Michael Attias

The product of migrations spanning North Africa, the Middle East, Western Europe and the American Midwest, Michael Attias has been active in New York City as leader, sideman, composer, and improvisor since 1994.

Concerts in clubs and festivals throughout the US, Europe, the Middle East and Japan have brought him together with such musicians as Anthony Braxton, Paul Motian, Oliver Lake, Butch Morris and Anthony Coleman. He has released two albums as leader in the last three years, Renku and Credo, for Playscape and Clean Feed respectively. Both were warmly received by critics and featured on several end-of-the-year lists of Top Releases. He's currently enjoying rich activity both as sideman and leader in multiple overlapping projects often featuring Tony Malaby, Nasheet Waits, Russ Lossing, John Hebert, Sean Conly, and many others.

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”Attias is one of the more exciting instrumentalists within this wide-ranging idiom.” Glenn Astarita ALLABOUT JAZZ

” .... one of downtown's best saxists and composers.” Bruce Lee Gallanter DMG NEWSLETTER

” knottily vibrant compositions” -K. Leander Williams TIME OUT

” perpetually shifting tunes, richness of timbre, and a singular personality. You can almost see this music expanding and contracting.” -Jim Macnie VILLAGE VOICE

” plays with great authority and passion.” David Adler ALL ABOUT

„ ... a significant new voice on the alto saxophone.” Michael McCaw ALL ABOUT JAZZ

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