Jonathan Saraga Trio

Aug 05, 2013 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

The Jonathan Saraga Trio live @ the Bar Next Door

New York, NY - August 5th, 2013, 6:30-8:00pm – "Saraga... is only in his mid-twenties, but plays with the wisdom and maturity of veterans more than twice his age,” says Dan Bilawsky, who has been an editor for All About Jazz for the past 3 years. This quote is quite appropriate for this event specifically, because the young trumpeter and composer will be joined by two musicians that are close to double his age: drummer Jeff Hirshfiled, a native New Yorker who has appeared on over 270 recordings, and has performed with greats such as Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, and Fred Hersch, just to name a few; and bassist, Qi Gong practitioner, and Reiki Master, Scott Lee, who has performed with the likes of Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Freddie Hubbard, and many more. The combination of wisdom, creativity, and chemistry within the group is sure to make for a night of music that is not to be missed.

The group will be performing for no cover charge, as part of the Bar Next Door's “Young Emerging Artists” series, created to showcase up-and-coming talented young jazz artists in New York City; Jonathan, being one of those artists. The trio will be perform their own compositions, as well as a wide variety of other music, spanning from traditional jazz repertoire to spontaneous free-composed pieces. The Bar Next Door is located at 129 Macdougal St. in Manhattan, NY, and is part of La Lanterna di Vittorio restaurant, which features some of the finest dining NYC has to offer.

“Jonathan embodies what I feel is the best approach to modern jazz music: a thorough grounding in the rich tradition of the music coupled with a restless, searching spirit that seeks to express the music of now."
Jimmy Greene

"Hirshfield, a drummer with endless capacity for innovation."
Toronto Star

“From Scott’s opening statement until the final note, it is pure music with all the mystery and magic life has to offer.”
Joe Lovano

129 Macdougal St.

New York NY 10012

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