Mr. Pedro Giraudo - Bass & Composition
Cordoba Argentina, Pedro Giraudo moved to New York City in 1996. Since then he has become an in-demand bass player and arranger
working in a great variety of musical projects. He has performed professionally with Pablo Ziegler, Kenny Garret, Marco Granados,
William Cepeda, Chris Washburn, and Eternal Tango; and recorded with Fernando Oteros X-Tango, Marta Topferova, Lucia Pulido,
Mo'Guajiro & Jess Jurkovic. Pedro Giraudo has participated in various Jazz and Music Festivals throughout the United States,
Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Asia and performed in venues such as The Blue Note (Japan), Birdland (Vienna), Kennedy
Center (Washington DC), Iridium, Jazz Standard, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (NYC).
Mr. Will Vinson - Alto Saxophone
Saxophonist and Composer Will Vinson was born
in London and remains a major player on the UK scene, described by the Guardian newspaper as "spectacular" and "the thinking
man's alto saxophonist" by the London Evening Standard. He is a member of a number of acclaimed groups, including The Dean
Street Underground Orchestra, led by Tim Garland of Chick Corea's Origin, John Benitez's New Montuno, the Steve Kirby quintet
and Bobby Sanabria's Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra.
He also composes prolifically for his own quartet and nonet. He has toured
in the US, UK, Europe and Australia.
Mr. Tony Barba - Tenor Saxophone
Tony Barba is a
recent graduate of the New York University Music Program where he studied tenor saxophone, clarinet, and flute for 4 years
with such teachers as Ralph Lalama, George Garzone, and Gerardo Levy. Tony has performed with many different musicians and
ensembles, including Tony Malaby, Dave Ballou, the Eclectic Regiment, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and his own groups.
After spending 1998 at the North Carolina School
of the Arts studying with the great Raymond Mase, and two years in hometown Tampa, FL playing in an eclectic mix of eight
groups while learning the techniques and concepts of Turntablism, Tablas and Samplers; Jonathan Powell decided to move to
NYC during the summer of 2001. He is currently playing in many up and coming groups such as Kelvin Sholar's "Esoterica"
which includes such masters as Rapper Q-Tip, and Poet Adam Mansbach; "The Ghosts", in which Mr. Powell performs on Turntables
and Electronics solely; and Jonathan's musical mission "RED X", which combines Jazz, Hip Hop, Drum'n'bass, in a Dub context.
Jonathan's current undergoings are building a private recording studio called "Ghost Labs" and Balance Productions, music
production and record company.
Graduated in 2001 from the Manhattan School of Music where
he studied with critically acclaimed trombonist Steve Turre. Mr. Keberle received the William H. Borden award for musical
excellence in jazz upon graduation. He is currently pursuing studies in jazz with Wycliffe Gordon at The Juilliard School,
part of the first graduation. Since his arrival in New York City, Mr. Keberle has been a sought-after trombonist in many different
styles including big band, avant-garde, Latin, classical, and rock, performing in such venues as Birdland, The Knitting Factory,
Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall. He has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Frank Wess, Slide Hampton, Charles
McPherson, Percy Heath, Teo Macero, Joe Lovano, and Eric Reed, among others. Mr. Keberle was selected as the artistic director
for New York Citys first youth jazz orchestra, the Jazz Band Classic. The band made its premiere with Jimmy Heath in Aaron
Davis Hall, and will make another appearance with Slide Hampton in Carnegie Hall. Also, Mr. Keberle was recently selected
as one of ten finalists for the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Trombone Competition.
Mr. Jess Jurkovic - Piano
A native of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area,
Jess Jurkovic started as a drummer, but began to teach himself piano at age fourteen. Now twenty-seven, he is already becoming
an exciting and eclectic jazz voice as a pianist and composer. He has written over 100 songs and arranged dozens of standards
and not-so-standards for his groups. In addition, he has arranged and composed music for jazz big band, jazz vocal ensemble,
string orchestra, and even classical chamber ensembles. He has worked with a plenty of fantastic musicians such as Manny Albam,
Richard DeRosa, Roland Vasquez, Dennis Irwin, Terell Stafford, and Chris Potter.
Mr. Jeff Davis - Drums
Jeff Davis was born and raised in Colorado. His parents are both music educators; he began private lessons on
marimba at age nine, and eventually pursued both classical and jazz percussion. He recently performed with the MSM Jazz Orchestra
at Carnegie Hall. Jeff has performed with Joe Lovano and Kenny Werner (at the Banff Institute), as well as Art Lande and Ron
Miles. He has also toured Europe several times with different groups. He has recorded with various groups recently, including
Kubaloo, The Scott DuBois Quintet, Trio Colossus, DAVE Who?, and Trio Awaken.
Mr. Tony de Vivo - Percussionist
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela Tony worked in Caracas with many artists including
jazz singer Biella da Costa, the group Casablanca lead by Alvaro Falcon, jazz guitarist Gonzalo Mico and many others.
moved to New York City in 1990 and since then has worked and toured Puerto Rico, Europe & USA as a co-leader, percussionist
and composer with Mo'Guajiro, which plays traditional Cuban son. Tony has also performed with virtuoso flute player from Venezuela
Marcos Granados and with Yeluda Glanz at the Town Hall in NY. He has recorded with Cuban tresero Carlos Gonzalez and with
jazz legend Joe Chambers. Having attended Ars Nova Music School in Caracas, Mannes College of Music and The New School in
NYC, Tony holds a BFA.
Musicians who played with Mr. Vivo:
John Beaty, Alto Sax.
Sam Hillmer, Marc Mommaas,
Jeremy Powell, Dominik Lalli, Yosvani Terry; Tenor Sax.
Rich Johnson, Matt Hilgenberg, Brian Pareshi, Erik Jekabson, Brandon
Lee, Jesse Neuman; Trumpet.
Dana Leong, Jacob Garchik, Jeff Bush, Scott Reeves, Mike Fahie; Trombone.
Luis Perdomo; Piano.
Juancho Herrera, Miles Okazaki, Aquiles Baez; Guitar.
Don Peretz, Dan Weiss,
Greg Beyer, Bob Garcia, Brad Wentworth; Drum Set.
Moy Natenzon; cajon.