Welcome to the website of saxophonist/ composer/ improviser Catherine Sikora.
Please see the links further down this page to listen to and purchase music.
Friday October 24th, 2300 hours
Umea Jazz Festival, StudioJazz Umea Folkets Hus
Saturday October 25th, 2000 hours
Umea Jazz Festival, Sound Garden Flokets Hus
Friday November 28th, 19h30
Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris
Jazzy Colors Festival
Saturday November 29th, 8:30pm
The Dock Arts Centre,
Carrick On Shannon, Ireland
+PLUS late night w/ DJ Sterling || $5 after 11PM
Click on the images below to listen to and purchase these recordings....thanks!
Photo by Jason X Lee
Catherine Sikora, Saxophonist
Catherine is proud to play Bari reeds and a Soprano Planet mouthpiece.
Tracks In The Dirt reviewed:
The player to emerge most from this sonic mélange is Sikora. With a tone reminiscent of Jan Garbarek circa 1974, she avoids gratuitous displays of technical facility like the neo-boppers or constantly playing the high-energy card as some avant garde sax screamers might. Rather, she projects sincerity in the moment of improvisation. (from review of Francois Grillot's Contraband, New York City Jazz Record)
I just picked up this cd, Lullabies for Wolves, last night direct from the artist and I'm really blown away. I was in town to see David Ware solo at the Stone and stopped by another venue just to grab this cd. The band, Beasts at Play, consists of Catherine Sikora on tenor and Ziv Ravitz on drums. It's a passionate, soulful cd reminiscent of Kidd Jordon's essential "Palm of Soul" release. Sikora's plaintive wail really grooves throughout. I highly recommend finding this… I don't know her and I've yet to see her live but this cd smokes. My favorite release of 07 thus far.
A fascinating experience, listening to this recording. It reminds me of some of the things Max Roach did with Archie Shepp. I met Catherine a few weeks ago, and she had a number of interesting things to say about how the music came about.
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