Saturday, December 17, 2011|7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

The Ari Roland Band

The Smalls Masters Residency

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Ari Roland


Ari Roland (bass) was born and raised in New York City. He began playing bass at the age of 12 and was working professionally by age 16. He ...

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Chris Byars

Tenor Sax

CHRIS BYARS is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator based in New York City. He divides his artistic focus between development of original material and studying the ...

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Zaid Nasser

Alto Sax

Zaid Nasser (pronounced zayd') is one of the most authentic voices on saxophone today. As the son of jazz and blues great, bassist Jamil Nasser (neé George Joyner), ...

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Keith Balla


A native of Austin, Texas, drummer Keith Balla was first compelled to start playing at the age of 13, inspired by his older brother--also a musician. Soon after, ...

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