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Michaël Attias


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The product of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, saxophonist Michaël Attias settled in New York City in 1994, where he currently enjoys a teeming and multifaceted activity as bandleader, sideman, composer, and improviser. Exposing himself to a wide range of situations and collaborations, he has created a supple, passionate and uncompromising language in which to render the richness of his imagination and commitments. Since 2005, he has released five albums as a leader, including Credo, Renku, Renku in Coimbra, Twines of Colesion, and, in 2012, Spun Tree.

Attias has played in groups led by such luminaries as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, and Anthony Coleman; performed in New York City at the Village Vanguard, the Stone, and countless other venues; appeared at international festivals such as the North Sea, Europa Jazz, and the Istanbul Jazz Festival; and presented his ensembles at the Vision and Winter Jazz Festivals in New York. As a sideman, he has recorded with some of today´s most compelling and original musicians: Paul Motian, Masabumi Kikuchi, Tony Malaby, Ralph Alessi, Marty Ehrlich, John Hébert, Nasheet Waits, Sean Conly, Kris Davis, Taylor Ho Bynum, and many others.

His current projects as a leader include his long-standing trio Renku, with John Hébert and Satoshi Takeishi; Spun Tree, with Ralph Alessi, Matt Mitchell, Sean Conly, Tom Rainey; and a new quartet with Aruàn Ortiz, John Hébert and Nasheet Waits.

Attias has also established himself as creator of live musical scores and sound designs for theatre including, since 2008, five collaborations with legendary director Robert Woodruff: Chair, Notes From Underground, Battle of Black and Dogs, Autumn Sonata, and In a year With Thirteen Moons. These were produced at such prominent New York and regional theatres as Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and The Duke on 42nd Street.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Michaël Attias Quartet Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:00p
Michaël Attias Quintet - Spun Tree Friday, November 8, 2013, 10:00p
Michael Attias Quintet Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:00p

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