"HyperGiant Hi-Fi" is the debut album of NYC-based ensemble Orkestra Eustoria, the brainchild of saxophonist Peter Sparacino. Through collaborations and chance encounters in the turbulent and edifying current of the NYC music world, Orkestra Eustoria was formed in the vibrant international musical community based in Astoria, Queens, New York. Hailed by Guinness World Records as 'the most ethnically diverse urban area on the planet', Queens is a place like no other, and the multitude of nationalities, cultures, and sounds can be heard throughout the music of Orkestra Eustoria. Additionally, legendary saxophonist David Binney joined the project as producer, lending his unerring musical acumen and formidable production skills to the album.
In addition to Peter, the band consists of: Panagiotis Andreou (Now vs Now, NY Gypsy All Stars) on bass, Isamu McGregor (Virgil Donati, Tortured, Soul, Richard Bona) on keyboards, Aki Ishiguro (San Fermin, Mural) on guitar, and Engin Gunaydin (NY Gypsy All Stars) on drums. These pioneering musicians are frequent collaborators and have played countless gigs together prior to this project, whether performing around NYC or around the world at clubs, concert halls, and the most prestigious music festivals on the circuit.
The band has performed extensively around NYC in venues such as the Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall and NuBlu. Despite the band members' incredibly busy (and sometimes conflicting!!!) schedules, the band is currently booking winter dates in the Northeast and Canada in support of this album.
A band of like minded stalwarts of the NYC gypsy jazz scene, Anouman takes the music of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt as its jumping off point but by no means final destination. Consisting of Peter Sparacino (saxophone and woodwinds), Koran Agan (lead guitar), Eduardo Belo (bass), and Josh Kaye (rhythm guitar), Anouman is equipped to realize any spontaneous musical vision and performs their virtuosic and exciting originals to packed houses and foot-stomping, glasses-raised acclaim.
Anouman has most recently performed at the Winter JazzFest in NYC, Charm City DjangoFest, Django by the Sea Jazz Festival, MidWest Gypsy Swing Fest and Cornelia St. Django Fest while its members have performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the Rochester Jazz Festival, and the Quebec International Jazz Festival among many others as well as across Canada, Europe, South America and Asia.
In addition to the festivals and concerts already scheduled, Anouman is actively booking performances through the end of 2019. Full calendar coming soon.
More information can be found at www.anoumanband.com