Sabrina Lastman Quintet featuring Uruguayan vocalist/composer Sabrina Lastman(“Perennially eclectic and innovative.” Lucid Culture), Argentinian pianist Emilio Solla(“Music of such beauty that it transcends boundaries of style to become a classic.” All About Jazz), American double bassist Edward Perez (“handles the bass with great dexterity.” Jazz Times), American drummer/percussionist David Silliman (“Dave Silliman, “the man with the four hands,” is an engaging and versatile drummer & percussionist who often projects like multiple drummers.” Albany Jazz), and Japanese violinist Meg Okura(“Chamber jazz has found its queen in Meg Okura.” All About Jazz).
“Telling a story in song does not require words. Of course, if you are a singer, you might then need an exceptional vocal instrument, imagination, and a willingness to walk on tightropes — all of which brings us to Uruguayan-born singer and composer Sabrina Lastman.” – Fernando Gonzalez is a regular contributor to The International Review of Music, Jazz Times & The Miami Herald.The Sabrina Lastman Quintet is an innovative music project that brings together jazz, South American rhythms with African roots like Candombe (Afro-Uruguayan), and contemporary music. This project represents the many influences that vocalist/composer Sabrina Lastman has received, while living in her home country Uruguay, in Israel, and in New York. The Quintet plays original compositions, and arrangements of music by Latin American composers. As a vocalist, Sabrina expands the possibilities of the voice, finding a rich variety of sonorities, colors, and textures.
Sabrina Lastman Quintet
Sabrina Lastman (voice & compositions)
Emilio Solla (piano & arrangements)
Edward Perez (double bass)
David Silliman (drums & percussions)
Meg Okura (violin)
Friday, November 8, 2013, 9:30PM
METROPOLITAN ROOM | 34 West 22 Street, New York, NY 10010
General Admission: $20 | Information: (212) 206-0440
Policy: 2 drink minimum per person
SABRINA LASTMAN BIO
Drawing from jazz, Latin American, and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, vocalist, performer, and composer Sabrina Lastman is described as “perennially eclectic and innovative” and as an artist who “embraces the audience with the sweetness of her voice,” Sabrina works in the areas of jazz and world music, and creates and performs interdisciplinary new music projects incorporating voice, sound, movement, and visuals. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Sabrina has toured internationally and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, La Mama, Blues Alley Jazz, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Juilliard, New York University, Yale University, Rutgers University, Le Poisson Rouge, Harvard University, City University of New York, and Classical Guitar Association of New York, among others. She has played with musicians such as Fernando Otero (Grammy Award Winner), Bakithi Kumalo, Tali Roth, Pablo Aslan (Grammy Award Nominated), Emilio Solla, Pedro Giraudo, Alexis Cuadrado, David Silliman, The M6, Philip Hamilton, and Leonardo Suarez-Paz. Her album “The Folds of the Soul” was nominated by the Graffiti Award 2008 as one of the best jazz albums of the year, and it was considered of cultural interest by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Uruguay. Sabrina was awarded grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). She is the co-artistic director ofVital Vox: A Vocal Festival that explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. Sabrina graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance in Israel. www.sabrina-lastman.com
Her latest solo album The Candombe Jazz Sessions (ZOHO Music, 2012) with theSabrina Lastman Quartet: Sabrina Lastman (voice/songs), Emilio Solla (piano/arrangements), Pablo Aslan (double bass), David Silliman (drums/percussions). Special guests: Alexander Norris (trumpet), Meg Okura (violin), Dave Eggar (cello), Ernesto Villa-Lobos (violin), Daphna Mor (recorders), Arturo Prendez (Candombe drum piano), Manuel Silva (Candombe drum repique) and Fabricio Teodoro (Candombe drum chico).