NICK HAYWOOD. Over the past thirty years Nick Haywood has become one of the most in demand bassists and educators on the Australian music scene. He has impressive performance and recording credits with both Australian and international artists. Nick has performed at major festivals and concerts in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Europe, China and the USA. Nick has been a featured artist on approximately 100 CD’s and has been nominated for numerous ARIA awards. He is the 2012 recipient of the Australian Jazz “Bell Award” for Best Australian Contemporary Jazz Album and the 2016 Australian Jazz “Bell Award” for Best Australian Small Ensemble. He is also the recipient of the 2012 APRA Art Music State Award, the award being for Excellence in Jazz. He has performed at many major jazz festivals, both in Australia and internationally. Nick is joined at Jazzamanca 2020 by the most wonderful musicians…
NIKO SCHAUBLE (born 1962 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a sought after contemporary musician and composer. In addition to leading his own ensembles (Tibetan Dixie, Papa Carlo, Es Geht!), Niko has performed and recorded with many of the world’s leading artists such as Sam Rivers, Lee Konitz, Enrico Rava, Trilok Gurtu, Branford Marsalis, Mike Nock, Wynton Marsalis, Dewey Redman, Greg Osby, George Garzone, Arthur Blythe, Gunther Schuller, Palle Mikkelborg, Mirko Guerrini, Paul Grabowsky, Archie Roach, Ruby Hunter, Young Wagilaks (Songmen from Arnhem Land), Megan Washington, Katie Noonan, Ed Schuller, Greg Osby, Billy Jenkins, Berliner Saxophon Quartett, Vince Jones, Sruthi Laya Ensemble (Madras), Karaikudi R. Mani, Australian Art Orchestra, Tibetan Dixie, Die Elefanten, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Jugend Jazz Band Charlottenburg.
EUGENE BALL, multi-award winning Australian trumpeterhas received widespread national and international recognition throughout a professional career that has featured performances with some of the biggest names in music. Eugene has appeared alongside international jazz musicians, such as Josh Roseman (USA), Satoko Fujii (Japan), Wycliff Gordon (USA) and Jakob Dinesen (Denmark), in addition to celebrated Australians Paul Grabowsky, Mike Nock, Tony Gould, Graham Lyall, Bernie McGann and Don Burrows.
STEPHEN MAGNUSSON is considered one of Australia’s most accomplished, versatile and distinct musicians with incredible technique and an astoundingly beautiful tone.