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Thursday, November 3$25 – $35
Set 1 seating times: 630 / 645 / 7
Set 2 seating times: 830 / 845 / 9
Black Cat JAZZ@theEDGE! Presents: Chelsea Baratz
Chelsea Baratz – Saxophone, Vocals
Taka Izumikawa – Keyboards
Max Gerl – Bass
Joe Blaxx – Drums
Described by Urban Music Scene as “consummate, thoughtful and prodigious”, saxophonist &vocalist Chelsea Baratz wields formidable genre-defying sensibilities and songwriting chops that cut at the knees of convention. The music chose the Pittsburgh born-and-raised saxophonist at an early age; out of that Steel City creative fire came an amalgam of influences that molded her signature versatility and musical sensitivities. She was educated for a young age by the elites of modern Pittsburgh jazz royalty, which included Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, and Sean Jones.
Chelsea continued her musical pilgrimage when she relocated to New York City in 2006. While studying at the New School, Chelsea recorded her debut album In Faith while simultaneously asserting herself as a dynamite presence on the New York scene. Since graduating in 2009, Chelsea has worked & recorded with such illustrious names as Aretha Franklin, Kali Uchis, Maurice Brown, Orrin Evans, Nicholas Payton, Brandee Younger, Talib Kweli, Ben Williams, Dezron Douglas, Trevor Lawrence Jr. & Emmaline, among many others. Most recently, Chelsea graced the personnel lists of Brandee Younger’s critically acclaimed Somewhere Different, Maurice Brown’s The Mood & Emmaline’s latest singles Get Lost & I’m In The Mood For Love.