Saturday, May 26, 2012|7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

The Yaala Ballin Group

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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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Ray Gallon


Jazz pianist/composer Ray Gallon has performed with many of the leading artists of jazz, including Ron Carter, Lionel Hampton, Art Farmer, T.S. Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Sweets ...

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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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Joe Strasser


Three exemplary recordings from the first decade of the 21st Century, all issued on Marc Edelman's Sharp Nine imprint, are closely tied to two important New York City ...

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