Samuel Blaser/Bobbey Avey Duo – EARLY SHOW – 3/17 @ Audio for the Arts
Saturday, March 17th, 6pm start, $8 general admission
SBR is thrilled to host this phenomenal duo for the second time (we had them here in the summer of 2010). Both musicians are virtuoso players with a lexicon of conventional and extended techniques that they use to craft gorgeously precise pieces that seamlessly weave together intricate themes and extended improvisations.
Samuel Blaser is a Swiss born, New York-polished trombonist who has been racking up accolades for almost a decade, and has honors and a discography that is simply mind-boggling considering he’s barely in his thirties. His last album ‘Consort in Motion’ featuring the inimitable and recently deceased drum icon Paul Motian, was voted Best Jazz Album of 2011.
Pianist Bobby Avey gaining some serious traction as both a pianist and as a composer, for which he won the 2011 Thelonious Monk competition. Since his 2006 debut with saxophonist and Miles-alum David Leibman, Bobby has been described as “an indisputable rising star” (all about jazz), and “one of the most promising musicians of his generation” (Ken Dryden). In addition to his full schedule as a bandleader and sideman, Bobby has been busy composing for commissions from the likes of Chamber Music America.