Roxbury Community College
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Musaner is a musical project directed by composer and pianist Ara Sarkissian. With regular performances at The Beehive, this uniquely evocative musical group encompasses original folk music compositions and arrangements from Armenia. Folk instruments blend with the traditional language of a jazz band to create a new and original sound.
hile some compositions evoke the post-modernism of European composers, other arrangements rely on rhythmic and harmonic elements to stay close to the character of the original folk material.
Performers include: Ara Sakissian, Composer & Pianist; Ken Field, flute; Todd Brunel, clarinet; Daniel Bennett, saxophone; Martin Haroutunian, dap, zurna, pku, parkapzuk, duduk and shvi; Fabio Pirozzolo, percussion; Roberto Cassan, accordion; Bake Newman, bass and Gary Fieldman, drums