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).
Robert Glasper was raised in Houston, Texas. His mother was his first and strongest musical influence. Mrs. Glasper not only played piano and sang gospel music in the family's church, she led a band that worked the city's jazz and blues club circuit as well. By the age of twelve, young Robert was playing piano in that church. "Gospel music is built on emotion and spirituality; you go to church and leave crying," he smiles. "It definitely just gave me that sensitivity and knowing how to reach people and knowing how to be in tune with your feelings and the emotion of the music.
Mzaza is an alternative group of musicians playing folk fusion music inspired by the likes of Lhasa de Sela, Radio Tarifa, Manu Chao, Édith Piaf and Yasmin Levy. Current members are: Pauline Maudy, Greta Kelly, Jordan Stamos, Stephen Cuttriss, Tim Johannessen, Andrew Vievers. In the past Miranda Deutsch played guitar for this group. Mzaza explores the cross roads between ancient and contemporary melodies from France, Spain, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Code Black (real name Corey Soljan) is a hardstyle producer from Sydney, Australia. He came to prominence with Sam Gonzalez (also known as Audiofreq) in the hardstyle collaboration known as Bioweapon. When Bioweapon fell apart in 2010, Corey went on producing under the name Code Black (although he originally used the name Inverse, while Gonzalez was named Orbit1), while Sam still kept using Bioweapon as a name and later introduced a new nickname, Audiofreq (rd. Audiofreak). He is one of the many upcoming hardstyle talents in the world with the popularity of hardstyle rapidly rising.
Michael Beach is a San Francisco-based musician. The formative years of his musical career were spent in Melbourne, Australia where he released several EPs with Electric Jellyfish (Ecstatic Yod, Twin Lakes) as well as his debut LP, Blood Courses (2008). Michael has toured the USA three times with Electric Jellyfish (2007, 2008, and 2010) and once solo (2008). He has toured Australia twice with Electric Jellyfish (summer 2009 and winter 2009) and once solo (2009).
Steve "Luke" Lukather (born October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California) is a session musician, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with pop/prog-rock band Toto. In addition to his work with Toto, Lukather has released several solo albums. Lukather made himself famous by being the most sought-after session guitarist in LA in the 70s and 80s. He would walk into a studio last minute and lay down perfect tracks the first time, in whatever style required.
Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is a jazz pianist and composer from Chicago, Illinois, United States. Hancock is one of jazz music's most important and influential pianists and composers. He embraced elements of rock, funk, and soul while adopting fre-er stylistic elements from jazz. As part of Miles Davis' "second great quintet" Hancock helped redefine the role of a jazz rhythm section, and was later one of the first jazz musicians to embrace synthesizers and jazz funk.
Tower of Power is a horn-based funk/soul band from Oakland, California. In the mid-1960s, 17-year-old tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo moved from Detroit, Michigan, to Fremont, California. He started a band called the Motowns, specializing in soul music. In 1968, Castillo teamed up with baritone saxophonist Stephen "The Funky Doctor" Kupka and trumpet/trombone player Mic Gillette, moved to Oakland, and began writing original material. They changed the band's name to Tower of Power and began playing frequently in the Bay Area.
There are six known bands called Loose Change. 1.) Sydney, Australia based hiphop crew
2.) A hardcore punk band from Ukiah, California.
3.) Virgil Donati's band
4.) Olympia band
5.) A Southern Blues-Bluesrock Band from Macon, Georgia. (See Chris Hicks: <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Hicks">http://www.last.fm/music/Chris+Hic...)
6.) Wollongong, Australia based punk band. 1.) Sydney, Australia based hiphop crew consisting of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/P+major" class="bbcode_artist">P major</a> (beats), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Ellesquire" class="bbcode_artist">Ellesquire</a> (lyrics), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Rapaport" class="bbcode_artist">Rapaport</a> (lyrics), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Sam+Z" class="bbcode_artist">Sam Z</a> (cuts).
Sydney based hiphop crew, Loose change release their debut album of laidback, infectious beats and honest, soul soaked raps.
Wolfgang Muthspiel (born March 2, 1965 in Judenburg, Austria) is an Austrian guitarist and composer most associated with jazz and brother of the trombonist and pianist Christian Muthspiel. He started playing the violin at six and began study of the guitar as a teenager. After studying classical and jazz guitar in Graz, he completed his studies at the New England Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music. His high reputation, even in young years, made him the replacement of Pat Metheny in Gary Burton's band.