A SEPT 6.2X copy


Jamie Saft’s SPHERES series continues with another lineup of jazz heavies. This time around, Saft will be joined by frequent collaborators Chuck Hammer (guitar) and Bobby Previte (drums), but also Andy Hess (bass; Gov’t Mule, Black Crowes) and Cyro Baptista (percussion; Trey Anastasio Band, Sting).

  • Monday, September 9, 2019
  • 8:00 – 10:00 PM
  • Nublu – 151 Avenue C New York NY 10009

The band will play one set of music at 8:30pm on September 9 2019.

Jamie Saft, keys.  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, The Jamie Saft Trio, and The Jamie Saft Quartet.

Chuck Hammer, guitar.  American guitarist and soundtrack composer, known for textural guitar work with Lou Reed and David Bowie, and the development of a technique referred to as “Guitarchitecture.”

Cyro Baptista, percussion.  Master of all things world music and jazz, Baptista has recorded and performed with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Snoop Dog, Cassandra Wilson, Tom Zé, Sting and many more.

Andy Hess, bass.  Hess is a former member of Gov’t Mule.  He has played bass with Joan Osborne’s band as well as John Scofield’s Uberjam, and done session work for artists such as David Byrne and Tina Turner.

Bobby Previte, drums.  Previte is a composer and performer who has worked with master composer John Adams, singer Tom Waits, and director Robert Altman.

Tickets: https://withfriends.co/event/2355234/jamie_saft_and_thunder_shout_present_spheres_w_chuck_hammer_cyro_baptista_andy_hess_bobby_previte


Praise for Hidden Corners (RareNoise Records) by The Jamie Saft Quartet

“Hidden Corners is tactile. Instruments are close enough to touch. Jones’ bass and Drake’s drums are powerful and loud, not like an objectively neutral audiophile recording but like live music. Hidden Corners is vividly, gloriously in-your-face. The intensity of the music is inseparable from the physical impact of the sound.”

– Stereophile

Ecstatic, fierce, surging like a mighty river, it will leave an indelible imprint upon your psyche.” – The Aquarian

August XX

SPHERES (II) at Nublu NEW YORK NY | Tuesday, August 6, 8pm

Jamie Saft & Thunder Shout have connected to present SPHERES: a monthly residency where Saft taps heavy-hitting improvisers from the NYC scene to congregate for a set of no-boundary musical exploration.

This month, on August 6, we host…

Jamie Saft (keys; John Zorn, Bad Brains, Iggy Pop)
Chuck Hammer (guitar; David Bowie, Lou Reed)
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass; Ornette Coleman, Marc Ribot)
Mike Clark (drums; Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Christian McBride)

$10 adv / $15 dos

Details at Facebook | Advance Tickets

Recent review of Hidden Corners by The Jamie Saft Quartet in Financial Times


Jamie Saft & Thunder Shout present:  SPHERES

Jamie Saft and Thunder Shout have announced a new monthly jazz series at Nublu, SPHERES, curated by Jamie Saft.  The first lineup plays on July 8.

JAMIE SAFT (keys. John Zorn, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains)
CHUCK HAMMER (guitar. David Bowie, Lou Reed)
BRAD JONES (bass. Marc Ribot, Jazz Passengers, Ornette Coleman)
BOBBY PREVITE (drums. Tom Waits, John Zorn, Charlie Hunter)

Nublu – 151 Ave C, New York, NY 10009.  Tickets are on sale now.

The next SPHERES session is scheduled for August 6.

Jamie Saft solo

Tour starts Saturday, February 2, in Kufstein, Austria:

02.Feb KUFSTEIN/Austria – Musikschule Kufstein
03.Feb WELS/Austria Spiegelsaal – Hotel Greif
04.Feb BOLZANO/Italy – Carambolage
06.Feb RIJKEVORSEL/Belgium De Singer
08.Feb HANNOVER/Germany – Tonhalle Hannover
09.Feb FIRENZE/Italy – A.P.S. “Vie Nuove Associazione di Promozione Sociale”

Review. “You Don’t Know the Life” – Jamie Saft, Steve Swallow, Bobby Previte. Praise for the album, written by Raul da Gama.  Full article here. 01.31.2019

“an album to die for”