Devin Brahja Waldman is a New York saxophonist, drummer, synthesizer player and composer who leads a group called BRAHJA. Waldman has accompanied his aunt, poet Anne Waldman, since the age of ten. He has performed with Patti Smith, William Parker, Malcolm Mooney (of Can), Thurston Moore, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Nadah El Shazly and Yoshiko Chuma. Waldman is a member of Heroes Are Gang Leaders (led by poet Thomas Sayers Ellis and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis) as well as  Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush; he is a co-founder and producer for the Moroccan ensemble Ziad Qoulaii Allstars and the NYC/Philly duo Notable Deaths. As a youngster, Waldman was taken under the wing of pianist Paul Bley. Waldman is a co-producer for Fast Speaking Music a NYC poetry and music label which has released the works of Amiri Baraka, Meredith Monk, Eileen Myles, CAConrad, Fred Moten, Joanne Kyger and many others. 

BRAHJA (core unit)

D Shadrach Hankoff     piano

Isis Giraldo     synthesizer and voice

Martin Heslop     bass

Daniel Gelinas     drums

Adam "Bones" Kinner      tenor saxophone

Devin Brahja Waldman     alto saxophone

(extended family)

Margaret Morris     voice

Daniel Carter     winds & brass

Sam Shalabi       guitar 

Alexis Marcelo     synthesizer

Anais Maviel     percussion and voice

Adam Zanolini     winds

Sarah Good         voice and keyboards

Annie Shaw         voice and keyboards

Connor Bennet  tenor saxophone

Marcus Elliot     tenor saxophone

Luke Stewart     electric bass

Jamal Moore     tenor saxophone

Heru Shabaka-ra     trumpet