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Amoy Ribas is such a force of nature and without doubt at home in the top league of Brazilian music. Ribas was born in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and has been interested in music from an early age.

Influenced to this day by jazz, samba, baiao and many other styles, he mixes musical genres and techniques of all kinds and transcends the percussion instruments from their function as pure rhythm instruments. It is not for nothing that the great Hermeto Pascoal called him "one of the best percussionists in the world." There can be no greater compliment. In addition to Pascoal, Ribas has also played with musicians such as Richard Galliano, Rolf Kühn, Joyce, Marco Pereira, Guinga, Hamilton de Holanda, Billy Blanco, Beth Carvalho, Leila Pinheiro, Joyce, Paulinho Moska and Gilson Peranzzetta.ASCAP award-winning flutist and composer

Hadar Noiberg is expanding the possibilities of what it means to be a musician and bandleader in today's world. Noiberg's eclectic musical background and experience have led her to create her own style, seamlessly blending all of these influences - from classical music to jazz to Brazilian choro and Middle Eastern music. She has been touring internationally with her extraordinary trio since 2010 in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Europe, Taiwan and Israel. She has worked with renowned artists such as Yemen Blues, Dave Valentin, Anat Cohen, Omer Avital and performed at festivals and clubs such as Blue Note, WOMEX, Discover Jazz Festival, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Babel Med Music, Roskilde Festival, "A" Trane, Central Park SummerStage, just to name a few.

Tal Arditi is a Berlin-based Isralean jazz guitarist. The guitar prodigy began studying in Israel at the age of 16 to move to Berlin two years later, where he has become an indispensable part of the local scene. Tal moves effortlessly through any genre and impresses with both his virtuosity and his sensitivity. The exceptional talent has recorded several albums under his own name, toured throughout Europe and continues to be a tireless and creative ambassador for his instrument.

Tino Derado: Professor at the HfMH and at the Jazz Institute Berlin. He lived in New York City for 14 years and was an active member of the local jazz scene there. His portfolio includes collaborations with Jamey Haddad, Gary Burton, Peter Erskine, Richard Bona, Andy Gonzalez and many more. He is one of the most versatile and competent pianists living in Germany.

Philipp Bernhardt studied jazz at the Folkwang University and subsequently at the City College of New York. During his five-year stay in New York, he played with renowned musicians such as Ron Carter, Marc Ribot and John Pattitucci. He then moved to Berlin and has since worked with musicians from a wide range of genres. From the MDR Symphony Orchestra and the Absolut Ensemble to the Romanian brass band Fanfara Kalaschnikov and guitar god Kurt Rosenwinkel. Performances, some with the support of the Goethe Institute, have taken him to South Korea, China, Russia, Lebanon, Panama, Serbia and to festivals such as Wacken, Lowlands Festival and the Ulrichsberger Kalaidophon. Bernhardt has been involved in productions for NDR, WDR, HR, BR, SWR and Deutschlandfunk and is represented on numerous recordings.


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