SONO presents:

Shape of Jazz to Come with Byron Asher

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Sound Observatory New Orleans (SONO) presents THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME -- a monthly series dedicated to the presentation of jazz as it was intended -- a reflexive and ever-evolving art form. New Compositions. Contemporary Ideas. Excellent and Exciting Musicianship. Adventure, Surprise and Romance. 

Byron Asher is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser based in New Orleans. 

Raised in Maryland, he has performed across Europe and the US. Festivals include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and French Quarter Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, Jazz a Vienne, France, and the Karlovy Vary Jazz Festival, Czech Republic. He has also played shows and festivals in Germany, Poland, and Slovakia and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

As a composer, Byron’s work has been supported by the MacDowell ColonyA Studio In The Woods (New Orleans), the Jazz And Heritage Foundation (New Orleans), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NYC), the Marigny Opera Ballet (New Orleans), and the Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ).

Byron holds an M.M. in jazz studies from the University of New Orleans and can be seen regularly performing in New Orleans. Primarily a clarinetist and saxophonist, he is one-third of Nutria, a trio dedicated to original instrumental music and named in honor of the swamp rat, and leads ensembles large and small. 


Details

  • 9PM–Wednesday, May 22
  • Free with RSVP

Sound Observatory New Orleans (SONO) presents THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME -- a monthly series dedicated to the presentation of jazz as it was intended -- a reflexive and ever-evolving art form. New Compositions. Contemporary Ideas. Excellent and Exciting Musicianship. Adventure, Surprise and Romance. 

Byron Asher is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser based in New Orleans. 

Raised in Maryland, he has performed across Europe and the US. Festivals include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and French Quarter Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, Jazz a Vienne, France, and the Karlovy Vary Jazz Festival, Czech Republic. He has also played shows and festivals in Germany, Poland, and Slovakia and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

As a composer, Byron’s work has been supported by the MacDowell ColonyA Studio In The Woods (New Orleans), the Jazz And Heritage Foundation (New Orleans), the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (NYC), the Marigny Opera Ballet (New Orleans), and the Puffin Foundation (Teaneck, NJ).

Byron holds an M.M. in jazz studies from the University of New Orleans and can be seen regularly performing in New Orleans. Primarily a clarinetist and saxophonist, he is one-third of Nutria, a trio dedicated to original instrumental music and named in honor of the swamp rat, and leads ensembles large and small. 

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