August 30, 2010
Kerry Politzer, aka Kerry Primrose in SL, started picking out melodies on a toy piano at the age of three. The following year, she started playing the real thing. She studied classical piano for fourteen years, attending the North Carolina School of the Arts and summer programs at Tanglewood and Interlochen. She entered the New England Conservatory of Music with the intention of continuing her classical studies, but fell in love with jazz. She studied with jazz guru Charlie Banacos, who inspired her to begin composing, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Piano Performance.
In 1996, Kerry was one of six finalists in the American Pianists Association's 3rd Biennial Jazz Piano Competition. Half of the contestants were from New York City, so she decided to try her luck there. She soon discovered a brand-new love, Brazilian music, which began to inform her jazz compositions. Her composition Rhodes Rage won Third Prize, Jazz Category in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. Her composition “Begin The Baiao” won Third Prize, Jazz Category in the 2000 Mid-Atlantic Song Competition and an Honorable Mention in the 2000 John Lennon Songwriting Competition.
In 2003 and 2005, Kerry attended the Banff Jazz Workshop, performing original music in master classes, shows and concerts. Kerry’s debut CD, Yearning, which received four stars from All Music Guide, was released by CAP Records in 2001. The title track, “Yearning,” is also featured on Sax And The City: Musical Contributions From New York's Best Women Jazz Instrumentalists (Apria Records, 2004). Kerry released three more CDs on her own Polisonic label: Watercolor (2002), Labyrinth (2005), and the singer-songwriter project You Took Me In (2007). Labyrinth was a finalist for Best Jazz Album in the 2007 Independent Music Awards. A track on You Took Me In, “Love Is In The Atmosphere,” won 1st Prize, Jazz in the August 2008 Ourstage competition. She performed this song at the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 62nd New Writers Showcase.
Kerry's latest instrumental jazz CD, Blue in Blue, was released by Piloo Records in Spring 2010. She also appeared on three tracks of George Colligan's album Runaway (Sunnyside, 2008).
Some venues where Kerry has played include Wave Hill, The Blue Note, Birdland, The Cutting Room, the Queen Elizabeth 2, the Columbus Jazz & Ribs Festival, Jazz Improv Live, Rockwood Music Hall, and the Kitano.
Kerry is a member of SESAC.
Michi Renoir suona soprattutto le tastiere per creare la sua musica elettronica.Suona anche il piano ed ama fare dei remixing incorporando molti stili musicali per creare quella che è stato definito "un incantevole viaggio musicale che trasporta gli acoltatori in una realtà appertenente ad un'altra dimensione".
Michi ha studiato musica classica,in particolare composizione e pianoforte , sin all'età di 8 anni, alternando al piano anche lo studio della chitarra classica. Più tardi tuttavia risentendo l'influso di musicisti quali Jon Lord dei Deep Purple ha iniziato a suonare in stili completamente differenti.
Ogni suo concerto live è differente dagli altri dl momento che sopra ogni cosa egli ama improvvisare.In Second Life presenta uno spettacolo molto particolare accompagnato da effetti visivi possibili solo inworld...
Michi plays mainly keyboard to create electronic music, he also plays piano and he loves doing some remixing as well . He tries to incorporate many world music styles to create what has been descibed as "amazing, a musical journey to take listeners to another plane of reality".
He has been a classically trained pianist from the age of eight, and he also played guitar for a time, but later he has been inspired by Jon Lord of Deep Purple to play in a totally different style. Since then he has written in many styles, what he's still doing so today.
Michi likes also to improvise so no concert is the same .