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Marco Piccioni

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Magda Mendes

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Nick Ramm

Nick Ramm grew up playing recorder, guitar, violin and piano. Later he would play percussion, flute, melodyhorn and bass guitar.
Son of musical eclectic and renowned educator Dave Ramm, Nick obtained a degree in music and mathematics and then he attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied under Simon Purcell, John Taylor and Bosco De Oliviera.

He would perform as keyboardist/pianist with Byron Wallen’s Sound Advice, Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins, Martin Speake, The Expendables, Bembe Segue, Marcina Arnold, Matthew Herbert and Acoustic ladyland.
Played in the group Timeline alongside Dave Okumu, Tom Herbert, Leo Taylor, Barak Schmool and Ivan Ormond.
Recorded the album Little Green Man with his own trio Quota alongside Gary Willcox, Tom Skinner and Jeremy Brown.
Performed in played all over Europe, in Syria, Latvia, Libya, Russia and at major UK festivals.
In 2003 Ramm composed a circus-inspired set of music and formed the quintet Clown Revisited. Their debut album ‘Flashes Of A Normal World‘ (F-IRECD012) was released on 17th April 2006 and was launched at the Vortex Jazz Club with the help of Charli Santiago the clown.
In 2006 he released a jazz quartet recording with Zhenya Striagalev on Baltic Records and recorded on Johnathan Bratoeff’s Points Of Perception album.
In 2007 he recorded with Seb Rochford‘s Fulborn Teversham and he joined the Cinematic Orchestra and toured extensively.

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Nicolas Trypfonos

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Nikolas Honeyman Melis

Nicolas Melis was born in Larnaca, Cyprus in 1982. At the age of 16 he attained a Piano Soloist Diploma, and in 2000 moved to Germany to study Piano Performance in Classical Music at the University of Music and Theater ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ in Leipzig, Germany. He has won numerous competition awards on a national and international level, and has performed as a concert soloist in England, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria and Finland.

In recent years he has worked on the composition of contemporary music with elements of improvisation, and is performing with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
He is also a Piano Instructor at the Music Lyceum of Larnaca and Nicosia.
Since 2009 he has been a member of “The Zilla Project”.

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Omiros Andreou

Omiros Andreou is a session and studio artist with performances all over Cyprus and abroad. He has credits playing the electric and double bass in many records of varying genres. He has appearances with the State’s symphony orchestra, in musicals and T.V shows.

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Pavel Skornyakov

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Pavel Skornyakov is a rising star on the international jazz scene. As a gifted composer and musician, he is a virtuoso of the alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, and flute. Through such commitment to his art, Pavel connects to audiences of all sizes and tastes and he promises a show you will never forget.

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Pavlina Konstantopoulou

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Pavlina Konstantopoulou was born in Nicosia Cyprus in 1982.
She holds degrees in Guitar, Piano and Theory of Music, from the Trinity College of London.
She graduated with a scholarship from Kapodistriako University of Athens with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Musicology).
She studied the techniques of the Polyphonic song of Epirus and she became a member of the bands “Chaonia” and ‘Io’ performing at the International Festival of Polyphony, which took place at Theatro Petras in Athens 2004 and in various concerts.

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During her ten-year stay in Athens, she worked as a performer with the composer Michalis Christodulides presenting his work and with the classical guitarist Stella Kypreou whom with they presented Manos Chadjidakis’ works. She also cooperated with Elias Vamvakousis, with the violinist Pavlos Michaelides, with the band Iris (together they recorded three albums), as well as with many other bands playing her own music.
In June 2009, she performed at Megaro Mousikis in Athens with The Orchestra of Colors, for the cinematography music of Manos Ηadjidakis.
She now works in Cyprus with Evagoras Karageorgis, Savvas Houvartas, Demetris Constantopoulos, Lefteris Moumtzis and Charitini Kyriakou for concerts in Cyprus and International Festivals.
Yafka Records recently released her first album in which she and Elias Vamvakousis present their own songs with the title ‘Ime Zen kai me Tarazis’.
She worked in the past with Doros Demosthenous, Aliki Kagialoglou, Vassilis Lekkas and Elias Liougos in various concerts.
She has been a member of the Theatre group “Atrapos” and she played at the theatrical versions of “The Life of Brian” by Monty Pythons and “High Fidelity” by Nick Hornby, both directed by Stefanos Blatsos and Demi Stavraki.
She also participated in the movies “Future Summer” and “Aphrodite’s Secrets” directed by Paul Hettel.

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Pavlos Michaelides

Pavlos Michaelides

Cypriot-born Pavlos Michaelides is widely considered one of the most exceptionally gifted and charismatic violinists of his generation. His work and performances are unmatched in their eloquence, control, passion, and honesty, rendering Michaelides a supreme virtuoso. With an impressive stylistic range, Michaelides effortlessly blends traditional old Greek style with Classical and World music.
BIOS” (Athens, Greece).

He has served as a member and rotating concertmaster of the Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Arizona.
He has been a member of the Bay Area Classical Harmonies (California, USA) and the chamber music orchestra “Uindy Michaelides holds an LRSM diploma (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) in Violin Performance, having studied under Prof. G. Zevgolis and a BA degree in Music from the University of Indianapolis, where he studied under Prof. V. Halapsis. He also holds a BSc degree in MIS from the University of Arizona, Tucson, and an MBA in Finance from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
A member of various different ensembles, Michaelides performs classical, folk, and world music at some of the world’s important cultural venues and festivals.

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Phillip Pearson

Phillip Pearson

With Juba @ 7th PjFestival

With Juba @ 7th PjFestival

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Sebastian "Seb" Rochford

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Sebastian “Seb” Rochford is a Scottish drummer and bandleader who spans many musical genres.
Rochford leads British band Polar Bear. He has played drums for Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland, Basquiat Strings, Oriole, Menlo Park, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Bojan Zulfikarpasic’s Tetraband, and Sons of Kemet.

He worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard and leads the band Fulborn Teversham and has an improvising duo with Leafcutter John.
He also has a solo project called Room of Katinas. He has drummed for Pete Doherty, with his band Babyshambles, in the early days of the band, and has continued to make guest appearances with them. He drummed on the first Babyshambles release, a limited edition single “Babyshambles”, released on the High Society label.
In 2008, he drummed on the David Byrne and Brian Eno album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
He has woorked with Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock.
He drummed on five songs on Carl Barat’s solo album released in 2010.
In 2011, he drummed on Brian Eno and Rick Holland’s album Drums Between the Bells.
Rochford produced and co-wrote a four-track EP with UK hip hop MC Mikill Pane, The Guinness & Blackcurrant EP, which was released findependently on 24 October 2011.
Rochford has collaborated with American theremin player Pamelia Kurstin.
He played live with Brett Anderson on Later Live… With Jools Holland on 1 November 2011.
In 2014, he played on Paolo Nutini’s album Caustic Love.
In 2016, he toured with Patti Smith. In 2006, he collaborated with Gwyneth Herbert in a production role for her album Between Me and the Wardrobe. Held on the Tips of Fingers and In Each and Every One were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005 and 2014 respectively.
In 2012, Seb engaged in a 12-month digital ‘singles club’ under the project name Days and Nights at the Takeaway (a reference to his studio, located in an old takeaway in North London). Each single consisted of a collaboration with another musician or musicians, in a wide variety of styles, and was backed by a remix by a third party. Collaborators included Jehst, Spoek Mathambo, Jason Moran, Soumik Datta, Leo Abrahams Drew McConnell, Brian Eno and Oliver Coates.
Remixers included Micachu, Pete Wareham, Tom Skinner, Simon Bookish and Chris Sharkey.
Seb won the BBC Jazz Award for best newcomer in 2004, and has been nominated as best musician in 2006. He was also nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005, 2007 and 2014. Seb also plays drums on Adele’s Mercury nominated album 19. Rochford received a Mercury nomination in 2007 for the self-titled debut album by “Basquiat Strings” With Seb Rochford.

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Stephen Keogh

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Stephen Keogh, born in Ireland. He followed his studies in Ireland with private lessons in London and New York. He played as percussionist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, contemporary music ensembles and many visiting jazz artists including Sonny Fortune, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Jimmy Witherspoon, Pat La Barbera, Louis Stewart and James Moody.

A move to London in 1988 led to tours and recordings with many British and American jazz artists including Stan Tracey, Charles McPherson, Art Farmer, Jason Rebello, Jean Toussaint and Benny Carter.

Since moving to Barcelona in 1990, Stephen has worked all over the world with many great musicians including Johnny Griffin, Lee Konitz, Harrold Land, Peter King Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Mark Turner, Herb Ellis, Benny Golson and Steve Grossman. He is a member of the European Jazz Piano Trio led by Bill Charlap, Peter King Quartet and co-leads the Urban Jazz Quintet and Urban Jazz Ensemble.

Workshops/Clinics: Artistic director of Seminario de Jazz de Vilreal 2001 in Spain, artistic director of the Seminario de Jazz y Otros Musicas de Benicasim 2003, artistic programmer/consultant of the Avui Jazz Concert Series, Spain, drum/percussion tutor at the Louis Stewart Jazz School West Clare in Ireland 1999 – 2003, principal tutor at the Percussion Summer School Leeds University 2004.

Stephen was appointed as an overseas expert lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2009.

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