Gino Sitson

Gino Sitson

Award-winning New York-based vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson is from the Cameroon, Central Africa. He and his siblings were introduced to blues, jazz and African traditional music early in life. Mr. Sitson is a pioneer of a new generation of multi-culturally influenced African musicians; his daring musical projects combine in a most innovative way jazz, gospel, blues and traditional African polyphonies, polyrhythms and melodies. By freely combining his trademark vocal acrobatics with a breathtakingly creative command of oral and body percussions and miscellaneous effects. Mr. Sitson forges an eloquent vocabulary capable of communicating far beyond any limits of language or custom. Gino Sitson’s four octave vocal range plus his skills as a composer and arranger put him at high demand.

 

Graham Haynes

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Graham Haynes is regarded as an innovator on cornet and flugelhorn, an extraordinary composer, and an emerging force in contemporary electronic music and world music. His two years at Queens College studying composition, harmony and theory spurred his interest in classical and electronic music. He formed the band Five Elements with alto saxophonist Steve Coleman, which launched the M-Base collective, an influential group of NY improvisers. During the late ‘80's Haynes immersed himself in a wide range of African, Arabic and South Asian music; since 2000 he has worked as a composer and music director on several multimedia projects. Graham has recorded fifteen critically acclaimed CD's as a leader and countless CD's as a side person. Since 2013 Haynes has been a member of the Vijay Iyer Sextet. Graham tours annually in Europe, Asia, and Africa and appeared several times on national television.