Seba Molnar / Mary Orji
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Seba Molnar is an award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally from Canton, New York, Molnar began performing at the age of 12 and moved to Boston in 2012 to attend Berklee College of Music. Molnar has made a name for himself as an in-demand saxophonist, both as a side man and leading his own groups. He has played and recorded with Grammy-nominated artist Debo Ray and jazz legend George Garzone, as well as Billy Buss, Mighty Mystic, Java Jukebox, Kat Wright, and many more.
Though his music is heavily rooted in jazz, Molnar’s curiosity for new sounds and innovation has enabled him to create a wide array of music that transcends genre. In March 2020, he released his debut album, Level Up, featuring mentor George Garzone with Jens Sweeting, Soso Gelovani, and Clemens Grassman.
In addition to his musical talents, Molnar is also the founder and creative director for the Charles River Jazz Festival in Boston and the nonprofit Boston Jazz Foundation. His talents have led him to be featured on national TV and radio. Molnar also was the recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award, Berklee Woodwind Achievement Award, and most recently, in 2022, the Opportunity Fund Grant from the city of Boston.
Mary Orji is a multi-instrumentalist and creative shape-shifter from Endicott, New York, currently based in Boston. Her main voice can be heard from the tenor saxophone and poetry. She is inspired musically and compositionally by the work of artists such as Alice Coltrane and Grover Washington, to name a few. Her music aims to express her love for the higher power, evoking the ancestors through the fusion of poems with music, rhythm, freeness, and tapping into the collective consciousness of the universe, to bring healing and light to anyone who listens.