The Story


“Music is not only a collection of sound/It is a collection of thought/but not only is it a collection of thought/It is the story of our lives”

The Story is an exciting and unique band that consists of an international core ensemble of five talented musicians performing in New York City, Canada, and Europe.

Lars Dietrich , a renowned alto saxophonist from Amsterdam, has many accolades in the jazz world including competition awards in Holland and for Down Beat Magazine. He has also performed with the likes of Herbie Hancock and Joe Lovano.

Samir Zarif is an extraordinary tenor saxophonist hailing originally from Houston, Texas. Samir made his debut as a jazz artist in New Orleans and moved to New York City shortly thereafter. Zarif's discography ranges from Jill Scott's “Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol.2” to his debut as a Fresh Sounds recording artist on his CD entitled “The Paislies.”

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