Danish musician and composer Andreas Bennetzen is known for both his abilities as an outstanding double bass player and also for his innovative ’cross-over’ music under his alias ’Andy Benz’. Having worked with a number of top musicians, Andreas Bennetzen has established his own sound and collaborated with a wide range of artists.
Latvian classical concert pianist Andrejs Osokins is a laureate of the world’s most prominent piano competitions, including Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, the Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris, the Leeds International Piano Competition and the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition in Brussels, as well as a laureate of the 5th Inter-national German Piano Award presented by International Piano Forum in Frankfurt.
Andy Haderer ist Professor für Jazztrompete an der Kölner Musikhochschule. Er spielt als Leadtrompeter in der WDR-Big Band und ist darüber hinaus als Solist bekannt.
Clifford Brown and Maurice André had an active hand in launching Antoine Curé’s eclectic path
Antonio Faraò, one of the most interesting jazz pianists of the last generation, has become an official “Yamaha Artist” “I'm not often surprised by the recordings of musicians the way I was overwhelmed the ﬁrst time I heard Antonio Faraò on one of his recent CD's. What amazed me was what I felt inside of me. There is so much warmth, conviction and power to his playing. I was immediately attracted to his harmonic conception, the joy of his rhythms and swing feel and the grace and ingenuity of his melodic improvisational lines. Antonio is not only a ﬁne pianist but a great one.” (Herbie Hancock)