The NYChillharmonic

Fri, Jun 23, 2023
10:30 PM
Marion Dewar Plaza OLG Stage

Alden Helmuth - Alto
Emily Pecoraro - Tenor
Olivia Hughart - Tenor
Drew Vandewinckel - Bari
Allison Philips - Trumpet
Michael Sarian - Trumpet
Jacob Melsha - Trombone
Trombone - TBD
Harry Philips - Tuba
Violin - TBD
Violin - TBD
Viola - TBD
Sasha Ono - Cello
Shubh Saran - Guitar
Adam Neely - Bass
Joshua Bailey - Drums
Sara McDonald - Vocals/bandleader

The NYChillharmonic is a female fronted, Brooklyn-based, 18 piece, progressive-rock orchestra. The music fuses multiple genres including rock, pop, and jazz, which ultimately creates an ensemble sound that acknowledges the tradition of jazz as much as it sonically embraces experimental textures, arrangements, and harmonies.

The group has performed at world renowned festivals such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, Perth International Jazz Festival, Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Keio University Jazz Fest (Tokyo), Moers Festival, Take The A Train Festival, Mazzstock Music Festival, The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Northside Festival, CU Jazz Festival, Nublu Jazz Festival, and The East Village Music Festival.

They have had notable performances at ASCAP’s ‘Songwriters: The Next Generation’ Showcase at The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington D.C., Jazzclub Unterfahrt in Munich, Germany, The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, The Sheen Center, National Sawdust, (le) Poisson Rouge, and The Iridium in NYC. The music of The NYChillharmonic has been performed across 5 continents, in 10 different countries with over 400 musicians.

The band frequently tours internationally as a rhythm section and contracts local horn and string players from the cities in which they are performing in order to fill out the ensemble chairs. The rhythm section is composed of Adam Neely, Shubh Saran, Josh Bailey, and Eitan Kenner.

NYChillharmonic compositions have twice been awarded ASCAP’s coveted ‘Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award’ and once awarded the ASCAP ‘Phoebe Jacobs Prize.’ The group was also included in Brooklyn Magazine’s annual “30 under 30” list, highlighting successful musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs in NYC.