Just (Jazz) Friends with Sarie Teichman
Just (Jazz) Friends is a NYC- based jazz ensemble playing vocal and instrumental jazz standards.
Just (Jazz) Friends with Sarie Teichman is a NYC- based ensemble playing vocal and instrumental jazz standards focused on the American Songbook, with occasional forays into Brazilian jazz and pop/R&B classics from the '60s and '70s.
Vocalist Sarie Teichman fronts the group with
Jim Kuras, bass
Ken Malloy, drums,
Dan Schlesinger, sax
Finn Summerell, guitar
Michi Yoshimura, piano
Just (jazz) friends is the resident jazz ensemble at Sirovich center in the East Village. We perform several full concerts there throughout the year, as well as offer free monthly open rehearsals where people can watch the "process" of making music and creating a performance.
We also perform for parties, not-for profit events, cafes, and church groups in various configurations from duos and trios to the whole gang depending on the venue.
Our members are a mix of professional musicians and working professionals in a variety of fields (human services, the arts, diplomacy, music therapy) who are passionate students of jazz.