Save the date- Thursday, May 28, 6pm EDT
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Jamie Saft will perform a live concert of original organ music, with special guest Vanessa Saft on vocals. Live video and streaming by Mustafa Baghat and Flicker Filmworks. Presented Live in the Soundscape from the Bradford Graves Sculpture Park, Kerhonkson, New York, by Verna Gillis and LiveConcertsStream.com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food Pantry of Rochester and Ulster County Project Resilience.

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Jamie Saft – The Golden Scale (Live at the Piano Performance Museum) is out May 29. Listen:

The Golden Scale by Jamie Saft

Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio – Jamie Saft, Bradley Jones, Hamid Drake

  • Feb 1 Paris, FR – Sons D’Hiver Festival
  • Feb 2 Wein, AT – Porgy & Bess
  • Feb 3 Kufstein, AT – Kulturfabrik
  • Feb 4 Wels, AT – Alter Schl8hof
  • Feb 5 Moscow, RU – DOM Cultural Center
  • Feb 8 Ferrara, IT – Jazzclub Ferrara

New release news: Bobby Previte, Jamie Saft, and Nels Cline will release “Music from the 21st Century” on Rare Noise Records, February 28, 2020.


Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte – You Don’t Know the Life (Rare Noise)

As with most of Jamie Saft’s records, the interweaving of originals and covers on You Don’t Know The Life is a mark of ingenious artistry at work. The multi-instrumentalist/composer and his simpatico compatriots create music that runs a remarkably broad gamut of emotions. And in its roughly forty-five-minute arc of feeling, a listener can end up equally drained and enlivened by this trio’s own journey through the heart and soul (and beyond).

Glide Magazine – THE GLIDE JAZZ 20- OUR TOP 20 JAZZ RELEASES FOR 2019 (LIST)

All About Jazz – Mark Corroto’s Best Releases Of 2019


“…classic organ-trio textures, with hints of vintage R&B and near-ambient trippiness.”

– Harry Shteamer, Rolling Stone – The Many Sounds of Jazz in 2019: A Listener’s Guide

The Jamie Saft Quartet – Hidden Corners (RareNoise)

Downbeat – 2019: The Year’s Top-Rated Albums – 4.5 Stars


Tour Dates – Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio February 2020

“It’s a one-of-a-kind thing. Jamie Saft, the high priest of acoustic groove and heir to Sun Ra’s spatial explorations, who also reigns over microtonal metal and maybe even rock-minded syncopation, is known for his unique, unwavering creative impulse.”

– Sons D’Hiver

February 1, 2020 – Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio // Sons d’Hiver with Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance, Paris.

February 3, 2020 – Kufstein, Austria // Kulturfabrik.

More performances to be announced.

“…and then there’s another song that was really the crucial harmonic basis for New Zion Trio….”

– Jamie Saft interview at Burning Ambulance

Jamie Saft Official channel launch on YouTube

Subscribe to Jamie Saft’s new YouTube channel for live performance content.  Today the channel launches with a solo jam on organ of Timmy Thomas’s “Why Can’t We Live Together.”

Tune in tomorrow for a premiere.  9am GMT | 5am US ET

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Tickets and info for Jamie Saft’s upcoming shows are in the event links below.

Jamie Saft’s SPHERES series continues with another great cast of improvisers

Jamie Saft (Zorn, Bad Brains, Iggy Pop, Beastie Boys) – keys
Chuck Hammer (David Bowie, Lou Reed) – guitar
Brad Jones (Marc Ribot, Ornette Coleman) – bass
Dan Rieser (Norah Jones, Marcy Playground) – drums

Tuesday, October 15 @ Nublu
151 Avenue C
8pm


Häxan, Witchcraft through the Ages (1922), directed by Benjamin Christensen, with an original live score by Jamie Saft

Friday, October 18 @ Story Screen
445 Main St Beacon NY
8pm

“Referred to in English as The Witches or Witchcraft Through the Ages, Häxan is a Swedish-Danish film, a curious and groundbreaking mix of documentary and silent horror cinema, written and directed by Benjamin Christensen. Whereas most films of the period were literary adaptations, Christensen’s take was unique, basing his film upon non-fiction works, mainly the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15th-century treatise on witchcraft he found in a Berlin bookshop, as well as a number of other manuals, illustrations and treatises on witches and witch-hunting…
…Reportedly the most expensive film of the Swedish silent film era, Häxan was actually banned in the United States, and heavily censored in other countries.”-excerpted from Public Domain Review


Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio

Saturday, November 9 @ Quinn’s
330 Main St Beacon NY
9pm

Saft on vintage keys and electronics is joined by Brad Jones on bass and drummer Oscar Debe (Majek Fashek).



Jamie Saft’s New Zion Trio plays the Sons d’Hiver Festival, with Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance, at Salle Jacques Brel, on February 1, 2020.  Dates in Vienna, Kufstein, and more to follow.