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Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:00 PM
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, New Orleans, LA
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 9:30 PM
  • Show Type: Jazz
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
Byron Asher is a clarinetist and saxophonist, composer and improviser based in New Orleans. He holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of New Orleans (UNO) and is one-third of Nutria, a trio dedicated to original instrumental music and named in honor of the swamp rat, and leads ensembles large and small.
Another one of Byron's projects is Skrontch Music, an iterative composition project that explores the histories and lineages of jazz in New Orleans through contemporary composition and improvisation. The initial composition for this project was written for a 10-piece ensemble. Incorporating elements of sound collage and primary source documents, the piece addresses the intertwined histories of the formation of New Orleans jazz and anti-Jim Crow activism, setting them in a contemporary soundscape that resonates with today's musical and political landscape. The piece was researched and composed during his 2016 artist residency at A Studio In The Woods.

The debut Skrontch Music recording was recently released on New Orleans’ Sinking City Records. The recording was generously supported by grants from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. Tonight these recordings will be performed live for Snug Harbor's intimate audience to introduce the project's public release, a truly special experience.
Byron Asher's Skrontch Music ensemble tonight features:
Byron Asher - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Ricardo Pascal - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Tomas Majcherski - clarinet, alto saxophone
Brent Rose - soprano and alto saxophones
Shaye Cohn - cornet
Emily Frederickson - trombone
Steve Glenn - sousaphone
Oscar Rossignoli - piano
James Singleton - bass
Paul Thibodeaux - drums


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