49 results for group: 2020-annual-conference


Dr. Jane S. Cahaly

Dr. Jane S. CahalyDr. Cahaly is a life-long educator having taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels in addition to her university service. At Anderson University in Anderson South Carolina, Dr. Cahaly served as adjunct Geography instructor, Director of Teacher Education and professor in the College of Education. Her tenure at Anderson University also included serving as the Director of International Programs for five years where she was responsible for student study abroad programs, faculty research/travel/teaching abroad, international student programming and the implementation/administration of the university Quality Enhancement Plan ...

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Vico Diaz

Vico Diaz“Vico is one of the best representatives of the Mexican jazz and as a bassist he is on top of the list” Antonio Malacara, La Jornada Newspaper. Bassist and composer Vico Diaz – is accepted as one of the finest of his generation, has earned renown as a musician with a individual sound and a very unique way to create the most original contemporary Mexican Folk music. Vico has played as a headliner in concerts at major jazz festivals in different countries, in 2014 he released his acclaimed debut album “Salmon” set with Vico’s original compositions, the bassist also records and tours with the prestigious Tom Kessler Trio. Vico is ...

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Suzy Eises

suzy eisesSuzy Eises is a saxophonist, composer, and educator who hails from the diamond mining town of Oranjemund. She has opened for popular international acts Mi Casa and Joss Stone and has shared the stage with musicians such as Jimmy Dludlu, Ringo Madlingozi and Hugh Masekela. Suzy attended a one-year course at the London College of Creative Media in England and attended two years of college studying music at Brigham Young University-Idaho in the United States of America. Suzy has obtained a Higher National Certificate of Merit in Music Performance from the London College of Creative Media and an Advanced Music Diploma of Distinction from Shaw ...

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Tomoko Sonoda

Tomoko SonodaBorn in Tokyo Japan. Moved to Kumamoto City at the age of 26 Her father is a classical music critic. and mother is a teacher. At the age of four,she began her classical piano studies. She started playing the jazz piano at Waseda university. Worked as a music instructor for 5 years at a local mission college in Kumamoto city. '99 She made her own 10-piece band and provided many songs as an arranger (~'05) As a pianist, she has been performing continuously at which is a big jazz festival in Kumamoto city. She is currently working as a jazz piano teacher at a vocational school .And she is performing with various performers in ...

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Shlomi Cohen

Shlomi CohenGrammy-nominated saxophonist Shlomi Cohen, born in Tel Aviv, Israel, has had a multicultural musical education, based in part on his surroundings both in Tel Aviv and New York City, and also from his Moroccan and Yemeni heritage. This mix of styles in his sound has made him a much sought-after saxophonist. Shlomi is based in New York City and regularly collaborates with various musical projects around the city and beyond.

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Prasanna

PrasannaPrasanna is the world’s leading performer of Indian Carnatic music on the guitar, besides being an internationally acclaimed Jazz and Rock guitarist and Composer. He has recorded 16 albums as a leader and over 60 albums as a collaborator. An acclaimed film composer, Prasanna has composed the music for the Academy Award winning film ‘Smile Pinki’, Indian National Award-winning film ‘Vazhakku Enn 18/9’ and many others. An entrepreneurial visionary, Prasanna co-founded the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India, India’s first college of Contemporary music and was the President of the College for 5 years. He has performed with lumina...

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Max Huang

Max HuangBeginning studying piano at five and classical trumpet at eight, Huang later earned prizes in an assortment of competitions. In National Taipei University of the Arts, Huang received the education of classical music and developed an interest in Jazz in the meantime. Formerly a lead trumpet player in a good many jazz orchestras in Taiwan, Huang is now a professional trumpet player,composer and arranger for brass session as well as the music director to Musicworkers Studio.

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Elemotho Gaalelekwe

Elemotho GaalelekweMy name is Elemotho Gaalelekwe, singer/guitarist/songwriter hailing from the Kalahari desert in Namibia...I see myself as a modern nomad who uses words, rhythm and melody as medication in a world that is hungry for spiritual meditation. With my 4th Album "Beautiful World" released worldwide by ARC Music in 2017, my sounds have been shared everywhere from Africa to Europe blowing away audiences with power and poetic presence. I grew up with storytelling around the fire and that has inspired me to create something that could make you dance as well as listen, smile as well as cry, find peace as well as wisdom. The music has gone as far ...

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Carlo Capua

Carlo CapuaCarlo Capua is Deputy Chief of Staff to Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker and City Council. A member of Fort Worth Sister Cities since 1993 (as a high school student), Carlo served on the national board as the Young Professional Representative from 2004-2008 and is currently chair of the Sister Cities Honorary Board Alumni Association which serves on the SCI Executive Board. After studying business at Texas Christian University, Carlo spent time teaching English in Fort Worth's sister cities of Nagaoka, Japan (four years) and Toluca, Mexico (three years), designing and leading multiple programs and leadership exchanges between the USA, ...

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Brandon Guerra

Brandon GuerrraBrandon Guerra is a multi-instrumentalist from San Antonio, Texas, who holds a degree in Jazz Performance from Texas State University. Since beginning his musical studies via piano at age six and drumset at age ten, Brandon has become an active drumset artist and educator, performing and recording with various groups in south Texas, The United States, and abroad. Brandon is currently the house drummer at the popular new jazz club, Jazz TX, located in the historic Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, TX. He can be found playing every week with a variety of musicians in the south Texas area, usually playing over 250 performances a year. Brandon ...

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