Jamie Saft Trio releases Lotus Blossom (Billy Strayhorn) | Film by Adam Goldberg
Jamie Saft Trio- Lotus Blossom
Jamie Saft- piano Jim Lyden- acoustic bass Gary Gemmiti- drums
Film Steve Erdman – Wigmono with Roxane Daner Bud Earl Goldberg Sonny Sweets Goldberg
Directed by Adam Goldberg
In Memory of Jerry Granelli
“Lotus Blossom” is a magical composition written by the great Billy Strayhorn. Duke Ellington used to close concerts with this unique piece. The version presented here is dedicated to the memory of my friend and mentor Master Musician Jerry Granelli, whose brush work and positive aspect shined through the Peanuts score music as the drummer for the Vince Guaraldi Trio. Jerry spoke often of the Buddhist principle of “Nowness”- of committing to each unique individual moment. It is in Jerry’s memory that I present this sweet version of “Lotus Blossom.” Enjoy.
Jamie Saft Trio, plus Special Guests, play a benefit concert at Hidden Valley Nature Center on August 28, from 4-6 pm. In addition to Saft on keyboards, the trio includes Stu Mahan on bass, John Mettam on drums , with Vanessa Saft on vocals. Some additional guests musicians will also make an appearance.
Jamie Saft Solo, Jamie Saft Trio, New Zion Trio tour dates for August and September 2021 in Maine and New York.
August 28 // Jazz in the Woods: Jamie Saft Trio at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, ME; Jamie Saft- keys, Stu Mahan- bass, John Mettam- drums, Vanessa Saft- vocals, Bill McHenry- saxophone. Tickets
Sept 10 // Jamie Saft solo piano at Gallery KinoSaito opening in Verplanck, NY. Info
Sept 11 // Jamie Saft Trio at Gallery KinoSaito opening in Verplanck, NY; Jamie Saft- piano, Tony Garnier- bass, Mike Clark- drums. Info
Sept 12 // Jamie Saft Trio at Oxbow Brewing, Portland, ME; Jamie Saft- keys, Stu Mahan- drums, Gary Gemmiti- drums.
Sept 19 // New Zion Trio at Live Edge Festival at Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson, ME; Jamie Saft- keys, Tyler Quist- bass, Gary Gemmiti- drums.
Jamie Saft is a virtuoso pianist, keyboardist, producer, and composer from New York. His stylistic versatility, multi-instrumentalist capabilities, and production skills have been featured with Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, HR, The B-52’s, John Zorn, John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Donovan, Antony and the Johnsons, and Iggy Pop. Saft leads the New Zion Trio, Jamie Saft Trio, and Jamie Saft Quartet. Saft has collaborated with legends of music including Wadada Leo Smith, Roswell Rudd, Marshall Allen, Danny Ray Thompson, Dave Liebman, Joe Morris, Hamid Drake, Bobby Previte, Steve Swallow, Darryl Jenifer, and Cyro Baptista.
Saft has composed a number of original film scores including the Oscar nominated “Murderball” and Sundance winner “God Grew Tired Of Us.” Saft has also scored extensively for Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, Vice TV, NFL Football, CBS, and A&E. Saft currently runs the independent record label Veal Records as well as Potterville International Sound, both based out of Kingston, NY. Jamie Saft on Bandcamp
Releases from:Beta Popes, Bunda Love with Saft, Jamie Saft, Jerry Granelli & Jamie Saft, Kalashnikov, King Krangus, New Raspberry Bandits, New Zion Trio, OV, Pramrod Sexena, Swami LatePlate, Whoopie Pie