Sasha Masakowski was born into a family of musicians in New Orleans, Louisiana and has been a leading voice in the city's music scene since 2009, when she was awarded "Best Emerging Artist" by Gambit Weekly Magazine's "Best of the Big Easy" annual awards. She has since performed at major clubs and festivals across the United States and abroad, and leads three bands of her own that range from traditional New Orleans jazz (Sidewalk Strutters) to contemporary jazz, from world music (Musical Playground) to experimental electronic art-rock (Hildegard, Tra$h Magnolia). Sasha's approach to music is as playful, charismatic, and spontaneous as her personality. Her influences draw from jazz to electronic music to rock music, and she performs often in fully improvised settings to help cultivate her exotic style. She's already earned a repuation internationally as a daring, fearless improviser, and charming interpreter, wokring alongside other progressive, genre-defying artists such as Zach Danzinger, Cliff Hines, Aurora Nealand, Paul Thibodeaux, Irvin Mayfield, Jason Lindner, and more. Tonight, Sasha presents her 2018 project, ART MARKET, taking a deliberate step into new territory, showcasing not only her talents as a vocalist, but also as a composer and bandleader. Compositions on her ART MARKET album splash traditional New Orleans jazz with layers of electro-pop and art-rock, with tunes heavily based on the various rhythms of her hometown; from swing to second-lines to bounce music and beyond, all performed with a band of young masterminds born and bred in the Big Easy, for a taste of some of the most innovative musicians coming out of the city at the moment.