“Arguably, Michael Sarian is the most talented trumpet player you haven’t heard yet. ”
Dodie Miller-Gould, Lemon Wire
Background Photo by Alexander Harbaugh
Montreux Jazz Festival, July 2018
“...a rhythmic groove that is as hypnotic as waves crashing towards the shoreline. This complementary relationship of fluid motions is as intoxicating as the music is tuneful, and that’s what I like most about this recording.”
Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm
“...a remarkably strong foundation for some thrilling improvisation and group interplay.”
Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ Magazine
“The Escape Suite ... can have a meditative effect at times. Sarian’s compositions are complex and layered but easily accessible and the musicianship of all involved is first rate.”
Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz
“...Subtitles’s greatest strength is its constant evolution through lush soundscapes, driving rhythms, and a versatility in musical idioms - it’s tango, it’s big band, it’s klezmer, it’s trad, it’s funky, it’s soul - it’s never predictable and damn it, it’s good.”
Raffi Wartanian, Medium
Michael Sarian A4tet "This Is Only The Beginning"
Michael Sarian & The Chabones "León"
Michael Sarian Group "Colorado Yeta"
Michael Sarian & The Big Chabones "Conmingo"
Michael Sarian A4tet "Scottie (33)"
Michael Sarian & The Chabones "Casquito"
Michael Sarian & The Chabones "Brett Atlas"
Michael Sarian & The Big Chabones "Vigencita de Lujan"
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 tender age of 1, Michael Sarian is a trumpeter and composer whose work has been described as "a steady study in dichotomy. With a wordless elegance, the New York City based musician is flexibly firm, loosely tight, and brightly dark. The innovations within his compositions are deceptively dramatic with varying degrees of a melodic sensibility." (Frank De Blase, Rochester City Newspaper)
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.
In August of 2018, Michael released LEÓN, the third album with his septet, Michael Sarian & The Chabones (Argentine slang for the dudes), his debut with ZOHO Music. He also leads Michael Sarian & The Big Chabones, a 16 piece big band alternative, in addition to an acoustic quartet. Since the fall of 2015, Michael has been making yearly pilgrimages back home to Buenos Aires to perform his music with local musicians, including some of his old mentors.
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.
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 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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