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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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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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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Mirta Gomez

Mirta Gomez received her early piano training from her mother in her native Cuba.She continued her musical education at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School in New York City. Ms. Gomez's recent performances include recitals at the Leo S. Bing Auditorium at the Los Angeles County Museum in Los Angeles,CA, and the [...]

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William Hume

Pianist William Hume is establishing himself as a soloist, collaborator and music advocate. He has performed on the National Public Radio program “From the Top,” at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. William has received awards in numerous competitions, including The American Prize, The ENKOR Piano and Violin Competition, where he also [...]

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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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Helena Kay

Helena is a New York based musician and teacher. She grew up in Perth, Scotland and moved to London in 2012 to begin studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2016 with a First Class in BMus Jazz (Hons) and receiving the Anjool Malde Jazz Prize for the highest jazz final recital [...]

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