The faculty of project No Boundaries are also part of Winnie Dahlgren Sextet:


Winnie Dahlgren

Winnie Dahlgren - Vibraphone/Composer

Winnie Dahlgren provides the listener with a unique musical experience with delicate twists.  Her classical background showcases her musical technique as a performer, but her use and knowledge of Latin, world music and jazz styles give her performances a modern quality.  Her compositions contain a contemporary harmonic universe marked with Latin and world influences, and run the gamut of playful and energetic to sweet and endearing pieces with thoughtful melodies. Being the front figure of her band as a vibraphonist presents a unique instrumental sound.

A native of Denmark Winnie Dahlgren started playing percussion at age fifteen, and started her studies at the conservatory in 1987. In 1991 She received a B.M. in Music Education and in 1995 a M.M. in Performance in 1995, both from the Vestjysk Academy of Music in Esbjerg, Denmark. In the middle of her classical studies at the conservatory she took two years off to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 1996 she returned to Berklee College of Music from which she received a B.M. in Jazz Composition and Performance in 1997.

She has since performed in both jazz and classical settings, with concerts in Europe, the United States, and Africa. Performance credentials include: George Garzone, Matthew Garrison, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Lionel Loueke, Francisco Mela, Steve Lacy, Christian McBride, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, and Greg Hopkins .

Ms. Dahlgren surrounds herself with musicians from all over the world which allows her to swiftly move between the different styles, with styles ranging from classical to jazz, latin and world music, and still retain their authenticity. In September 2010 she released her first CD “Till We Meet Again” which has been received well by the audience. 

Currently, Winnie Dahlgren is an active percussionist performing in various settings in addition to being in the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston, as an associate professor since 2001.

Winnie’s latest project is together with bassist Matthew Garrison. She’s arranging Matt’s music for big band. The music was first presented at Matt’s venue “ShapeShifter Lab” in Brooklyn, New York in June 2012.

Winnie Dahlgren in endorsed by Vic Firth Inc.

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Jeff GalindoJeff Galindo – Trombone


Born in San Francisco, California, Jeff Galindo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on scholarship after high school. He also studied with Hal Crook, Jerry Bergonzi, and George Garzone with grants by the National Endowment of the Arts and began free-lancing in the Boston area.

His experience includes a tour of Europe with Phil Woods and Japan with Makoto Ozone as well as tours with the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Irving Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and Robin McKelle. Jeff has performed with such notables as Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, George Russell, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin and 2011 Grammy winner Esperanza Spauling. He has also performed with Gunther Schuller, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra among many others.

In Boston, Jeff is currently the Musical Director for Esperanza Spalding on her 2012/2013 World Tour. Jeff performs regularly with the Greg Hopkins Big Band and Nonet, The Galindo/Phaneuf Sextet (with which he has released a new cd “Locking Horns” in 1998 and won Boston Magazines “Best of Boston” for a jazz group in 1999), plus his double quartet with George Garzone. He is currently one of the top free-lancing trombonists in the Boston area. 

Recently released another album with Marc Phaneuf with special guest George Garzone entitled Talkin' Horns. 
Jeff has an extensive private teaching schedule. Jeff is in high demand as a guest artist and clinician, having done so in many high schools and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

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Steve KirbySteven Kirby – Guitar 


Guitarist, composer, educator Steven Kirby has built a reputation for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive mainstream and   contemporary jazz as well as being active as performer in other contemporary styles. He has appeared on over 25 released recordings (including two as a leader “Point Of Balance” and “North Light”—available via iTunes, Amazon and at and has performed and/or recorded with many of today’s most respected contemporary musicians including Chris Potter, George Garzone, Scott Colley, Bruce Barth, Joe Lovano, Harvie Swartz, Joe Hunt, Steve Hunt, George Schuller, Allan Holdsworth, Matt Malley (of Counting Crows) and others. He has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Kirby’s music has been played on over 100 radio stations in the US and internationally including features on NPR’s “Here and Now”, “Jazz with Bob Parlocha” and “Eric in the Evening”.

His jazz compositions have won awards in the International Songwriting Competition and the Billboard Song Contest and Downbeat. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has a masters degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from U Mass (Amherst). He is currently on the music faculty at 4 institutions of higher education: Berklee College of Music, Salem State College, Brandeis University, Wellesley.

Selected reviews:

“Kirby plays and writes from inside the music, putting melody and feeling first.” – Bob Blumenthal (Boston Globe)

“ Meticulously played, elegantly produced post-bop jazz....Kirby has a serious command of the guitar” (New England Performer) “ Kirby has an intense, darkly melodic sound that’s very much his own” (All About Jazz)

“...beaucoup chops...creative music....beautiful and always well played...personal expression that transcends mere imitation” –Jim Ferguson (Jazz Times—May ’99)

“A very talented musician and composer, lyrically inspired and very adept....a must to listen to!— Steve Charbonneu (WICN Radio) “Kirby doesn’t just play the notes, he plays the sound ”.—Louis-Victor Mialy (Jazz Hot Magazine)
“Compositional depth and brilliant playing” –David Miles (Worcester Magazine)

“One hopes the country’s late night jazz radio hosts discover (Kirby’s CD “Point of Balance”)....though it’s sole color is not only mid-night blue, ....there is a high, lonesome sound attending much of these proceedings....Kirby’s solos unfold with a naturalness unusual on any instrument, but especially guitar.” –James Issacs (Downbeat & MSN Sidewalk Boston)


Winston MaccowWinston L. Maccow – Bass


Winston Maccow is native of St. Martin.  He is an educator, and probably have been an educator all his life.  He is an Associate Professor at one of the most prestigious music college in the world (Berklee College of Music).  He shares his knowledge giving workshops whenever he comes to St. Martin.
He has worked in the industry as an arranger; producer; educator; and performer with artists Such as: Nancy Wilson (Newport Jazz Festival), Gabrielle Goodman (Songwriter) Marlena Shaw (Jazz vocalist), Walter Beasley (Recording Artist), The Whispers R&B recording artists), Will Kennedy (Former drummer -Yellow jackets), Susan Tedeschi Songwriter and Blues vocalist), Russell Ferrante (Pianist -Yellowjackets), Jean Luc Ponte (Jazz Violinist), Tommy Campbell Jazz Drummer), Mark Whitfield (Jazz Guitarist), Stanton Davis Jazz Trumpeter), Donna McElroy (Vocalist), John Blackwell (R&B Drummer), New Sound Workshop (Grammy nominated - Tribute to Jobim), Flying Elephants (Japanese Pop Group), Randy Brecker (Trumpeter), Last Trip (Jazz Fusion Group) Enjiro Nakagawa (Jazz Trombonist), Greg Phillinganes (Pianist), Brenda Russell (Songwriter, vocalist/pianist), Frank McComb (Pianist/vocalist/songwriter) Dennis Chambers. (Fusion Drummer), George Duke (R&B /Jazz/ Fusion Pianist) And Philip Bailey (vocalist for Earth Wind &Fire. 

He has traveled to Denmark, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, Spain Puerto Rico, Azores, Mozambique Africa and Israel in many capacities as performer, educator, and Berklee representative.  Winston’s philosophy is  “Every inch of life is worth living and giving is it purpose”.  His mission is to always provide support and knowledge to youth and young musicians, as well as being the best musician he can be by constantly keeping an open mind to creativity going on around him.            



Eguie CastrilloEguie Castrillo – Percussion


Eguie Castrillo is a Grammy Award winner (Arturo Sandoval’s Latin Jazz 1998 record of the year) and an engaging showman who performs year-round along with his mambo/latin jazz/salsa bands in concerts, festivals, corporate parties, and clubs all around the United States. 

 He has performed and recorded with prominent world music figures such as: Tito Puente, Boston Pops, Jennifer Lopez, Donna Summer, Steve Winwood, California Transit Authority (CTA), Blood Sweat & Tears, Tom Jones, Arturo Sandoval, KC and the Sunshine Band, Celia Cruz, United Nations Orchestra, and Michael Brecker.

Eguie’s world-class musical experience is reflected in his 18-piece Big Band, which takes you back in time to the mambo music played in New York’s dance ballrooms in the 50’s and 60’s. Currently, Eguie is organizing a new Tour called Mambo Mania which was featured (and sold out) at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City, along with some of the greatest artists in Latin Music, as part of Carnegie Hall’s Family Concert Series. In Mambo Mania, a Las Vegas-style show, Eguie will perform his repertoire as well as present the history of Mambo music with visuals and professional dancers that electrify the stage with their Mambo moves. Eguie’s latest CD, Palladium Tradition, has been described by music critics as a “must-have” in anyone’s Big Band music collection. In Italy, Palladium Tradition was named record of the month.

With his two other bands, Mar Del Norte (salsa) and Brown Sounds Band (Latin Jazz), Eguie covers all the corners of his musical experience.

He has sizzled many stages around the world with his infectious rhythm and electrifying performances in Europe, Asia, USA , South America, Latin America, and the Caribbean/Puerto Rico.

Eguie is a renowned percussion professor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA since 1999.

Eguie also conducts music clinics and workshop tours around the world.

He is endorsed by some of the most important musical instruments companies: Zildjian, Remo, Vic Firth and Toca Percussion.


Pablo BencidPablo Bencid – Drums/Sound Engineer

When Pablo was seven years old, he began his musical studies in Caracas, Venezuela at the Emil Friedman school. There he studied cello, Venezuelan cuatro, flute, Afro-Venezuelan percussion, harmony, ear training and sang in the school choir.

In 1994, Pablo was awarded a scholarship from Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with drum performance degree (cum laude). Since that time, Pablo has been performing to large and appreciative audiences around North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Virgin Islands and Australia. Pablo has mastered a variety of styles such as Latin-Jazz, Jazz, Latino, Afro-Venezuelan Rythms, Brasilian, World Music, Funk and Rock.

At present, Pablo performs with the Either/Orchestra, Labeque Sisters, JCA Orchestra, Gonzalo Grau and La Clave Secreta, Albare ITD amongst others. Some of Pablo's most recent concerts have been:

Sydney Opera House and  Melbourne Recital Center, Australia, Cotton Club, Japan, EBS Center, Seoul, Korea,Barbican Center, London,  Istanbul Music Festival, Turkey, Ludwisgburg Music Festival, Germany, PAS Festival in Paris, The Sodra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden, Helsinforgs Festival, Helsinki, Warsaw Percussion Festival-Poland, the Jazz Cava in Barcelona-Spain, Calle 54 in Madrid- Spain.

Pablo currently lives in New York.

Pablo plays Zildjian cymbals and VicFirth drumsticks exclusively.

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