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Sep 15 2014

Hi everyone!

Thanks for checking out my website!

What a beautiful New York summer we just had, right?!

After spending a week teaching and helping out at the Lyra Summer music Festival, co-directed by my fiancée (yes…) Mary Prescott and the wonderful Akiko Sasaki, I spent time composing and working on new music for my Quartet (a new record project is on the horizon…). I was also lucky to experience the Boston Symphony Orchestra directed by Charles Dutoit perform L.V. Beethoven’s 9th symphony at the Tanglewood Festival in Lenox, MA.

Now, after some great times with my family visiting from Switzerland, it’s back to New York! I am so glad and greatful to get back to practicing, writing music and playing with so many incredible musicians!

Now, after some great times with my family visiting from Switzerland, it’s back to New York! I am so glad and greatful to get back to practicing, writing music and playing with so many incredible musicians!

Here are a few notable events that I am thrilled to be a part of:

September 19th – 5pm

The Crooked Trio at Barbès
Oscar Noriega – drums
Sebastien Ammann – piano
TBA – bass

I’m happy to sit in with these great musicians and explore the world of standards from the Great American Songbook. Bring your intruments and sit in!

September 24th – 8pm

Polite Meters at Bar Chord
Nicolas Letman, bass
Sebastien Ammann, piano
Chris Carroll, drums

This band plays standards before opening up the band stand for a smokin’ jam session that could stretch into any shape or form depending on who’s there… Bring your axe!

September 29th – 8:30pm

Sebastien Ammann Quartet at Cornelia street Café
Ohad Talmor – tenor saxophone
Sebastien Ammann – piano
Dave Ambrosio – bass
Eric McPherson – drums

We are going to be playing some new original music!
The venue has a large selection of drinks and delicious food, I might add…

We look forward to seeing you at these concerts and playing music for you!

 

 

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May 28 2014

Dear Friends!

Thanks for visiting my website!

The Sebastien Ammann Quartet celebrated the release of the record “Samadhi” (Freshsound New Talent) by traveling to Europe last March and playing in Paris (Sunside), Lisbon (Hot Club), Porto (Porta Jazz), Lausanne (Blew Note), Geneva (AMR Jazz Festival) and Barcelona (Jamboree).

What a great experience for me to spend that time in the company of some of my favorite musicians and get to play music with them every night for a whole week: Ohad Talmor, Dave Ambrosio and Eric McPherson

The tour was very successful and on top of the enthusiastic response our music received from audiences around Europe, we were featured in a page-long article in the Tribune de Genève (Switzerland) (link to come soon…)

At this time, I am working on new compositions for the next album. Stay tuned!

 

Please check my calendar for upcoming performances and news!

 

 

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Spring news!

Apr 28 2014

Spring is back!

On the news front, the Sebastien Ammann Quartet feat. Ohad Talmor (saxophone), Sebastien Ammann (piano), Dave Ambrosio (bass) and Eric McPherson (drums) just finished a successful 7 day-7 concert European tour that took the group to Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and France!
Our concert at the AMR Jazz Festival on March 19th was broadcast live on the Swiss National Radio followed by a live interview. The Tribune de Genève published a one page article about the band and myself!

I’m excited to play with the Quartet at Shapeshifter Lab on May 19th at 8:15pm on a double bill shared with the great Gene Ess‘  group at 9:30pm.

I’ve recently been invited to be part of Philipp Gerschlauer‘s Microtonal Band. We are planning a recording in May as well as some live performances in New York City!

 

 

 

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Shows and European Tour

Feb 23 2014

Dear friends,

This year has been incredible so far, filled with new encounters and collaborations!

The Jacob Teichroew/Sebastien Ammann Quintet has added new music to the repertoire and is going to be presenting it as part of the Konception Series at Korzo on March 4th at 10:30pm!

I performed a set of music and poetry with James Hall (trombone) and Emily Ruth Hazel (poet) as part of the Black Artstory Month in Brooklyn.

And most importantly, to celebrate the release of “Samadhi” on Freshsound New Talent, the Sebastien Ammann Quartet is preparing for a week long-7 concert European tour starting March 18th!

The Band:
Ohad Talmor (saxophone)
Sebastien Ammann (piano)
Dave Ambrosio (bass)
Eric McPherson (drums)

The tour plan:
18 – Jamboree (Barcelona, Spain)
19 – AMR Jazz Festival (Geneva, Switzerland)
20/21- Hot Club (Lisbon, Portugal)
22 – Porta Jazz (Porto, Portugal)
23 – Blew Note (Lausanne, Switzerland)
24 – Sunset (Paris, France)
Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture
Fondation Suisa
Etat de Genève
Ville de Genève
SIS

 

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December News

Dec 04 2013

Welcome to my website!

Make yourself at home, take off your shoes, have a look around… Here, you’ll be able to listen to music, look at pictures from past shows, get information about upcoming shows and projects and purchase records.

I hope you enjoy the sounds!

Stay tuned for upcoming news about the Sebastien Ammann Quartet’s European tour in March 2014 and exciting news projects with Color Wheel!

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“Samadhi” cd release at Cornelia Street Café

Sep 30 2013

I am very excited to announce that my quartet record “Samadhi” has officially been released on the Freshsound New Talent label and is now available on itunes, Downtown Music Galleryamazon and at our live shows!

The official cd release concert will take place on Monday September 30th at 8:30pm at Cornelia Street Café. This place is a great venue in New York’s West Village that serves great food and drinks! Ask for a scotch and soda prepared by Nick…

The band features some of New York’s most incredible musicians:

Ohad Talmor – saxophone
Dave Ambrosio – bass
Eric McPherson – drums

We will be playing music from our latest record and some new compositions!

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Next show and Mel Lewis

Jul 12 2013

Two things to check out:

1. A new group I am co-leading with Jacob Teichroew will be giving it’s first concert on Saturday July 20th at IBeam in Brooklyn. It features some great players: Jacob Teichroew (tenor sax), Tyler Blanton (vibes), me (piano), Michael Blanco (bass) and Paul Wiltgen (drums).
We’ll be playing both Jacob’s and my compositions.

2. A very interesting discussion with drummer Mel Lewis about the History of Jazz Drummers from 1989 presented by Loren Schoenberg of WKCR radio in New York City. http://www.pas.org/experience/oralhistory/mellewis.aspx

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Color Wheel at Nublu

Jul 04 2013

This coming Sunday July 7th at 10:30pm is going to be Color Wheel‘s first concert in Manhattan!
We will be playing at Nublu as part of the Tribute to Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris series.

The band will feature Michaël Attias on alto, Nathan Ellman-Bell on drums and Adam Hopkins on bass (standing in for Noah Garabedian).

The cover is only $10 and the venue as good beer…

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Color Wheel

Jun 16 2013

My new band featuring Michaël Attias on alto saxophone, Noah Garabedian on bass and Nathan Elman-Bell on drums has recently been baptized: Color Wheel 

If the name doesn’t bring any sonic idea to your mind, I suggest you come out to hear us at the Konception Series concert we will be giving on July 2nd at 9:00pm at Korzo.

More info at : http://konceptionsmusicseries.wordpress.com/2013-schedule/

We will be sharing the night with BIZINGAS featuring Brian Drye, trombone + piano; Kirk Knuffke, cornet; Jonathan Goldberger, guitar and  Ches Smith, drums at 10:30pm

 

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Sebastien Ammann Group

Apr 13 2013

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!

 

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