The Sicilian Jazz Project with guests Pilar and Don Byron is a group like no other. Featuring the unforgettable voice of Italy’s Pilar, the inventive virtuosity of American clarinetist Don Byron, and the unique compositions and arrangements of Canada’s Michael Occhipinti, the ensemble challenges musical borders, and is utterly compelling whether performing as a small group or as a large chamber ensemble with string quartet. The Sicilian Jazz Project’s debut received stellar reviews and the new album (spring 2015) builds on a unique exploration of work songs, chamber music, improvisation, and the poetic sounds of worlds old and new. Pilar, Don Byron and the SJP are the stunning sound of brilliant musicians from different backgrounds coming together to create passionate music.