Sasha Masakowski The Family Band

Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 7:00 PM (Pacific)
  • Museum Members receive a 10% ticket discount

Event Details

The Museum of Making Music welcomes vocalist Sasha Masakowski and The Family Band for a special concert event. The concert will feature Sasha, her father and world-renowned jazz guitarist Steve Masakowski, and brother Martin Masakowski on bass.

Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a leading voice on the New Orleans music scene since 2009, when she was awarded “Best Emerging Artist” by the Big Easy Association. She has since performed major clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad, touring a range of groups from traditional New Orleans jazz (Sidewalk Strutters) to contemporary jazz and world music (Musical Playground) to experimental electronic art-rock (Hildegard).  In 2017 she has put together a new band "Art Market", that successfully mixes Trad Jazz with New Orleans Bounce music, electronica and more. 

Sasha’s approach to music is as playful, charismatic, and spontaneous as her personality. Her influences draw from jazz to electronic music to rock and she performs frequently in fully improvised settings to help cultivate her exotic style. Sasha has earned a reputation internationally as a daring, fearless improviser and a charming interpreter, working often alongside other progressive, genre-defying musicians such as Jason Lindner, Zach Danziger, Cliff Hines, and Aurora Nealand, to name a few.

Vanity Fair Magazine listed Sasha as one of the top jazz musicians in the world and the December 2015 issue of Downbeat Magazine named Sasha among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date. She has performed at many of the premiere clubs, concert halls, and festivals in the world including: The Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland, The Blue Note in New York City, The Blue Note in Tokyo, The Blue Whale in Los Angeles, The Dakota Bar & Grill in Minneapolis, The Detroit Jazz Festival in Detroit, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Richmond Jazz Festival in Virginia, and The SFJAZZ center in San Francisco.

“A combination of New Orleans-rooted jazz chops, mixed with a fearless ability to stretch her voice into impressive instrumental territory and a willingness to draw on the wider world of pop music into her own works: Sasha may well have one of this year’s most remarkable new releases on her hands.” Hot House Jazz Magazine, 2017


COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY FOR CONCERT ATTENDEES & PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The Museum has updated its COVID-19 safety protocols for all concerts and programs taking place at the Museum of Making Music.  Under current CDC, State, and local guidelines, masks are strongly recommended for all patrons regardless of vaccination status.