Wed, March 27th

Timucin Sahin Quartet ft. Gene Jackson, Ralph Alessi, Christopher Tordini

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Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:15pm
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $15
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TIMUCIN SAHIN QUARTET featuring
GENE JACKSON, RALPH ALESSI, CHRISTOPHER TORDINI
 

 

Timucin Sahin: 7 string fretless & 6 String fretted electric guitars

Christopher Tordini: Bass

Ralph Alessi: alto saxophone

Gene Jackson: Drums

Timucin Sahin has been recognized as one of today’s truly unique voices of contemporary jazz music by publications such as San Francisco Bay Guardian, AllaboutJazz, Jazzwise and Jazz-Times as well as by many others. 

Both his compositions and his playing on his double-neck guitar – his trademark – radiate an incomparable individualism.

Timucin Sahin, born in Turkey, immigrated to Holland as a young man to study jazz guitar and classical composition in Hilversum and Amsterdam. Then he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music. After receiving numerous prizes and awards, he became a teacher himself. He shares his concepts about sui-generis guitar playing and composing in masteclass situations. Notable engagements include: Manhattan School of Music New York (USA), NYU New York (USA), Amsterdam Conservatory (NL), Tilburg Conservatory (NL). 

Timucin Sahin played and/or recorded with Randy Brecker, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, Kai Eckhardt, Mike Mainieri, Mark Turner, Tony Moreno, Aydin Esen, Gene Jackson, Dave Kikoski, Ernst Reizeger, Armando Gola, Owen Hart Jr, Donny McCaslin, Tyshawn Sorey,Thomas Morgan,Sean Rickman,Concertgebouw Jazz orchestra, to name a few. 

He has composed for and commissioned by Amsterdam Percussion Group, Occult Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, Timetable Percussion Ensemble,Enric Monfort Ensemble, Ere Lievonen, Verso, Amsterdam Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra, Brisk Quartet, TobeSung and others.

Jazz Times magazine says Ralph Alessi has "drop-dead trumpet chops" and calls his music "as clean and airy and sophisticated and disciplined as post-modern progressive jazz gets.” Ralph Alessi was born in San Francisco,CA, the son of classical trumpeter Joe Alessi and opera singer Maria Leone. But after taking degrees in jazz trumpet and bass—he studied under the legendary Charlie Haden at CalArts—he lit out for New York, where he swiftly became an ubiquitous presence on the downtown scene. He's been a frequent collaborator with such notable musicians as Steve Coleman, Jason Moran, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, Fred Hersch, Uri Caine and Dafnis Prieto. Alessi has recorded seven albums of original compositions which draw on everything from post-bop to neo classical. Alessi is also featured in Timucin Sahin’s upcoming album “Inherence” and their musical communication is remarkable.

Jazz musicians all over the world are likely to be aware of drummer Gene Jackson's talent and expressive performances. While Roy Haynes, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Billy Higgins, and Tony Williams were some of his drumming influences, Jackson has a style that can change in accordance to what genre of music he plays. His ability to range from African to Latin to Cool rhythms have afforded Jackson the opportunity to be recommended by dozens of eminent musicians since his career took off 15 years ago. 

His capability to do this is reflected in Jackson's recording and travel career with such artists as: Dianne Reeves, Christian McBride, Hugh Masekela, Cyrus Chestnut, Greg Osby, Terence Blanchard, Andrew Hill, George Coleman, Steve Turre, Chico and Von Freedman, Don Patterson, Elvis Costello, Art Farmer, Mark Ledford, James Williams, Carla Cook, Craig Harris, Dave Kakowski, Conrad Herwig, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Claudio Roditi, Donald Brown, Joe Lovano, Billy Childs, Joe Locke, Craig Handy, Michele Rosewoman, The Scream Headless Torsos , Anthony Cox, Lonnie Plaxico, Steve Slagle , The NDR Big band, to name a few, to the cutting edge post bop swinging of The Herbie Hancock Trio/Quartet , who Jackson says playing with was one of the high points of his career, along with Wayne Shorter and Dave Holland.

Christopher Tordini is an in-demand bassist on the New York City music scene, where he performs with established jazz icons as well as a diverse range of emerging musicians. He has toured and recorded with Andy Milne's Dapp Theory for many years, and has also played in bands led by other renowned artists such as Greg Osby and Jeremy Pelt. Tordini plays often with drummer Ari Hoenig, with the Becca Stevens Band, and is a key collaborator in projects led by drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey and trombonist/composer Michael Dessen. A graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Tordini forged strong professional relationships with several faculty members there, including Rory Stuart and George Garzone, with whom he continues to collaborate. Recently, Tordini has performed and recorded with prominent bandleaders such as Steve Lehman, Okkyung Lee, Jo-Yu Chen, Mike Pinto, Andrew D'Angelo, Jim Black, and Yaron Herman. He has played at New York City's most prestigious jazz venues, including the Blue Note, the Village Vanguard, the Iridium, the Jazz Standard, Smalls, the Jazz Gallery and the Stone, among many others.

 

"Turkish-born/New York-based guitarist Timucin Sahin is one of those artists who defines the avant-garde genre."

Matthew Warnock- Guitar International 2009

"Timucin Sahin’s truly avant-garde jazz concept is brilliantly realized by New York young lions saxophonist John O’ Gallagher, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, and contrabassist Thomas Morgan. Sahin’s playing ripples, quavers, glissandos, squawks, and soars in a confluence of high art and earthiness."

Barry Cleveland-Guitar Player February 2010

 


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**Dinner Special Details** 
 
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:

  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda