MUSICIANS

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COLE DAVIS

A native New Yorker, Cole grew up in a home filled with music— both his parents are professional musicians and composers. A busy sideman in his hometown, Cole has played at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, Smalls, the Jazz Standard to name a few.

 

Davis was the winner of the 2016 Ron Carter Bass Competition, and in 2017 he was awarded the distinction of “NEA Future Jazz Master” by National Endowment of the Arts. Cole has also played all over the world, including venues in London, Vancouver, Trinidad, and Tbilisi, Georgia. In 2019, he was selected for the Juilliard Artist Diploma ensemble as well as the masters degree program, and became the second person to do both degrees concurrently. 

He currently endorses Yamaha basses and was named the 2018 Yamaha Young Artist in Jazz as the first upright bass player to be given the distinction.

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DANIEL HASS

Israeli-Canadian cellist Daniel Hass is the First Prize Gold Medal winner of the 2016 Stulberg International String Competition, as well as the 2016 winner of the Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize. 

A rising talent in the next generation of classical musicians, Mr. Hass made his solo orchestral debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at age 15, performing the Lalo Cello Concerto. He has since performed as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, with whom he debuted Jonathan Leshnoff’s cello concerto, and others, and has performed as recitalist and chamber musician in Amsterdam, Lisbon, Tel Aviv, Budapest, and Montreal, and across the United States. 

Mr. Hass has been featured several times on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation national radio, and on the American radio show ‘From the Top’. 

As a member of the Perlman Music Program Alumni, Daniel has played numerous concerts under the baton of Itzhak Perlman and performed with various chamber music groups. He has participated in master classes with many internationally renowned cellists, including Gary Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Ralph Kirshbaum, Janos Starker, and Benjamin Zander. 

Recently graduated from Juilliard School of Music in New York as a recipient of a Kovner Fellowship, Mr. Hass will be pursuing his Masters at Juilliard in September 2019. 

Mr. Hass performs on a 1914 Eugenio Degani Cello on loan to him by a private donor.

ANTHONY HERVY

Anthony Hervey is a Jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader from South Florida. Hervey was admitted to the Juilliard School at the age of 18 and since has performed at Jazz festivals and concert halls around the world with some of the best that jazz has to offer, including Wynton Marsalis, Sean Jones, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, Stephen Scott, and Chick Corea. Anthony is an artist with firm musical roots who strives to understand the past while also giving meaning to Jazz in our present times. He aspires to be a critical force in the world of music and to share the joy Jazz has added to his life with others in a way that uplifts, transforms and inspires. His influence on music is just the beginning.

 

In 2016 and 2017, Anthony performed alongside his musical hero and mentor Wynton Marsalis with the Young Jazz All Stars in Marciac, France at the Marciac Jazz Festival. He was a featured soloist with the Igor Butman Big Band for the Future of Jazz Festival in Moscow, Russia at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. He also performed with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Catherine Russell for the “Who is Louis Armstrong” Jazz for Young people concert in New York.

 

In 2018, Hervey had the opportunity of a lifetime after receiving a call to sub with legendary Jazz bassist Christian McBride and New Jawn at Pinecrest Gardens in South Florida. After receiving the call that morning Hervey boarded the first plane he could to Miami and was able to live out his dream of performing with McBride. In 2019, he made his international debut as a bandleader at the Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Recently, Anthony opened for the Branford Marsalis Quartet in February at Rose Theater with Citizens of the Blues.

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JOSH KNOWLES

Josh Knowles is an electric violinist, singer/songwriter, and composer based in Boston, MA. He brings an eclectic array of influences to his original work, continually striving to fuse his traditional foundation with modern songwriting, experimental studio production, and stunning live performances.

 

An in-demand and versatile musician, Knowles has featured on albums by The Front Bottoms, John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday), and An Horse, performed on stages for Barack Obama, David Letterman and James Taylor, and frequently collaborates with Cirio Collective and Boston Ballet, with whom he has appeared on stage for historic runs at the Boston Opera House and the Lincoln Center in New York. He currently resides as a Community Luminary at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where he performs regularly.

 

In February of 2018, Knowles released "Spin Without A Sound," his debut instrumental album of loop-based ethereal solo electric violin pieces.

 

In summer 2019 he showcased his songwriting side with debut breakthrough single "Same," which incorporated his signature electric violin tones but also showcased his prowess as a songwriter and vocalist. A unique and cathartic ballad, "Same" has garnered nearly 100,000 plays on Spotify.

 

In early 2020, Knowles premiered a collection of new original material by performing it live on stage during a 3 night run with Providence Festival Ballet. His powerful experimental song and upcoming single “How Deep the Dark” opened the show, and is part of his album “The Slow Dance is Over” which was released on vinyl in April 2021. 

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CAMERON MACINTOSH

Cameron MacIntosh was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Raised in New Jersey, Cam first picked up the sticks at age 9. After taking formal lessons with various teachers in the Jersey area, he heard the great Joe Morello of the Dave Brubeck quartet at age 11. Following an audition, Cameron became the youngest ever student of Morello’s. Joe served as an invaluable role as a teacher and mentor for the next three years. 
 
In high school, MacIntosh trained in the Manhattan School of Music precollege division for two years. He was also a member of the big band at Jazz House in Montclair, NJ, under the artistic direction of Christian McBride. While there, Cam played with icons such as McBride, Lou Donaldson, Jimmy Heath, Al Jarreau, and David Sanborn. During this time, he was selected as a member of the 2012 and 2014 GRAMMY Jazz Ensembles, where he recorded at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, played with Chick Corea & Anthony Hamilton, and participated in the Grammy Cultural exchange program in New York City along with a string quartet from China. Cameron was also a three-year member of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, where he toured Japan twice in addition to the west coast and Canada, playing with Ambrose Akinmusire and Joe Lovano. He was also selected as a 2015 YoungArts Finalist, a member of the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony and Vail Jazz Workshop, where he worked with the great Lewis Nash. 
 

Cameron is now a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York where he was a private student of Kenny Washington and Billy Drummond. He has performed with luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis as well as consistent work as both sideman and leader at various venues in New York and abroad, including The Kennedy Center, Dizzys Club Coca Cola, Smoke, 55 Bar, Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jazz Standard, Blue Note, Ginny's Supper Club, Shapeshifter Lab, Fat Cat, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Yoshis. In the spring of 2016, Cameron was selected to play for a week at the 41st Annual Bern Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland. He was also invited to play in Moscow at the Future of Jazz Festival directed by Igor Butman in October of 2016, which included performances at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and various clubs. In the summer of 2018, Cameron toured with vocalist Morgan James and played the Victoria and Vancouver Jazz Festivals in British Columbia, Canada, followed by an east coast tour with the same group in the fall, as well as the Vail Dance Festival and Vail Jazz Festival in Colorado. He performs regularly around New York in the Doug Wamble Trio, along with organist Brian Charette. He returned in 2019 to perform at the Vail Dance Festival, also writing music for new ballet by Lauren Lovette. Following this time, he taught and played jazz drums for the tap dance students at the Jacob’s Pillow Summer Dance Intensive. Since last year, he has become a full-time member of Miette Hope’s band, an emerging indie artist in New York. He continues to play regularly on the NYC Jazz and Singer-Songwriter circuit, and will receive his Masters of Music Degree from the Juilliard School in spring of 2020. 

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CHRISSY STEWART

Chrissy Stewart is a Rhode Island based singer-songwriter who draws influences from her oceanic surroundings creating soulful, bluesy rhythms.

For over ten years, Chrissy Stewart has been a creative pillar for Providence’s music scene producing hundreds of shows in Providence and the Greater Rhode Island area through her company PVDlive. Recently, Stewart has moved from side stage to center, releasing her own music influenced by the many genres that surround her in the live music community. Her recent album release ‘House of Christina’ has jazz, blues, soul and even R&B elements. It’s a prime example of modern Americana music that’ll surely get your attention.