Joe Fiedler (trombone); Jeff Lederer (soprano and tenor saxophones); Sean Conly (electric bass); Michael Sarin (drums)
On April 19th, Firehouse 12 is pleased to present trombonist Joe Fiedler and his group Open Sesame featuring saxophonist Jeff Lederer, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, bassist Sean Conly and drummer Michael Sarin. The group performs their interpretations of music from the children's show Sesame Street, which Fiedler has been a music director and arranger for over the past decade.
Fiedler has “[an] uncanny ability to blur the line between avant-garde and mainstream jazz” (Downbeat). "Fiedler pay[s] indirect tribute to tradition while simultaneously turning the music inside out" (Jazziz).
Trombonist/composer Joe Fiedler has been based in New York since 1993. He has performed and recorded in a long and eclectic list of musical settings ranging from jazz (Andrew Hill, Charles Tolliver) to the avant-garde (Anthony Braxton, Cecil Taylor) to Afro-Caribbean (Celia Cruz, Eddie Palmieri) to pop (Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez). In addition, Fiedler is the leader of the groups Open Sesame, the Joe Fiedler Trio and Big Sackbut. His diverse discography features more than 150 recordings, including ten as a leader.