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Saxophonists Sarah Manning and Sean Nowell Double Bill Friday May 1st at Ibeam Brooklyn

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Sarah Manning
This Friday May 1st at 9PM, Sarah Manning's Shatter the Glass debuts at Ibeam Brooklyn in a performance marking the alto saxophonist's first show as an official NYC resident. Featuring pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Linda Oh and drummer Kyle Struve, the group will showcase Manning's original compositions including new work that will be recorded this fall as part of her third release as a leader. Explosive musical storytellers, they delight in performing in intimate and unusual spaces ranging from the Jazz Gallery to a storefront window display in Northampton, MA.

At 10PM, saxophonist Sean Nowell leads his group with Art Hirahara on piano, with the addition of Sam Minaie on bass and Brian Fishler on drums. Sean Nowell is a tenor saxophonist and composer from Birmingham, Alabama steeped in the southern traditions of blues, gospel, jazz, and funk fused with the complex harmonic and world rhythmic concepts that permeate the music of New York City. They will be performing selections from his forthcoming release from Posi-Tone Records, “The Seeker".

According to Nat Hentoff, “Sarah Manning can swing as naturally as she breathes…Manning plays – and writes – in what is unmistakably her own voice.” This emerging saxophonist and composer has produced two albums of her original compositions including the 2006 ArtistShare release “Live at Yoshi's: Two Rooms Same Door", and headlined top venues from Yoshi’s in Oakland, California to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz. In June of 2007 she was profiled in Down Beat Magazine.

With a double bill, Ibeam Brooklyn presents the opportunity to hear two artists with two very distinct voices, united in purpose by their quest to expand the boundaries of jazz. For more information, please visit Ibeam Brooklyn or Sarah Manning's website. Tickets are available with a suggested donation of ten dollars at the door. Ibeam Brooklyn is located at 168 7th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Directions available at the Ibeam website.

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