Anne Sajdera Ensemble – ‘New Year’ CD Release Party
Miroslav Hloucal, trumpet & flugelhorn
Jan Fečo, alto saxophone
Anne Sajdera, piano
Gary Brown, bass
Deszon Claiborne, drums
Anne Sajdera Ensemble
Created from of a chance meeting at a jazz club in Prague 2014 and with their new release due out in November of 2018, Anne Sajdera’s newest project features two award-winning young composer/instrumentalists from Prague: Miroslav Hloucal (trumpet) & Jan Fečo (alto sax), a special guest appearance by the renowned sax player Bob Mintzer, as well as some of the finest musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. The ensemble performs original compositions, driving arrangements of traditional Roma melodies, as well as music of modern jazz masters like Herbie Hancock & Kenny Kirkland – at times lyrical, at times angular, yet always rooted in the rhythm, this ensemble reveals a skillful and inspiring sound that reaches musically across two continents and several cultures.
Pianist/composer Anne Sajdera performs regularly in the Bay Area – as leader of her own ensembles and performing with other artists such as Alexa Weber Morales, Sandy Cressman and Terrence Brewer. She has performed in many of the Bay Area’s most frequented performance venues including the San Jose Jazz Festival, Fillmore Jazz Festival, The California Jazz Conservatory, Herbst Theater in San Francisco and the nationally recognized SFJAZZ. Her first release (Azul, 2012 Bijuri Records) features the legendary percussionist Airto Moreira, among others, and received a place on one of JAZZIZ Magazine’s 2012 Top Ten Critic’s Polls and Latin Jazz Corner’s Great Latin jazz albums for the same year. She is also one of the 2018 InterMusic SF grant awardees.
“Sajdera has a natural musical ability, an incisive touch, and is a deft improviser.” – Amy Duncan, Jazz History Online
Sajdera is a gifted composer…a great plesaure to hear.” – TheJazzPage.com
Number 5 for Best New Talent 2012 – Jazz Station Blog
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