Aline Payne

Made In China To The Artist Roster

We are proud to announce that Made In China has joined the artist roster of Kato Bookbird for European bookings. We're so excited to work with this fantastic new trio and to introduce it to the European market: Made in China is an international conglomeration featuring the Brooklyn based saxophonist Michael Blake (Canada), Berlin based trombonist Samuel Blaser (Switzerland) and the dynamic drummer Michael Sarin (USA).
For most everyone "Made in China" is a label synonymous with anything that is manufactured for the masses in a far away place by legions of masked laborers slaving away in factories. However, Made in China will transport you to an idea of a different China; one where throngs of young people in cities like Shenzhen applaud, shout and whistle with excitement for the unpredictable sounds of improvised music. — Michael Blake

Made in China's debut album, "Transmissions," released June 15, 2016 on For Tune Records in Poland, contains a program of mostly original compositions by Blake and Blaser including a tribute to the great free-jazz icon Ornette Coleman and a melodic tongue twister called "Mouse." Two covers include a tender rendition of Louis Moholo’s "You Ain't Gonna Know Me 'Cos You Think You Know Me" and the rarely heard Jamaican ska tune "You Don’t Know" which are performed with an abiding reverence that captures every bit of the stubbornness that their titles suggest.

The engineer and producer Scotty Hard brings a wealth of experience to this spontaneous recording session that is stunning in its genre-busting variety.

Made in China's next concert is scheduled January 8th, a Sunday afternoon at 3pm in Chelsea, not far from all APAP convention activities, as part of The Parlor Series. Discover why the band is wearing the moniker Made in China and stream their live concert from Beijing by visiting the Made in China artist page.

Blake, Blaser and Sarin are available for Festivals from June through August and for a European Tour in the period of 5 Oct – 12 Nov, 2017. Book Made in China now to bring this "provocative brassy trio" to your venue!


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