August 8, 2019 7:30 pm
HANK ROBERTS Sextet is HR – CELLO, BRIAN DRYE – TROMBONE, DANA LYN – VIOLIN, MIKE MCGINNIS – CLARINET AND SOPRANO SAX, JACOB SACKS – PIANO, VINNIE SPERRAZZA – DRUMS
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, Roberts made his name in the 1980s legendary New York Downtown scene. Faced with a dearth of improvisational cellist mentors or peers, he carved his own path through that fertile ground alongside such frequent collaborators as Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Marc Ribot and John Zorn as well as Sting, Jeff Buckley, David Sanborn, Mamadou Diabate, Andy Summers, Gary Burton, Marty Ehrlich, Arto Lindsey, Gerry Hemingway, Don Byron, and Julius Hemphill.
He is currently a member of Bill Frisell’s 858 Quartet and Big Sur Quintet, and appeared on the guitarist’s Grammy-winning 2004 release Unspeakable. He’s recorded 10 albums on the ‘Winter & Winter’ label, along with numerable self-released recordings.
Zosha is a violinist, vocalist, and songwriter whose music draws inspiration from a variety of folkloric and improvised traditions.