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Sabrina Lastman QuartetT

The Candombe Jazz Sessions

thursday, october 8, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

in the East Gallery
Landscapes and Floating Islands:
Al Pounders

Sabrina Lastman (voice/songs)
Jaimie Newman (keyboard)
Scott Pazera (bass)
Art Reiner (drums)

The Sabrina Lastman Quartet is an innovative music project that brings together jazz, South American rhythms and contemporary music. This project reflects the many influences that Sabrina has experienced while living in her home country Uruguay, in Israel, and in New York.

The Quartet will be playing music from her solo album The Candombe Jazz Sessions released by ZOHO Music ( She brings those experiences – so far away from each other – to an artistic unity, showing that cultural bridges can be built. As a vocalist, Sabrina expands the possibilities of the voice, finding a rich variety of sonorities, colors, and textures. She'll be singing in Spanish and Portuguese, keeping in each language a deep meaning of text and voice quality.

Music by composers Egberto Gismonti (Brazil), Rubén Rada (Uruguay), and Sabrina's own compositions which are inspired by the poetry of renowned South American writers.

Telling a story in song does not require words. Of course, if you are a singer, you might then need an exceptional vocal instrument, imagination, and a willingness to walk on tightropes — all of which brings us to Uruguayan-born singer and composer Sabrina Lastman.
--Fernando Gonzalez (independent writer & editor, regular contributor to The International Review of Music, Jazz Times & The Miami Herald.

The Candombe Jazz Sessions reflects Sabrina Lastman gift of storytelling. It does not matter if it is an improvised wordless tale, a poetic interpretation sung in Spanish or Portuguese, or her thoughts put to music. It is always a vivid story, full of passionate dramatic nuances, elegance and charm...
-Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz

SABRINA LASTMAN is a vocalist, songwriter and educator born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Drawing from jazz, Latin American and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques, Described as "perennially eclectic and innovative," Sabrina concentrates her work on contemporary jazz projects, and the creation of interdisciplinary performances combining voice, sound, electronics, movement, and visuals. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Classical Guitar Association of NY, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Roulette, Juilliard, Issue Project Room, La Mama, CUNY, Yale University, Harvard University, and NYU, among others. She has played with musicians such as Fernando Otero (Grammy Award Winner), Meredith Monk (Grammy Award Nominated), Bakithi Kumalo, Tali Roth, Pablo Aslan, Emilio Solla (Grammy Award Nominated), Pedro Giraudo, David Silliman, The M6, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Alexander Norris, and Meg Okura. Her album “The Folds of the Soul” was nominated by the Graffiti Award 2008 as one of the best jazz albums of the year. She was awarded grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Her last solo album The Candombe Jazz Sessions was released by ZOHO Music. She's the co-artistic director of “Vital Vox,” a vocal festival exploring the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres by vocal artists creating and performing their own original work. She has toured internationally playing in many musical and interdisciplinary projects from Tango to New Music. Sabrina graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in Israel, Shenandoah University-CCM Vocal Institute/Somatic Voicework in Virginia, and The Feldenkrais Institute in NYC.