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Sam Sadigursky’s Solomon Diaries
November 1 , 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sam Sadigursky’s Solomon Diaries is a set of songs inspired by Marisa Scheinfeld’s The Borscht Belt, a book of photographs featuring ruins of the once great Catskill resort and bungalow colonies. Although many of these photographs may appear somewhat grim at first glance, they also led Sadigursky to imagine the life and vitality that existed in the region, thinking about the passing of time and the ephemeral nature of culture and community.
Solomon Diaries fuses sounds of Jewish and Klezmer music with classical music, middle-eastern rhythms, jazz improvisation, and tinges of Americana. At Mana Contemporary, the work will be played as an intimate duo between Sadigursky on clarinet, and Nathan Koci on accordion. The concert includes complimentary drinks.
This event is part of a season of concerts curated by Brooklyn Jazz Underground, a record company and collective built around empowering musicians.
Sam Sadigursky has toured and recorded as a saxophonist and clarinetist with a diverse range of artists from Brad Mehldau to La Cumbiamba eNeYe, and has been nominated for three Grammy awards. Sadigursky has performed at the Kennedy Center; Carnegie Hall; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Newport Jazz Festival; Winter JazzFest, New York; Jazz al Parque, Bogotá; and Tampere Jazz Happening, Finland; among others. He was most recently the onstage clarinetist for the Grammy and Tony Award winning show The Band’s Visit on Broadway.
Nathan Koci is a Brooklyn-based music director, conductor, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, playing the accordion, piano, and french horn. He has premiered works by Timo Andres, Anthony Braxton, Ted Hearne, John Heginbotham, William Kentridge, and Stew and Heidi, among others, working with ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can, Dither, Ensemble Modern, the Knights, Signal, TILT Brass, the Tri-Centric Orchestra, and Wordless Music. Koci is currently music director for the 2019 production of Oklahoma! on Broadway.
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