Join us this Saturday for jazz by an all star line up thanks to Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music!
Born in Spain, Mili Vizcaino is an accomplished contemporary singer and vocal technique teacher. She is a self-taught contemporary guitarist and also holds a Piano degree from Conservatório de Música de Badajoz (Badajoz, Spain). In 2004, Mili studied Piano, contemporary harmony and combo studies in the Jazz School Germán Sánchez Ruipérez and more recently in 2015, Mili completed her Jazz Vocals degree, Universidade de Évora (Portugal) & also completed first year of Master course in Jazz interpretation in the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa (ESML – Lisbon, Portugal).
During the early 2000s, Mili spent her time traveling around Europe as a voice teacher at various programs like Musicals Festival at Zafra (Spain), Cáceres Jazz Festival (Spain), Teachers and Resources Centre (Badajoz, Spain), etc. In 2007, Mili had the opportunity to tour the world with Miguel Bose’s “Papitour” as a backing vocalist. At the dawn of the decade, Mili had become an experienced vocalist as well as a seasoned educator teaching at various institutes around Spain like Badajoz Arts Centre (Badajoz, Spain) & Monk Music and Performing Arts (Salamanca, Spain).
At present she works at the Sou Largo cultural cooperative in Lisbon, as a regular contributor. She’s part of the musical cast in the show El pacto, by El Desván Producciones (Badajoz, Spain). She’s the lead singer at the Iberian Big Band (classical swing repertoire), the River City Band (Latin jazz), D’Alambre (a Lisbon project with musicians Gustavo Roriz, Ruca Rebordão, Máximo Ciuro and Gabriel Godoy.
Sid Jacobs was 7 years old when his fascination with the guitar began. When his family moved to Nevada, Sid obtained a position as guitar instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This made him, at eighteen, the youngest faculty member in the school’s music department. After moving to Los Angeles he developed the curriculum for the Advanced Bebop and Jazz Guitar course at the Dick Grove School and the Jazz Guitar class at the Musicians Institute (MI) where he continues to teach.
Some of the great jazz artists with whom Sid has performed include Harold Land, Eddie Harris, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Diorio, Brad Mehldau, Larry Goldings and Javon Jackson.
In 1991, his CD “It’s Not Goodnight” was released and was well received as a straight-ahead blowing session featuring his original compositions. In 1998 Sid was the first North American jazz guitarist invited to perform in Argentina’s “Guitars of the World” festival. In May of 2001 he was invited to perform at the Ankara Music Festival in Turkey. 2007 saw the release of his CD Open Strings, a collection of pieces for solo guitar including his acclaimed arrangements of Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk tunes. Sid Jacobs is associated with Benedetto Guitars, Hofner Guitars, Cordova Guitars, Ribbecke Guitars & Koch amplifiers.
Pedro Carneiro Silva is a successful pianist who collaborates with artists from all over the world. His recent collaborations include Ben Barritt, Mishka Adams, Ferrnanda Paulo and many more artists. Pedro has also toured with the famous Acuri group – a Brazilian contemporary quintet- that had a series of thirty shows in India and Sri Lanka.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Pedro began to study music at the age of five and was already playing professionally at 16. He graduated in Brazilian music from UNIRIO and also has a Masters in Jazz Performance. Pedro has also taught piano in many colleges in Brazil and is currently based in Berlin where he is developing is solo piano work and also teaches.
Hailing from Brazil, drummer and percussionist Fabio Bergamini has had a successful career as a touring drummer and faculty for over 20 years.
He completed his Masters in Popular Music from the University of Campinas where his research areas were performance and education. With a strong passion for teaching, Fabio has taught for over twenty years in Brazil, as well as in Portgual. He was also a member of the Madredeus Group in Portual. He has also authored the Text book of Drums and Percussion of the Guri Project. Fabio’s playing style is divers and ranges from Jazz, pop, Rock to Brazilian instrumental music, Balkan music and Orchestral rock. His notable performances have been with singer Tania Maria, Sofia Victoria, Flavia Bittencourt, Julia Simoes, pianist Michel Freidenson and bassist Pichu Borreli
A guitarist and bassist with experience in a vast arrays of genres Raghuraman Ramasubramanian is currently a faculty at Swarnabhoomi Academy Of music. With a Bachelors degree in music from The international College of Music in Malaysia and also Studied independently under the likes of Aman Mahajan , Amit Heri, Lew Hilt, Louiz Banks has helped in a career as an educator and performer with a good sense of healthy musical definitions. Performed with people like Michael Veerapan , Ganesh Bala , GV Prakash , Alap Raju , Suchitra, Ranjit Barot etc, and also a part of a production to introduce instrumental improvised music to the market by Zee Digital Online Music Portal called #lifeismusic.