Wednesday, February 8, 2012|8:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Vocalist Yaala Ballin

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Yaala Ballin


Yaala Ballin, vocalist, was born in Israel and moved to New York in 2004. In addition to frequent performances in the city's prestigious jazz venues including Smalls, Smoke ...

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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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Chris Byars

Tenor Sax

Currently featured as writer/performer with WDR Big Band. Latest CD release: "Two Fives" (SteepleChase, October 2015). weblinks:

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Vahagn Hayrapetyan


Vahagn Hayrapetyan ( jazz pianist, singer, composer ) honored artist of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Hayrapetyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia on August 30, 1968. Graduated from ...

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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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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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