Alessandro Fadini / Josiah Boornazian Quartet
Alessandro Fadini – Josiah Boornazian Duo/Quartet Bio
Alessandro Fadini and Josiah Boornazian have been collaborating both in the duo and quartet formats since they met in 2011 in New York City. In addition to playing straight-ahead jazz, Alessandro and Josiah play each other’s original modern jazz compositions, and they experiment with electronic instruments and digital effects in free improvisation and jazz contexts. Their latest quartet album Simply Begin Again was released on the Barcelona-based label Fresh Sound New Talent Records.
Alessandro Fadini is an Italian-born, New York-based pianist and composer. Alessandro’s albums include the highly collaborative A Dark and Stormy Day (Fresh Sound New Talent Records, 2016), which features his and Josiah’s original compositions. Also formally educated in advanced mathematics, Alessandro’s richly complex playing has been described as “aggressive” and “über-proficient,” and his collaborations with Josiah are known to be “subtle and spacious.” For more information, please visit aleksfadini.com.
Dr. Josiah Boornazian is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator most recently active in Salt Lake City, Miami, New York City, Washington state, Texas, Europe, and California. Known for his use of electronic effects pedals, exploratory improvisation, and his unique original compositions, Josiah's high-energy music blends jazz, electronica, rock, classical, and ethnic influences into an atmospheric and dense palette which is titillating, innovative, and wide-ranging in emotional impact. Rooted in groove-based post-fusion, Josiah's music combines musical surprise and variety with head-thumping beats and ear-bending sonic textures. Josiah is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah. For more information, please visit josiahboornazian.com.
"A wealth of full-blown music coming from every side, from Fadini’s fascination with contrast, tension, and exit markers..."
AXS - Carol Banks Weber
"Josiah Boornazian is an important future voice in creative and improvised music."
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