The Sasha Burdin Quintet at IhearIC

Newly formed group The Sasha Burdin Quintet has emerged in Iowa City music scene, performing at Uptown Bills on November 17, and at Java House at IhearIC event on November 18.

The Sasha Burdin Quintet:
Sasha Burdin - keyboard, leader
Marco Cacho - bass
Benjamin Drury - trumpet
Michael Chimenti - alto sax, tenor sax
Peter Stoltz - drums

Three composition were chosen for the IhearIC event at Java House on November 18 2016.
The Quintet  started with famous Cantaloupe Island By Herbie Hancock, revitalized by using more modern drum and bass patterns.
The next composition was No reason to be concerned, written and arranged by the group's leader Sasha Burdin. This piece is a jazz ballade, featuring a long trumpet solo.
The set finished with a piece Sunrise in Beijing by Christian Scot, from his album Stretch Music. 

Christian Scott is a prolific modern jazz composer and trumpet player, he is a strong influence for the Sasha Burdin Quintet. "The composition Sunrise in Beijing, - says Ben Drury - is actually the reason why we got together. We wanted to play this piece!"

Among other significant influences of the group are heroes of the modern jazz scene: Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Aaron Parks, Robert Glasper, Brian Blade, Yellowjackets, Esperanza Spalding, Tom Harrell, McCoy Tyner as well as the maters of the past as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans.

The Quintet is working on a big program, including various styles of jazz music. The full concert, scheduled in Spring 2017 will feature original compositions by Sasha Burdin.