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Classical: New Age Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Chamber Jazz

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Ian Herman & Sean Harkness

Ian Herman began his musical career studying classical piano. At the age of thirteen he was a guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. After attending Manhattan School Of Music, Ian began working with performers, playing in nightclubs and concert halls in New York and around the country. In 1999 he received the Backstage Bistro Award for best Musical Director. He was a pianist and vocal coach at the Broadway revival of Grease, working with guest stars such as Al Jarreau, Jon Secada, Sheena Easton, Chubby Checker, and Darlene Love. His other Broadway credits include "Jelly's Last Jam", "The Who's Tommy", "Song and Dance", "Swing", for which he wrote vocal and dance arrangements, and conductor for "Laughing Room Only" with Jackie Mason. He was also conductor for "The Toxic Avenger" at New World Stages. Ian recently performed a sold out solo concert of his original music at the Zipper Factory Theater in New York.

Sean Harkness, known especially for duets and ensemble work with singers from Broadway, television, and screen, is now a first-call guitarist who compliments an exhaustive client list of artists and productions worldwide. Sean performs extensively both as a solo artist and sideman in New York's finest jazz, rock, folk, cabaret, blues, R&B, and singer/songwriter venues. As a solo artist with six CDs, Harkness's music is on Windham Hill Records [Sony/RCA/BMG] and a list of independents. He has also scored music for television, including World's Strongest Man, ESPN, NASCAR and ABC Sports. At home in New York City, Harkness recently garnered the 2011 Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Instrumentalist, then three MAC Awards [Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs] for ensemble instrumentalist, his solo shows, and most recent CD with duo partner, Canadian trumpeter Mike Herriot. Walden Guitars featured Harkness on the covers of their 2011 and 2012 catalogs, and Cabaret Scenes Magazine ran a cover/feature article about him in their 2012 Nov/Dec issue. Sean is also a product endorser for DR Handmade Strings, George L.'s Cables, and D-Tar Pickup Systems.

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