MARKUS BURGER & THE NORTH ATLANTIC JAZZ ALLIANCE
"In celebration of the release of our new CD All concert visitors will receive a complimentary Debut CD of the THE NORTH ATLANTIC JAZZ ALLIANCE
Thanks so much, - Markus
The North Atlantic Jazz Alliance (NAJA) became reality when pianist Markus Burger, born in Germany but living in Southern California since 2003, worked with the Goethe Institute to form a new band that would be comprised of three Germans and four Americans. Jim Linahon and I both teach at Fullerton College, says the pianist. After I told him that the Institute would underwrite the project, he proposed the other three Americans. That is how Paul Kreibich, Marshall Hawkins and Bill Yeager became involved. From Germany are Jan von Klewitz, a close collaborator for 20 years and Michael Schiefel whom Jan has worked with the last 10 years.
Markus Burger, Pianist-composer
Bruce Babad Alto Saxophone
Currently Bruce can be heard with the 2006 Grammy nominated Bill Holman Band, Luther Hughes' Cannonball/Coltrane Project and the Bruce Babad Quartet. Babad is the Director of Jazz Studies at Fullerton College
Michael Schiefels voice has been heard in settings from funk and classical to Eastern European folk music, but his skilled wordless improvisations show that he can hold his own with any horn player.
if developing his own appealing style as a jazz trumpeter was not enough, Jim Linahon has recorded classical music and produced over 300 projects for a wide variety of top performers.
Bill Yeager has appeared on a countless number of sessions as a studio and jazz trombonist in addition to formerly leading the Los Angeles Jazz Workshop.
Marshall Hawkins -Bassist, played with Miles Davis in 1968 and his resume includes important associations with Eddie Jefferson, Richie Cole, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson and Pharaoh Sanders in addition to being the musical director and co-founder of the Idyllwild Music in the
Paul Kreibich -toured the world as pianist Gene Harris drummer for five years and has played with virtually every major jazz musician and singer who has passed through Los Angeles during the past 20 years.
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