Recording of their performance on 6/14/21
Michael Sarian: trumpet/flugelhorn/composition
Santiago Leibson: piano
Marty Kenney: bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell: drums
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 to pursue a master’s degree in Jazz Studies at New York University, where he studied with great musicians such as Laurie Frink, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi and Mike Rodriguez. Michael has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, BRIC JazzFest, Getxo Blues Festival, Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theater, Central Park SummerStage, Teatro Colón, has appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer, NPR's World Cafe, and many more.
The group's album, New Aurora, is mostly original compositions inspired by artists such as Tomasz Sta?ko, Paul Motian, and Enrico Rava. It was released on September 4th with ears&eyes Records. Hear the music at https://bit.ly/36Ho6pL, and can check videos on their YouTube playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrfxFU_6TsNYVJPMi8Pkt4Re9pgCjk70p
Streaming cost is $10
Donations are welcomed.