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Dave Douglas & Keystone

Douglas has also started a new band called Keystone, which performs works influenced by the silent film actor and director Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle. The project includes pieces to be performed with Arbuckle's films. This ensemble is made up of trumpet, tenor sax, Wurlitzer (electric piano), turntables, electric bass, and drums. A CD of this music – accompanied by a DVD with two Arbuckle shorts – was released in 2005. In late 2007 'Moonshine', a further recording by Keystone was released.

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Vijay Iyer

Dubbed one of the "new stars of jazz" by U.S. News & World Report, and one of "today's most important pianists" by The New Yorker, VIJAY IYER is a forceful, rhythmically invigorating performer who weds a cutting-edge sensibility to a unique sense for compositional balance. Recently in the Village Voice, Gary Giddins described him as "one of the most original and accomplished young pianists in years... Iyer's percussive yet supple keyboard touch is something to marvel at.

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Fight the Big Bull

Fight the Big Bull is a Richmond, Virginia based improvisatory ensemble with two 2010 recordings selected for NPR's best of the year lists. The band was founded in the mid-00s by guitarist Matt White, one of the organizers of the Patchwork Collective, an arts group dedicated to creating a vital local music scene.The original configuration- called simply Fight the Bull- was a trio with drummer Pinson Chanselle and trombonist Bryan Hooten. The group was subsequently expanded to eight players (or nine, with the occasional addition of ex-Agents of Good Roots percussionist Brian Jones.

Read more about Fight the Big Bull on Last.fm.

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Peter Finger

There are at least two artists with the name Peter Finger:
1) a German acoustic guitarist
2) a DJ and musician, originally from Adelaide, Australia 1) Peter Finger (born in Weimar, Germany in 1954) is a German acoustic guitarist. Raised in a musical family (his father was a conductor), Finger began studying the violin and piano at age six. As a teenager, Finger

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The Neil Cowley Trio

English jazz pianist Neil Cowley formed a jazz trio with Richard Sadler on double bass, and Evan Jenkins on drums. In June 2006 Cowley formed his own label, Hide Inside Records, and released his debut album Displaced, an outstanding album of original recordings. The album presented Cowley as a dazzling pianist and stunning composer. The trio swiftly became known for their (now trademark) energetic and forceful melodies, catchy hooks, soulful moments and thrilling climaxes. The album was released to huge critical acclaim, and won the award for Best Album at the 2007 BBC JAZZ AWARDS.

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Colman Brothers

COLMAN BROTHERS
Mat (trombone) and Andrew (trumpet/flugelhorn) have been working together for over 7 years writing music for film, TV and other projects. At the moment they are busy writing more material to go with their massive hits ‘El Niño’ (featured on the award winning short film 'Bigboy_74') 'She Who Dares' & 'Sem Amor' for an album release later this year!
Both are busy musicians who have performed/recorded with jazz, pop, funk and soul musicians across Europe. Currently Mat can be seen with the Herbaliser and has just finished recording on their latest album.

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Maria Schneider

Biography
Schneider was born in Windom, Minnesota. She moved to New York City in 1985 after attending college at the University of Minnesota, the University of Miami and the Eastman School of Music. She studied under Bob Brookmeyer and Gil Evans, working on various projects with Evans, including the film The Color of Money. Schneider formed the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra in 1993, appearing weekly at Visiones in Greenwich Village for five years. Her orchestra performed at many jazz festivals and toured Europe.

Read more about Maria Schneider on Last.fm.

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Vijay Iyer Trio

Pianist Vijay Iyer's jazz trio, with Stephen Crump on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. The trio released their album 'Historicity' to glowing reviews in 2009. The album includes jazz interpretations of Stevie Wonder's 'Big Brother' and M.I.A's 'Galang' alongside original compositions.

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