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This Thursday, June 8th, The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome the Samurai Mama Big Band to our stage for the first time. Under the direction of Aakash Mittal, the big band is a project from the Kaufman Center’s Face the Music program, which features youth ensembles dedicated to performing the work of living composers.

Since their inception, the ensemble has tackled exciting and challenging works by the likes of Darcy James Argue, Anthony Braxton, John Hollenbeck, and Maria Schneider. Before seeing these talented young New Yorkers at the Gallery this Thursday, check out their performance of Schneider’s “The Pretty Road,” below.

The Samurai Mama Big Band plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. The group is under the direction of Aakash Mittal, and features Zach Schurr and Xenia Berkowitz on tenor saxophone;
Theo Padua, Ben Sperling, & Georgia Shehas on alto saxophone; Seuss Fu-Rubin on baritone saxophone; Isaiah Berkowitz, Austin Celestin, & Graeme Buehrer on trumpet; Owen Carter, Jack Eisenthal, Taja Graves-Parker, & Dylan Matos on trombone; Deandre Desir on trombone/tuba; Henry Nelson on guitar; Zachary Detrick on keyboard/piano; Maxwell Violet on electric bass; Declan St. Onge on keyboard/electronics/accordion; and Kabir Adhiya-Kumar on drums. One set only at 7 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members). Purchase tickets here.