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The Jazz Gallery Fellowship Commission 2023 presents Angelica Sanchez The Brilla Suite


NOW – 2/17

7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

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The Jazz Gallery
1158 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

Sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Angelica Sanchez –piano
Adam O’Farrill –trumpet
John Hebert -bass
Chad Taylor –drums

The Brilla Suite was written for trumpet with electronics, piano, bass & drums. It’s a series of compositions that uses traditional and graphic notation.

Angelica Sanchez, pianist, composer, and educator who made a significant impact on the New York jazz scene after moving from Arizona in 1994. Her career is marked by collaborations with renowned artists, critical acclaim, and numerous accolades. Sanchez has collaborated with a diverse array of notable artists, including Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Richard Davis, Jamaladeen Tacuma, Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek, Mario Pavone, Ben Monder, and many others.

Sanchez has led several musical groups throughout her career. Her most recent project is her Trio, featuring Michael Formanek on bass and Billy Hart on drums. Sanchez has received recognition in both national and international publications, including Jazz Times, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune, among others. She has received several awards and grants that recognize her artistic contributions. Notable among these are the French/American Chamber Music America grant in 2008, the Rockefeller Brothers Pocantico artist residency in 2011, and the Civitella Fellowship in Italy in 2022.

Sanchez has released several albums throughout her career, with some of them receiving critical acclaim. Notable recordings include “A Little House,” “Wires & Moss” featuring her Quintet, “Twine Forest” in a duo with Wadada Leo Smith, “Float The Edge” with Michael Formanek and Tyshawn Sorey, and a piano duo titled “How to Turn the Moon” with Marilyn Crispell. Her most recent recording, “Sparkle Beings,” was recognized by The New York Times as one of the top ten Jazz recordings of 2022. Her most recent recording “The Angelica Sanchez Nonet, Nighttime Creatures,” is out now on the Pyroclastic label. Angelica is currently an Assistant Professor at Bard College.

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