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Michael Sarian

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"Sarian's trumpet literally speaks" Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz Trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian has been praised for his "unique compositional and instrumental voice... reminiscent of [his] lyrical contemporaries such as Ralph Alessi, Ambrose Akinmusire or Avishai Cohen...certainly deserving of a large audience and much recognition." (Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz) Born in Toronto and raised in Buenos Aires, Michael relocated to New York City in 2012, where he studied with Laurie Frink, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi and Mike Rodriguez. Michael has performed at some of the most iconic international stages, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Getxo Blues Festival in Spain, Teatro Colón in Argentina, and at some of New York City's most beloved venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BRIC JazzFest, The Beacon Theater, and Central Park SummerStage

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The Bill Frisell Trio+1 at Roulette in Brooklyn

Read "The Bill Frisell Trio+1 at Roulette in Brooklyn" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


Bill Frisell brought his Trio to Roulette in Brooklyn on Friday (May 27, 2022). He has a lengthy history with the venue dating back to his early days in New York City (late 1970s/early 1980s) when Roulette was situated in lower Manhattan and served as a forum for up-and-coming adventurous artists. On this occasion, the Trio ...

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Todd Sickafoose

A Bay Area native, Sickafoose spent some years in Los Angeles studying bass with Charlie Haden and composition with the great, late Mel Powell. Since then, he's been recording and performing with a ton of innovative folks and genre benders including Ani DiFranco, Don Byron, Trey Anastasio, Jenny Scheinman, Nels Cline, Ron Miles, Myra Melford, Adam Levy, Skerik, Stanton Moore, Bobby Previte, Scott Amendola, Will Bernard, Jessica Lurie, Erin McKeown, Gina Leishman, Carla Bozulich, Noe Venable, Etienne de Rocher, James Carney, Erik Deutsch, Shane Endsley, Tony Furtado, and Darol Anger. The consistency of his personal voice within wildly diverse collaborations prompted the LA Weekly in 2004 to call Todd "one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast"

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Steph Richards

"The musical headspace in which rising Brooklyn-via-Canada trumpeter Steph Richards operates stretches far beyond avant-garde jazz—an area she’s explored with visionaries such as Anthony Braxton, Henry Threadgill, and John Zorn—and into art- pop territory (she’s logged studio time with Yoko Ono and David Byrne too).” (JazzTimes). Driven by a curiosity of how listeners engage with sound, Canadian trumpeter and composer Steph Richards is a radical innovator in the avant and experimental scenes. From choreography to underwater percussion, her compositions have premiered on stages as varied as Carnegie Hall, the Blue-note and Lincoln Center to underground iconic venues such as The Stone

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Pieces

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Olin Clark, Adam Ray and Louie Leager are Pieces, a New York City jazz trio committed to writing and performing original compositions that meld rock, avant-garde, and straight-ahead jazz in an exciting new take on the guitar trio sound. Formed during COVID-19 lockdowns, Pieces began by live streaming concerts as a way to stay musically active and to process the effects of the pandemic. Throughout 2020, the band continued to grow their audience and in turn, developed a unified musical voice that is documented on their debut album, 1A. The compositions from this period are stylistically adventurous and emotionally raw, evoking the wide range of feelings brought to the surface during the early days of the pandemic

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Lynn Ligammari

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Lynn is a graduate from the Eastman School of Music, with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance and Music Education. Known for her versatility, Lynn performs with a wide array of musical projects that include; Antibalas, Aaron Frazer, Durand Jones & The Indications, Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst, Red Baraat, Holy Hand Grenade, Soulsystem Orchestras, The Last Nites, Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk, Dawn Drake & Zapote, The Grand Victory, Extra Syrup Horns, the Blaskapelle Brass Band, and more. She has played on stages worldwide at venues and festivals such as; Carnegie Hall, NPR, KEXP, the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS This Morning, America’s Got Talent, Governor's Ball, the Bluenote, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, Lincoln Center, the Cully Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, SFJazz, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Central Park Summerstage, and more

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Francis Jocky

Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer & actor, Francis Jocky is something of an enigma, an artist with universal appeal and blessed with a unique voice. Raised in Paris, France and now living in New York City, Francis Jocky has developed a sound that transcends borders.

He’s rapidly becoming an international personality, sharing the microphone with the likes of Bono of U2 and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.

From an early age he learned to express himself through music and by the age of twelve had begun playing piano and writing his own songs

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Nitsan Kolko

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Nitsan Kolko is an Israeli Brooklyn-based pianist, composer, and arranger. His latest projects include: a debut album “Allusions'' with clarinetist Hillai Govreen, arranging Brazillian music for an ensemble of strings and woodwinds, arranging music for a big band, composing and conducting a concept piece for a gospel choir accompanied by a big band and spoken word, and leading a trio of original music. He has played as a sideman with some of Israel’s leading jazz musicians in festivals all around the world. Nitsan has graduated from the New School for jazz and contemporary music with honors. Photo by Yoel Levi

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Lucy Wijnands

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With her serene, spirited tone, emerging jazz vocalist Lucy Wijnands is a dedicated enthusiast of jazz music from its beginnings to today. Now a recent graduate and the Ella Fitzgerald scholar at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase, Wijnands has been named the 1st place winner of the 4th annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition. ​Wijnands has drawn inspiration from Jazz Studies director Peter Malinverni, voice professor Alexis Cole, Ingrid Jensen and jazz icon, Jon Faddis, with whom she has performed at the Louis Armstrong Museum and Jazz Forum Arts, among other places. Wijnands has also received the 2020 President's Award for Achievement for the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music as well as a Downbeat Student Music Award as Outstanding Jazz Vocal Soloist

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Marco Grispo

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"Marco was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From a young age, he was introduced to music by his mother, a singer and a music therapist. Having been exposed to a variety of instruments and genres since his early childhood, by the age of 14 he chose guitar as his main one and decided to become a professional musician. Since then, he started teaching and performing with different groups in the Buenos Aires scene, influenced by his love of Jazz and of Argentinian folk music tradition. In August of 2018, he moved to New York to attend the Jazz Program of the City College of New York, and after a year he transferred to The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Music with a scholarship from The New School, and the Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation


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