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Artemis at The Broad Stage Main Stage

 

When: Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm

Tickets Start at $50

Box office at 1310 11th St. Santa Monica CA 90401

A multi-generational and globe-spanning supergroup of six female jazz greats, ARTEMIS, performing on the Main Stage at The Broad Stage on Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 PM.

Artemis is comprised of pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. The group is distinctive not only for bringing together six singular artists, each renowned for their own remarkable solo career.

“The Greek goddess Artemis is an explorer, a torch bringer, a protector of young children, and a goddess of the hunt,” explains Jensen, who conceived of the band’s name. “I feel that her character is indicative of the energies and wide array of musical tapestries that ARTEMIS the band brings to the stage as we take our music to the moon, the stars, and beyond.”

Despite its relatively brief existence, ARTEMIS has already been featured in Vanity Fair and on NPR’s Jazz Night in America, and has performed on some of the country’s most iconic stages, from Carnegie Hall and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to the Newport Jazz Festival.

The band’s 2020 debut album is a superb nine-song set that features material composed and/or arranged by each of the band’s six instrumentalists. ARTEMIS unfurls with a dynamic flow, stunningly eclectic yet entirely cohesive.

NPR Music said, "A killer line-up of players, composers, and performers who hail from all over the world...they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound."

Artemis members

· Renee Rosnes (piano) is a charter member of the all-star ensemble, the SFJAZZ Collective, with whom she toured for six years. She has released 17 recordings and been a sidewoman on many others.

· Anat Cohen (clarinet) has been declared Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association every year since 2007.

· Nicole Glover (tenor saxophone) has performed nationally and internationally at famed venues such as Birdland, Dizzy's Club, SFJazz, Jazz Bistro, Jazz Showcase, The Kennedy Center and in 2019, joined Grammy-nominated artist Buika for her world tour.

· Ingrid Jensen (trumpet) recently served as artist-in-residence at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival and was hailed by the Jazz Journalist Association as 2019’s Trumpeter of the Year.

· Allison Miller (drums) has been named “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat and her composition Otis Was a Polar Bear is on NPR’s list of “The 200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women”.

· Noriko Ueda’s (bass) career highlights include leading her own small groups and her big band, the Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra, and recording her first trio album, Debut, (Terashima Records) in 2015 which features pianist Ted Rosenthal and drummer Quincy Davis.

 

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