Tue, February 3rd

NYU Jazz Studies Concert with Alan Ferber's NYU Nonet & Dave Pietro's Wayne Shorter Ensemble


Doors 9:30PM
Show 10PM
Advance Price FREE
Door Price FREE
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

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If available, more tickets are available at door

For the last four years, Alan Ferber has been recognized as one of the leading trombonists of his generation in Down Beat magazine’s International Critics’ Poll and Readers’ Poll. He has released five albums as a bandleader, all of which blur traditional boundaries through an intriguing mix of influences. The Wall Street Journal describes his music as “somehow both old school and cutting edge.” Alan’s newest release, March Sublime, features stunning new music for big band and was nominated for a 2014 Grammy award in the ‘Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album’ category. Additionally, it has received rave reviews including an editor’s Pick of the Week on eMusic which states, “This is one of those albums where I just want to forgo the synopsis and just say go buy the damn thing. Just stellar.” 
Ferber’s music draws from a broad stylistic base considering the array of artists with whom he has closely worked. In thejazz world, he has performed and/or recorded with Esperanza Spalding, Charlie Hunter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ted Nash, Todd Sickafoose, Miguel Zenon, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Michael Formanek, David Binney, Lee Konitz, John Ellis, John Hollenbeck, and Don Byron. He has worked extensively in other genres with artists including Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, The National, Dr. Dre, Harry Connick Jr, Michael Buble, and Beirut. His discography lists well over 100 CDs on which he has played trombone. As a composer and arranger, Alan has been commissioned to write for the Atlantic Brass Quintet, Paul McCandless, Sara and Rachel Caswell, the Asphalt Orchestra, Jon Gordon, and numerous universities. He is also the recipient of a 2013 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works grant, funded by the Doris Duke Foundation. This grant will allow him to create and promote a brand new extended work for his Nonet over a three-year period. Finally, Alan enjoys cultivating emerging talent as an adjunct professor of jazz trombone and composition at New York University’s Steinhardt School, Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory, and Montclair State University’s John J Cali School of Music.



Under the direction of Dave Pietro, this exceptional student ensemble performs the compositions of NYU graduate and jazz legend Wayne Shorter. From Shorter's early stint with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, to his iconic years with Miles Davis and Weather Report, up to his most recent award-winning recordings and projects, the supply of highest caliber material from which to draw is practically endless.

With Dave Pietro, soprano saxophone; Jim Piela, alto saxophone; Sean Little, tenor saxophone; Alex Sugerman, guitar; David Meder, piano; Jude Kim, bass; Jeremy Warren, drums.