artist management

Craig Harris

 
 

Craig S. Harris is a jazz trombonist and composer who has been a major figure in the jazz avant-garde movement since his stint with Sun Ra in 1976.

Subsequently, Harris has worked with such notable jazz artists as Abdullah Ibrahim, David Murray, Lester Bowie, Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, and Charlie Haden . Harris has also recorded since 1983 as leader for labels like India Navigation, Soul Note, and JMT.

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The Fiery String Sistas

 
 

Firey Strings Company was founded in 2011 by cellist Nioka Workman, to ‘push the art of string playing into the next level’ by providing unique and cutting edge platforms for the performance, creation and presentation of Jazz and Improvisation.  We connect underserved audiences to new and exciting programs while providing an enriching artistic community forwomen improvisers. 

FSCO presents diverse, powerhouse female improvisers from Mexico, Poland, Japan, USA and Germany. FSCO's ensembles range from solo to 10-piece orchestra. The touring ensemble is a popular 5-piece Jazz Chamber group called the  Firey String Sistas!  FSCO's programs have been featured at venues such as BAM Cafe, Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn’s Center for Arts and Culture, South Orange Performing Arts Center, the Puffin Gallery, the Polish-American Festival in Greenpoint, Martha Graham Studios, Brooklyn Museum Sculpture Gardens and Coltrane Day Festival.  FSCO partners with schools and community centers in urban areas through various educational outreach programs as a vital part ofFSCO's mission.

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Jay Rodriguez

 
 

Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger.

He was born Hernan Ramiro Rodriguez-Sierra in the coastal port city of Barranquilla Colombia on September 17, 1967. His family immigrated to NYC when he was 3 in 1970. He commenced his musical studies at the age of 7 on clarinet. When he turned 10 he began studying alto saxophone and conducting with Tito D Rivera (Father of the famed Paquito D’Rivera ). Mr Tito D Rivera was a famed Classical saxophonist of his generation.

Jay co founded the NYC phenomenon of the early 90’s the Groove Collective which influenced bands like the US 3, Roots, a Tribe called Quest and Modern Hip Hop and Dance music. Jay Rodriguez is the consummate artist .His resume reads like a who’s who of the music world

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