Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York
Saxophonist Catherine Sikora is an improviser and composer originally from West Cork, Ireland, and now based in New York City. Originally self-taught, Sikora obtained a degree in jazz performance in England, and then moved to New York to study with master improvisers and unlearn most of what she learned in college. She stopped performing entirely for four years to concentrate on rebuilding her approach from the ground up, and since resuming performance has become a distinctive voice in New York’s avant jazz and creative music scenes. Current projects include Clockwork Mercury (a duo with Eric Mingus), Eris 136199 (with Han-earl Park and Nick Didkovsky) and solo work, as well as multiple projects with like-minded improvisers in New York City and abroad.