David O’Rourke & Seth Abramson (ONLINE)
THUR 24 SEP – 21:15
Last fall David returned to the Cork Jazz Festival for a duo concert with trombonist Paul Dunlea. Presently he continues to perform as both a guest and a leader in clubs like Mezzrow and Jazz Standard.
Grammy Award winning producer, guitarist and composer, Seth Abramson, was born with a passion for music. His gift was first realized on the piano, but then it took flight when he picked up the guitar at age nine. Over the years, he’s performed hundreds of engagements with his own ensembles as well as a sideman in bands both large and small. Over his career Seth has had the pleasure and honor of performing with artists such as Terence Blanchard, Azar Lawrence, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano Clark Terry, Tim Ries, Matt Wilson and many more. He was featured as the guitarist on Terence Blanchard’s Emmy−Nominated score for the documentary film entitled, The Promised Land.
In February 2012, Seth received his first Grammy−Award for producing The Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard album, which received the award for the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording. He also produced the great Spanish pianist, Chano Dominguez’s recording, Flamenco Sketches, for Blue Note Records, which was nominated for a Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy-Award in 2014.
Seth Abramson’s original compositions have been heard in both Film and TV over the years. The legendary saxophonist, Houston Person, commissioned Seth to write a composition that became the title track of Houston’s 2015 release entitled, Something Personal.
Seth graduated cum laude with a degree in music from New York University. He has served as an expert panelist at numerous music conferences, including the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), and has been a guest lecturer at The New School, Manhattan School of Music, New York University, Julliard Music School and many others.