TMO Entertainment proudly presents, Fostina Dixon...
Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Actress, & Teacher
Fostina Dixon is a composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxes; flute; and clarinet. Ms. Dixon has been guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, Earl May and the Big Apple Jazzwomen. She has also played with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Charlie Persip, Melba Liston, Cab Calloway, Slide Hampton, Frank Foster, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Vinton, Sammy Davis, Jr., Prince, and Marvin Gaye, with whom she toured for four years. She was a member of the Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Cleveland and Leslie Drayton big bands.
Fostina Dixon is a native of Wilmington, Delaware where she studied with the late Robert "Boysie" Lowery. As a young woodwind insrumentalist she played for the Delaware All-State Band and was selected for the American Young Symphonic Orchestra which toured Europe. She went on to study with such great musicians as Frank Foster, Buddy Colltet, Vic Morosco, Joe Viola, Andy McGhee and William Bowie.
TMO Entertainment Proudly presents, Bob Gluck...
Gluck’s life story is as interesting as his music. Raised in New York City, he political activist/Julliard trained pianist eventually developed an interest in music as diverse as Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett’s American quartet, Jimi Hendrix, seventies era electric Miles Davis groups, Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi band and Weather Report.
Following a long absence from the music scene, during which time Gluck was engaged in a religious life as a rabbi, Gluck returned to music, first electronic and, in 2005, to his most expressive instrument and first love, the piano.
Bob Gluck is a pianist and composer in the tradition of jazz’s truly great creative individualists. His approach as a pianist, composer and improviser is one that merges intuition with a broad sonic palate where lyricism and abstraction find a shared home. Gluck’s two quartets include Infinite Spirit, featuring drummer Billy Hart, trumpeter Eddie Henderson, and bassist Christopher. Dean Sullivan; and the Bob Gluck Quartet, with bassist Michael Bisio, drummer Tani Tabbal, and saxophonist Adam Siegel. Also an educator, Gluck is Professor of Music at the University at Albany.
"Gluck ranks with the likes of Andrew Hill and Cecil Taylor... completely original, artistically spontaneous, and intellectually challenging." -Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz
"an accomplished jazz pianist. Mr. Gluck performed... with virtuosic fluidity" –Allan Kozinn, New York Times
"...a brilliant improviser... [his recording of 'A Remark You Made' is] arguably the most touching and memorable take on it since its initial version."-Jay Collins, Cadence
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, James Zollar...
James Delano Zollar began his musical career at age 9 playing bugle in his hometown, Kansas City Missouri. At 12, he graduated to the trumpet where he began to discover his musical voice and focus. After high school he continued to study at San Diego City College and then the University of California at San Diego. At the same time he honed his chops with various funk and jazz bands and lead his own straight-ahead quintet. In, 1984, he moved to New York City and played with the Cecil McBee Quintet for five years and then recorded with Tom Harrell, with Weldon Erving and Sam Rivers. Zollar was featured in Robert Altman’s motion picture “Kansas City”, in Madonna’s music video “My Baby’s Got a Secret”, as well as Malcolm Lee’s film “The Best Man”. He played on the sound truck of “The Perez Family” and is proud to be included in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Oxford University Press 1999.) James was also a featured soloist with Jon Faddis and Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra as well as Wynton Marsalis and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He remains New York based where he stands out in a wide range of musical settings. Today, he’s playing with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Don Byron’s Bands, The Marty Ehrlich Sextet and working with the Latin piano master Eddie Palmieri. “James is a really nice guy and very personal-sounding cat with a unique approach. He’s absorbed the history of the music, and he plays it with great care and warmth. And he doesn’t try to sound like someone else” says Ravi Coltrane his periodic jam-session partner.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Matija Dedic'...
Born in Zagreb on March 2nd 1973., Matija started playing classic piano at the age of five. After he finished Music high school «Vatroslav Lisinski» in 1991., went to Graz to Jazz Academy where he graduated in 1997. under prof. Harald Neuwirth and private lessons with J. Taylor in cologne, Hal Galper, Bill Dobins and Barry Harris.
Since he was raised in the family surrounded by pop and traditional musicians, he began to listen to all kinds of music very early, soon discovering jazz and finding that it allows him abstract and more personal musical point of view.
TMO Entertainment Proudly Presents, Yoron Israel...
Yoron Israel is one of the most gifted musicians of his generation. He has toured and been featured on hundreds and recordings with such notable artists as Ahmad Jamal, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Abbey Lincoln, Pharaoh Sanders, Kenny Burrell, Freddie Hubbard, David "Fathead Newman, James Williams, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Cyrus Chestnut and numerous others. His exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional and arranging talents are spotlighted on latest recording, “Visions...The Music of Stevie Wonder”, which features his quartet High Standards, as well as on such works as “Basic Traneing”, “Chicago”, both with his organ trio Organic, also “Live at the Blue Note” and “A Gift for You” with his quintet Connection. All of these fine works have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, fans, peers and the industry at large. They represent the extensive depth of Yoron’s musicianship as his mature vision as a leader.
Yoron Israel other projects include - Yoron Israel Israel/Frank Walton Septet, who are celebrating their new recording “Live in Chicago”, Yoron Israel and ICU Revisited, an ensemble that promises an uplifting musical experience, while extending the possibilities of “Gospel Jazz” and the Yoron Israel Septet - Musical Tribute to David “Fathead” Newman, a project that commemorates the less familiar large ensemble work of Yoron's former boss and mentor.
Yoron Israel is currently Professor and Assistant Chair of Percussion at Berklee College of Music. His latest DVD “Creative Improvisation for Drum Set” and upcoming instructional book demonstrates his mastery as an educator. He continues to inspire countless drummers and percussionists worldwide through his online course “Fundamentals for Drum Set”, as well as the many workshops, masterclasses and clinics that he engages in regularly.
“Conception and execution are well matched throughout ‘Basic Traneing’. While honoring John Coltrane, the music also heralds a fresh new sound from Yoron Israel, one of jazz’s true contemporary warriors” ~ Bob Blumenthal, Award Winning Jazz Journalist
“Yoron Israel is a drummer who has good taste. He has a sense of direction and a feeling of joy in his drumming, compositions and arrangements. Yoron Israel is an important voice you should listen to” ~ Jack Dejohnette, legendary Drummer, Composer, Bandleader
TMO Entertainment proudly presents, KLYMAXX...
The all-female band (AFB) with the 80’s R&B/Pop musical hits, “Meeting In The Ladies Room”, “The Men All Pause”, and “I Miss You” Billboard Magazine’s #3 song of 1986, as now being performed under the musical direction of the legendary original guitarist, Cheryl Cooley, with a revealing experience of professional high energy, commanding funky rhythms & sensual melodic movements. A musical journey you will never forget.
TMO Entertainment proudly presents, Craig Robinson...
Craig E. Robinson was born in Warren Ohio. Craig is a leading producer/ songwriter of the generation that emerged in the wake of the influences of The Ohio Players, Steely Dan and George Benson. While studying at The University of Dayton (where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.) he was introduced to the music arena.
During the 80’s and 90’s he worked as a producer/guitarist with such artists as Melba Moore, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Slave and Bell Biv Devoe. His current work includes touring with Mark A Wood Jr. of Lakeside as lead guitarist & vocalist and as an artist (RENEGADE). Crobb’s abilities as a vocalist and guitarist have kept him active as a musical force. His experience will enable him to transfer knowledge, inspire new generations and assist young musicians and artists in the new millennium.
LINIAGE Blues Legend Robert L. Johnson’s mother Julia Major and my grandmother Clair Belle Major were sisters. Thanks to my Mom and Dad Eugene Major/Robinson….ITS IN MY BLOOD!!!!
Discography EMI Recording artist group DAYTON (albums) 1982 Hot Fun & 1983 The Sound of Music. Capital recording artists Melba Moore’s 1983 Love’s Comin’ at ya and George Clinton’s Atomic Dog. Cotillion records artist Sedan 1985 album Sedan. Atlantic Records artist Merriwether’s 1988 album (Body Like That). Renegade’s single, A Fine Time (to Discover) re-released in 2016 in the international market YouTube and the Lifetime movie (The One That Got Away). 2010.song (Windows)