn't a professional, but he always had drums all around the house all the time. Mr. Robiou started studying seriously at age 14 with the [...]

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