Described by Urban Music Scene as “consummate, thoughtful and prodigious”, saxophonist Chelsea Baratz wields formidable genre-defying sensibilities and songwriting chops that cut at the knees of convention. The music chose the Pittsburgh born-and- raised saxophonist at an early age; out of that Steel City creative fire came an amalgam of influences that molded her signature versatility and musical sensitivities. Chelsea was educated by the elites of modern Pittsburgh jazz royalty, which included Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, and Sean Jones.
Chelsea continued her musical pilgrimage when she relocated to New York City in 2006. While studying at the New School, Chelsea recorded her debut album In Faith while simultaneously asserting herself as a dynamite presence on the New York scene. Since graduating in 2009, Chelsea has worked with such illustrious names as Aretha Franklin, Talib Kweli, Madlib, Bob James, Macy Gray, Kali Uchis, Matt Schofield, Orrin Evans, Ben Williams and Dezron Douglas, among many others. Most recently, Chelsea continues to grace the stages & personnel lists with artists of critical acclaim such as Maurice Brown’s The Mood, Brandee Younger’s Somewhere Different, and Emmaline’s singles You Don’t Know What Love Is, Get Lost & I’m In The Mood For Love.
Sunday, Sept 17, 2023