Musical Playground

Contemporary Jazz and World Music

Julian Addison, drums. Jazz Fest 2011. 

Julian Addison, drums. Jazz Fest 2011. 

Contemporary Jazz fused with World Music and New Orleans jazz. Original compositions and carefully crafted arrangements played by a band consisting of Sasha Masakowski on vocals, James Westfall on vibraphone, Jasen Weaver on bass, Julian Addison on drums, and Nick Solnick on percussion. 

The band’s adventurousness combined with Masakowski’s fetching performance makes for alluring and invigorating aural experience
— Offbeat, 2011
By Sasha Masakowski

Sidewalk Strutters

Traditional New Orleans Music

Sasha Masakowski, vocals. Photo by Richard Thompson

Sasha Masakowski, vocals. Photo by Richard Thompson

Traditional New Orleans Jazz and R&B with repertoire spanning from the early 1920s to present day New Orleans music. Inspired by Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Billie Holiday and Danny Barker to name a few, and  performed by a wide array of young New Orleans musicians including Colin Myers, Aurora Nealand, Martin Masakowski, Russell Welch, Steve Masakowski and Paul Thibodeaux. 

Young singer, Sasha Masakowski, does an incredible take on a New Orleans jazz standard, "Saint James Infirmary" for Jam in the Van with her band the Sidewalk Strutters.

Swingin' Sundays at the Allways Lounge, New Orleans, Louisiana 


Original Art Rock 

Collaboration between Sasha Masakowski and guitarist Cliff Hines featuring all original music that fuses rock, pop and EDM in a dynamic, compelling project.