MAE.SUN with Special Guests

MAE.SUN with Special Guests

Evan Marien, Alita Moses with Horace Bray

Sun · March 31, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

MAE.SUN is a band formed by saxophonist, vocalist and composer, Hailey Niswanger ( . Their debut album, Vol. 1: Inter-be, w as released on November 3rd, 2017. MAE.SUN’s eclectic sonic palette ranges from contemporary jazz and world music, to soulful funk and neo-soul. Meant to be digested in one sitting, Vol. 1: Inter-be takes listeners on an immersive, genre-bending journey rooted in the hope for universal harmony. This music is for the world, honoring and influenced by the interdependent nature of reality.
MAE.SUN features Hailey Niswanger on soprano saxophone, vocals, and all compositions, Nikara Warren on vibraphone, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, Axel Laugart on keys, Aaron Liao on bass, and David Frazier Jr. on drums. Niswanger has released 3 previous albums as a leader; was featured in the Wall Street Journal, on NPR, and listed in the Downbeat Magazine critics poll in the rising star category for alto and soprano saxophone for the past 5 consecutive years. She has performed with Esperanza Spalding, Mike Clark, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among many others. Warren has participated in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program; has shared the stage with her grandfather Kenny Barron, vocalist Charenee Wade, and Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts; as well as composes and leads her own group. Laugart released his self-titled album in 2016 and has performed with the Afro Cuban All Stars, Teresa Garcia Caturla, George Clinton, Steve Gadd, Pino Paladino, Pedrito Martinez, and many more. Renfroe has performed with many jazz and contemporary artists including, Carmen Lundy, Terrace Martin, and Nat Reeves. Liao has also performed with Patrice Rushen, Valerie Simpson, Terrence Blanchard, Antonio Sanchez, and more, and is a member of alternative experimental pop group Iris Lune. Frazier actively performs with Gabriel Garzón-Montano and SZA. MAE.SUN is based in New York City, and has performed at National Sawdust as part of The Revolution series and ‘We Are Here’ benefit concert, Club Bonafide, Williamsburg Music Center, and Nublu Classic.
Evan Marien
Evan Marien
Evan Marien is a composer/producer/multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and now living in Brooklyn, NY. Although Evan grew up playing trombone, piano, guitar, and drums, he is primarily known for his performances and recordings on the electric bass.
Most recently he has been seen playing bass, keys and singing background vocals for electronic songwriter Elliot Moss, playing bass with Thundercat drummer Justin Brown's NYEUSI, and the last bassist to play in guitar legend Allan Holdsworth's band.

The story begins in Decatur, Illinois where he grew up studying under Jim Culbertson and Steve Schepper and attended MacArthur High School, where he played in the Downbeat award-winning MacArthur Jazz Band. Rehearsing every day after school, it was an intense high school band program led by Jim Culbertson, who is smooth-jazz giant Brian Culbertson's father. This band brought him many awards and opportunities, winning Best Soloist at multiple competitions, a full scholarship to study at Birch Creek in Wisconsin's beautiful Door County, sharing the stage with Maria Schneider's Orchestra/Big Band and Maynard Ferguson's band. Evan was also a part of the MacArthur Jazz Combo, which in his junior year won Best High School Combo in the nation by Downbeat Magazine.

After graduating from MacArthur High School, Marien briefly attended Millikin University studying commercial and classical music. In 2006, Marien left Millikin to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. During his time at Berklee, Marien studied under Matthew Garrison, David "Fuze" Fiuczynski, Joe Lovano, Kenwood Dennard and Lincoln Goines to name a few. Goines also introduced Marien to Wayne Krantz and began making the occasional trip down to NYC to study rhythm and improvisation with Krantz.

While at Berklee, Marien honed his performance chops in the fusion, microtonal, and contemporary music scenes with Fiuczynski's "KiF" and "Microjam" bands, including the honor of playing and recording with the legendary Miles Davis drummer Jack DeJohnette on the album "Planet Microjam".

In 2009, Marien graduated Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music and the same year was voted in the Bass Player Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, one of the top three "Most Exciting New Players".

His first album "Between Worlds" was released on Art of Life Records in 2009 and received critical acclaim by magazines including Bass Player (USA) and Bass Guitar Magazine (UK)

"...there's a new bass monster in town...armed with ridiculously fluid finger style chops and a strong sense of groove.... -Bryan Beller, Bass Player Magazine

"highly original harmonic approach to emerging bass who backs up his stunning bass work with music of depth and subtlety" -Mike Flynn, Bass Guitar Magazine

The EP "Here We Are" released in 2011 featured fellow Berklee collegues Iakov Kremenskiy, Louis Cato and Dana Hawkins. The recordings with Hawkins would mark the beginnings of a new project called "Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins" which has been described as a "progressive collaboration of bold bass artistry, dynamic electronic production, and prodigious drumming". Their first album "Collection" was released in 2013 and was followed by the singles "The Eldridge" and "Sweatn". Hawkins appeared on "Finale" and " Encore" on the Marien solo album "We Are All You" in 2014.

"We Are All You" was released the same year to critical acclaim and received features on, Jay Scarlett's Sounds Supreme mix, a spot on Gilles Peterson's playlist on BBC Radio 6, and spins on radio stations like KCRW Los Angeles. Marien's music has also been featured on the popular radio show Coast to Coast AM and NPR's All Things Considered. Marien released a handful of short EP's in late 2014 and 2015 (Pillows/Coffee, Parallels and The Ten Thousand Things, W.U.T.F). In 2015 he released the album "Artifacts", and again received critical acclaim and was featured on Gilles Peterson on BBC Radio 6.

2016 and 2017 found Marien releasing new music under the moniker "EMAR", which led to a headline performance at the legendary video game music festival MAGFest 2017, held in Washington, DC featuring live band and digital live art.

2018 saw the release of a new Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins album 'Collection Vol. 2' and a new EMAR album simply called 'EMAR Vol. 2'. EvanxDana completed their first short Euro tour in May 2018, playing in Dublin, Ireland and Rome, Italy. More dates are being confirmed for 2019!

Recently, Marien can be seen touring with electronic singer-songwriter Elliot Moss and Thundercat drummer Justin Brown's NYEUSI. Marien also was honored with being the last bassist to work with guitar legend Allan Holdsworth with Virgil Donati on drums and Steve Hunt on keyboards. He has also recorded and performed with Wayne Krantz, Tim Miller, Zach Danziger, Louis Cole, Mitski, Marko Djordjevic's Sveti, Mike Slott, Ari Hoenig, Sebastiaan Cornelissen and many other incredible music makers and instrumentalists.

Back in his studio in Brooklyn and in partnership with ManMadeMusic, Marien has composed music for brands such as AT&T, The Dallas Cowboys, IMAX, HBO, The Early Show and Entertainment Tonight. His bass playing can be heard on tracks for FX, Ulta Beauty, AT&T, Spectrum, the Alzheimers Foundation and OnMo Global.

Marien is a bass faculty member at The Collective in NYC, teaching modern music to all instrumentalists.

Marien is an Artist Endorser for Markbass amplifiers, Pigtronix EFX pedals, Source Audio EFX pedals, Callowhill basses, Campbell American basses, Ken Smith basses, Nordstrand pickups, Guardian Pro Cables, GHS Strings, and Gruv Gear straps.
Alita Moses with Horace Bray
Alita Moses with Horace Bray
Alita Moses is a young, rising star establishing herself as virtuosic vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer in many styles and settings. She has graced the stage with Al Jarreau at the Montreux Jazz Festival, backed pop sensations such as Shawn Mendes and Vic Mensa, recorded with members of the Christian McBride Big Band, and was most recently featured on Grammy-winning trumpeter Nabate Isles’ newest album. In the midst of all this, she maintains a career as a front woman for a myriad of bands varying in styles such as Lohai (an electronic soul duo), Hudson Horns (a collaborative brass band), and her own self-titled project reminiscent of Emily King and Lianne La Havas.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Alita experienced many facets of the performing arts thanks to her parents, both successful vocalists in their own right, and the incredibly artistic community of West Hartford. From there, she continued her studies at the Univeristy of the Arts, graduating with a BM in Jazz Vocal Performance and making herself known in the Philly music scene.

As of late, Alita is based in New York City, performing locally and internationally at legendary venues, clubs, and music halls. Whether on the stage or in the studio she brings a natural warmth to each performance and astounds audiences with grace, soul, and a musical maturity beyond her years.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003