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Nelson Rangell

Nelson Rangell is the fourth child in a musical family. His brother, Andrew, is a well known concert pianist living in Boston; his brother, Bobby, lives in Paris and is a leading woodwind player in European jazz and studio scenes. His sister, Paula, is a professional singer living in New Orleans. Rangell first played flute at the age of 15. Within six months he was studying both classical and jazz music at The Interlochen Arts Academy, a national camp for gifted music students. He went on to attend The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

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Pleasure

There are two artists with the name Pleasure. 1) A funk/electro-funk/soul band with jazz influence, best known for 1979’s single “Glide”. Formed in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. Original group members were: Dennis Springer (Tenor and Soprano Sax) Dan Brewster (Trombone) Marlon 'The Magician' McClain (Guitars and Background Vocals) Bruce Carter (b. Bruce Edward Carter, 28th December 1956, d. 12th August 2006, Portland, Oregan, U.S.A., Drums) Tony Collins (Trumpet / Flugelhorn) Donald Hepburn (Keyboards and Background Vocals)

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Peter Grant

Peter Grant is a British singer who achieved success in early 2006 with his debut album New Vintage. He began singing at around the age of six or seven and played at working men's clubs from the age of 13. His first album New Vintage was released in April 2006 and entered at number 8 in the British album charts, largely thanks to his chat show appearances with Michael Parkinson and Davina McCall. His second album Traditional was released on 17 September 2007.

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Tinpan Orange

Tinpan Orange have spent the past year making themselves at home in the live music venues and jazz clubs of Melbourne, sharing the stage with artists such as Renee Geyer, The Whitlams, Clare Bowditch, Deborah Conway, Pete Murray and Tim Rogers. Having enjoyed the success of their first independent album, Aroona Palace, Tinpan Orange are almost bursting at seams to lay down the next one, beginning recording in late October 2006. The evolution of the live Tinpan sound will be captured at its richest point yet.

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Hazmat Modine

One of New York’s most original bands, HAZMAT MODINE delivers a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music. The band features the dueling harmonicas of front-man Wade Schuman and his sparring partner Randy Weinstein, funky tuba powerhouse Joseph Daly, virtuoso guitarists Bob Jay, Jon Sholle, and Dan Hovey, and drummer Scott Veenstra. HAZMAT holds down a smoldering groove behind Schuman’s raspy, bluesy voice and passionately energetic stage presence.

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Zoe Rahman

Zoe Rahman is a British Jazz composer and pianist. In 1999 she won the 'Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year' Award. Her debut trio album, “The Cynic” was short-listed for the BBC Radio 3 jazz album of the year review in 2001. She was then nominated in the “Rising Star” category of the 2001 BBC Jazz Awards. Her 2nd album "Melting Pot" has been nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize.

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Quintessence

There are at least three bands named Quintessence:
1) a British psychedelic band of the 60's/70's;
2) a Finnish nu-soul/jazz/funk band;
3) a French black metal band. Quintessence (1) was formed in 1969 by flautist Raja Ram. Quintessence were an indo-prog/raga rock group from Notting Hill, London. They played a mixture of Indian ragas, progressive rock and jazz, with mystical overtones. After signing to Island Records, they released three lavishly packaged LPs: In Blissful Company (1969), Quintessence (1970), and Dive Deep (1971).

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Michael Moore

There are two well-known persons with this name:
1.) A Progressive Political Activist and American documentary/film maker and
2.) a jazz musician. 1.) Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator. He is the director and producer of Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Sicko, and Capitalism: A Love Story, four of the top ten highest-grossing documentaries of all time.

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