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This Thursday, February 8, The Jazz Gallery is proud to welcome vibraphonist Sasha Berliner to our stage for her Gallery debut as a bandleader. A student at the New School, Berliner has received positive notice from the likes of Ambrose Akinmusire, Vijay Iyer, and Andrew Cyrille, and is an in-demand collaborator, working with peers like Morgan Guerin and Maria Grand, as well as established leaders like Miles Okazaki. Berliner released her debut EP in 2015, and is working on a followup to be released later this year.

Berliner’s working quintet has developed a strong rapport and musical identity, and turned a lot of heads at this year’s Winter Jazz Festival. Before checking out the group at the Gallery this week, take a listen to their performance at the festival, below.

The Sasha Berliner Quintet plays The Jazz Gallery on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The group features Ms. Berliner on vibraphone, Maria Grand on tenor saxophone, Chris McCarthy on piano, Ben Tiberio on bass, and Mareike Wiening on drums. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members), $20 reserved cabaret seating ($10 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.