Jon Irabagon — sopranino and alto saxophones
Sylvain Rifflet— tenor saxophone and clarinet
Sebastian Boisseau — bass
Christoph Lavergne— drums
A Filipino-American saxophonist and composer, and alumnus of the jazz programme at Juilliard, Jon Irabagon’s work is an expression both of identity for an often-marginalised minority community, and of his own remarkable musical voice. Time Out New York named him one of the city’s ’25 Jazz Icons,’ and he has worked with legendary names like Lou Reed, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis, as well as with some of the most notable and original players on the contemporary scene: Dave Douglas, Mary Halvorson, Barry Altschul, and Mostly Other People Do The Killing. He runs his own label, Irabbagast Records, putting out his own work as well as that of other cutting-edge artists. At American Spring, Irabagon will be presenting his Rebellion(s) project, a collaboration with French saxophonist Sylvain Rifflet in a quartet set-up, inspired by socially-conscious speeches made by figures like Andre Malraux, Paul Robeson, and Greta Thunberg.