Today’s performance by the Special Audiences and Musicians Jazz Sextet consists of repertoire drawn from their debut album, “The Compositions of Sam Baum” (available on all major streaming platforms) as well as jazz standards and music from the American Songbook. The ensemble members represent the disabilities community with conditions including autism, arthrogryposis, polio and blindness.
Sam Baum – piano and composer
Mimi Block – violin and vocals
Lev Garfein – violin
Noe Socha – guitar and harmonica
Tony Ventura – bass
David Segal – drums
This concert is free and open to the public.
Special Audiences and Musicians, Inc.
Special Audiences and Musicians, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to support musicians with disabilities. The SAM ensemble frequently performs at venues where audience members have a limited ability to hear live music performances such as senior centers, nursing homes and residences for people with disabilities. The SAM Jazz Sextet was the recent recipient of the Danny Award presented by the Daniel’s Music Foundation. They were finalists in the American Music Abroad Touring program and was funded by the US State Department for the creation of a video of Sam Baum’s original composition “Weekly Evening Park.” The video has been played at many US embassies and consulates throughout the world. The ensemble consists of a wide range of musicians who represent the disabilities community with conditions including; autism, arthrogryposis, polio and blindness.
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