Pianist Fabian Almazan combines his deep and strong Cuban tradition with the influence of New York jazz. He is one of the most influential pianists today and with his extraordinary concerts spreads messages about tolerance, peace and integration between people. With his youth and his dedication to music, he is an important member of the Jazzinty team that brings freshness and new visions.
Norwegian guitarist Lage Lund is a new name in Jazzinty Workshop and is considered one of the most promising musicians in the New York and world jazz scene. Despite his youth, he played with legends of jazz music like Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis and Maria Schneider.
Born in Malaysia, raised in, Perth, Western Australia, Linda May Han Oh began playing electric bass at the age of fifteen, playing jazz in high school bands, while playing a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers. She received the 2010 Bell Award for Young Australian Artist of the Year. In 2010 she was nominated for the Jazz Journalist’s Awards for Up and Coming Artist of the Year, and received the award of No. 1 Acoustic Bass Rising Star in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll. Linda completed her Masters at the Manhattan School of Music in 2008 studying with Jay Anderson, John Riley, Phil Markowitz, Dave Liebman and Rodney Jones. Linda has performed with the musicians such as Joe Lovano, Steve Wilson, Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, Kenny Barron, Fabian Almazan, and Terri Lyne Carrington. She is currently the bassist with guitarist, Pat Metheny. She released 3 solo albums, all critically well acclaimed. Linda is currently working on her second trumpet trio album and an eight-piece group featuring a string quartet.
The novelty of the 2017 workshop was an additional category which represents an insight into the world of contemporary music. Under the leadership of Dre Hochevar, an established improviser, a composer and the drummer, the category has reached full capacity, with enthusiastic and satisfied participants after the workshop. The category is about basics of historical composition methodology, basics of contemporary/modern composition methodology, creating the first original composition and the analysis.Percussionist, composer and improvisor is realizing individual approach to life and creation through research, practice and performance. He is interested in taking risks, experiencing new challenges and designing solutions that provoke and inspire.