Band Members

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John Hicks (Piano)
John Hicks, world renowned jazz pianist and composer, throughout his career played with jazz greats, such as:

  • Frank Morgan
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Hamiet Bluiett
  • Hank Mobley
  • George Mraz
  • Victor Lewis
  • Art Blakey
  • Lee Morgan
  • Tisziji Munoz
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Ronnie Burrage
  • Charles Tolliver
  • Betty Carter
  • David Murray
  • Bobby Watson
  • Cecil McBee
  • Ray Drummond
  • Curtis Lundy
  • Arthur Blythe
  • Sonny Fortune
  • Chico Freeman
  • Buster Williams
  • Clifford Barbaro
  • Gary Bart
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Walter Brooker (Bass)
Jazz Great Water Brooker has played with such musicians as:

  • Art Farmer
  • Stan Getz
  • Nat Adderley
  • Harold Vick
  • Charles McPherson
  • Joe Williams
  • Kenny Barron
  • Hank Mobley
  • Lee Morgan
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Cannonball Adderley
  • Milt Jackson
  • Billy Higgins
  • Donald Byrd
  • Joe Chambers
  • Clifford Jordan
  • Roy Hargrove
  • Stanley Cowell
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Billy Hart (Drums)
Brilliant jazz drummer and educator Billy Hart has worked with artists such as:

  • Marian McPartland
  • Clark Terry
  • Johnny Hartman
  • Oscar Peterson
  • David Liebman
  • Chico Freeman
  • Buster Williams
  • Miles Davis
  • Stan Getz H
  • Duke Jordan
  • Mingus Dynasty
  • Dave McKenna
  • Wes Montgomery
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Walter Bishop Jr.
  • Reggie Workman
  • Hamiet Bluiett
  • Stanley Cowell
  • Harold Vick
  • Sonny Fortune
  • Herbie Hancock
  • McCoy Tyner
  • Pat Martino
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Phil Bowler (Bass)
Jazz great Phil Bowler has played with musicians such:

  • Max Roach
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Jackie McLean
  • Count Basie and The Count Basie Orchestra
  • Paul West
  • Wynton Marsales
  • Joe Lee Wilson
  • Leroy Williams
  • Akira Tana
  • Ron Carter
  • Rufus Reid
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Hiroshi Yanazaki (Piano)
Superb jazz pianist Hiroshi Yanazaki has worked with artists such as:

  • Ron Carter
  • Jimmy Hill
  • Lewis Nash
  • Glenda Davenport
  • Teiji Taguchi
  • Rufus Reid
  • Hajime Niwa
  • Takashi Sugawara
  • Akira Tana
  • Paul West
  • Leroy Williams
  • Tony Jefferson
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John Cutrone (Drums)
Dazzling drummer and John Cutrone has played drums for numerous commercial recordings. He has also contributed to albums of various artists, including:

  • Bill Watrous and the Manhattan Wildlife Refuge
  • Danny Stiles
  • Will Lee
  • Joe Beck
  • Chris Brubeck
  • Bucky Pizzarelli
  • Carmen Leggio
  • Jerry Bruno
  • Clark Terry
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith
  • Pete Levin
  • Tom “Bones” Malone
  • “Blue” Lou Marini
  • Howard Johnson
  • Gerry Niewood
  • Marvin Stamm
  • Frank Foster
  • Elliott Randall
  • Eddie Bert
  • Al Klink
  • Bob Rosengarden
  • Chip Jackson
  • George Duvivier
  • Bill Crow
  • Ben Aronov
  • Duke Jordan
  • Barbara McNair
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Dom Salvador (Piano)

Grammy Award Winner of Best Brazilian Jazz Album. This legend of Brazilian Zazz and Musica Popular Brasileria and recording artist has played with such fine musicians as:

  • Edison Machado
  • Rubens Bassini
  • Sergio Barroso
  • Sylvia Telles
  • Jorge Ben
  • Elza Soares
  • Eles Regina
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Sundar Viswanathan (Sax)

Gifted sax player Sundar Viswanathan has made music with such jazz greats as:

  • Wynton Marsallis
  • Donald Byrd
  • Bob Crenshaw
  • Frank Foster
  • Jim McNeely
  • Donald Byrd
  • Rez Abbasi
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Café (percussion)

Amazing Brazilian percussionist Café has been adding his fascinating rhythms to the recordings of such artists as:

  • Chuch Mangione
  • Steve Winwood
  • Jon Lucien
  • Dave Liebman
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Paquito d’Rivera
  • David Byrne
  • Herbie Mann
  • James Taylor
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Serio Mendez
  • Randy Brecker
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Guillerme Montiero (Guitar)

The sublime guitarist from Brazil has played and recorded with such brilliant musians as:

  • Kenny Werner
  • Ron Carter
  • Grady Tate
  • Harry Allen
  • Slide Hampton
  • Claudio Roditi
  • Duduka da Fonseca
  • Lee Konitz
  • Randy Brecker
  • Bernard Purdie
  • Johnny Alf
  • Kurt Elling
Sergio Brandao

Sergio Brandau (Bass)

Legendary Bass master, Sergio Brando has performed and recorded with such jazz standouts as:

juliette jones

Juliette Jones (Violin)

Has worked with:

  • The Machine
  • J. Cole
  • Ryan Leslie
  • Kid Cudi
  • Ratatat
  • Om’Mas Keith
  • Rob Lewis
  • Gladys Knight
  • Natalie Cole
  • Joss Stone
  • Florenc
  • Edwin Hawkins
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Boyz II Men
  • Luke James
  • Wayne Brady
  • Sasha Allen
  • Toshi Reagon
  • Tamar-kali
  • Common
  • Frank Ocean
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Somi
  • Anita Baker
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Tye Tribbett
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Hezekiah Walker
  • Donald Lawrence
  • Donnie McClurkin
  • Janelle Monáe
  • Pharrell
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Kurt Carr
  • Shirley Caesar
  • BeBe & CeCe Winans
  • Fred Hammond
  • Patty Griffin
  • Michael McDonald
  • Kim Burrell
  • Sheila E.
  • Imani Uzuri
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Justin Timberlake
  • John Legend
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James Baker is Principal Percussionist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra. He is Music Director and Conductor of the Composers Conference at Wellesley College and Director of the Percussion Ensemble at the Mannes College of Music. He regularly conducts and plays for both the New York New Music Ensemble and Speculum Musicae.