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Singer, Voice & Performance Coach and Choirs Director
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A popular singer on the jazz and world music scene Aneesa performs with a variety of bands including Jazz duo - 5 piece ensembles, the 9 piece Aneesa Chaudhry Mini Big Band, with several full big band (up to 20 players), with her Eastern Flavours Band including Uruguayan percussionist and Latin Jazz pianist, her Eastern European & Asian influenced trio of piano and flute, Bliss Art and as an accomplished solo artist.
Aneesa has performed at numerous Jazz and World Music festivals including London Jazz festivals, Ealing, City of London, Birmingham, Isle of White, Rhythm of the Earth World Music Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), Sappho Women's International Festival, Lesvos, (Greece) as well as at weddings, funerals and community & private events.
Aneesa runs voice & performance workshops and is extremely passionate about her choir work. Currently Musical Director of 5 choirs she loves helping people achieve their voice & performance goals for pleasure or perfection! Aneesa is passionate about people enjoying using their voices & feeling empowered to make a positive difference in the world.
"What a sensational lunchtime jazz session from Aneesa Chaudhry at the Summertown Wine Cafe yesterday! My goodness the girl has an amazing range."
Oxford Jazz Festival, 2010
For information about her singing workshops, event management & 121 lessons contact: email@example.com / 07957 395 293
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IMA nominated musician John Crawford was born in London of English/Spanish Parents. His father played Blues piano, and this is the first thing he learnt to play. His mother would introduce him to Latin music of all kinds, and he has gone on to perform at Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the 606 club, and Royal Albert Hall amongst others. His 2012 release "Ulia River of Time" has been nominated in the USA by the Independent Music Awards for best album in the Jazz category.
.. .. In the Latin world he has worked with percussion legends Airto Moreira and Giovanni Hidalgo, Eumir Deodato, Ed Motta, Tito Allen, Herman Oliveira, Henry Fiol, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Frankie Morales (Tito Puentes last singer), Jimmy Bosch, Bobby Matos, Adalberto Santiago, Luisito Carrion, Mariano Civico, Cano Estremera, Jack Costanzo, Nancy Abalos and Carlos Irigoyen, Maelo Ruiz, Johnny Blas, Jesus Alemany's Cubanismo, Orlando Watusi and Danny Silva, as well as UK based artists like Snowboy, Luna Cohen, Emily Saunders, Guida da Palma and Jazzinho, Negrocan, Sirius B, Manteca, Shantijazzworld, Nois, Liliana Chachian, Gustavo Marques, Jandira Silva, Mr Hermano, Orquesta La Clave, Roberto Pla, Robin Jones, Samara and Viramundo. He was also a founder member of the popular band Grupo X, and a member of the Pop/Jazz crossover project ISQ
As a jazz pianist he has performed with many jazz artists such as Tony Coe, Tina May, Ola Onabule, Norma Winstone, Alec Dankworth, Duncan Lamont, Pinise Saul, Lucky Ranku , Ramesh Shotham, Sax Appeal, Julie Dexter, Chris Batchelor, Sandy Cressman, Lily Dior, Polly Gibbons, Jason Yarde, John Etheridge, Dave Pike, Harvie S, Dave O'Higgins, Tony Kofi, Billy Bang, Noel Mccalla, Roger Beaujolais, Tommaso Starace, Shirley Smart, Gilad Atzmon, Paul Jayasinha's Shanti Jazz World , Victoria Newton, Clement Regert, Adam Glasser, Christian Brewer, Rowland Sutherland, Byron Wallen, Sarah Moule, Shireen Francis, Trudy Kerr, Annie Whitehead, Katriona Taylor, Parry Ray, Daniela Clynes, Esther Bennett, Linley Weir, Zena James, Michele Drees, Eleonora Claps, Anjali Perrin, Orla Murphy, Rosanna Brandi, and Lydia Garrow
He has also worked with artists from the pop world such as Bjork, Tanita Tikarem, Lewis Taylor, Us3, The Braxtons, Andy Williams, Kirsty McColl, Rui Velos, Babyface, Dina Carroll, Gina Foster and Beverly Skeete.
John has always had a passionate interest in dances of all types, and this has led him to work with such artists as Heather Cornell, Andrew Nemr, Ana Dueñas Leon, Max Pollack, Junior Laniyan and Tobias Tak
In 2010, the book "Exploring Latin Piano" written by John with Tim Richards was published by world renowed music publisher Schott Music, and inmediately garnered rave reviews. This was followed by the book "Brazilian Piano Collection" which coincided with John performing in Sao Carlos, Brazil in the Choro festival "Chorando Sem Parar". In 2015 the book "Grooves For Two" was published by Oxford University Press and features one of John's compositions, "Club Del Campesino".
In 2017, John's first book for Oxford University Press, "Piano Globetrotters" was published.
"A glorious piano solo...everyone there that night agreed that a man to watch out for is pianist John Crawford, a skillful and imaginative soloist"
John Childs, Jazzwise Magazine
DEMI GARCIA SABAT
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Originally from Barcelona. London based since 1999. Demi studied at the London college of music and is currently studying through artistworks with Jazz Legend Peter Erskine. He works as a freelance percussionist and drummer specializing in flamenco, jazz, arabic, latin iberian folk and pop music.
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Son of the late composer and co-founder of Indo-Jazz Fusions John Mayer, Jonathan began his musical training at an early age and by the age of 16 Jonathan found the instrument that would be his life, the sitar.
His teachers have included Clem Alford (the first ever European sitar player), Pandit Subroto Roy chowdhury of Senia Gharana and Wajahat Khan (direct descendent of Mia Tansen the great musician, one of the nine jewels in Moghul court of Emperor Akbar).
Jonathan Mayer studied composition with his father and later with Andrew Downes at the Birmingham Conservatoire where he gained a B.Mus (Hons) at the Birmingham Conservatoire studying both sitar and composition. His career so far has seen him play with artists such as Dave Stewart, The Bingham String Quartet, Kathryn Tickell, Kumar Bose, Kuljit Bhamra, Erich Gruenburg, Rohan De Sarem, Kenny Wheeler, The Orlando Consort, John Wilson, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Future Sounds of London, Sarah Brightman, I Musici Fiamminghi Orchestra,and Sir Paul McCartney.
Jonathan’s compositions have been performed by Erich Gruenburg, Joji Hattori, his father’s band Indo-Jazz Fusions and he has written for many library music companies. Jonathan is also a member of The Teak Project, an exciting new trio with a debut album out on First Hand Records. As well as his playing and compositions being heard on two Nimbus CD’s and two on FMR, Jonathan can also be heard on Sarah Brightmans’ Eden and Kevin Spaceys’ Beyond the sea and has recorded a solo album for Cooking Vinyl Records. Jonathan is also co-founder of First Hand Records Ltd.
Jonathan has performed all over the world including, France, Germany, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, America, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and two very successful tours in India as well as a number of performances for the BBC in the UK.
Jonathan can also perform a set of Western popular songs on sitar with backing tracks (Beatles, Donovan) mixed with traditional Indian music.
Chandigarh Live: “..In fact, be it in individual piece or in his father John Mayer or in consonance with other artists, Mayer played Sitar with deft dexterity.”
The Times UK : “…and some exhilarating solos from Jonathan on Sitar…..”
Timeout UK: “…..Jonathan weaves a gorgeous modal jazz solo on the Sitar in 7/4
Classic CD UK: “…. The Players are all astonishingly virtuosic from Mayer’s son, Jonathan, on the Sitar….”
“Just a quick email to thank Jonathan and the other musicians for an amazing performance at our wedding. They really added sparkle to our special day.”
Divyesh and Bina
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