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Daniel Rotem, Miro Sprague, Darek Oles & Mark Ferber
Daniel Rotem, Miro Sprague, Darek Oles & Mark Ferber

Sat, Jan 13


Sam First

Daniel Rotem, Miro Sprague, Darek Oles & Mark Ferber

Comprising four of LA's most sought-after musicians, this dynamic quartet fuses their exceptional talents to present a mesmerizing night of original music.

Jan 13, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Daniel Rotem (tenor saxophone), Miro Sprague (piano), Darek Oles (bass), Mark Ferber (drums)

Daniel Rotem

Growing up in Israel by the Mediterranean Sea, Daniel fell in love with the freedom and potential for expression he found in Jazz after starting to play saxophone as a teenager. His musical beginnings in Israel's Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts and the Rimon School of Music instilled in Daniel a deep reverence and love for the tradition and history of jazz, and a yearning to travel far and wide to receive the best musical education he could, on and off the bandstand. He was fortunate to experience both: He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance (now the Herbie Hancock Institute), and also had the privilege to perform and record with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Billy Childs, Terri Lyne Carrington, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Parker, Darek Oles, Lionel Loueke, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Josh Nelson, Anat Cohen, Sara Gazarek, and many more.

Miro Sprague

Miro Sprague is a pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator known for his inspiring creativity, dynamic and passionate performance style, and artistic versatility. Working primarily in the world of jazz and improvised music, Miro has been an active performer since the early 2000’s, touring throughout the U.S. and overseas and performing at many of the world's top venues and festivals. Miro leads his own trio and quintet, performs as a solo artist and is a member of the cooperative trio Tone Forest with bassist Marty Jaffe and guitarist Jason Ennis. Over the course of his career he has performed/recorded with a wide range of artists including Ingrid Jensen, Greg Osby, Walter Smith III, Jerome Jennings, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Matt Wilson, Jonathan Pinson, Daniel Rotem, Jeff Parker, Christian Euman, Josh Johnson, and many others.

Darek Oles

Darek Oles has been very active as a performer and became one of the most sought after bass players on the West Coast. “Oles” (his American nick-name) had the opportunity to perform and record with the greatest masters in jazz. A partial list of his collaborations include: Brad Mehldau, Billy Higgins, Pat Metheny, Joe Lovano, Eddie Henderson, Charles Lloyd, John Abercrombie, Bennie Maupin, Lee Konitz, Peter Erskine, Alan Pasqua, Bennie Wallace, Victor Lewis, Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin, Art Farmer, Horace Silver, Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane, James Newton, Arthur Blythe, Lew Tabackin, Steve Kuhn, Gary Smulyan, Ronnie Cuber, Billy Hart, Kevin Hays, Munyungo Jackon, Steve Hass, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Marian McPartland, Janis Siegel, Bob Brookmeyer, Curtis Fuller, Roy McCurdy, Tom Harrell, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart, Chris Potter, Kei Akagi, Billy Childs, Bob Sheppard, Joe LaBarbera, Bill Cunliffe, Patrice Rushen, Bennie Golson, Piotr Baron, Teri Lynn Carrington, Buddy De Franco, Terry Gibbs, Anthony Wilson Nonet and Los Angeles Jazz Quartet.

Mark Ferber

Drummer Mark Ferber can be heard on over 200 recordings.  Ongoing projects include ECM recording artist Ralph Alessi’s ‘This Against That’,  the Marc Copland Quartet, the Brad Shepik Organ Trio, and his twin brother, Alan Ferber’s Grammy nominated big band and nonet. He currently maintains a busy freelance schedule throughout Los Angeles’ and New York’s jazz clubs, recording studios, and international touring circuit.  Past work includes tours and recordings with Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Jonathan Kreisberg, John O’Gallagher, Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Anna Webber, Mark Helias, Pete McCann, Matt Pavolka, Michael Attias and Billy Childs, among others. Mark has taught extensively in the United States and Europe.  He has worked as a faculty member for the California Institute of the Arts, the Tavira Jazz Workshop in Portugal, the School of Improvisational Music (SIM), the City College of New York, The Maine Jazz Camp and The Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Workshop. He currently is Professor of Drumset at Cal State University, Fresno.

All shows at Sam First are 21+ (no one under the age of 21 will be permitted)

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.


  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

  • 2nd set ticket (9:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

  • 1st set STREAM ONLY (7:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.




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