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 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, 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.”

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.

chamber-photoshopThe New York City based Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble, a genre bending ensemble that performs original music rooted in jazz, classical, folk, and pop, will kick off its east coast tour with a performance at The Stone Church in Brattleboro, Vermont on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm. The Ensemble’s tour continues with performances at Kaji Aso in Boston on Friday, June 11 and at Baltimore’s An Die Musik on Saturday, June 12.

Poised to release their first CD, The Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble has received enthusiastic praise from music fans and critics alike. The group features Jody Redhage on cello and vocals, violinist Zach Brock, and pianist Steve Hudson.

Praised by Keyboard Magazine for his “exquisite compositions” and for the “quest for beauty in his lines that evoke the masters,” Steve Hudson maintains a busy performance schedule with performances in the US, Canada, and Europe with his chamber ensemble and other projects. Steve is cofounder of Outer Bridge Ensemble (OBE), a collective of musicians whose experimental yet groove oriented works are featured in three recordings. In 2004 and 2009 the group received funding from the Canada Council to tour Canada. Hudson was a finalist in the International Song Writing Competition for his composition “Mingus Moon.” Several of his original works for OBE were recently recorded and featured on CBC radio’s web site. He is presently composing an extended suite with saxophonist Claire Daly to be premiered in 2011 at the Juneau Jazz Classics in Alaska. For the summer of 2010, Steve will be touring Canada with OBE, opening for Cedar Walton and Roy Hargrove at the Calgary Jazz Festival, and Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. In addition to performance work, Hudson teaches music at Raritan Valley Community College, the Arts Council of Princeton, and performs outreach concerts in NYC for Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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.