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"I highly recommend that you catch them in action at one of their shows. You won’t be disappointed."
-Christian Garbis, Armenian Weekly

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MUSANER Folk-Jazz Ensemble

Featuring: Ara Sarkissian, piano & arrangements
Martin Haroutunian, folk instruments
Blake Newman, bass
Gary Fieldman, drums
Phil Scarff, tenor sax
Dennis Shafer, alto sax
Todd Brunel, soprano sax & clarinet
Roberto Cassan, accordion
Fabio Pirozzolo, percussion

The brainchild of pianist and composer Ara Sarkissian, MUSANER has been active on the Boston music scene since October, 2007. Since that time, the group's original blend of jazz orchestration and folk music from Armenia has been greeted with acclaim from critics and audiences alike. A unique blend of ensemble writing and improvisational freedom where folk instruments meet a jazz ensemble, MUSANER's performances can be best described as inspiring, evocative and entertaining at the same time. Their appearance at the Regattabar will be their first show in the US since their successful concerts in Europe during the spring of 2010.