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Avishai Cohen

There are two artists of this name: an Israeli jazz bassist and an Israeli jazz trumpet player. 1. Avishai Cohen (born 1970 in Jerusalem) is an Israeli jazz bassist, composer and arranger. He was raised by a musical family, and as a child he started playing piano. After a few years he moved to the bass guitar. Later, after playing in the army for a while, he moved to New York City. After performing some small clubs, he was noticed by Chick Corea and was given a record contract. He has performed in two of Chick Corea's bands, "Origin" and the "Chick Corea New Trio".

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Brian Culbertson

Brian Culbertson (born January 12, 1973) is a smooth jazz musician and instrumentalist from Decatur, Illinois, United States. Son of jazz band director and trumpeter Jim Culbertson, Brian's instruments include the keyboard and trombone. Heavily influenced by funk, much of Culbertson's material is funk-based instrumental, but in recent years has called upon vocalists such as Trey Lorenz and Kenny Lattimore to add to his pieces.

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Makoto Ozone

Makoto Ozone (小曽根真; born March 25, 1961 in Kobe) is a Japanese jazz pianist. He began playing organ at two and by seven was an improviser. He appeared on Japanese television with his father from 1968 to 1970. At twelve he switched to piano after being impressed by albums by Oscar Peterson. In 1980 he entered the Berklee College of Music and later worked with Gary Burton. He also had his debut in 1983 before returning to his native Japan. Citation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makoto_Ozone

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Bobby Wellins

Bobby (Robert Coull) Wellins is a jazz tenor saxophonist. He was born in Glasgow on 24 January 1936. He came from a musical family and later studied music at college, originally playing alto sax. After college he played in dance bands and made his first recording in 1956 with Buddy Featherstonhaugh's quintet. In the early 1960s Wellins worked with the Tony Crombie Band, Tubby Hayes, and most notably began a long association with the pianist Stan Tracey. He recorded the landmark Under Milk Wood with Tracey in 1965.

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Orchestre National de Jazz

The Orchestre National de Jazz is a French big band, the noted French jazz musician (also a musician living in France) to work in.
1986 was the Orchestre National de Jazz at the initiative of the musicologist Maurice Fleuret under Jack Lang as Minister of Culture founded. The orchestra is funded by the French Republic. The current artistic director, was raised an ensemble together.
Artistic director, were at first for a year, the saxophonist and flutist François Jeanneau, then the saxophonist Antoine Hervé (1987-1989)...

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