I’m very pleased be be presenting my new project the Sebastien Ammann Group this coming Sunday April 14th at 9:30pm at Shapeshifter Lab, Matthew Garrison’s venue in Brooklyn.
The group features Michaeël Attias on alto saxophone, Noah Garabedian on bass, myself on piano and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums. We’ve been playing mostly new music of mine written with these musicians in mind over the past months and the band is sounding amazing!
This concert will be recorded and filmed, so come out and be part of the experience!
I just got back to New York after a really inspiring time in Switzerland playing with the Swiss singer Soraya Berent. This duo project started after Soraya was offered a “carte blanche” at the AMR in Geneva in October 2011. We worked on the project for a few months before the concerts on February 23rd and 24th.
The aim of this project is to combine music and poetry in a lot of different ways and discover the many links between words and notes, speech and sound, form and metafore.
Click here to hear one of the radio performances we did before the AMR concerts.
I love performing in a duo setting. It’s very intimate and offers a lot of interaction possibilities and freedom. I’m looking forward for the next performance. Stay tuned!
So, this is the time of year when we make resolutions and keep some of them, right?
This past year has been a very productive and interesting year. Some of the highlights include having been fortunate to play with some incredible musicians such as Ohad Talmor, Dave Ambrosio and Eric McPherson on a few concerts and on the recording of my new record (Samadhi), work with Kris Davis’ Massive thread alongside pianists Vijay Iyer, Angelica Sanchez,Russ Lossing and Craig Taborn and put a new band together featuring Michaël Attias on alto saxophone, Noah Garabedian on bass and Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums.
I was also lucky to work on a few album recordings that will be coming out in the next year: Trombonist Jared Dubin’s Group recorded in early June, trombonist Trevor Long’s band went in to the studio late June and we just finished a great duo record with Japanese singer Yuko Kimura in late December.
As for upcoming projects and releases, Swiss vocalist Soraya Berent and I will be playing two nights of concerts at the AMR jazz club in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23rd and 24th, my quartet recording “Samadhi” will be released on the Freshsounds New Talent label followed by a cd release party to be announced and a promotional tour, and the Sebastien Ammann Group will be performing so stay tuned!
Thank you to all of you who continue to support me and my projects, to all the great musicians I am thankful to work with and to my family and friends for your inspiration!
Ready for 2013!!
My new record “Samadhi” featuring Ohad Talmor on tenor saxophone, Dave Ambrosio on bass and Eric McPherson on drums will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!