June 2 // Royal Hammer with Jamie Saft – Urban Farm Fermentory, Portland ME.
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit Full Plates Full Potential. Tickets.
June 4 // The Kneeling Art Photo Exhibit 1 Opening – SISTERED Gallery, Portland ME.
Guest artists Jamie Saft & Brian Shankar Adler, The Love Factory perform. Exhibit info.
June 22 // Skerik w. Jamie Saft Trio – Oxbow Brewing Portland, ME.
June 23 // Skerik w. Jamie Saft Trio – Stone Church, Newmarket, NH.
Skerik w. Jamie Saft Trio
Skerik- saxophone, electronics
Jamie Saft- keyboards
Stu Mahan- bass
Gary Gemmiti- drums
Skerik and Jamie Saft first met in the mid 90’s at the Verona, Italy Jazz Festival at a dinner with Ornette Coleman. Many years of collaborations followed including with The Beta Popes and Bobby Previte. Both artists lead bands like Garage a Trois, New Zion Trio, and Critters Buggin’. Recent collaborations include Iggy Pop, Bad Brains, The Beastie Boys, The B-52’s, Les Claypool, Mad Season, The Original Meters, George Porter Jr., Rustic Overtones, London Souls, Eric Krasno, Charlie Hunter, and Mighty Sam McClain. Listeners can expect explorations veering towards Roots Reggae, Spiritual Jazz, and Dark Arts filtered through a Dub sonics lens.