"Sarian's trumpet literally speaks"
Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz
Trumpeter and composer Michael Sarian has been 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)
Born in Toronto and raised in Buenos Aires, Michael relocated to New York City in 2012, where he studied with Laurie Frink, Alan Ferber, Brad Shepik, Ralph Alessi and Mike Rodriguez. Michael has performed at some of the most iconic international stages, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Getxo Blues Festival in Spain, Teatro Colón in Argentina, and at some of New York City's most beloved venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BRIC JazzFest, The Beacon Theater, and Central Park SummerStage. He has appeared on WNYC's Soundcheck with John Schaefer, NPR's World Cafe, and many more.
Michael's artistic output is as diverse as his background: his second quartet album is set for release in 2022 with ears&eyes Records, has released several duet recordings with pianist Matthew Putman on 577Records, electronic avant-garde music with Barcelona based pianist Olec Mün on piano and coffee records (with a second set for release in 2022), and several albums with his septet Michael Sarian & The Chabones, most recently LEÓN in 2018 with ZOHO Music.
He also performs regularly with his big band, Michael Sarian & The Big Chabones, is a stable member of The NYChillharmonic, the Bette Smith band, among other collaborations and projects. In 2020, Michael was a semifinalist at the prestigious DCJazzPrix, a 2020 Performer-Composer in Residence at Westben Centre for Connection & Creativity, and artist in residence at Culture Lab LIC for the winter/spring 2022 season.
Photo By: Harout Barsoumian
CONTACT / TEACHING / RECORDING
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 available for remote recordings.
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Inderbinen Extra Trumpet
1960 Burbank Benge Trumpet
Pujé Shorty Trumpet
Weril Excalibur Flugelhorn
Michael plays on his signature 'SARIAN' custom line of mouthpieces
Made in France by Atelier Donat
AEA R84 Ribbon
Royer Labs R-10 Ribbon
REMIC W3000 G1 Condenser
Rode NT-1A Large Condenser
Samson C02 Small-Diaphram Condenser (Stereo Pair)
Shure SM57 Dynamic
Radial Engineering VocoLoco PreAmp
DigiTech Whammy DT
Dunlop 95Q Cry Baby Wah
MXR Blue Box Octave Fuzz
MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
Electro-Harmonix Cathedral Stereo Reverb
Logic Pro X
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