Resident DTLA Presents


MAE.SUN with Arc Iris Live at Resident

Wed January 31 8:00 pm

Resident DTLA 428 South Hewitt Street - Los Angeles, CA 90013

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MAE.SUN with Arc Iris Live at Resident

MAE.SUN, alternately known as Hailey Niswanger, is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer. In 2016, Hailey started branching out from her jazz roots, and through meditation, began to channel music that was inspired by a multitude of influences and sounds. “My music started to come from a place that felt so much more than just ‘me’. I wanted to depart from my birth given name, and put music out under a new moniker. MAE is my middle name, and SUN, was chosen from inspiring words by Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, who said, “The sun is our second heart…[the] great heart outside of our body.” Essentially, our universal, collective heart. MAE.SUN’s music is mindful and eclectic, pushing boundaries and defying genres. Her music taps into the collective consciousness, serving as an engaging mediation for all. Though she can be primarily heard playing her saxophones, flute, and singing, MAE.SUN also plays clarinet, piano, and guitar. MAE.SUN’s cosmic debut album ‘Vol. 1: Inter-be’ was released in 2017, followed by ‘Vol. 2: Into The Flow’ in 2019. Vol. 3 is set to be released in 2023.

Before 2016, Hailey recorded 3 albums under her original name, and received many accolades in the jazz community; including winning first place at the Mary Lou Williams saxophone competition at age 19, charting on Billboard, plaudits from esteemed writer Nat Hentoff in the Wall Street Journal, rave reviews in JazzTimes, Jazziz, NPR, and DownBeat, including being listed on their critics poll for rising star on alto and soprano saxophone for the 9 consecutive years. She has toured and performed with a number of notable artists including, Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Barron, Harvey Mason, Wolff & Clark Expedition, Mulatu Astatke, Ralph Peterson, and Terri Lyne Carrington whose GRAMMY award winning album ‘The Mosaic Project’ she recorded flute on. In the pop realm, she has performed with Demi Lovato, Sleigh Bells, and can be heard playing flute on Beyoncé’s ‘Black Parade’. Most recently Hailey has been touring with pop/folk artist Clairo.

MAE.SUN has performed at notable venues including SFJAZZ Center, PDX Jazz at Lan Su Gardens, Music Hall of Williamsburg, National Sawdust, Mercury Lounge, Elsewhere, and Bowery Electric. MAE.SUN has also performed at BRIC Jazz Fest, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, and New York’s Winter Jazz Fest. She performed a live set on WBGO’s The Checkout, and most recently was the featured demo performer for Roland’s new Aerophone Pro. Hailey can also be heard in collaboration with Mia Garcia as part of their newest project OHMA. Their first album ‘Between All Things’ was released September 2022, and they just completed their first tour opening for FKJ across North America.

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Los Angeles art-pop trio Arc Iris fuses story-based songs with dense electronic and orchestral arrangements. The group, which began as the solo project of Jocie Adams, formerly of The Low Anthem, includes keyboardist, sample artist, and frequent Jon Anderson collaborator, Zach Tenorio-Miller and drummer Ray Belli. Arc Iris released its acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014 on ANTI/Bella Union. Subsequently, the band toured with artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group’s sophomore record, “Moon Saloon,” released on Bella Union in August 2016, represents a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Following the release of “Moon Saloon,” the band toured a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’. In early 2018, Arc Iris joined Kimbra on her North American tour and later that year, the trio released back to back records, “Icon of Ego”, on Brooklyn Indie label, Ba Da Bing Records, and “Foggy Lullaby”, their re-imagination of Mitchell’s ‘Blue’. In 2020, just days before the Covid-19 shutdown, the band premiered their most ambitious project to date, iTMRW: A Sci-Fi Ballet which featured six dancers from Providence, RI's HDC Dance Ensemble. In 2023, the band released their fifth record, "We Found Home".



428 S Hewitt St

Los Angeles, CA