Sasha Masakowski - Bird's Basement
Sasha Masakowski splashes New Orleans music with layers of electro pop and art rock. Heavily based on the rhythms of her hometown, from swing to second-lines to bounce music and beyond, her music features traditional songs reimagined and original songs fashioned for a charming, energetic and edgy New Orleans music experience.
Vanity Fair Magazine recently listed Sasha 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.
While Sasha still stands as one of the most prominent genre-defying voices on the New Orleans music scene, she recently relocated to Brooklyn, NY, where she continues to earn a reputation as a ingenious improviser, composer and performer.
She currently leads two bands of her own that range from traditional New Orleans jazz (Sidewalk Strutters) to experimental electronic art-pop (Tra$h Magnolia), and is also the co-leader of Hildegard, an electro-rock collaboration between Masakowski and guitarist/ sound-designer Cliff Hines.
"A combination of New Orleans-rooted jazz chops, mixed with a fearless ability to stretch her voice into impressive instrumental territory and a willingness to draw on the wider world of pop music into her own works: Sasha may well have one of this year's most remarkable new releases on her hands." - Hot House Jazz Magazine