‘SULA’ is a NYC-based crossover jazz group, led by drummer Diego Joaquin Ramirez. The group formed in 2016 and has since been refining their sound with performances around New York City, and were finalists of the 2017 DC Jazz Prix Competition. The group’s members hail from Ireland, Israel, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Syracuse and are alumni of Berklee College of Music, The Thelonious Monk Institute, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program, Oberlin, The New School, and SUNY Purchase. SULA’s members have performed and recorded with musicians including Taylor Swift, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jimmy Cobb, Vijay Iyer, Mike Stern, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Nate Smith.
Michael Mayo-vocals/compositions, Wayne Tucker-trumpet, Asaf Yuria-tenor saxophone, Michael King-piano/keyboard, Tamir Shmerling- Electric Bass, and Diego Joaquin Ramirez-drums/compositions.