Saxophonist SONNY FORTUNE played in the band of Miles Davis in the seventies. He is on 4 legendary Miles albums on Colombia Records (Big Fun, Agartha, Pangaea and Get Up With It). Sonny also played 10 years with Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, and is known for his work with McCoy Tyner, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie & Nat Adderley, to name a few. As a leader he recorded for Blue Note Records. Currently he is member of the group “Four generations of Miles” with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern and Buster Williams.
JORIS TEEPE from The Netherlands and has been living in New York for 22 years. He has been working with many Legends in Jazz such as Benny Golson, Rashied Ali, Bobby Watson and Randy Brecker. Joris has been playing with Sonny Fortune in New York. Joris was in Rashied Ali’s Quintet for 9 years, it was Rashied who introduced him to Sonny Fortune.
MICHAEL VAREKAMP is from Amsterdam and plays extensively around the world. Besides playing the trumpet Michael sings and composes. Since 2008 Michael works with Billy Taylor’s Jazz Mobile in New York City. Michael wrote music for two ballets and an extended piece for Desmond Tutu. He wrote the Obama Suite, dedicated to Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela.
Pianist JON DAVIS is born and raised in New York and best known as the pianist with legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius. He recorded and toured with Jaco all over the world. Besides that he is know for playing with Joe Henderson, Stan Getz and many more.
JORIS DUDLI is lives in Vienna Austria and has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1975 until 1985. From 1986 until 2001 he lived in New York and played and recorded with stars like Joe Zawinul, Curtis Fuller and Chico Freeman.Read more