SYBARITE5 is the first string quintet ever selected as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in its 60-year history and also are recipients of the Sylvia Ann Hewlett Adventurous Artist Prize. Formed in 2008 at the Aspen Music Festival, the ensemble continued its tenure there from 2009-2013 as the Aspen Music Festival Alumni Ensemble.
NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Allison has been named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummer” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll.