Jim Gasior is a jazz pianist, keyboardist and educator based in Miami, Florida. Jim's musicianship is deeply respected in the South Florida Jazz community, and he's performed with visiting jazz artists including Arturo Sandoval, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Terell Stafford, and countless others. Jim has earned two degrees from University of Miami's award winning jazz program - a Bachelor's degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance and a Master's degree in Jazz Pedagogy. Jim is a full time professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida. Jim performs regularly in South Florida with Ed Calle, Fernando Ulibarri, Wendy Pedersen, The Aaron Lebos Reality, The Miami Big Sound Orchestra, and Melton Mustafa.Maria Sumareva, born in Chișinău, Moldova, is currently pursuing a D.M.A. at the University of Miami, where she studies with Santiago Rodriguez. Maria graduated Republican Musical Lyceum 'C. Porumbescu,' where she studied with Lia Oxinoit, Irina Bivol, and Anatol Lapicus. She completed her B.M. degree at Rowan University, and her M.M. degree at Indiana University. Her solo and chamber music repertory range from Baroque to Contemporary Art Music. Maria has received numerous awards at national and international competitions and has performed in multiple festivals throughout Europe and the United States.