MAE.SUN is saxophonist and composer, Hailey Niswanger’s newest innovative group based out of NYC.
Niswanger has been listed in Downbeat Magazine for (5) consecutive years for the rising star category on alto and soprano sax, featured in Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, NPR and sharing the stage/tours with Esperanza Spalding, Demi Lovato, DeeDee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Harvey Mason, Ralph Peterson Jr., and other jazz greats!
Hailey’s latest project, MAE.SUN channels eclectic sonic palette’s ranging from contemporary jazz and world music, to soulful funk and neo-soul.
The release of MAE.SUN’s debut EP, “Vol. 1: Inter-be“ premiered worldwide on November 3rd, 2017 and features Axel Tosca of the band (U)nity on keys, Nikara Warren of Black Wall Street on vibes, Aaron Liao of Iris Lune on bass/MOOG, Andrew Renfroe on guitar, David Frazier Jr of SZA + Gabriel Garzon Montano on drums and Hailey Niswanger on soprano sax + vocals. The official EP release performance followed the debut premiere on November 10th, 2017 at NuBlu Classic in New York City.