Ike Sturm is a bassist, composer and bandleader in New York. He also serves as Music Director for the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan. He has played on four Downbeat award-winning recordings. His Jazz Mass, a large-scale work, featuring choir and a string orchestra, premiered in Europe in 2011 and toured Europe and the US in 2012 and 2013. Ike’s next album will be released in early 2015.