Although Sam Harmet will be in residence every Saturday in September, this week, he will be in Mexico City, exercising his telekinetic skills with his SWANSON
bandmates. Sam Day Harmet
is a mandolinist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist composing and improvising around NYC. A musician of diverse tastes, Sam's projects range from deconstructive folk and jazz, to free improvisation, to left field electronic music, to Soundpainting and beyond. His compositional and improv work often blurs the lines between far flung styles and disciplines. Around NYC, he can regularly be found performing with La Banda Chuska, Astroturf Noise, the Walter Thompson Orchestra, and various klezmer, folk, and improvisational groupings. His work has been called "wildly fresh" by Jazziz Magazine and "chic and eccentric" by The New York Times. THIS WEEK: SWANSON
Sewelson - Ishito - Naujo
This new quartet matches a fiery frontline of dueling horns featuring Dave Sewelson on bari sax and Ayumi Ishito on tenor sax with the perpetual motion rhythm section of Zachary Swanson on bass and Dalius Naujo on percussion. Equally adept at creating roaring punk jazz or simmering balladry, this band explores the highs and lows of improvisation and everything in between.