The CeDeL saxophone quartet is a young, contemporary ensemble that first met at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven in 2007. The members of the Cedel Quartet are Peter Cverle: soprano saxophone, Vincent Alpaerts: alto saxophone, Jitse Coopman: tenor saxophone and Pieter Legacy: baritonsaxophone.
Pianist and composer Cesare Picco has become an official ‘Yamaha Artist’, becoming part of an exclusive group of musicians. Cesare Picco started studying piano when he was four years old and from 1986 he started to perform his own music. He is author to ballets, operas, music for theatre and special projects performed worldwide Cesare has performed at Italy’s most important festivals and worldwide including Delhi Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival, Singapore Old Parliament, Hanoi Opera House, Al Maidan Centre Kuwait City, Kolkata Tagore Centre, Shillong Auditorium, Guggenheim Venice, Tokyo Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Whitney Museum, and Tokyo Blue Note. He has worked with distinguished artists including Naseer Shamma, Giovanni Hidalgo, Edmar Castaneda, Nino Josele, Vasilis Saleas, Miles Jaye, Giovanni Sollima, Hajime Mizoguchi, Markus Stockhausen, Yukimi Nagano, Taketo Gohara, and many Italian artists. As a composer he has written music for solos, chamber music ensembles and orchestras such as Virtuosi Italiani, Berlin Chamber Soloists, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.
An NEA Jazz Master, 22-time Grammy® winner, prolific composer and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output.
Chris is now working, playing, and touring with Motown Legend Stevie Wonder and Pop star Icon Rihanna.
Chris Minh Doky
Chris Minh Doky stands out as one of the most talented bass players in contemporary music. The artist is regarded among the masters of the upright bass widely recognized for his passionate delivery and extraordinary technical gifts. Born into a musical family in Copenhagen, Denmark, Doky was motivated and taught by his father, learning to play the piano at age six.
For more than 25 years Chuck Ainlay has been one of the most demanded sound engineers in the American music scene, having worked with the world’s top artists and producers. His success in the American country-scene lead to several Grammy awards as well as the ‚engineer of the year’ title in 1996 and 1997, the ‚engineer with the most top 10 hits’ in 1998 and TEC awards nominations in 1999 and 2000. His close cooperation with Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler resulted in two successful Dire Straits albums, and later he was responsible for the music production for two successful motion pictures ‚Wag the Dog’ and ‚Metroland’.
Chuck Leavell has been pleasing the ears of music fans for more than 30 years now. His piano and keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Train, Montgomery-Gentry, Lee Ann Womack, Lady AnteBellum, John Mayer and many, many more.