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.

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.