Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups of the past 20 years. Notable for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance of original jazz music, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.
There are at least two bands with the name The Blessing:
1) a British musical group led by William Topley from the 1990s whose music featured elements of blues, gospel, soul, and rock; they had one UK Top 40 hit before disbanding in 2000.
2) a British band based in Bristol who subsequently changed their name to Get The Blessing. 1. The Blessing was a British musical group led by William Topley, whose music featured elements of blues, gospel, soul, and rock. The group released two albums and had one UK Top 40 hit before disbanding.
Gilbert is a person and a band. The band comprises 4/5 people playing drums and percussion, bass, organs, violins, horns, singing, and speaking. They play regularly throughout London and also performed sets at the 2007 Green Man Festival and 2008 Loop Festival. The person was born in London, England, in the late 20th Century and is a drummer/keyboard player who studied classical music and composition at Oxford University and Goldsmith's College, before writing soundtracks for film, television and theatre for some years.
Wobbly is the moniker of Jon Leidecker a San Francisco based musician/composer of experimental electronic music. He has released works on Tigerbeat6, Illegal Art, Alku, Phthalo, and others. He has been producing music since 1987 and ongoing studio and live projects involve collaborations with People Like Us, Thomas Dimuzio, Kevin Blechdom, Jay Lesser, Tim Perkis, Matmos and The Weatherman of Negativland. He is also a member of the Chopping Channel and Sagan.
Supersilent is a Norwegian improvisational avant-garde / electroacoustic group from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997 and signed on Rune Grammofon. The band reportedly never rehearse together or communicate about their music outside of live sets and studio sessions. Supersilent was formed when the free jazz trio Veslefrekk (Arve Henriksen on trumpet, keyboardist Ståle Storløkken, and Jarle Vespestad on drums) played a concert with producer, live electronics artist and self-described "audio virus" Helge Sten (a.
Artist Paul Rooney was born in Liverpool in 1967, and trained at Edinburgh College of Art. Paul’s practice focused from 1997 to 2000 on the music of the ‘Rooney’ CD’s and performances. Rooney achieved an appearance in John Peel’s Festive Fifty in 1998, and a ‘Peel session’ in 1999. Paul now primarily works with text, sound and video, focusing on the ‘voices’ of semi-fictional individuals, and using or referencing narrative forms such as short stories, songs, audio guides and sermons.
Found sounds, haunting melodies, crazed rhythms, tricks and surprises make up the music of The Shadow Orchestra, AKA producer and composer, Chris Bangs. A distinctive blending of Electronica, Post-Rock, Jazz, folk and Classical instrumentation, including cello, harp and glockenspiel, The Shadow Orchestra explores the joyous possibilities of melody, rhythm and texture. At the start of 2002, having just finished a post grad in Electronic Music, Chris was keen to record a new batch of material with the aim of combining the complexity of the electro-acoustic music he'd been studying...
Colin Towns was born in 1949. He is one of Britain's most prolific TV and film composers. His list of credits and includes TV dramas such as Cadfael, Pie In The Sky, Between The Lines and Imogen's Face, and films such as Space Truckers (with Dennis Hopper), The Puppet Masters (starring Donald Sutherland) and Captives (starring Tim Roth) In 1976, he joined ex-Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and stayed through various incarnations of the Gillan Band, co-writing most of the songs on the band's 10 albums until 1983 when Ian Gillan became singer with Black Sabbath.