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Live Music @ Fogtown with RYAN BLOTNICK & NED FERM
October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 2, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Ryan Blotnick has been called “a vital contemporary voice” by Time Out New York, “an authentic, compelling player” by Cadence Magazine, and has garnered praise from fellow guitarists John Abercrombie, Steve Cardenas, and Ben Monder. As part of one of the last generations to study with 1960s era masters like Gene Bertoncini, Harold Mabern, Yusef Lateef, Billy Taylor, and Andrew Cyrille, Blotnick developed a deep respect for the post-bop and free-jazz traditions, while simultaneously being exposed to current directions in European and American improvisation. His interest in creative composition has led him to work with artists such as Michael Blake, Pete Robbins, Bill McHenry, Mat Maneri, and Tyshawn Sorey.
Ned Ferm (born 1982) is an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, improviser, composer, producer, educator, and organizer. He is best known for his work on saxophone in jazz, roots, rock, pop, and improvised music. In 2001 he moved to Copenhagen as the first American admitted into the prestigious Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC), an institution from which he has been awarded three different degrees [B.A., M.A. (2006); Soloist/A.P.D. (2015)]. His significant contribution to both the American and European saxophone traditions has received global recognition from audiences, reviewers, and fellow musicians.