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Leading a new band and defining its sound is already no small task. But making two LPs in that band’s first year is a mark of unbridled creative passion. Robin Sherman and the Saturn Quartet had just released its first album, Synchronicities, to rave reviews in 2022, and bandleader Robin Sherman was already pushing ahead to get into the studio for a follow-up record.
Saturn Quartet was formed in 2020 by bassist Robin Sherman after the sudden death of his father, world-renowned guitarist Jack Sherman. Amidst the isolation of the pandemic, the shock of this loss inspired Sherman to seize the moment by forming a band with his closest friends, even though the pianist, Brendan Polk, lived over 1,000 miles from the group's homebase in New Orleans.
The members of Robin Sherman and the Saturn Quartet unite as one collective voice while coming from unique music backgrounds. Bandleader Robin Sherman is a musician, composer/arranger, and occasional playwright based in New Orleans. Ricardo Pascal has worked professionally as a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator for 15 years. Pianist Brendan Polk is originally from Savannah, Georgia he became fascinated with the world of jazz at age twelve when he first listened to the music of Erroll Garner. Gerald T. Watkins Jr is a drummer and percussionist originally from Norfolk, VA, and is now residing in New Orleans, LA. He has degrees in music from both Norfolk State University (B.S) and Florida State University (M.M).
Robin Sherman and the Saturn Quartet has toured across the Southeast US, and their music has been broadcast on syndicated radio programs throughout the US and UK. More US performance dates are scheduled through April, and a European tour is in the works.