RACHEL LINKOVSKY - vocalist
Rachel is a singer/ songwriter, musician, composer, band leader and lyricist based in New York City. Rachel grew up in a musical Russian-Jewish family, with a Cantor/ Rabbi for a father, which enriched her musical upbringing, as she was introduced to many genres at an early age, she started singing as a toddler. Although she sang in many choirs and was always involved in local performing arts community, it wasn't until the age of 17 that Rachel started formally studying voice. Determined to enroll in music college, she began taking private voice and piano lessons, and started gigging with local bands.
In Rachel's senior year of high school she auditioned for the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, and was selected as a lead vocalist to sing at the Standard every Sunday. In addition she joined her High school's Jazz band, and sang in friend's bands.
Rachel graduated with BFA in Jazz Vocal Performance at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. During her time at The New School, Rachel has had the privilege of studying with Elizabeth Lohringer, Richard Harper, LaTanya Hall, Janel Lawson, Reggie Workman, George Cables, Yunior Terry, Kate Baker and Becca Stevens.
Rachel is a very versatile performer, as she sings a variety of genres including Jazz, Rock, Pop, and R & B. Her main influences span from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to jazz giants such as Chet Baker, Nancy Wilson, and Sara Vaughan to modern soul musicians such as Jhene Aiko, Daniel Freud, H.E.R., and Anderson Paak. Rachel embarked on her songwriting career in her second year of college, and has since explored many new ideas through writing. She mostly performs originals which can be described as "space rock" complemented by covers and arrangements of her favorite music.
Rachel founded bands like The Parkers, Rizzi and EMANU, which comprised
of her musician friends, who enjoy collaborating and performing her original songs, as well as known covers.
DAVID KUHN - guitar
Born in Nashville, TN on May 6, 1992. David began learning guitar at age 12 to emulate his favorite classic rock bands. Soon, David gravitated to jazz, classical, fusion, and many other genres as his taste expanded. Some of his favorite albums and works are Hard Hat Area by Allan Holdsworth, Easy Living by Paul Desmond, Last Four Songs by Richard Strauss, Tawk Tomahawk by Hiatus Kaiyote, Fair Warning by Van Halen, and every single Led Zeppelin album. After graduating from The New School in New York City in 2015, David worked as a bandleader and as a sideman for several regularly gigging groups in the New York area. Outside of music, David enjoys eating chocolate chip cookies, drinking German hefeweizens, and cheering on the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Vanderbilt Commodores.
PRAWIT (Wit) SIRIWAT - guitar
Wit is a Brooklyn based guitarist and composer. Growing up in the Baltimore independent music scene, he co-founded Pieces of Mercury. After releasing their first recording, Wit moved to New York to explore something new.
At The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Wit honed his craft as a performer and composer. Mentors like Ben Allison, Kirk Nurock, Samir Chaterjee, and Steve Cardenas encouraged him to explore creativity in all aspects of life. His focus continues to strive towards a deeper understanding of human relationships.
Wit is often called upon to create lush sound pallets for a wide range of musicians and artists, including Emanu, Del Water Gap, Rvby My Dear, Bianca Muniz, Luz Pinos, and others. his personal touch brings out subtle backdrops to screaming chaos.
Sharing musical experiences continues to propel him toward through ever-changing landscapes.
DANIEL DURST - bass
Daniel is a New York City bassist and composer hailing from San Fransisco. In his youth Daniel played in punk bands and jazz groups around Bay area. In 2011 he moved to New York to deepen his understanding of music. Daniel attended The New School where he studied with Ben Street and Jane Ira Bloom. He currently performs around New York playing varying styles of music ranging from math rock to experimental jazz.
ABEL TABARES - drums
Bio is forthcoming