Vocalist JUNE BISANTZ has co-written and produced several collections of original vocal jazz, all of which have received national recognition.
She has toured internationally, and performed and recorded with distinguished jazz musicians including Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Paul Brown, Lew Soloff, Jerry Neiwood, Mike Stern, Steve Davis & Will Lee. Reviews and articles about her work have appeared in publications including People Magazine, USA Today, JazzQuad.Ru, Jazziz Magazine, Jazz Podium Magazine, Jazz USA, the New York Times, New York Newsday & the Boston Globe.
Bisantz’ 2012 release, It’s Always You, inspired by the vocal work of the legendary Chet Baker, featured both familiar and obscure Baker songs spanning the course of his fascinating career. Her current release Love’s Tango, co-authored with jazz/classical pianist & composer Alex Nakhimovsky, signals her return to original music with a collection of Latin inspired songs about love in all its many forms.
Ms. Bisantz is also Professor Emeritus of Art & Design at Eastern Connecticut State University and has exhibited her visual art work in galleries, museums and public spaces throughout the United States.
Pianist ALEX NAKHIMOVSKY enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, producer, composer and educator. His musical accomplishments as a jazz and classical artist include musical direction, arranging, solo and ensemble performances.
He has toured throughout the United States, Russia, Japan and Israel, performing with jazz legends Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Cobb, Valery Ponomarev, Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller, Victor Bailey and Grammy-nominated artists Bill Evans, Jazzmeia Horn & Rene Marie. His performance as soloist with award winning Joe Hisaishi’s New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in Tokyo was recorded and released on the Universal label as American In Paris in 2005. Later that year, Nakhimovsky toured with the Orchestra, performing in Japan’s major concert halls.
As co-producer of Russia’s Baikal Waves International.Jazz Festival since 2006, Alex has made cross-cultural connections for several Russian Music Festivals, bringing important international artists such as Tania Maria, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Jeff Tain Watts & Jeff Lorber to Russia. He is currently co-founder and artistic director of the BSBI Jazz Festival in Manchester, CT.