STEVE HUDSON CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
Steve Hudson Chamber Group is a recent project of New Jersey based pianist/composer Steve Hudson that bridges and morphs jazz, chamber music, and folk music into one cohesive and individual sound. The ensemble features Zach Brock on violin, Jody Redhage on cello, Martin Urbach on percussion, and the leader on piano. Violinist Zach Brock has collaborated with artists such as bassist Stanley Clarke, Alice Coltrane, Jack DeJohnette, Mose Allison, Kurt Elling, Chris Potter, and The Mahavishnu Project. Cellist Jody Redhage is a rising star on the chamber and new music scene and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has collaborated with members of the Tokyo String Quartet, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Neil Diamond. Drummer/percussionist. Martin Urbach is from Bolivia and settled in New Orleans before later moving to New York to do his graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music. Martin performs in New York clubs and abroad with various jazz and new music groups. His most recent album “Shine” was ranked as “The Best of 2009” by Carole Hayes of Australia’s Shoalhaven FM, and is receiving airplay worldwide. Hudson earned his bachelor of music degree from Rutgers University and then did his graduate studies at Manhattan School of Music. Hudson’s current projects can be found at www.steve-hudson.
“If jazz is the sound of surprise, then this is it! The images that come to mind are flying over water on a dark moonlit night… yet many times a killer groove kicks in. There is so much going on here that something new will pop up each time. The Outer Bridge Ensemble has created music that is memorable and will stay with you a long time.”
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