High-Octane Dance Music
Sazet Band, an eight-piece Romani wedding band from New York City comprised of Roma musicians from Macedonia and Turkey, was formed in 2011 under the leadership of clarinetist extraordinaire Sal Mamudoski and dynamite saxophonist Romeo Kurtali. This high-octane band performs what it describes as a "New York City-style" of Romani music: traditional folk and Romani music from the Balkans (macedonia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Albania, Greece and Turkey) with influences from classical, jazz, funk, and fusion styles of Western music. Sazet Band performs frequently for weddings and other community celebrations, and has appeared as part of the annual New York Gypsy Festival, and at Golden Festival, New York's largest Balkan music event.
Ensemble: 8 musicians