Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm, Ravenscroft welcomes the Kyle Nasser & Simona Premazzi Quintet to the Jazzbird stage. Featured artists include Kyle Nasser–Saxophone, Simona Premazzi–Piano, Kenji Wagner–Trumpet, Jay Sawyer–Drums, and Noah Garabedian–Bass.
New York City based artists Simona Premazzi and Kyle Nasser have played together for nearly a decade, but in late 2021, they hatched the idea to start a collaborative group, each doing half the writing. The group has played frequently around NYC at venues such as Smalls, Lunatico, Bar Bayeux, and Cellar Dog and have toured the Midwest and New England, honing a book of music that has diverse influences yet a consistent aesthetic – modern jazz with historical awareness, copious counterpoint, strong melodies, and groove. They are excited to bring frequent collaborators Noah Garabedian on bass and Jay Sawyer on drums and feature local standout trumpeter Kenji Wagner.
Kyle Nasser possesses, “superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz). He has played all over NYC – the Blue Note, Smalls, Iridium, 55 Bar, Lunatico, Bar Bayeux – and has toured in the U.S. and South America. He plays with the collectives Beekman and Triple Blind. With the former, he’s been nominated for Chile’s Premios Pulsar award for best jazz album, and with the latter, he was the recipient of Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works grant for 2021.
Pianist Simona Premazzi is a fearless modernist composer and improviser with a deeply romantic lyricism at her core. Downbeat Magazine calls her “a wickedly clever soloist with a very original viewpoint.” Simona has recorded several critically acclaimed albums and performed at jazz festivals around the US and abroad, as well as at all major New York jazz venues including the Village Vanguard.
Experience an evening filled with wonderful jazz and choose from a fine selection of wine, craft beers, and catered dinner options for purchase. Check back here or visit our Facebook page the Thursday before this event for a more detailed dining menu. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the show begins at 7:00 pm.
Reservations for Jazzbird are now available. Click the “Get Tickets” button above to reserve your seats. Prices will range from $16-$28/each. For ticketing assistance, click the “TICKETING HELP” button to see step-by-step instructions on reserving seating in Jazzbird.