Virgil Donati, a pioneering force in the world of drumming, has consistently pushed boundaries for decades, recognized not only for his exceptional drumming but also his compositional and orchestration skills.
At the age of 16, Virgil turned professional to pursue music and has dedicated his entire life to this art form. His driving force has always been an insatiable desire to express himself through his playing.
In his early years in Australia, Virgil made waves in the pop-rock scene with his band Southern Sons, achieving multi-platinum success. Simultaneously, he ventured into progressive and fusion realms with projects like Loose Change and On The Virg.
In 1996, Virgil made the pivotal move to the USA, where he embarked on a journey of collaboration with musical legends like Planet X, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth, Tony MacAlpine, Kiko Loureiro, Bunny Brunel, CAB, Scott Henderson, Steve Walsh, Tribal Tech, among many others.
Meet Junior Ribeiro Braguinha, the Brazilian bass prodigy who has emerged as a shining star within the bass player community over the past decade. His musical versatility spans across genres, including soul, fusion, jazz, rock, Brazilian music, Latin, and pop.
With over 15 years of experience as a bass guitar instructor, Junior has shared his expertise with countless aspiring bass players in Brazil and conducted bass clinics worldwide, from France to Australia.
Currently, he collaborates with renowned drum virtuoso Virgil Donati (Planet X, Steve Vai) and Brazilian gospel sensation Eli Soares, a Latin Grammy nominee in 2017 and 2019. Junior proudly represents Mayones basses and Mark Bass amps.
His impressive portfolio includes collaborations with a wide array of musicians, including Virgil Donati, Alex Argento, Scott Kinsey, Kiko Loureiro, Pedro Martins, Daniel Santiago, Andre Nieri, Hadrien Feraud, Federico Malaman, Brazilian saxophonist Josue Lopez, Jesus Molina, Alvaro Lopez, and Jd Beck. Junior's bass mastery continues to captivate audiences around the world.
Andre Nieri is an electric/classical guitar player, composer and instructor originally from Brazil, where he graduated from Carlos de Campos Conservatory in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a degree in Jazz and Brazilian Music. He works with a wide variety of musical style such as Rock, Fusion, Jazz, Brazilian Music, Latin, Pop and Classical (Guitar).
Andre has been a private guitar instructor for 15+ years, has taught hundreds of guitar players as an instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and has done many guitar clinics around the world (Spain, South Korea, Greece, Russia, USA, Italy, Brazil, Finland).
In 2014 he was the winner of the most respected guitar competition in the world, called 'Guitar Idol' in London, UK. One year later he had an instructional material released through Jam Track Central. His first solo EP entitled 'Two Tone Live Sessions' was recorded in 2016 and features Bruno Valverde (Angra, Kiko Loureiro) on drums and Junior Braguinha (Virgil Donati) on bass.
Andre has been featured on many guitar magazines such as Total Guitar (UK), Fusion Guitar Book (Japan), Guitar Interactive (UK), Guitar Load (Brazil), AXE Guitar (Italy)
CHRISTOPHER J CLARK
Christopher J. Clark, a virtuoso pianist and keyboardist, has earned a well-deserved reputation for his remarkable versatility and musical prowess. Constantly on the move, he shares the stage with jazz fusion legends, Brand X, and joins forces with the drum virtuoso, Virgil Donati, both in live performances and studio recordings. His impeccable skills make him a sought-after session player, transcending musical genres with ease.
Chris's keyboard magic doesn't stop there. He collaborates with an array of renowned artists, including Jon Anderson of Yes fame and the legendary Bernie Williams, the Yankee great. He's an integral part of Bernie Williams' All-Star Band and also contributes his artistry to Bernie Williams' jazz ensemble. Recently, he graced the stage alongside the multi-instrumentalist, Rachel Flowers.
Chris Clark's musical journey spans a vast spectrum, from the enchanting world of Broadway to the realms of classical, cabaret, progressive rock, and Motown. His musical brilliance continues to enrich the world of music across various genres, captivating audiences far and wide.
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