gaucimusic presents:

Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel

w/ Sebastien Ammann – piano/compositions
Michael Attias – alto saxophone
Noah Garabedian – bass
Satoshi Takeishi – drums

8pm & 9pm Sets

**Since arriving on the New York jazz scene in 2008, Sebastien Ammann has made a name for himself as a versatile pianist and composer with a strong musical voice.Sebastien Ammann is the leader of Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel, a band featuring some of New York’s most interesting and fearless improvisers, saxophonist Michaël Attias (Renku, Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian), bassist Noah Garabedian (Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Andrew D’Angelo) and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell (Michael Formanek, Uri Caine, Dave Douglas). The first album Color Wheel (Skirl Records, 2017) was very well received by numerous publications both in America and internationally including Downbeat Magazine and Something Else!

Mr. Ammann is also the leader of the Sebastien Ammann Quartet featuring fellow Swiss saxophonist Ohad Talmor, bassist David Ambrosio and drummer Eric McPherson. Their first album Samadhi (Freshsound New Talent, 2013) was released in 2013. The band toured Europe (Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, France) in March 2014.

Sebastien Ammann also co-leads the Ammann / Davis Quartet with alto saxophonist Caroline Davis whose repertoire finds its roots in the esthetic of jazz pianist Lennie Tristano.

Since 2016, he is a member of the rock group Gary Douglas Band with whom he tours playing keyboards and B3 Hammond organ. The new album will be released early 2018.

Sebastien Ammann has collaborated with such musicians and projects as Kris Davis’ Massive Thread, Tony Malaby, Billy Drewes, The Russ Flynn’s Large Ensemble, Le Zhang Quintet, The Gary Douglas Band, Gene Ess’ Fractal Attraction, Mark Ferber, George Schuller, Dana Leong, John Hébert, Samuel Blaser, Sean Conly, Michael Sarin and many others, performing in venues and festivals all over the USA and Europe.

He is the recipient of the Friedl Wald Stiftung (Zürich, 2006), and the Sir Roland Hanna Memorial Scolarship (New York, 2010).

Sebastien Ammann runs his own private studio and is on faculty at the Turtle Bay Music School in New York City**

Wednesday April 18th
$15 suggested donation 

@ happylucky no.1
734 Nostrand Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Upcoming Concerts

May 16th Jamie Saft/Joe Morris/Charles Downs

May 23rd Shoko Nagai

May 30th Russ Lossing