Source: The Times of Israel.
For piano virtuoso and composer Jamie Saft, music is a means to help people feel happier and at peace. As Saft explains, “That is the deepest spiritual practice of which I can conceive.” That winning approach has led Saft to collaborate with some of the music industry’s biggest names: the Beastie Boys, The B-52’s, John Zorn, Donovan and scores of others. On stage, Saft leads both the New Zion Trio and the Jamie Saft Trio and is a core member of a spate of bands, including Electric Masada, The Dreamers, Kingston Yard, Whoopie Pie, Swami LatePlate and many more.
Source: Eco-Music Big Band.
Eco-Music Big Band: Colors of Resistance Album Release
Join the Eco-Music Big Band for the release party of their first album, COLORS OF RESISTANCE. Equal parts radical big band music by living composers, theatrical performance art, and classical-turned-jazz, COLORS OF RESISTANCE features new works by up-and-coming composers Livio Almeida, Felix Del Tredici, Marie Incontrera, Albert Marques, Zack O’Farrill, and Stefan Zeniuk; celebrates the five-decade career of bass trombonist and composer David Taylor; and reimagines iconic works by the late Chinese-American composer and baritone saxophone virtuoso Fred Ho and late composer and activist Cal Massey.
The Eco-Music Big Band is a 16-piece, multigenerational and unique big band that includes some of the nation’s most acclaimed jazz musicians (such as bass trombonist David Taylor, drummer Zack O’Farrill, and trumpeter Adam O’Farrill). The Eco-Music Big Band regularly commissions works by younger and emerging composers, and performs music with a vision for a better world. The band also performs the exclusive repertoire of the music of its late founder, Fred Ho, and the 1970s jazz composer and bandleader Cal Massey, and is a forerunner in the genre of jazz opera.