2 June

Ronnie Bedford
Drums, b.1931, Bridgeport, CT

Pierre Favre
Drums, b.1937, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Favre is a Swiss jazz drummer and percussionist born in Le Locle, Switzerland, perhaps most noteworthy for his work with Irene Schweizer. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Favre_%28musician%29

Ernie Hood
Guitar, b.1923, Charlotte, NC

Gildo Mahones
Piano, b.1929, New York, NY

John Morell
Guitar, b.1946, Niagara Falls, NY

Marty Napoleon
Piano, b.1921, New York, NY
Napoleon is an American jazz pianist born in Brooklyn, New York, perhaps best-known for having replaced Earl Hines in Louis Armstrong’s All Stars in 1952. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Napoleon

John Pisano
Guitar, b.1931, New York, NY
Pisano is a jazz guitarist born in Staten Island, New York. John has accompanied in concert or recording some of music’s biggest names, including Burt Bacharach, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert, Natalie Cole, Michael Franks, Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Joe Pass, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Billy Bean and Chico Hamilton and many more! Foe more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Pisano

Irene Schweizer
Piano, b.1941, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Schweizer is a notable Swiss jazz and free improvising pianist. She has performed and recorded numerous solo piano performances as well as performing as part of the Feminist Improvising Group, whose members include Lindsay Cooper, Maggie Nichols, Georgie Born and Sally Potter. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irene_Schweizer

Ian Shaw
Vocal, b.1962, St. Asaph, England
Shaw is a Welsh jazz singer, record producer, and former stand up comedian. He has recorded and performed several times with Claire Martin, and appeared with her on the BBC Radio 2 show Big Band Special, a show that he has also presented. He also presents a jazz show on BBC South with Charlie Crocker. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Shaw_%28singer%29

Valaida Snow
Trumpet, Vocal, b.1903 d.1956, Chattanooga, TN
Snow was an African/American jazz musician and entertainer. Valaida’s story is fascinating. Raised in Cleveland City, Tennessee by family devoted to music, she learned to play cello, bass, banjo, violin, mandolin, harp, accordion, clarinet, trumpet, and saxophone at professional levels by the time she was 15. She also sang and dance. For more info go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valaida_Snow

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