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Aurea

Aurea is a 23 year-old singer from Santiago do Cacém, Portugal.
Her first single for her debut album Aurea was Busy (For Me). This is an album with mainly music. Her main influences are Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, John Mayer, Amy Winehouse, and James Morrison. She has also performed a virtual duet with Elvis Presley in Love Me Tender (Viva Elvis) (Duet with Aurea) for the Love Me Tender Duets - Viva Elvis Collection album, comemorative of the 75th birthday of the King.
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Elixir

There is more than one band called Elixir. 1) Elixir is a British heavy metal band, formed by Steve Bentley, Kevin Dobbs, Nigel Dobbs and Phil Denton in November 1983. They are notable for being associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. The band spent the first time after having formed writing material and rehearsing. After brief stints as "Purgatory" and "Hellfire" the members finally decided on naming the band "Elixir".

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The BBC Big Band

The BBC Big Band, originally known as the BBC Radio Big Band is a British big band run under the auspices of the BBC. It consists of professional jazz musicians and is directed by arranger and composer Barry Forgie, who has been conducting the band on a regular basis since 1977. The band is also directed by a series of guest conductors, most notably American jazz trombonist Jiggs Whigham. Widely regarded as the UK’s leading and most versatile jazz orchestra, the band broadcasts on BBC Radio, particularly on BBC Radio 2's long running series Big Band Special.

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Kenny Ball

Kenneth Daniel "Kenny" Ball (born 22 May 1930) is a British jazz musician best known as the lead trumpet player in Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Born in Ilford, Essex, England. Ball began his career as sideman in bands before forming his own Trad jazz band in 1958. Ball and his band have enjoyed the longest unbroken success for bands of their original generation of the traditional 1960s, where their hits like "Samantha" and "Midnight in Moscow" remain popular in dixieland and trumpet circles today.

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Adriana Evans

Adriana Evans is truly a one of a kind artist, the likes of which have not been seen since Natalie Cole and Chaka Khan. She is the daughter of jazz recording artist Mary Stallings, who sang with Count Basie, Dizzie Gillespie and Cal Tjader. Adriana was raised in the Haight Ashbury and Mission District of San Francisco. Exposed early in life to the sounds of jazz, and blues by her mother and also the explosive sounds of Afro Cuban music from her father's culture , she was destined to be a musical sponge. Her love for soul, rock and hip hop added more to her rich musical tapestry.

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Chuck Loeb

Chuck Loeb is a skillful guitarist capable of numerous styles of music, most notably jazz. Loeb's own solo projects have generally been commercially successful crossover jazz, which has "contemporary" or "smooth" jazz. He started playing guitar when he was 11, discovered jazz when he was 16, took lessons from Jim Hall, Pat Metheny and Joe Puma, and attended the Berklee College of Music. Loeb freelanced in New York (with Hubert Laws, Chico Hamilton, Joe Farrell among others) and then in 1979 joined Stan Getz's group for two years.

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The Metropole Orchestra

The Metropole Orchestra (Het Metropole Orkest) is the largest professional pop and jazz orchestra existing in the world today. It has 52 musicians, making a full big band and a symphonic string section. The grammy Award winning orchestra was established in 1945 in The Netherlands and at present guidance of conductor Vince Mendoza. The musical spectrum of the orchestra reaches from pop, to jazz, chansons, cabaret and world music. The Metropole Orchestra provided film score for many Dutch motion pictures as well as international ones.

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