40th Anniversary Event:
Anne Sajdera Quintet
A regular Bay Area presence since 2001, Anne Sajdera’s quintet performs original compositions, driving arrangements of traditional Roma melodies, as well as music of modern jazz masters like Herbie Hancock & Kenny Kirkland. She will be joined by Mike Olmos (trumpet & flugelhorn), Lyle Link (saxes), Gary Brown (bass), and Deszon Claiborne (drums).
Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this and other events you’re planning to attend. Thanks!
“…compelling, melodious compositions” - Bobby Reed, DownBeat Magazine
“What Sajdera builds with [her] masterful technique...is sturdy post-bop constructs.” - Suzanna Lorge, DownBeat Magazine
As a pianist, composer, bandleader and accompanist, Anne Sajdera is a creative force whose music encompasses an unusually far-flung array of traditions. With musical roots spanning the globe, she melds American and Brazilian jazz to her training in European classical music, creating an utterly personal sound that’s melodically verdant, harmonically sophisticated and rhythmically compelling.
Her latest release, New Year (Bijuri Records 2018), features two young composer/instrumentalists from Prague, a special guest appearance by the renowned sax player Bob Mintzer, as well as some of the finest musicians from the San Francisco Bay Area. Produced by Ray Obiedo, it was chosen by Down Beat Magazine for the December 2018 Editor’s Picks list, and can be heard on jazz radio stations throughout the US. annesajdera.com