Sasha's Bloc
Los Angeles, CA

Modern-Classic Jazz Ensemble
Big Band and Jazz Classics, Originals,
Classical / Jazz Crossover

1-3 singers and 6-8 musicians
drums, upright bass, piano, guitar, horns

Residency and Outreach Activities Available


An intriguing ensemble founded in 2012, Sasha's Bloc is an amalgam of varied artists, nationalities and experiences, all fueled by bassist and songwriter Alex Gershman. This collective delivers a sound that is consistently big, boisterous, full of spirit and rich in everything that makes jazz linger as an American phenomenon. The group has played multiple sold out concerts at key jazz clubs in Los Angeles, including Catalina Bar and Grill, Vibrato, Vitello's, and a sold out show in conjunction with KJazz at the Wallis Annenberg Theater. Sasha's Bloc has collaborated with such noted musicians as Jane Monheit and Take 6, and has released two full-length albums of original material – 2013's Melancholy and 2015's Heart on Fire (which features Monheit and Alvin Chea of Take 6). A third full-length is currently in the works, co-written with legendary producer and songwriter Charlie Midnight (James Brown, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand). This album, Club Rendezvous, is slated for a summer 2017 release.


The songs resonate a splendor reflective of the early days of jazz made popular by the nightlife cultivated in metropolitan clubs, stage shows, and Hollywood films.
Yahoo Voices

Sasha's Bloc ... melded all parts of Prohibition era jazz into a fascinating one and a half hours of sounds, sights and vocals.
Jazz Weekly

Sasha's Bloc put on a very entertaining and colorful show… It was quite memorable.
Los Angeles Jazz Scene

These big band and jazz giants have come up with a winner in [latest single] "Runaway Blues".
No Depression

Sasha's Bloc has… a significant and lasting body of recorded work that deepens their growing renown as a in-demand act for top jazz venues and festivals nationwide.
Vents Magazine

The cool confidence, light touch, and tastefulness demonstrated [on “Runaway Blues”] have few, if any, parallels in the scene and their recording achievements are formidable.
Skope Magazine