The Sketchy Orkestra returns to the landmark ZINC Bar (82 W 3rd Street btwn Thompson & Sullivan) on December 30th, 2015, with a soulful evening in two sets: at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM. This show is a thrilling tête-à-tête between the signature string ensemble and the trio. It is lead by internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Misha Piatigorsky.
The Sketchy Orkestra is pioneering the sound featuring a string section in progressive arrangements. In this unconventional approach, Piatigorsky is fusing orchestral writing and provocative urban beats to create a unique soundscape. The maverick partnership takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride through a juxtaposition of musical genres.
The evening will feature special guest appearances by vocalist extraordinaire Emily Braden, veteran saxophonist Dave Pietro, and NY trumpet star Tatum Greenblatt. The performance is followed by a late night jam session.
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List of performers: Misha Piatigorsky (piano), Kenny Grohowski (drums), Danton Boller (bass), Frederika Krier (violin), Ezinma Ramsey (violin), Earl Maneein (violin), Frédérique Gnaman (violin), Celia Hatton (viola), Tia Allen (viola), Eric Cooper (cello), Leo Soeda-Robinson (cello).
About the Sketchy Orkestra: The Sketchy Orkestra is a soulful paradigm shift in modern music. Misha Piatigorsky is afforded the freedom through his writing to juxtapose Romantic European melodies and harmonies against hip-hop and jazz-rock rhythms bringing grace and emotional highs to this ensemble. Every composition is unlike any other and forces the ensemble to stretch their musical envelope.
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About Misha Piatigorsky: No stranger to change, the pianist, composer, and producer, was born in Moscow in 1972, and left for the United States with his family at the age of 8. With an international upbringing followed by international acclaim, Misha Piatigorsky is an innovator driven by his dedication to create music that affects change in listeners’ minds, fellow musicians, or the industry. The great nephew of legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky works in New York City, producing independent artists that make a difference, and manages a number of personal projects, including the renowned Misha Piatigorsky Trio.