• The Brooklyn-based "gifted alto saxophonist and composer with the gorgeous tone" (JAZZTIMES) has found a voice within a variety of projects, including the Grammy nominated Either/Orchestra, throughout his critically-acclaimed albums for Sunnyside Records (NYC) and Fresh Sound New Talent (Barcelona), and on over 20 recordings as a sideman. His PLAINVILLE project "openly embraces the rock, folk, and country sounds he heard in his youth" (DOWNBEAT, 4 stars), recently producing "one of the year’s most slyly inviting jazz albums” (NY TIMES). Udden has performed with Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Lacy, Gunther Schuller, Matt Wilson, Andrew D'Angelo's DNA Band, and "Ethio-Jazz" legend Mulatu Astatke, among many others, in Europe, China, Africa, and around the US.

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my ibeam residency April 23-25 – featuring 3 musical collectives

April 23rd – New Old Timers

newoldtimersJU (alto, C-melody), Petr Cancura (tenor), Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass), Richie Barshay (drums).

“the North East and the South have a lot more in common then you may think. The South is known for its rugged mountains and countryside, and so the music from there has names like “Country” and “Bluegrass”. The North-East has its own version of forests – full of fire hydrants, people and subways, and so the music from there has names like “jazz” and “modern-urban”. The New Old Timers integrates the old truths of fiddle and gospel tunes into a seamless new sound of saxophones, bass and drums.

 

April 24th – Brand New Project, 10 years in the making

nico bellevilleJU (saxophone, electronics), Mike Baggetta (guitar), Jeremy Flower (laptop), Jason Nazaray (drums).

“Boards of Canada meets Mwandishi?”

 

April 25th – Hush Point
JU (alto), John McNeil (trumpet), Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass), Anthony Pinciotti (drums)
“Hush Point’s methods and musicianship are exemplary, setting the new standard for the pianoless jazz quartet.” — Jazziz
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This Weekend! Hush Point 2nd annual Thanksgiving Jazzstravaganza @ Cornelia St. Cafe

1FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 and SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29TH.

CALL IT A RESIDENCY!  POST TURKEY JAZZ!

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Hush Point: 4.5 Stars in Downbeat Magazine

a1369789035_2Check out Peter Margasak’s review of the new Hush Point record here:

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2014/DB1412/single_page_view/74.html

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Sketches Volume II out now

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Sketches Vol. II is out on BJU Records – featuring me on soprano and alto, Matt Holman (trumpet), Jarrett Cherner (piano), Martin Nevin (bass), and Ziv Ravitz (drums).  This is a fun project with a unique twist – one person in the band presents an unfinished musical “sketch,” and another member finishes it into a tune.

More info at sketchesmusic.com.

 

Purchase the album Here!

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New Old Timers

A little fun yesterday with the New Old Timers

Playing this Wednesday at Barbes – 8pm!

Peter Cancura – tenor/C-melody

JU – alto/C-melody

Aryeh Kobrinsky – bass

Richie Barshay – drums

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