American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Composer Award-winning NYC drummer & composer, Dan Pugach, returns to the BLU Jazz+ stage with his sensational 10-piece band, Dan Pugach Nonet, to showcase the music from his all-new album, "Plus One!" Featuring David Smith, Sam Blakeslee, Mark Mauldin, Andrew Gould, Jeremy Powell, Andrew Gutauskas, Nicole Zuraitis, Brandon Coleman, Leo Sherman, Dan Pugach.
Pugach goes from strength to strength on Plus One, the album showcasing his beautifully intricate compositions, peerless arrangements and yes, his drumming, which is funky, on-point and surprisingly restrained for a musician of such skills and gifts. Dan's arrangements for Nonet recall the classic sounds of Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra–expressed in a far smaller ensemble. Deft compositions, challenging arrangements, brilliant players and Dan's silken rhythmic touch make Plus One a special outing.
Dan Pugach is a Brooklyn-based, two-time ASCAP Jazz Composer Award-winning drummer/arranger. Dan has worked with Ingrid Jensen, Rosa Passos, Airto Moreira, Gregoire Maret, Billy Drews, Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Bergeron, Sloan and Lucy Wainwright, and Dave Stryker, among others. Originally from Israel, Dan served his mandatory three-year military duty as the drummer of the Air-Force Orchestra. He received his bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music and his master’s from the City College of New York, where he studied with Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington and Ari Hoenig.
David Smith – trumpet
Sam Blakeslee – trombone
Mark Mauldin – bass trombone
Andrew Gould – alto sax/flute
Jeremy Powell – tenor sax/clarinet
Andrew Gutauskas – baritone sax/bass clarinet
Nicole Zuraitis – voice
Brandon Coleman – guitar
Leo Sherman – bass
Dan Pugach – drums
Don't miss this exciting NYC artist and his all-star band in their return to BLU, get your tickets now!