Maria Grand

Maria Grand, a saxophonist and composer, was born in Switzerland to an Argentinian mother and Argentinian dad in 1992. She quickly became the protegee for legendary musicians like Billy Harper and Antoine Roney. In just a few short years she was one of the most unique and original voices on her instrument. Maria has just completed her first orchestral piece. She has composed pieces for her saxophone quartet and many pieces for her ensembles. She has led her DiaTribe group at places such as The Jazz Gallery, Seeds, Three Concentric Sections, Shapeshifter Lab; The Cell; in New York and AMR Jazz Club and The Walden. In February 2017, she released her first opus, TetraWind. She was given one of the three 2017 Jazz Gallery Commission Residencies in recognition of her talent. Her new work will premiere in June 2017. She has toured extensively as a sideman with Steve Coleman, a MacArthur Awardee, and his small ensemble, Five Elements. She is a regular member the free funk/avantgarde jazz composer, poet and producer Doug Hammond’s Quintet, as well as Rajna Swaminathan, mridangam scholar and scholar RAJAS. Roman Filiu, a Grammy Award winner, also has her on stage with his groups Ouroboros u0026 Quarteria. Maria can be heard on Steve Coleman’s new album Synovial Joints, which has been critically acclaimed. She is a teacher and regularly teaches private students. With Stephon Alexander, she co-led “The Science of Jazz” in Lincoln Center. She has also taught workshops across Europe and America at institutions like The Logan Center in Chicago, The Conservatory of Bologna, Los Angeles Blue Whale, and informal improvisation workshops in Cuba, Colombia, and Italy. Maria has been a part of the performances of musical legends Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn, Jen Shyu and Dafnis Priteto, Matt Mitchell and Anthony Tidd. She has also performed with Miles Okazaki and Eric Alexander. from

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