"constant delight” - Fanfare
"sparkles so effervescently” - textura
"deliciously... mellifluous” - The Rambler
"the next developments in the sphere (of) minimalism” - All Music
"a beautiful and texturally fascinating sonic landscape" - Second Inversion
"strongly jazz-inflected rhythms that tend to turn in unexpected directions." - INFODAD
OCTET is a New York-based music ensemble comprised of stellar instrumentalists performing contemporary compositions that push boundaries. OCTET is dedicated to collaborating with artists in a variety of disciplines, forging a unique music experience.
Contributing to the unique sound of OCTET is its instrumentation. Essentially, it is a scaled down big band using one each from the brass section plus rhythm: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drums/percussion, piano, keyboard, vocals, and contrabass.
New pieces for OCTET include Camille, Piano Concerto, two new song cycles: Scatter My Ashes and, Moving in to an Empty Space, plus film scores performed live to picture including Native New Yorker WINNER as Best Documentary Short Tribeca Film Festival.
The critically acclaimed album SCATTER MY ASHES is streaming everywhere