Amanda Gardier CD Release

Amanda Gardier

Ages 21+
Emerging young saxophonistal dazzling Indy!

Indianapolis-based saxophonist, Amanda Gardier, is following up her 2018 album "Empathy" with a a new album that comprises all new original compositions and features the bandleader on both alto and saxophone saxophone. The music of Gardier's sophomore album, "Flyover Country," combines the influences of contemporary jazz, minimalism, and alternative rock and is brought to life by the support of Carrington Clinton on drums, Ellie Pruneau on piano, and Brendan Keller-Tuberg on bass. Gardier's music juxtaposes the calmness of lush harmonies and cyclical melodies with the intensity of complex rhythms and fiery improvisation, creating projects that have "a lot of something for everyone" (All About Jazz).

Amanda Gardier - Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone

Carrington Clinton - Drums

Ellie Pruneau - Piano

Brendan Keller-Tuberg - Bass

Saxophonist, recording artist, and composer Amanda Gardier has been described as “a uniquely talented jazz composer and soloist” (Nuvo). With influences stemming from Miguel Zenon, The Bad Plus, Walter Smith III, and Bjork, Gardier is an alto saxophonist who juxtaposes the calmness of lush harmonies and cyclical melodies with the intensity of complex rhythms and fiery improvisation. “It's easy to settle into the lustrous tones and elegant structures in her compositions” (Downbeat). Amanda has performed at notable venues and music festivals across North America, including The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), Andy's Jazz Club (Chicago), Cliff Bell's (Detroit), The Jazz Estate (Milwaukee), Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor), Palladium (Carmel), Indianapolis Jazz Festival, Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, Elkhart Jazz Festival, Fountain Square Music Festival, and more. She has also performed for the Walt Disney Company, Holland-America Cruise Lines, Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Cardinal Stage Company, and Wood & Rodin Music Production. Throughout her career, Amanda has performed with Ingrid Jensen, Dave Stryker, Leni Stern, Wayne Wallace, Wes "Warmdaddy" Anderson, Jamie Baum, Sal Lozano, and has been a featured performer on four releases by the Charlie Ballantine Group. In addition to her active performance career, Gardier is the Instructor of Jazz Saxophone at Ball State University.

Venue Information:
The Jazz Kitchen
5377 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN, 46220