Sebastian Ammonn's Color Wheel
w/ Sebastion Ammonn - piano/compositions
Michael Attias - alto saxophone
Noah Garabedian - bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell - drums
8pm & 9pm Sets
**Born in 1981, Sebastien Ammann started piano lessons at age 7 in his hometown of Geneva (Switzerland). In 2006, he obtained his Teaching Diploma (with congratulations of the jury) from the AMR Professional Jazz School in Geneva. In 2003, he was awarded a grant from the Friedlwald Stiftung Foundation in Zürich (Switzerland), a foundation that rewards special scholarships to promising Swiss artists. While in Geneva, Sebastien Ammann performed with internationally known artists such as Maurice Magnoni, Stefano Saccon, Jeff Baud, Béatrice Graff, Manu Hagmann, David Meier and Rafi Schilt. He lead his own band “Schwytzromand Formula” which brought together two musicians from the German part and two musicians from the French part of Switzerland, as a way to erase the language barrier. He also collaborated with a large number of bands performing in various parts of Europe (Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy) and the United states. In 2006, he recorded his first album “Orange” (2006) with the Ammann Trio(featuring bassist Manu Hagmann and drummer Rodolphe Loubatière). In 2008, while in New York, he studied privately with Jacob Sacks, Marc Copland, Fred Hersch and Garry Dial.
Sebastien Ammann is the leader of Sebastien Ammann’s Color Wheel, a band featuring some of New York’s most interesting and fearless improvisers, saxophonist Michaël Attias (Renku, Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian), bassist Noah Garabedian (Ralph Alessi, Ravi Coltrane, Andrew D’Angelo) and drummer Nathan Ellman-Bell (Michael Formanek, Uri Caine, Dave Douglas). The first album Color Wheel (Skirl Records, 2017) was very well received by numerous publications both in America and internationally including Downbeat Magazine and Something Else!**