Maurizio Minardi - Accordion

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Multi-instrumentalist and composer Maurizio Minardi has recorded 9 acclaimed albums and performed with a number of artists including Carmen Souza, Antonio Forcione, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Georgia Mancio. Maurizio has played in a range of venues and festivals, including BBC London, Pizza Express Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall Ignite Series, Upstairs at Ronnie Scott’s, Kings Place Festival, The Vortex, the Apollo Hammersmith, the Lost Theatre, and more.

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Peter Michaels is a highly versatile musician and composer. He has made an extensive study of Brazilian music, especially choro and also plays with the band Pocket Caravan
He is also a wizard at dealing with last minute disasters and making very Good Coffee.

Stefanos is originally from Greece, where his musical experience began aged 11 when taught the laouto (Greek lute) by Giorgos Deligiannis. A few years later, he began to learn Asia Minor tunes on the oud, and eventually furthered his learning in Classical Oud with Kuriakos Kalaitzidis in Thessaloniki, Greece. By this time, Stefanos had also begun teaching himself guitar.
Performing professionally on oud and guitar from the age of 17, he has explored and developed his knowledge of many genres including world music - blending traditional Mediterranean sounds and rhythms within his own compositions and others – and also jazz fusion, soul, rock, blues, funk and reggae. In 2005, after gaining experiences and formal qualifications in Greece, Stefanos moved to London where he studied and graduated with a BMus in Popular Music in 2008. He has since performed as a freelance oud and guitar player, and teacher, in a wide variety of venues around London, with both his own jazz trio and a range of other artists – such as Noraay’s Creation Project, the Iota group and Melange Collective.

Demi Garcia Sabat - Percussion/Drums

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Originally from Barcelona, Demi moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional musician. Since graduating from the London College of Music, Demi now works full time as a freelance drummer and percussionist. Demi specialises in Flamenco music, Jazz, Pop...He performs regularly with great musicians such as Alec Dankworth, Nicolas Meier, Kuljit Bhamra, La Tipica, Melange, Flamenco Soul, Jorge Bravo

Michele Montoli - Bass

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Michele Montolli, was born in Italy (Verona) and graduated in Graz Jazz University (Austria). He has collaborated with artists such as such as Knoel Scott (Sun Ra Arkestra) , Don Menza, Seeds of Creation, Amira Kheir band, Julie Dexter , Alan Weekes and many others

Specialising in Latin, Jazz and Klezmer, lead trumpeter Jake Painter has been working as a freelance musician in London for over 10 years. Jake has shared the stage and recorded with some of the UK's top pop and world music acts including: Paloma Faith, Vampire Weekend, The Streets, Culture Club, Friendly Fires, The Go Team, Maroon Town, The Walkman, Frankie Morales, Victor Hugo Salsa Band, Captain SKA, Molotov JukeBox, Beth Rowley, and many others.

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