Gaea Schell NYC Quartet featuring Sylvia Cuenca (drums), Matt Mahone (tenor sax) and Essiet Okon Essiet (bass).
“Swing, swing, swing!!!” Featuring a variety of jazz standards and original compositions, this incredibly accomplished quartet will feature a repertoire that will put the Black Cat house into full swing. Saxophonist James Mahone has performed internationally with “Black Note” and has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Eric Reed, Billy Higgins, and others. Pianist Gaea Schell has performed extensively in NYC, LA and Montreal, sharing the stage with Nancy King, John Stowell, Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath, Dan Faehnle (Diana Krall guitarist) and Gilber Castellanos (Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra). NYC based Essiet Okon Essiet has performed and recorded with legends such as Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Cedar Walton, Abby Lincoln and Mulgrew Miller to name a few. Originally from the Bay Area, NYC based Sylvia Cuenca toured extensively with Joe Henderson across the globe and performed with legendary trumpeter Clark Terry for more than a decade.