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There is a rare musical triple point where talent, vision, and a wicked sense-of-humor meet. Damn few artists ever make it there. I believe that it must be the address of one Sasha Hildegard Masakowski.
—All About Jazz
A charismatic performer and one of the brightest young talents in the Big Easy
Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has been a leading voice on the New Orleans music scene since 2009, when she was awarded “Best Emerging Artist” by the Big Easy Association.
She has since performed major clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad, touring with a range of groups, from traditional New Orleans jazz (Sidewalk Strutters) to contemporary jazz and world music (Musical Playground) to experimental electronic art-rock (Hildegard). In 2017, she put together the new band Art Market, which successfully mixes trad jazz with New Orleans bounce music, electronica, and more.
Masakowski’s approach to music is as playful, charismatic, and spontaneous as her personality. Her influences range from jazz to electronic music to rock, and she performs frequently in fully improvised settings to help cultivate her exotic style. She has earned a reputation internationally as a daring, fearless improviser and a charming interpreter, working often alongside other progressive, genre-defying musicians such as Jason Lindner, Zach Danziger, Cliff Hines, and Aurora Nealand, to name a few.
Vanity Fair Magazine just listed Masakowski as one of the top jazz musicians in the world and DownBeat Magazine named her among the most innovative musicians coming out of New Orleans to date. She has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and has toured across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Central America.