Sumi Tonooka’s Alchemy Sound Project (Jazz on Market Series)

Event Schedule

Nov 12, 2023
4:00 PM—6:00 PM

Sumi Tonooka’s Alchemy Sound Project

Jazz performance featuring pianist and composer Sumi Tonooka and her group Alchemy Sound Project, as part of Painted Bride’s Jazz on Market event series. This will be the premiere performance of “Under The Surface,” for which Tonooka received a 2019 Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Grant to compose.

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Sumi Tonooka has been called a “fierce and fascinating composer and pianist” (Jazz Times), “provocative and compelling” (New York Times), and “continually inventive, original, surprising, and a total delight,” (Cuadranos de Jazz, Madrid). During a career spanning more than 30 years that has taken her from bases in Philadelphia & Boston, to New York & Seattle, Tonooka has been developing a body of work that surprises and delights audiences – quietly piling up accolades from jazz writers and fellow musicians.

Alchemy Sound Project features pianist Sumi Tonooka, bassist Greg August, drummer Johnathan Blake, tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, trumpeter Samantha Boshnack, tenor/bass clarinetist/flautist Salim Washington, and trombonist Michael Ventoso.