Continuing Blue Note Records’ tradition of representing the leading voices in jazz, Artemis present their debut, self-titled release at Cadogan Hall this spring.
Featuring Renee Rosnes (musical director and piano), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Anat Cohen (clarinet), Nicole Glover (tenor saxophonist), Noriko Ueda (bass) and Allison Miller (drums), Artemis’ musical conversation is sophisticated, soulful and powerful, the groove runs deep in this supergroup of bona fide jazz titans!
A killer line-up of players, composers, and performers who hail from all over the world...they all converge on this extremely cosmopolitan, sleek, rhythm-forward, modern sound.NPR Music
These incredible musicians dwell in the rarefied air of bands whose whole is greater than the sum of its already sublime parts. Their musical conversation is sophisticated, soulful and powerful, and their groove runs deep.Don Was, Blue Note
The band initially assembled at Rosnes’ behest for a European festival tour three years ago. “I chose musicians whom I respected and wanted to make music with,” the pianist says, “and after performing together, I realized that we had a brilliant chemistry.
We decided to explore the possibilities of what might develop over time. That’s how ARTEMIS was born.”
The group is distinctive not only for bringing together seven singular artists, each renowned for their own remarkable solo career; but for its multi-generational and globe-spanning line-up, with members hailing from the US, Canada, France, Chile, Israel, and Japan.
“Each member of ARTEMIS is a unique character which is what a band needs – versatility,” says Cohen. “That’swhat makes life interesting and that’s what makes music fascinating – the personalities.”