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Damian Olsen/David Tamura: Pianos and Nicole Zaray: Piano and Vocals

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September 21, 2013 8:00 pm

Damian Olsen and David Tamura: Pianos @ 8:00 PM

Nicole Zaray:  Experimental Cabaret Songs – Piano and Vocals @ 9:00 PM

David Tamura is a member of the JazzFakers, a Multi-instrumentalist/Improvisor who performs on Tenor/Soprano saxophones/Guitar/Various Synths (Virus/Kawai K5000/Bent circuits).He has recorded with Dave Burrell,Kidd Jordan, Sabir Mateen, Charles K.Noyes, Von LMO, Ray Gallon, Boots Malleson, Maria Gil, and appears on numerous Experimental Jazz/Metal and Noise Bands. He is currently playing with “The JazzFakers”, Zilmrah,PAS Musique, Cloud Cloud, Ethereal, Espirit 220, and the Chonto/Tamura’s Sonic Insurgency, and Dave Burrell’s Conception.

Damien Olsen is a Multimedia Artist (Musician and Visual Artist) He started his musical career in the early 80s in Brazil playing Electro-Acoustic music in clubs combining Ethnic Percussion, Berimbau, Spanish Guitar and electronics. He studied composition with his mentor Raoul Bjorkenheim and have recorded a good number of solo conceptual albums and collaborated  with various Downtown NY musicians and played guitar and keyboards for the Fusion Band The Restrictor.

Nicole Zaray is a vocalist, songwriter and producer. She was raised in Brooklyn and attended Barnard College. She studied classical piano for 10 years and loves Bartok, but was greatly influenced by stride piano players Fats Waller and James P. Johnson when no one was looking. Her solo music work has been presented at PS 122, the Roulette Concert Series, Dixon Place, and the SuperCoda music series. Dedicated to studying the evolution of ‘The American Songbook’, she was commissioned by The American Music Center to write about American film music history. She was featured vocalist on Moby’s CDs “Feeling So Real” and “Next is the E” (Mute/Elektra); and starred in the eclectic scifi flick “The Sticky Fingers of Time” which premiered at the Venice Biennale, played over forty other festivals, and was released worldwide.

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