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Gene Ess
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  • Ridgewood, NY
  • United States
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In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Japanese American
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Grew up playing classical music. Switched to the electric guitar as a teen and have played with jazz greats - Rashied Ali, Archie Shepp, Dave Liebman, Al Foster, Ravi Coltrane and many more.

Currently leads his own ensemble "Fractal Attraction" and his last album "Modes of Limited Transcendence" received a prestigious award from SESAC in 2010.

Gene's mission is to continue growing and studying the universe through music as a medium. Along the way, he hopes to touch and uplift others through his music.
Your Creative Influences
Keith Jarrett, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Charlie Banacos, Arthur Schopenhauer, Bartok, and many many more.
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