"The influence of pioneering romantic horn players who prominently feature in the ECM catalogue, such as the late great Kenny Wheeler, Tomasz Stanko or Enrico Rava, seems within one's reach at each and every turn of New Aurora" Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz
Photo By: Germana Costanza Lavagna
"Sarian's trumpet literally speaks"
Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz
Born on a warm Tuesday morning in Canada, only to be whisked away to Argentina at the age of 1, Michael Sarian is a trumpeter and composer praised for his "unique compositional and instrumental voice... reminiscent of [his] lyrical contemporaries such as Ralph Alessi, Ambrose Akinmusire or Avishai Cohen...certainly deserving of a large audience and much recognition." (Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz)
Michael relocated to New York City in 2012 to pursue a master’s degree in Jazz Studies at New York University, where he studied with great musicians such as Laurie Frink, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi and Mike Rodriguez. Michael has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival, BRIC JazzFest, Getxo Blues Festival, Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Beacon Theater, Central Park SummerStage, Teatro Colón, has appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer, NPR's World Cafe, and many more.
His fourth album as a bandleader, New Aurora, released September 4 with ears&eyes Records, features a new acoustic quartet with Michael's horn at the fore-front. His three previous releases are with his septet Michael Sarian & The Chabones (Argentine slang for 'the dudes'), most recently LEÓN in August of 2018 with ZOHO Music.
Michael also leads a 16 piece big band alternative, Michael Sarian & The Big Chabones, and is a stable member of The NY
Besides performing regularly with his own projects and as a sideman throughout the city of New York and all its colorful boroughs, Michael teaches trumpet, theory & composition, works at a non-profit, cooks noodles, enjoys bourbon & wine, goes to the gym, and tries to make the most of his fifteen minute walk to the nearest subway station.
CONTACT / TEACHING
Michael has been an active educator for over a decade, and is available for trumpet, composition/arranging, and Finale notation lessons, either in person, or via WhatsApp Video, FaceTime, Zoom or Skype.
Michael is also a faculty member at Trumpetland.com, an online resource and community of trumpet players from around the world. To access his video lessons, visit www.Trumpetland.com/MichaelSarian
He is also availalbe for remote recordings. Need some horns for that dope track but you're nowhere near Brooklyn? That's cool, we have internet now.
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