Newmarket, NH – The Jamie Saft Trio performance scheduled at The Stone Church Music Club for Friday, January 7, has been postponed due to an abundance of caution. JST will return to The Stone Church this Spring, for a special performance on the outdoor stage.
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.
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.
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