Praised by Keyboard Magazine for his “exquisite compositions” and for “a quest for beauty in his lines that evoke the masters,” Steve Hudson has worked with Steven Bernstein, James Zollar, Marcus Rojas, and Claire Daly. Zach Brock has performed and recorded with Stanley Clarke, Jack DeJohnette, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, while Rubin Kodheli has worked with the Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble, and has composed music for film/tv such as HBO’s True Blood, and the film Precious. The ensemble performed at Chamber Music America’s national conference in New York and toured Italy and Austria to promote “Galactic Diamonds.”
The Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble, led by composer Steve Hudson – piano/melodica, and featuring Zach Brock – violin, Rubin Kodheli – cello/voice, and Martin Urbach – cajon/percussion, returns to play a live show backing their critically acclaimed album “Galactic Diamonds” – on Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 8:30 pm, at the Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., New York, NY 10014. Tickets are $10, (with $10 food/drink minimum) and can be purchased at the door. Call (212) 989-9319 or visit www.corneliastreetcafe.com for more information.
Their newest recording, Galactic Diamonds has been called “a collection of little gems” by All About Jazz; “so disarmingly fun that it’s impossible to resist…a good-naturedly eclectic mix of third stream jazz with a catchy, quirky pop edge” by Lucid Culture; and “consistently engaging” by Christian Carey, Signal To Noise.
Steve Hudson is a pianist and composer based in New York City whose compositions and piano style embrace the history of jazz, blues, folk, and modern classical music, all with a free spirited love of improvisation. Recently, Steve and saxophonist Claire Daly premiered an extended suite at the Juneau Jazz Festival dedicated to the Alaskan explorer Mary Joyce which they also took to Jazz at Lincoln Center. Over the summer he also toured the west coast of the US with Claire Daly Quartet performing the music of Thelonius Monk.