"Played by some of the best of the
Boston scene ... combining the harmonies and textures of jazz with Armenian folk melodies and dance rhythms"
- The Boston Phoenix
Musaner: 5th Anniversary and CD release show
Featuring: Ara Sarkissian, piano & arrangements
Todd Brunel, soprano saxophone & clarinet
Ken Field, alto saxophone & flute
Mario Cerra, tenor saxophone
Blake Newman, bass
Gary Fieldman, drums
Fabio Pirozzolo, percussion
Martin Haroutunian, folk instruments
Zori Babroudi, duduk
Roberto Cassan, accordion
Special Guest Shahan Nercessian, guitar
The brainchild of pianist and composer Ara Sarkissian, MUSANER has been active on the Boston music scene since 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.
Tonight's concert is a celebration of both the 5th anniversary of MUSANER and the upcoming release of their second recording. The program will feature new pieces along with their 5-year old "classics".