Byron Wallen

Byron Wallen

One of the most dynamic and versatile jazz voices currently on the Britishscene, Byron has performed with rap outfits such as The Roots, Digable Planets and Us3. His trumpet hasappeared alongside African pioneers such as Hugh Masekela, Manu Dibango and Ammampondo. He has also worked with Lonnie Liston Smith, Ronnie Laws and Chaka Khan. Byron is firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, he has toured with David Murray, Andrew Hill and Butch Morris, he has also performed with Ralph Moore, Billy Higgins, Eddie Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, Herlin Riley and Freddie Hubbard. McCoy Tyner, He has recorded with George Benson, Brice Wassy, and has toured the world with Incognito. In 2007 MOBO awards nominated Byron Wallen under 'BEST JAZZ' category. His new album 'Revelations in Small Steps' featuring the 'Indigo' band Live is to be released imminently.

www.byronwallen.co.uk


Jason Yarde

Jason Yarde

Composer and arranger Jason Yarde joined Jazz Warriors at 16 becoming youngest member, after returning from a year of study at William Paterson College, New Jersey, USA (1991)studying with Joe Lovano, Gary Smulyan and Steve Wilson. Joined Quite Sane, Louis Moholo's groups and Afro Blok, after completing an honours degree in Performance Arts at Middlesex University. Continued work with Tomorrow's Warriors. Leader of the award winning group J-Life which played all over the world. 2007 saw premieres of several new works: a new concerto and a concert’s worth of orchestral arrangements for South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela and the London Symphony Orchestra which premiered to a full house and a standing ovation at the Barbican Hall. He also wrote a new work inspired by Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight called Some Time After… for the Kronos Quartet, and was commissioned by Tête à Tête opera company for their Opera Festival/Blind Date Season to write a short three act opera, with Jonzi-D as librettist, called The Big But. 2008 looks set to be another busy year of composing and arranging with a residency through the Civitella Ranieri Foundation to appear shortly.

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DavidFiuczynski

David Fiuczynski

Iconoclastic and prolific jazz-rock guitarist David 'Fuze' Fiuczynski, a jazz player who"doesn't want to play just jazz", has been hailed by the world press as an incredibly inventive guitar hero, who continues to deliver with music that is unclassifiable, challenging and invigorating. An innovative musician who has released nine CD's and a double live DVD, Fuze is best known as the leader of the Screaming Headless Torsos. He is an accomplished teacher, having taught for the past fifteen years, and is a full time faculty Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Fuze's recordings are an experimental mix of tradition with modern sounds and rhythms, a melange of funk-rock jazz, ambient textural improvisations, world-music elements, metal, reggae, house, dub, drum&bass and other new grooves topped with Fuze's unique writing, extraordinary soundscapes and passionate soloing. He has recorded and performed with some of the highest profile jazz artists working today. Fuze has appeared on over 95 albums by other artists, toured extensively with many of them, and with his own and other groups, has been featured at most of the world's major jazz festivals.

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Jerome Harris

Jerome Harris

Jerome Harris has won international recognition as one of the more versatile and penetrating stylists of his generation on both guitar and bass guitar.

Jerome''s first major professional performances were as bass guitarist with Sonny Rollins in 1978; from 1988 to 1994 he was Rollins'' guitarist, and appears on five of his recordings. Over the past two decades, Jerome has also recorded and/or performed live on six continents with such jazz notables as Jack DeJohnette, Bill Frisell, Ray Anderson, Don Byron, Bobby Previte, Oliver Lake, Amina Claudine Myers, Bob Stewart, George Russell, Julius Hemphill, and Bob Moses.

Jerome Harris has appeared on more than fifty recordings, making for a lengthy and wide-ranging discography. His most recent CD as a leader is Rendezvous---the first-ever jazz release by the audio connoisseur magazine Stereophile He is currently (2007-2008) adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, teaching courses on the history and social context of jazz and blues.

www.jeromeharris.com

 



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