Genre bending group performs original works rooted in jazz, classical, tango, & rock for violin, cello, voice, keyboards, and percussion.
The Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble, led by composer Steve Hudson – piano/melodica, and featuring Zach Brock – violin, Christopher Hoffman – cello, and Martin Urbach – cajon/percussion, returns to play a live show backing their critically acclaimed album “Galactic Diamonds” – on Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 7 pm, at the Rubin Museum of Art, Harlem in the Himalayas Jazz Series,150 West 17th St, NYC 10011. Tickets are $18 in advance, ($20 day of, $5 student stand by, members 25% off) and can be purchased at the door. Call (212) 620–5000, ext. 344 or visit www.rmanyc.org for more information.
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, Joel Harrison, and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, while Christopher Hoffman has worked with Marc Ribot, Bebel Gilberto, Henry Threadgill, John Zorn, and director Martin Scorsese. Martin Urbach has shared the stage with Lee Konitz and Dave Liebman. In 2011, the ensemble performed at Chamber Music America’s national conference in New York and toured Italy and Austria to promote “Galactic Diamonds.”
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.