Titus Abbott Collective featuring NYC Percussionist Michael Sarin

Saturday - July, 13 @ 8:00pm

The Titus Abbott Collective with Mike Effenberger on Rhodes and Jim Lyden on bass are joined by sensational drummer Michael Sarin for two sets of improvised music.

Over the last twenty-seven years, drummer Michael Sarin has been at the center of New York City’s genre bending jazz and improvisation community. His versatility and musical wit helped forge long associations with forward-looking artists Thomas Chapin, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Ben Allison, and David Krakauer.

Since moving to New York in 1989, Michael’s unique style and approach to the drum set has been highly sought after by NYC and European musicians looking to expand the definitions of jazz and improvised music. He has contributed to recordings by the aforementioned artists as well as those of Frank Carlberg, Anthony Coleman, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Mark Helias, Denman Maroney, Simon Nabatov, Mario Pavone, Ned Rothenberg, and Fred Wesley--recordings found on numerous music critics’ Top Ten CD year-end lists.

Michael performs all over the world--in major and minor festivals; concert halls famous and infamous, big and small. He has appeared as a soloist with the WDR Rundfunk Orchestra (Cologne, Germany); Jazz Sinfonica Orchestra (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Metropolis Ensemble (NYC); and Chamber Music Northwest (Portland, Oregon). He can be heard on recent recordings of Frank Carlberg, Mark Dresser, Joe Fiedler, Erik Friedlander, David Krakauer, and Leslie Pintchik.

Titus, a soprano saxophone specialist who also ventures forth on tenor sax and bass clarinet will combine various local collaborators to present a blend of originals and standards with Titus' idiosyncratic approach. In the jazz field he has performed as leader and sideman in various ensembles in Canada, Europe and the US including performances at international jazz festivals in Canada and the UK.

http://titusabbott.com/

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