Orion Turre

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Orion Turre

Thursday  February 8, 2023 6:30pm


International drummer Orion Turre has performed at the most premier jazz clubs and festivals across the USA as well as having toured the Netherlands, Russia and across the Caribbean. Primarily working as a Jazz drummer in the New York area, Orion has shared the stage with incomparable Jazz greats such as Ed Cherry, Buster Williams, James Carter, Russell Malone, Bruce Williams, Gerald Cannon, TK Blue, Christian Scott aTunde Ajuah, Corcoran Holt, Akua Dixon, Steve Turre.  In addition to working the city’s top jazz clubs and leading his own band, Orion also performs as a part of Rhapsody, a first-call Jazz band for the most exclusive private events.

An accomplished arranger, Orion has been hired by recording artists and top agencies to put his signature sound on a broad range of material. His most recent arrangements and drumming can be heard on the 2020 releases SHINE by Andromeda Turre, and The Art of Navigation by June and the Pushas.
Orion’s  impeccable dynamics and reading ability have also brought him work in the off-Broadway scene. Credits include Sleep No More, Broadway star Syndee Winter’s one woman show Lena: Lessons with a Lady, William Dixon Popp’s Calloway’s Salon, and Grammy award-winner Clint Black’s Looking for Christmas.
Orion’s expertise stems from his extensive education which started with Al Cutro at age 7. Since then, he has studied with Dion Parsons at NJPAC, and later enrolled at the Prince Claus Conservatoire in Holland where he met Ralph Peterson, with whom he continues to study today. Born to legendary musicians, Orion has been surrounded by music his entire life. His mother, Akua Dixon, is a cellist, composer, and arranger who has worked with iconic musicians such as Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, as well as hip hop visionaries like Lauren Hill and Busta Rhymes. His father, Steve Turre,  an award-winning trombonist, has played in the Saturday Night Live band for over 30 years. An innovator in his own right originating the genre of jazz conch shell playing, Steve has worked with the likes of Ray Charles, Woody Shaw, Tito Puente, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and many more.



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