Inspired by Jazz music from the 1930’s and 1950’s, the US-based jazz band Ari Roland Quartet, which comprises of Ari Roland, Chris Byars, Zaid Nasser and Keith Balla, performed at the Krakow Jazz Autumn .
Ari Roland (bass) was born and raised in New York City.
He began playing bass at the age of 12 and was working professionally by age 16. He studied at The Juilliard School and has played in the bands of jazz legends such as Lou Donaldson, Barry Harris and Betty Carter. Sketches From a Bassist’s Album, his recent CD on Smalls Records, has received widespread critical acclaim.
Members of the Quartet include
Ari Roland (bass),
Stefan Schatz (drums),
Chris Byars (tenor saxophone),
and Zaid Nasser (alto saxophone).