Michael Sarian Quartet featuring Jim Piela

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Michael Sarian Quartet featuring Jim Piela

Michael Sarian Quartet featuring Jim Piela

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Rudy's Jazz Room 809 Gleaves Street Nashville, TN 37203

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"Sarian's trumpet literally speaks" - Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz

Trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian has been praised for his "unique compositional and instrumental voice... reminiscent of [his] lyrical contemporaries such as Ralph Alessi, Ambrose Akinmusire or Avishai Cohen...certainly deserving of a large audience and much recognition." (Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz)

Born in Toronto and raised in Buenos Aires, Michael relocated to New York City in 2012, where he studied with Laurie Frink, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi and Mike Rodriguez. Michael has performed at some of the most iconic international stages, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Getxo Blues Festival in Spain, Teatro Colón in Argentina, and at some of New York City's most beloved venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BRIC JazzFest, The Beacon Theater, and Central Park SummerStage. He has appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer, NPR's World Cafe, and many more. In 2020, Michael was a semifinalist at the prestigious DCJazzPrix, a 2020 Performer-Composer in Residence at Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity, and artist in residence at Culture Lab LIC for the winter/spring 2022 season.

Michael will be joined by his longtime collaborator, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator Jim Piela, who is constantly walking the tightrope between order and chaos in his exploration of what it means to be a jazz musician. Jim leads his own ensemble, the Jim Piela Quartet, and co-leads the jazz/funk/hip hop fusion band, the Planetary People. He most recently released “Out of Orbit,” a bold album that celebrates the unknown. Other recent releases include "Non-Fiction," Planetary People's "Planetary Transmissions Vol. 1-5," and Michael Sarian's "Leon." He has shared the stage (and the screen) with youtuber Adam Neely, rising star guitarist Shubh Saran, blues singer extraordinaire Bette Smith, and the explosive singer and entertainer Leanne Borghesi. He works regularly as a creative performer in and around New York City, with performances at Lincoln Center, Blue Note, Birdland, the 55 Bar, Nublu, and Rockwood Music Hall. His travels have also brought him to the Telluride Blues Festival (2021), the Cork Jazz Festival (2019) and numerous stints at Milwaukee’s Summerfest (2008-2012).

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This show is 21 and over only. All sales are final and we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds. Additional tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show even if it is sold out online.

Please try to arrive 15 minutes prior to the show start time. If you do not arrive within 45 minutes after the show start time on your ticket your seat may be resold to other patrons at the door. If you arrive after 45 minutes from the start time of the show and your ticket has been resold, although we cannot guarantee it, we will try our best to make space for you to attend the show.

$15 – $90