Tani Tabbal w/ Michael Bisio and Adam Seigel

Date(s) - Sunday 11/08/2015
12:00 am - 2:00 am

Hudson Valley jazz percussion icon Tani Tabbal appears with his trio, featuring Michael Bisio on bass and Adam Seigel on sax, in an adventurous program of modern jazz at 7 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at The Sanctuary for Independent Media (3361 6th Avenue) in Troy NY.  Admission to the all-ages concert is $10.  Call (518) 272-2390, email [email protected] or visit www.mediasanctuary.org for more information.

Tani Tabbal began playing drums professionally as a teen, performing with Oscar Brown Jr., Phil Cohran, and Sun Ra and his Arkestra.  He has recorded, performed and toured with a wide range of musicians, including Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, James Carter, Karl Berger, Dewey Redman, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Douglas Ewart, Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Abrams, Henry Threadgill, Richard Davis, Leroy Jenkins, Milt Jackson, and Jackie McLean.  Known as a dynamic, lyrical and energetic drummer, as a recording artist he is on more than 70 cd’s and has released three cd’s as a bandleader: Before Time After, Wizards and Mixed Motion.

Tani Tabbal discography.  Tani Tabbal “Mixed Motion” audio samples.

Troy-born, NYC-based bassist/composer Michael Bisio has 85 recordings in his discography, 24 of them split evenly between leader/co-leader, and 10 documenting his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp.  Michael has been called a poet, a wonder and one of the most virtuosic and imaginative performers on the double bass.  As a composer, Michael has been awarded nine grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship. Collaborators include Matthew Shipp, Joe McPhee, Charles Gayle, Connie Crothers, Whit Dickey, Ivo Perelman, Barbara Donald, Newman Taylor Baker, Rob Brown, Sonny Simmons and Sabir Mateen.  Nate Chinen in the New York Times writes, “The physicality of Mr. Bisio’s bass playing puts him in touch with numerous predecessors in the avant-garde, but his expressive touch is distinctive.”

Adam Siegel is an accomplished saxophonist who performs widely in the NY Capital Region. With over a decade of experience as a jazz improviser, he has proven himself to be a distinct voice on the alto saxophone. He graduated from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where he was instructed by Philadelphia-based tenor saxophonists Ben Schachter and Chris Farr. Adam has shared the stage with such greats as Dick Oatts, Jon Gordon, Joe Magnarelli, Grant Stewart, Tani Tabbal, Jeff Coffin, Matt Mitchell, Michael Bisio, and Pete Seeger. In addition to leading his own group, the Whisper Trio, Adam is currently a member of the Tani Tabbal Trio, the Walter Donnaruma Group, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, the Sketches of Influence, and the Anwar Marshall Trio.

This presentation of the Tani Tabbal Trio is made possible by volunteer labor, small financial contributions from thousands of patrons of The Sanctuary for Independent Media and support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in a historic former church at 3361 6th Avenue in Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.