Faculty

Jamile Ayres

Emerging Jazz vocalist Jamile is a recent graduate of the inaugural Master's of Jazz Studies class at City College of New York. Originally from Brazil, she has been a working vocalist on several venues and has had the opportunity to be a featured vocalist on the show 'Eu Sou Maria (Nativitaten)', the largest known outdoors Christimas [...]

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Jonathan Block

Jonathan Block is a native of New York City. During middle school and high school, he held top positions in the ISO and New York Youth Symphony, and attended the highly regarded summer chamber music programs Greenwood and School For Strings. In 2012, he performed the Bach Chaconne in a master class for Pamela Frank. For [...]

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Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan has performed all over with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in solo recital. Recent performances include Lincoln Center’s Outdoor Concert Series “Soul at the Center: Legacy - Lalah Hathaway Sings Donnie Hathaway”; “Opera Italiana! The Central Park outdoor concerts”; and “Ariadne Auf Naxos,” “Britten Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and excerpts from “Die Walküre” with the Miami Music [...]

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Jade Choi

Jade Choi (a.k.a Eun Young Choi) is a New York based Jazz musician. She is originally from South Korea. Her influences from her Christian gospel background led her into the music field. In 2008 she crossed the ocean and into the city of Toronto to attend Humber College. She received two music awards for outstanding achievement [...]

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Szymon Czerniak

American born Polish pianist, Szymon Czerniak, has been hailed for his “brilliant technique, extraordinary energy, and strength in interpretation (Kourier Szczecinski).” Most recently, Szymon was awarded a Cultural Arts Scholarship by the Koszczisko Foundation in New York to study in Poland under the direction of Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he [...]

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Isaac Darche

Isaac Darche was born and raised in California. He has been an active member of the New York City music scene since 2006.  He has played many styles, including performances with Canción legend Jose Jose, the drummer from Steely Dan, and the bassist from the metal band Baroness, as well as numerous jazz musicians. His two albums as [...]

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Drummond Luis Dominguez-Kincannon

Drummond is a guitarist, composer, audio engineer and teacher based out of New York. He attended the Conservatory of Music at Purchase College where he studied jazz guitar. Drummond’s compositions span a wide range of genres from progressive metal and jazz, to chiptune music and video game soundtracks.

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Jakob Dreyer

German born Jakob Dreyer started playing piano when he was 4 years old. He received classical training as a piano player until he switched to bass at age 13. Among his teachers were John Patitucci, Mike Richmond and Anders Jormin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Music an Drama Hamburg [...]

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Sebastian Forster

Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Sebastián Forster made his international debut with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra on April 28, 1997, at the Concertgebouw's main hall, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto #23 and conducted by Jaap Van Zweden (currently principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic). This concert invitation was recorded live on BMG’s prestige Victor Red Seal label and launched [...]

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Jhoe Garay

Jhoe Garay is a guitarist, composer and arranger from Mexico City. Garay is based in New York since 2014, where she pursues a career in jazz music at The City College of New York. Garay has studied with iconic figures of the music scene such as Steve Wilson, Peter Bernstein, Scott Reeves, Mike Holober, Freddie Bryant, [...]

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