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Tyshawn Sorey

drums



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Born on 8 July 1980, multi-instrumentalist Tyshawn Sorey is fast becoming a vital voice in New York City's jazz and creative music scene. Originally self-taught in composition, piano, trombone, and percussion, he has worked with chamber ensembles and collaborated with a diverse array of musicians, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Ray Anderson, Wadada Leo Smith, Steve Coleman, Peter Evans, Mario Pavone, Ellery Eskelin, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, and Butch Morris, among many others. Sorey's debut release THAT/NOT (Firehouse 12) baffled many critics, becoming one of 2007's most critically acclaimed recordings. He is also co-leader of the collaborative trio Fieldwork (with Steve Lehman and Vijay Iyer) whose album, Door, is receiving critical praise. Tyshawn is on the faculty of Brooklyn's School of Improvisational Music and the Jazz and Contemporary Music Department at The New School for Social Research. He has received grants and commissions from the Van Lier Fellowship and Roulette Intermedium, most recently for a multi-chapter work in progress entitled "Wu-Wei." Other critical accolades include nominations for Up And Coming Artist and Drummer of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association and Rising Star Artist and Rising Star Drummer from Downbeat magazine.


Firehouse 12 Performances

Stephan Crump's Rhombal Friday, March 17, 2017, 10:00p
8:30p
Mario Pavone Trio Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00p
8:30p
Michele Rosewoman's Time In Textures Trio Friday, November 9, 2012, 10:00p
8:30p
Paradoxical Frog: Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:00p
8:30p
Armen Donelian Group Friday, September 23, 2011, 10:00p
8:30p
Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:00p
8:30p
Armen Donelian Quintet Friday, April 23, 2010, 10:00p
8:30p
Pete Robbins/Mario Pavone/Tyshawn Sorey Trio Friday, April 3, 2009, 10:00p
8:30p
Tyshawn Sorey Friday, May 4, 2007, 10:00p
8:30p
The Steve Lehman Quartet Saturday, April 15, 2006, 10:00p
8:30p


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