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Anne Sajdera

Born: November 5, 1965    Primary Instrument: Piano

Anne Sajdera

Many an American musician has fallen under the sway of Brazil’s seductive rhythms and enticing melodies. But San Francisco pianist/composer Anne Sajdera has taken the romance a good deal deeper than many of her similarly besotted peers. Rather than simply exploring a program of beloved bossa novas, she has created Azul, a startling beautiful album that mixes her ravishing original pieces with classic tunes by Brazilian masters Ivan Lins, Egberto Gismonti, and Chico Pinheiro.

After more than a decade performing with leading Bay Area Brazilian ensembles such as Phil Thompson’s Rio Thing and the California Music Award��”winning band Bat Makumba, Sajdera steps forward with an impressive debut that leaves no doubt about her exquisite touch, rhythmic acuity, and melodic resourcefulness....
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Azul (Bijuri Records, 2012)
Explanation Point (Riggadig Records, 2004)
Bat Makumba (Bat Makumba Records, 2003)
The Rio Thing (Thompsonics, 2003)

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
San Francisco, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Please contact Anne for more details.

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Azul
Self Produced (2012)

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