Travis Sullivan has earned a worldwide reputation as an arranger, composer, pianist, and alto saxophonist. Embedded in the New York music scene for the past 15 years, Sullivan’s breakthrough came in the form of an 18-piece big band performing the renowned music of Icelandic pop goddess Bjork, in awe-inspiring arrangements arrangements written, conducted, and performed by Sullivan himself. “Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra" premiered at NYC’s Knitting Factory in 2004, and has been hailed by The Boston Globe as being “the hippest of the downtown NYC jazz scene,” and featured in major publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
Signed by both Koch and Posi-tone Records, Sullivan’s unique improvisational and innovative style has been featured in appearances with including Verve recording artist Kurt Rosenwinkel, Grammy nominated tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, Dave Douglas, George Garzone, Rachel Z, and Clarence Penn. Sullivan has performed for audiences at The Blue Note, Iridium, The Jazz Standard, Joe’s Pub, and Birdland. He has also appeared internationally at The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Jarasum Jazz Festival (South Korea), and as a conductor for the Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (Germany), the Sicilian Jazz Orchestra (Italy), and the Reykjavik Big Band (Iceland).
Sullivan is currently working on several new musical projects in NYC, including a new quartet CD scheduled for release in early 2011, and a musical work to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy.