Festivals in Jazz Artists

Stanley Zappa

Born in Southern California, son of Bob (Frank’s Brother), Apostrophe, namely Ruth Underwood’s marimba, is my first memory of music. Guitar lessons began as a pre-teen (with the late Jon Van Wie, better know for his mouthpiece work). This resulted first in rock ...... Read More

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Syberen van Munster

Syberen van Munster

Both my parents are classical musicians by trade, flutists to be specific, so picking up the electric guitar seemed like a logical step. Unfortunately they made me go through 11 years of playing the violin and viola before they finally succumbed to my repeated requests, and ...... Read More

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Randy Sarles

Randy Sarles

Videos The Best of Randy Sarles Interview with Randy Sarles Earlier this week, Festival Archive was able to touch base with one of our all-time favourite guitarist and all over musican, Randy Sarles. Here’s what he had to say… If somebody has never heard your ...... Read More

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Jorn Swart

Jorn Swart

People often ask me: “You probably started playing piano when you were really young?” As a matter of fact, I wasn’t. After a brief venture into playing the recorder, at age 11 my parents decided I was old and wise enough to let me pick my “real” ... Read More

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Joe Leader

Joe Leader

Joe has spent all of his life playing music. Born into a family of world-class musicians, Joe has grown up immersed in the passion of musical performance. In fact, Joe and his first band won the “Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Awards” aged sixteen. His mother, ...... Read More

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Frank Polacchi

Frank Polacchi

I begin my musical formation when I was a teenager playing guitar and bass in a rock band having gigs in many pubs, school party and little festivals in Italy, in 1988 music became my job, as singer and bass player in a disco music band. With that band I’ve worked in ...... Read More

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Frank Salis

Frank Salis

Since i was 3 or 4 years old I always enjoyed listening to music, I loved the energy that it gave me. Then one day my dad picked up his guitar and played me a rock and roll accompaniment – I could not believe it! The sounds that resonated from the stereo gave me much ...... Read More

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Tyler Blanton

Tyler Blanton

Vibraphonist and composer Tyler Blanton is becoming recognized as a rising star in the New York City jazz scene. Over the past five years, his work has received notice by numerous major publications including Downbeat, Jazztimes, Village Voice, and The New York Times. ...... Read More

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Michael Zisman

Michael Zisman

I grew up in a musicians family and soon chose that path to be my own as well. My dad’s tango band inspired me to pick the Bandoneon as my instrument and I love it like a part of my own body to the current day. I played mainly Argentinian tango until I started ...... Read More

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Nils Wogram

Nils Wogram

Nils Wogram (born 1972 in Braunschweig, Germany) started playing the trombone at the age of 15. He started classical and jazz trombone simultaneously. Nils was a member in the national German youth big band, participated in classical competitions and formed his own bands at ...... Read More

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Beverley Beirne

Beverley Beirne

When I was a young girl, I used to dig around my Dad’s record collection. I was fascinated by the American musicians and singers who could play and sing in such an incredible way. I’d play jazz pianist Errol Garner, and find myself making up melodies around his ...... Read More

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Here you can have your bio… As much or as little as you want! To the right we can have a link into your albums or singles on iTunes or Amazon.com. How to become listed? It is completely free to become listed as a featured artist on Festival Archive, it is however at ...... Read More

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Jacob Teichroew

Jacob Teichroew

I began playing the saxophone at age 10. I had been playing the clarinet in school, and a friend of mine urged me to try out the saxophone. I was reluctant to switch, but once I played it, I knew it was for me. I began studying formally at age 12 with a private teacher named ... Read More

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Bob Reynolds

Bob Reynolds

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, his family moved to Jacksonville, Florida. He started playing saxophone at age 13 and attended high school at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts with a well-known jazz band. After graduating, he traveled to Boston to begin taking classes at ...... Read More

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