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Ivory&Gold trademark featuring Jeff Barnhart and Anne Barnhart has been praised by the L.A. Jazz Scene as a musical duo that can "draw out the beauty in the rich melodies and play the music...with taste, sensitivity and a real affection for the idiom." Ivory &Goldtrademark celebrates the greatest examples of American jazz, blues, ragtime, Broadway and hits from the Great American Songbook. Internationally renowned American muscal performer and historian Max Morath calls Ivory&Goldtrademark "muscially flawless".

The duo, consisting of Anne Barnhart on flute and vocals with Jeff Barnhart on piano and vocals, was formed in 2001 to perform to great acclaim at the prestigious annual Jazz Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Individually, Anne and Jeff could not have come from more disparate musical backgrounds. Anne is a magna cum laude graduate of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. and holds both bachelor and masters degrees in music. Following extensive master class experience performing for such world famous artists as Jeffrey Khaner and Goran Maccusson, Anne participated under Ransom Wilson in the Academie International d'ete de Nice held in Nice, France.

Jeff Barnhart is a highly regarded pianest, vocalist, arranger, bandleader, recording artist, composer, pedagogue and entertainer. Jeff began his professional career at age 14 performing throughout New England at jazz clubs and restaurants as a soloist and with ensembles. He continued to maintain a busy performance schedule while earning a double bachelor's degree in Music and English (Symma Cum Laude) from Connecticut College.

Paolo Alderighi Biography

Paolo was born in Milan in 1980. After getting the diploma at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan and the graduation with honours at the Bocconi University in “Management of the Arts, Culture and Communication”, he devoted himself to jazz music. Winning the prize as best young musician at the Breda Jazz Festival in NL in 2004 he has been invited 5 times to Japan for touring with an international band. He joined the “National Prize of the Arts 2007” organized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, winning a special prize of the Jury (composed by Giorgio Gaslini, Paolo Fresu and Angelo Lazzeri). Defined “the best jazz pianist rising internationally” by the critic and journalist Franco Fayenz, he reached the second position in the “Top Jazz 2007” referendum organized by the jazz magazine “Musica Jazz” as “Best New Talent” and the first one in the popular referendum “Italian Jazz Awards 2007” as “Brand New Jazz Act”. Paolo performed with musicians well known in the jazz scene (Dan Barrett, Lillian Boutté, Tullio De Piscopo, Isla Eckinger, Dusko Goykovich, Dick Hyman, George Robert, Paolo Tomelleri). Besides giving concerts in Italy as well as abroad he also teaches “Musical Culture” at the Bocconi University in Milan inside the course of “Management of the Arts, Culture and Communication”. See also "il Giornale" dated 31.07.07 and "S+ specchio".

Stephanie Trick Biography

Stephanie Trick “has come to practically dominate the stride piano field,” notes t is also technically demanding and exciting to watch. Louis Mazetier, a respected interpreter of this genre, writes in the Bulletin of the Hot Club of France that she has “won the esteem of specialists in the genre with wonderful interpretations of stride classics, James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, and Don Lambert (which she learned by ear). She plays these pieces with a punch that is matched by her precise interpretation.”

A classically trained pianist, Stephanie began playing piano at the age of five. During the time between her beginning years and high school, her piano teacher exposed her to early jazz, and the syncopation and swinging rhythm piqued her interest. While in college, it became clear to Stephanie that she wanted to pursue stride and classic jazz styles professionally.

With a swinging approach inspired by second-generation stride pianists such as Dick Hyman, Ralph Sutton, and Dick Wellstood (as well as the original Harlem ticklers, James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion” Smith, and Fats Waller), and one that includes boogie woogie and blues from the late ‘20s, Stephanie was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Kobe-Breda Jazz Friendship Award, and has performed in many parts of the United States and Europe in a variety of venues, including the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, Italy, the KIG Dixieland Festival in Dresden, Germany, the Arbors Records Invitational Jazz Party, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, and the Sacramento Music Festival. In 2008, 2010, and 2014, she was invited to perform at the international Stride & Swing Piano Summit in Boswil, Switzerland.

A serious student, dedicated to classic jazz and the stride piano tradition, she has played with a number of celebrated musicians, including Dick Hyman, Phil Flanigan, Rossano Sportiello, Allan Vaché, Louis Mazetier, Nicki Parrott, and Danny Coots. Graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at the University of Chicago.

Stephanie frequently performs with her husband, acclaimed pianist Paolo Alderighi, making fresh arrangements of songs from the Swing Era in a four-hands piano duo, and they currently have four albums together (see www.paoloandstephanie.com). In 2014, they played for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival. Stephanie also enjoys accompanying Grammy-nominated lyricist and vocalist Lorraine Feather in a show that features the music of James P. Johnson and other stride piano composers, set to original lyrics by Feather (see www.nouveaustride.com).

Stephanie has recorded ten albums and one DVD. Her solo “Live” CD was awarded the “New Talent Prize 2011” by the Hot Club of France. (CD track listings, video clips, ordering information, and more may be found on her website at www.stephanietrick.com.)

Daniel Souvigny Biography

Daniel Souvigny is a 16 year old award-winning pianist from Hampshire, Illinois who brings an abundance of energy and musicality to his performances, and enjoys sharing his passion of ragtime and jazz piano with an audience. He began piano lessons at the age of 5, started serious technique training at age 10, and currently studies classical, jazz, and ragtime music. He began violin lessons at the age of 6, and along with classical music enjoys the variety and uniqueness that the fiddle can bring to ragtime and jazz. Daniel is a three-time Junior Champion of the World Championship Old Time Piano Playing Contest. In 2016, at the age of 15, he became the youngest to ever take a level of Second Place in the adult division of this contest, which is now held in Oxford, Mississippi. In July of 2016, Daniel had the incredible experience of studying classical piano for one month with Prof. Alexander Sandler, one of the top professors in St. Petersburg, Russia.  In 2014, he was awarded first place in the Illinois State Talent Competition, Junior Division in Springfield Illinois. He's had the honor of performing coast to coast at many of the country's top ragtime and jazz festivals, including the premier Scott Joplin International Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri. At these events he garners top honors for his technique and improvisational skills, and importantly, has earned the respect and admiration of his peers. His first album, "Tearin' Up the Keys" was released in 2013, and his new album, "Possibilities" was released in 2015, featuring well-known jazz drummer Danny Coots. A recent review of this album states "65+ minutes of music at a skill level which most artists twice his senior would feel fortunate to achieve" and "He has mastered the art of improvisation. Not only does he dance around the perimeters of the printed scores, but he has come up with a unique ending for each cut on the recording."  Daniel also enjoys collecting the history of American music, and plays guitar and drums in his spare time. 

Mad Creek Mudcats began in 1992 as an offshoot of the River City Big Band. The music they play is what was popular in the 1890 to 1930 period. This encompasses a lot of ragtime, traditional jazz, and some novelty tunes. They have been a regular at Eagles and Ivories for years.

Locus Street Boys are a Quad City Dixieland jazz band. They have also been a regular at Eagles and Ivories for many years.

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