Naomi Moon Siegel Ensemble
“The impression given by Naomi Moon Siegel is that she is serenading the constellations. There’s an imagery inherent to her music that is greater than the calculus of the notes, much in the same way a certain collection of stars become meaningful in the context of their astronomical shape and name and story.” – Dave Sumner, Best of 2019 Jazz on Bandcamp
The Naomi Moon Siegel Ensemble is a genre-bending, experiential adventure weaving instrumental landscapes from soaring melodies, visceral textures, creative interplay, layered rhythms and improvisation. After receiving a Performance Plus Grant from Chamber Music America to workshop and record their music with mentorship from Allison Miller, the ensemble has become a cohesive, collaborative, intuitive unit. The ensemble features Marina Albero on piano, Ray Larsen on trumpet, Andy Coe on guitar, Kelsey Mines on bass, Christopher Icasiano on drums, and Siegel on trombone.
Trombonist, composer and educator Naomi Moon Siegel has “crafted a truly unique aesthetic, combining elements of straight-ahead, fusion, and modern jazz with world-music flavors in a way that sounds entirely of the 21st century” (JAZZIZ). A recipient of the Montana Arts Council Artist Innovation Award, Jazz Journalist Association Jazz Hero Award, and Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award, she has released two albums as a bandleader to critical acclaim.