jazz

Grim Fandango

Grim Fandango may refer to:
1. Hardcore / Punk Rock band from Perth, Western Australia (www.myspace.com/grimfandangomusic) 1. Formed 2006 in Perth, Western Australia, Grim have finely crafted a unique sound that transcends their hardcore/punk roots. Characterized by intertwining jangling guitars, abrasive three-way vocal melodies and a tight driving rhythm section Grim Fandango write ferocious, discordant songs beaming with an undeniable presence of pop-sensibilty and optimism.

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Mark Murphy

Mark Murphy (b. 1932) is an American jazz singer based in New York. He is most noted for his vocalese and vocal improvisations with both melody and lyrics. He is the recipient of the 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2001 Down Beat magazine readers jazz poll for Best Male Vocalist of the Year, and is also the recipient of six Grammy award nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Performance. He is also famous for his original lyrics to the jazz classics "Stolen Moments" and "Red Clay".

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Jimmy Haslip

Jimmy Haslip played on the Brother to Brother album of Gino Vannelli. He is a founding member of the Yellowjackets and made 2 solo albums; Arc (1993) and Red Heat (2000).

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Lopaka

Lopaka is a super-groovy bunch of dudes from the ex-band, My Cat Drinks Tap Water, who wanted to make math music. Their original attempts at such were futile and full of short comings.
As such, the 3 young men attempting this feat parted ways briefly to each undergo their own spiritually revealing journey. On said journeys, the men discovered the root of their being and unlocked the infinite potential of their creativity and understanding of their surroundings.

MoHa!

Morten J. Olsen -­ drums & SuperCollider3
Anders Hana -­ guitar & keyboard. MoHa! play somewhat loud music influenced by incredibly varied sources. Some say the duo deal in sonic splatter, in a brew of improvisation, noise, computer music and probably some more. Others say it is reminiscent of the conversation your mate has at you on the weekend in a club when he’s had too much to drink and is telling you how great everything is at 100mph. Only instead of your mate it is actually R2D2, which leads you to believe maybe that someone did put something in your drink.

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Penguin Café

[It would appear that the unaccented rendering of this name, Penguin Cafe, is the one used by the band.] Arthur Jeffes has brought together a group of musicians to create Music from the Penguin Café (also now known simply as Penguin Café), playing the music of his father, Simon Jeffes and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra and combining it with his own compositions. The ensemble that Arthur has drawn together are about the same age as the original members of the PCO when they first started playing together in the late 1970s.

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews (born January 2, 1986) is a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Rare indeed is the artist with the virtuosity to draw the unqualified respect of some of the most iconic legends in jazz and the ability to deliver a high-energy funk rock show capable of mesmerizing international rock stars. Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews is one such artist - and there is no one else like him.

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David Baker

David Nathaniel Baker, Jr. (born 1931) is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Music and Chairman of the Jazz Department at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. A virtuosic performer on multiple instruments and top in his field in several disciplines, Baker has taught and performed throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Japan.

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The Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer is a Los Angeles-based DJ whose eclectic style ranges from psychedelia and world music to dubstep and left-field hip-hop. Associated with Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder Records, he made his production debut in the late 2000s with a series of EPs. Born William Benjamin Bensussen, he originally comes from San Diego, CA, whose downtown Gaslamp District's bar scene inspired him to name himself the Gaslamp Killer in disgust for much of the patronage.