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The Mat Maneri and Lucien Ban New Quintet are LIVE at The Cornelia Street Cafe TONIGHT!!

March 21, 2015

lmcMat Maneri is an American composer, improviser and jazz violin and viola player, specifically derivatives such as the five-string viola, the electric six-string violin, and the baritone violin. He is the son of the saxophonist Joe Maneri.

Maneri has recorded with Cecil Taylor, Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris, Joe Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Tim Berne, Borah Bergman, Mark Dresser, William Parker, Michael Formanek, John Lockwood, as well as with his own trio, quartet, and quintet. He has also played on various band releases: Club d’Elf, Decoupage, Brewed by Noon, Paul Motian‘s Electric Bebop Band, Buffalo Collision.

Lucian Ban is an American jazz pianist of Romanian origin. Raised in the tiny farming village of Teaca, (Transylvania, Romania), Ban grew up listening to folk songs performed at weddings, birthdays, holidays and other celebrations. At age seven, Ban moved to Cluj, where he started classical piano and composition training.  He came to America to study at The New School.

His American debut recording “Somethin” Holy” in duet with baritone sax Alex Harding was awarded 4 stars by Allmusic, and was followed by the critically praised quintet album Premonition (2003), “Tuba Project” (feat. Bob Stewart, 2006) and “Playground” (feat. Jorge Sylvester, 2006).

Tonight Mat and Lucien are bringing a very special collaboration to The Corneila Street Cafe with Bob Stewart on Tuba, Randy Peterson on Drums, and Tony Malaby on Tenor Sax. The first set is at 9pm. See you at the show!

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