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Julian Blackmore - Piano/Recording Technology

Julian Blackmore is a British composer and musician living in New York City. He writes, produces and performs music for theatre, film, television, radio and new media. Drawing from a rich variety of genres, Julian's original music can be as driving and persuasive as it can be lyrical and sensitive.

A solid background in pop songwriting and production led Julian to work as a composer, producer, educator and performer around the UK and Europe before relocating to New York to study the crafty art of Musical Theater Writing at NYU, where he earned an MFA in 2010.

Julian's composition and production work has been used in film, tv, radio, apps, games, theatre, and children's activities. Julian also plays piano and keyboards for many artists, groups & theatre organizations around New York City.

Kazuyo Kuriya - Flute / Beginner Piano

Flautist (piccolo, flute and alto flute) Kazuyo Kuriya, studied at Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, Japan where she acquired a Bachelor’s of Music degree in classical music performance. Yet she studied so many more styles of music by studying with various well-known musicians in Japan including Emmanuel Pahud (principle flautist, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Davide Formisano (principle flautist, Milan Orchestra), and Takashi Shirao (Musasino Acadimia Musicae).
In January 2007, she enrolled in Berklee College of Music with a scholarship from the Asia World Scholarship Tour where she studied jazz composition, arranging and performance.
She has performed with Maria Schneider, McCoy Tyner at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, and with the Brazilian composer, arranger and producer, Cesar Camargo Mariano who has praised her work in performance. She has had two highly successful tours in Japan with her own groups, Ceu do Brasil and the Kazuyo Kuriya Quintet.
She is the winner of the Toshiko Akiyoshi Award, 2010, and was selected as a Jazz Revelation Records 2010 Artist. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, is a member of the ‘Women of the World’ ensemble, has been commissioned to compose music for the National Flute Association Flute Big Band 2011 and is a fluatist and composer/arranger for the Boston World Flute Ensemble under the director of Wendy Rolfe.

Jennifer Sullivan - Piano/Guitar/Voice

Jennifer Sullivan is a New York City based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, ukelele, mandolin, voice). Her professional affiliations include SESAC and music teacher at the Ivy Music School.

Born in Texas, and influenced by gospel and country music, Jennifer began playing piano in elementary school at the age of 7. As a teenager, she learned to perform and write music on guitar (mainly inspired by 90s pop/rock female singer-songwriters Jewel, Alanis Morrisette and Sheryl Crow). In high school, Jennifer began writing her own songs and performing live in local music venues.

Jennifer attended the University of Texas where she studied blues and jazz with local music legend Clifford Antone. In 2008/2009, she released two albums (Scatterbrain EP and Extended Play EP). In 2010, Jennifer graduated with honors from the UT College of Communications.

After moving to New York from Austin, Jennifer began working with SmallsLIVE indie record label producer, Smalls Jazz Club owner, and pianist, Spike Wilner. In 2012, she was selected to receive free recording time at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She recently released the single, “Black Cat,” which is receiving radio play and is available online.

Last year, Jennifer was invited to showcase her band at the renowned SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. In January 2014, she released her new full length album entitled, "Somethin' New," available worldwide on iTunes and Amazon. Catch Jennifer playing with her live band at venues all over NYC including Shrine, Rockwood Music Hall, Pete's Candy Store, and the Bitter End.

Raymond Sullivan - Piano/Guitar/Drums/Songwriting

Ray grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and started piano lessons at the age of six. In 2008, he graduated with a BA in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. He currently teaches guitar, piano, bass, drums/percussion, rock/jazz ensembles and early education music classes at the Ivy Music School.

Ray is also proficient as a professional performer. He performs classical and jazz music all over the northeast, most notably in a private performance in 2010 for the Duke of Westminster. He leads his own Jazz fusion project, and has toured all over the country with Caribbean/Funk/Reggae band Spiritual Rez. Throughout his career, Ray has shared the stage with great artists such as Kareem Devlin (Lady Gaga's band), Daryl Jones (The Rolling Stones & Miles Davis), George Clinton & the P Funk all Stars, The Wailers, The Rebirth Brass Band and Jimmy Cliff.

Erika Lloyd - Piano/Voice

An extremely talented singer, musician and songwriter, Erika Lloyd plays piano and trumpet, and is also the leader of a successful NYC indie band, Little Grey Girlfriend.

The Grammy-Award-Winning choir, Chanticleer, is performing Erika’s song "Cells Planets" on their 2010-2011 world tour and newly released album.

Erika received her Bachelors of Voice Performance/Early Music from Indiana University in 2005, where she was a featured soloist in Pro Arte and was coached by world-renowned musicians and vocalists such as Paul Elliott, Nigel North, and Elisabeth Wright. She also took a semester in Vienna, Austria, where she performed at The Palais Corbelli and studied with the Coloratura, Donna Robin, of the StadtsOper, Vienna.

As well as performing and writing, Erika’s has many years experience teaching vocal and piano to students from early childhood to adolescent to young adult.

Erika Kapin - Violin

Erika Kapin believes that music and art have the power to create joy, inspiration, healing and insight. A graduate from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Erika is a composer, bandleader and music educator in NYC. She grew up in Seattle, WA, where she began learning to play the violin at age 7. She studied classical music throughout her youth, and as a young adult began her explorations into jazz and improvisational music. Shortly thereafter Kapin was performing, recording, and composing in a variety of musical genres including rock, American folk, hip-hop, contemporary classical, and middle eastern. In addition to being an active performer, Erika is also an enthusiastic music educator. She has received teacher training from the Suzuki violin school summer institutes, and is a teaching artist for the Noel Pointer Foundation and Urban Arts Experience and the Ivy Music School.

Brad Whiteley - Piano

Brad Whiteley is a Brooklyn based pianist, organist and composer. He graduated from the Indiana University School of Music with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies and Classical Piano. In 2004 Brad received a Student Music Award from Downbeat Magazine for his role in the combo Monk by 5. In the summer of 2005 Brad was selected as one of 2 pianists at the Henry Mancini Institute held at UCLA. During this full scholarship program he was able to perform with Christian McBride, Maria Schneider, Peter Erskine, Alan Silvestri and many other renowned artists. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY where he writes, records, produces and plays with several bands and independent artists.

Kimberly Garey - Drums/Percussion

Kim Garey is a professional drummer and music educator living in New York City. She studied percussion and composition at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her double bachelor’s in Percussion performance and Music Composition, and her Masters in Music Composition. She has studied with such drum greats as John Riley, Joe Morello, Matt Wilson, Steve Houghton, Michael Spiro, and Allison Miller.

A native of Kansas, she moved to New York City in March of 2006 and has been busy performing since she arrived. She has performed with legendary jazz masters such as Junior Mance, Don Braden, and Tim Price. She is performing regularly with the Jr. Mance Quartet, Tim Price/Ryan Anselmi Tenor Maddness Ensemble, the Gina Fox Band, and the Ryan Anselmi Quartet.

Cameron Mizell - Jazz & Classical Guitar

Cameron Mizell is a versatile guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer from Brooklyn. Along with leading his own jazz/funk organ trio, he plays in a variety of bands in NYC, from singer/songwriters to bluegrass, hard rock to the avant-garde. Additionally, he has recorded over ten albums in the last five years, including his third solo album, Tributary.

Mizell studied jazz and classical guitar at the University of North Texas and Indiana University. He began teaching private lessons 15 years ago, and has helped students of all ages discover their potential for music through the guitar. Additionally, he has been a clinician for high school jazz bands, a consultant to record labels, and co-founded a website about the musician industry, all helping people understand the important role of music, and musicians, in today's culture.