ZOE OBADIA on ALTO SAX
Zoe Obadia is an alto saxophonist and composer who recently earned both her
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from The Juilliard School. Obadia began playing the saxophone at age nine and quickly became immersed in a community of great jazz musicians and educators based in her community. In high school, as a member of the JAZZ HOUSE Big Band, she participated in the Essentially Ellington and Mingus festivals, and was a 2014 GRAMMY Jazz Band member, a 2014 YoungArts jazz finalist, and a DownBeat high school soloist winner. Obadia has performed with the Mingus Big Band, Wynton Marsalis, and others at New York City venues including Dizzy’s Club, Smalls Jazz Club, and the Blue Note. She also performed at the Pittsfield Jazz Festival as the featured young artist and the Caramoor Jazz Festival with her own group. Obadia has served as a teaching assistant at the JAZZ HOUSE Summer Workshop and the Middle School Jazz Academy at Jazz at Lincoln Center. She helped inspire JAZZ HOUSE KiDS’ CHiCA Power® initiative to empower young female and non-binary players, and is now one of the program’s mentors.
St. Paul’s Chapel • In-person
Free; reservations not required
As part of Trinity Church Wall Street’s growing commitment to jazz, a uniquely American art form and an important, uniting voice for our collective story and experience, Trinity Commons hosts a weekly lunchtime music series, JAZZ AT ONE, coordinated by our very own TED CHUBB.
JAZZ HOUSE KiDS offer students a wide range of creative programming with internationally renowned jazz performers teaching alongside staff. Through music, mentoring, education, and apprenticeship, JAZZ HOUSE KiDS cultivates tomorrow’s global citizens so they may build vibrant communities.