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Rebekah Eden

Rebekah Eden

Rebekah Eden 

The unique talent of singer/composer/producer Rebekah Eden crosses all musical boundaries and defies categorization. Since 1987, her shimmering soprano of 3-1/2 octaves has been thrilling audiences around the world in repertoire as diverse as opera, avant-garde and classical song, but especially in her own compositions, which leave audiences deeply moved by their poignant sacredness. Indeed, Rebekah often asks her audiences not to applaud, but instead revel in the transcendental stillness her chant-like songs evoke. Critics have called her performances "gorgeous" and "majestic". Her own music-shape-shifting layers of polyphonic melismas has been described as "A Score for the Divine".

Inspired by all of life's challenges, Rebekah continues to be drawn to themes of Love, Home, Heart and Purpose. Her albums to date comprise four CDs: The Path of Gold, which can be heard on the soundtrack of the critically acclaimed film The Conductor (Edgewood Pictures, NYC, 2000); the angelic special edition album Invocation, co-produced with Academy Award winner Donny Markowitz, which debuted at London’s Kensington Town Hall; Three Songs for the Journey, inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit; and Rowing In Eden (2016) which was released to stellar reviews, garnering nominations for Best Vocal Album of 2016 (ZMR Awards, One World Music Radio Awards) and placed in the top 10 on the New Age/World Music radio airplay charts.

FLOW

FLOW FLOW 

Forty years after Windham Hill became a catalyst for the global musical phenomenon, its bountiful legacy of best-selling solo works (George Winston, Liz Story, Alex DeGrassi, Michael Hedges) and Grammy-winning ensembles (Shadowfax) – extends into a truly new age with FLOW – a new four-piece ensemble comprised of Windham Hill founder and New Age Grammy winning guitarist Will Ackerman, and three of today’s most acclaimed independent award-winning artists: Australian pianist Fiona Joy, acoustic guitarist Lawrence Blatt and flugelhorn master Jeff Oster. They'll be joined by multi-instrumentalist and producer Tom Eaton and award winning percussionist Jeff Haynes.

Ciro Hurtado

Ciro Hurtado

Ciro Hurtado 

Ciro Hurtado is a guitarist-composer born in Perú. He is the musical director of the acclaimed Latin American Folk-Jazz ensemble Huayucaltia. He has also performed with numerous artists including Strunz and Farah, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, AlexAcuña, Justo Almario. He has musically produced and recorded over 20 albums. His solo recording, Ayahuasca Dreams, was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2015, and his most recent release, Selva, has topped the ZMR charts. Ciro was awarded the prestigious Durfee Master Musician Fellowship in 2005 where he worked with young upcoming Latino artists and mentored them in their careers. As a composer Ciro has recorded and scored films and documentaries, including the classic film, "Baraka".

Kathryn Kaye

Kathryn Kaye

Kathryn Kaye 

Kathryn's music ranges from strong, evocative, often haunting melodies through more contemporary, meditative, instrumental pieces. They're often marked by a restrained emotionality. Kathryn was influenced by the simple harmonies of the folk songs and hymns that she heard, sang, and played as a child, and by the deeply emotional music of Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Faure, and Richard Strauss. Her compositions have been compared with those of Satie and Chopin, among others, and while the classical influence is readily apparent, Kathryn's music defies easy classification in one or another genre. It's usually considered New Age, and her pieces have been played on Hearts of Space and many New Age stations, but her music also can be heard on jazz programs, Sirius satellite radio (Spa channel 68), and National Public Radio. Her songs are regularly played on the C.A.R.E. Channel, which is heard in over 900 health care facilities in the U.S. and abroad.

Art Patience

Art Patience

Art Patience 

Fans have claimed that Art Patience's talent is "turning a single note into a symphony", and Art credits that talent into growing up listening to his mother sing in over 40 concerts with the Seattle Symphony Choral. Also deeply inspired by the sounds of nature, Patience plays the harmonica in search of deep, meaningful melodies and soulful tones. His debut release on Heart Dance Recordings, "The Recognition", fits within the labels focus on healing music, with its collection of contemplative moods and ambient soundscapes, taking the harmonica to uncharted territories.

Art picked up the harmonica at the age of 11, and quickly became an accomplished Rhythm & Blues player. In 1996, Art met his soon to become life-long friend and master pianist and recording artist Scott Cossu (Windham Hill/Heart Dance Recordings) and was invited to perform with him on over 200 shows, which opened many doors including leading him to the Heart Dance family.

Art continues to collaborate with his musician colleagues, perform live as a soloist, and is working on music for his up-coming release. "Art's harmonica seemingly echoes throughout a vast terrain beneath a star-studded sky" - Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio

Eric Tingstad

Eric Tingstad

Eric Tingstad 

Eric Tingstad is an American Grammy Award-winning multi-genre record producer, musician and songwriter / composer. He was born and raised in Seattle, WA where he currently resides. Best known as a fingerstyle guitarist, Tingstad has performed, recorded and produced Alternative Country, Blues, Americana, Rock, Smooth Jazz and Ambient / New Age music. He cites early influences such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and King Crimson along with Hawaiian slack key guitar, Ravi Shanker, The Kingston Trio, Flatt and Scruggs and Martin Denny.

In the mid ‘70s, Tingstad started intensivley studying the classical guitar with Segovian masters. This resulted in the fingerstyle technique that became the basis for his stylings and instrumental composition. During this time he was also a member of Seattle-based rock bands. His solo recording career began in 1982. On the Links compiled eleven original songs best described as part of the then burgeoning New Age genre. The album appeared on his private label, Cheshire Records, under which he continues to release albums of his own music and others. In 1985, Eric began a collaboration with woodwinds player Nancy Rumbel. Their debut album, The Gift, an acoustic Christmas collection, quickly became a holiday classic selling ten thousand copies in the first ten weeks and has gone on to sell over half a milllion copies. It remains a best-selling Christmas album. In 1987 Tingstad signed a multi album record contract with Narada/MCA records which led to 14 recordings from 1987 to 2004. The catalog is now owned and distributed worldwide by Universal Music Group.

In 1998 the double album, American Acoustic was honored as "Acoustic Instrumental Album of the Year". It debuted at number one on Adult Contemporary charts and spent 10 weeks on the Billboard radio charts. In 2000, Tingstad & Rumbel were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall. Tingstad won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 2003 as artist, engineer and producer of Tingstad and Rumbel's, Acoustic Garden. He continues to tour as part of Tingstad and Rumbel. In 2006 Tingstad was honored with the Coyote Award from Arts Northwest commemorating his leadership, visibility, and contributions to the arena of live performance. In 2007 Eric received another GRAMMY nomination for his recording "Southwest” featuring compositions in the style of what he considers “Ambient Americana”. In 2012 he released his recording Badlands which continues in the Americana style, deriving influence from Native American music, along with country and roots genres. And in 2013, Eric started a collaboration with Loretta Lynn’s grandaughter Tayla Lynn to write, record and tour more traditional country music. 2015’s Mississippi is the follow up CD to Southwest and Badlands. Mississippi was #1 at radio and #2 of the top 100 instrumental recordings for 2015. it was also nominated “Album of the Year” for the ZMR awards. Tingstad is also known for his philanthropic and community service work in regard to historical preservation, land trust and environmental issues which he has actively incorporated into his compositional themes and branding.

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