January 25th, 2023 10pm Stage 3
Ari Hoenig – Piano
George Grydkovets – Guitar
Jasper Grigsby-Schulte – Bass
Holden Carson – Drums
Guitarist Steve Cardenas began his musical career in Kansas City and has been an integral part of the New York City jazz community since 1995.
Steve has performed and recorded with many well-known and highly esteemed musicians. Notably, he was a longstanding member of the Paul Motian Electric Bebop Band, Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, the Steve Swallow Quintet, as well as Joey Baron's, Killer Joey. Steve is currently a member of the Ben Allison Band, John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet, Jon Cowherd Mercy Project, and Adam Nussbaum Lead Belly Project. He has also performed with such diverse artists as Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Paul McCandless, Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones, Eliane Elias, and Marc Johnson. Steve has toured extensively throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia, performing at international music festivals, theaters, and clubs. He also leads his own group and has released seven recordings as a leader. Healing Power - The Music Of Carla Bley is Steve's latest release, in an ongoing trio collaboration with Ben Allison and Ted Nash, on Sunnyside Records.
George Grydkovets is a relatively young guitarist, bandleader, and composer from Kyiv, Ukraine, currently residing in New York. From an early age, George was playing all over Kyiv’s clubs with his band but eventually began playing music with some of the best Ukrainian jazzmen, such as Dennis Adu, and others. Despite being in NYC for only a bit more than a year, George had already worked and performed with such musicians as Ari Hoenig, and Steve Cardenas. With his "Kyiv Trio", George has recorded a debut record - “Rise”, which came out March 25th, 2021 on the “Shifting Paradigm Records”. His original music is very ethereal and atmospheric, yet adventurous and bluesy, reminiscent of such guitar players as Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and Gilad Hekselman. For this performance, he will be joined by one of the finest uprising NYC rhythm sections - Jasper Grigsby-Schulte and Holden Carson.