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"The writers that I aspire to, like Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman, they'll tell you that the work gets harder, not easier. And they set that bar for us where we're always striving to do something better than the last time, whether it's the next song or just the next line."
       by Christopher Cross
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Alex Budman / Sax, Flute, Clarinet Palyer Alex Budman is busy playing in the top tier of LA's musical community. His name find easy to many famous artist’s albums. He also appear TV shows, movies also. He performed with Boz Scaggs, Robbie Williams, Erykah Badu, Clare Fischer, Spencer Day and Rosemary Clooney and etc.
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Andy Ezrin / Jazz Piano Player Andy Ezrine is Jazz Pianist, from New York. He is famous in Japan as an “Andy Ezrin Trio” maybe. It is the jazz piano trio that formed Andy Ezrin, Yousuke Inoue (Japanese bassist) and Dan Jigger (drummer / percussionist) in 1999. They released many albums cover of J-POP with Jazz arrangement. Those are still have original melodies, but high sensed Jazz music. Especially for Japanese, those are very familiar songs. Then, Andy Ezrin is also performing with other famous musicians. Like Chris Botti, etc.
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Andy Suzuki / Sax, Keyboard, flute Player Andy Suzuki was born at Finland. He moved some countries with family. He told, his musical back ground made by listened different music with cultures. His career started in LA around 30 years ago. He is performing many genres, not only Jazz. But his main genre is Jazz, of course. He have been performing many famous musicians, credited many albums, and touring with them. Trilok Gurtu, Jan Garbarek, Dwiki Dharmawan, Shankar Mahadevan, Larry Carlton, Marcus Miller David Benoit, Dave Brubeck (and sons, Dan & Matt) and etc. He performs regularly with World music legend Trilok Gurtu and singer/songwriter Christopher Cross.
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Dave Beyer / Drummer, Educator Dave Beyer is in-demand professional drummer and educator in the Los Angeles area. He has toured, performed live, and participates many albums. These are only some part of artists that he participated in his long career. Melissa Etheridge, The Motels, Wilson Phillips, Jewel, Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, Michael McDonald, Loggins & Messina, Jimmy Messina, Stephen Bishop, Buzzy Feiten, and Jango. Dave has performed at major venues worldwide, and appears some famous TV show too. And Dave also runs his own studio, Beyer Recording. He teaches drums too. His wife is singer/songwriter Debra Davis.
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David Hughes / Bassist, Composer David Hughes was born in Sweden. After graduated Royal College of Music in Stockholm, he moved to L.A. CA. His first brake was joined to Wayne Henderson of the legendary Jazz Crusaders. He has getting his experience & growth with he learned compose and play with many great musicians. He appeared TV shows, films also. He is composer also, already released 4 albums.
“Swoosh”(2003), “Foreign Shores”(2007), “Cruising Along”(2010), “Hopeful Romantic”(2011)
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John Fremgen / Bassist, String Bass player John Fremgen has performed with many jazz and rock artists, like Christopher Cross, Butch Miles, PJ Olsson, Kirk Covington, Libby Kirkpatrick, Jamie Findlay, Abra Moore, Shelly Berg, Mitch Watkins, Rick Margitza, Gary Foster, Leni Stern, Ernie Watts, Tony Campise and Larry Koonse. He is an associate professor at The University of Texas where he teaches jazz improvisation, jazz theory, jazz history, jazz bass and directs the AIME ensemble. He has performed at many countries. Switzerland, Russia, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Italy and Holland.
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Kiki Ebsen / Vocals, Keyboards, Singer, Songwriter Kiki Ebsen, is an accomplished singer and songwriter. She known for backing up such artists such as Boz Scaggs, Tracy Chapman, Peter Cetera and many more. Her Father, Buddy Ebsen went on to star in several classics including Born To Dance, Banjo on My Knee, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Captain January, before entering the world of television. Kiki has talent of the music that she inherited from a family and her own talent. She started piano since kid, started compose her own songs since early age. Kiki won Collegiate Entertainer of the Year, then, started a touring career with the legendary band, Chicago, as a keyboardist and MIDI tech. Her songs covered famous musicians, and her name remaining many album credits too. She also has been performed as a solo singer. She is known most smooth Jazz genre maybe. Already she released 6 albums so far. She called “Sleeping Monster” by a producer. This word is best match to her. Kiki also has passion to animals. She spend much time for horses, especially rescue horses.
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Marcia Ramirez / Singer, Song writer, Guitar Marcia Ramirez is a singer/songwriter from Nashville, TN. She has been touring with Christopher since 2013. He told about her, he found amazing backing up singers. She performed many as a background vocalist. You can find many famous musician’s album credits. For example, Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis, Rodney Crowell, Tanya Tucker and Henry Lee Summer and more. Her songs also cuts by Jo Dee Messina, Brandon Rhyder, Rachel Williams, Melinda Schneider, Britt Savage, Tara Oram and many others. Marcia released 4 CDs, so far. Please check it.
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Mike Visceglia / Bassist Mike Visceglia Native New Yorker. Mike has been the primary bassist for Suzanne Vega since 1985. He is currently playing on Broadway in the Tony and Grammy. He participated many famous albums and shows, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Avril Lavigne, Jonatha Brooke, Jorma Kaukonen, Phoebe Snow, Dar Williams, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, and many more.
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Abraham Laboriel Sr. / Bassist
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Alex Acuña / Drammer
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Ames Asbell Violist
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Andraé Crouch / Gospel Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, Record producer
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Andy Salmon / Bassist
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Armen Garabedian / Violinist
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Art Garfunkel / Singer
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Assa Drori / Violinist
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Beth Andersen / Vocalist
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Beth Blackerby / Violinist
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Carl Wilson / Singer, Guitarist
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Carlos Vega / Drummer
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Chazz Frichtel / Bassist
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Chris Ralles / Drummer
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Chris Walden / Composer, Arrenger, Multi-instrumentalist
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Christine McVie / Singer, Songwriter, Keyboardist
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Chuck Findley / Session Musician
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Claude Gaudette / Session Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Producer, Arranger, Programmer.
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Curt Bisquera / Drummer
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Dan Higgins / Saxophone & woodwind player
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David Mann / Saxophonist, Poducer / Engineer
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Don Henley / Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Drummer
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Don Roberts / Saxophonist
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Eric Johnson / Guitarist, Composer
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Ernie Watts / Saxophonist
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Frances Ruffelle / English musical theatre actress, Recording artist
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Freddie Washington / Bassist, Songwriter
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Gary Grant / Trumpet player, Composer, Producer
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Gary Herbig / Saxophonist
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Gigi Worth / Singer, Songwriter
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Gregg Bissonette / Drummer
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J.D. Souther / Singer, Songwriter, Actor
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Jason Scheff / Bassist, Singer, Songwriter
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Jay Dee Maness / Guitarist
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Jay Graydon / Guitarist, Producer
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Jeff Porcaro / Drummer, Percussionist
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Jeffrey Foskett / Singer, Guitarist
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Jennifer Munday / Violinist
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Jeremy Lubbock / Pianist, Songwriter, Arranger, Producer.
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Jerry Hey / Trumpeter, Flugelhornist, Horn arranger, String arranger, Orchestrator
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Jim Horn / Saxophonist & Woodwind player
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Jody Cortez / Drummer
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Joseph Chemay / Bassist, Background singer
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Joel Derouin / Violinist, Concert master, Composer, Director
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Joel Peskin / Saxophonist, Flutist
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John JR Robinson / Drummer
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John Pena / Bassist, Guiarist
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Jonathan Clark / Bassist
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Karen Blake
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Karla Bonoff / Singer, Songwriter
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Keith Carlock / Drummer
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Khalig Glover / Background Vocal, Recording Engineer, Producer, Songwriter
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Kim Hutchcroft / Saxophonist, Flutist
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Larry Klein / Bassisit, Record producer, Songwriter
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Larry Williamson / Producer, Composer, Arranger, Woodwinds, Keyboad playe
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Lenny Castro / Percussionist
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Paulinho DaCosta / Percussionist
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Lew McCreary / Trombonist
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Mark Browne / Bassist, Composer
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Marty Walsh / Guitarist
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Matt Bissonette / Bassist
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Michael Baird / Drummer
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Michael McDonald / Singer, Songwriter
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Michael Omartian / Composer, Record producer, Arranger, Musician
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Michael Thompson / Guitarist
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Mike Finnegan / Organ, Piano, Vocalist
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Mike Porcaro / Bassist, Member of TOTO
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Molly Emerman / Violinist
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Myrna Matthews / Background Vocal, Classical Pianist
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Nathan East / Bassist
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Nicolette Larson / Vocalist
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Norman Ludwin / Bassist, Composer, Orchestrator
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Novi Novog / Viola player
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Patrick Leonard / Songwriter,/ Keyboardist, Producer
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Paulinho Da Costa / Percussionist
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Peter Allen / Songwriter, Entertainer
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Portia Griffin / Singer, Member of The Sweet Inspirations
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Richard Marx / Singer, Songwriter
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Richie Gajate Garcia / Drummer, Percussionist
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Rob Meuer / Songwriter, Composer, Keyboardist, Producer
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Robbie Buchanan / Keyboardist, Arranger, Composer
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Sam Levine / Saxophonist & Woodwind player
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Scott Frankfurt / Producer, Arranger, Composer, Keyboardist, Sound designer
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Scott Sherill / Songwriter
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Steve Gadd / Drummer
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Steve Lukather / Guitarist, Vocalist, Composer
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Suzie Katayama / Cellist, Conductor, Arranger, Orchestra manager
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Tim Pierce / Guitarist
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Tollak Ollestad / Harmonica player, Singer, Keyboardist, Songwriter
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Tom Scott / Saxophonist, Clarinet & Flute player, Arranger, Composer
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Tomás Ramírez / Saxophonist
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Tommy Taylor / Drummer, Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer
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Valerie Carter / Singer, Songwriter
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Vesta Williams / R&B Singer
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Victor Feldman / Multi-instrumentalist (Vibraphone, Keyboards, Drums, Piano and other assorted percussion)
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Victoria Paterson / Violinist
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Will Lee / Bassist
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