Jazz Arts Trio
Oscar Peterson. Bill Evans. Vince Guaraldi. Erroll Garner. Horace Silver. Herbie Hancock. Chick Corea. Hear the Jazz Arts Trio bring to the concert stage the best trio performances of these historic piano giants all in one evening!
What can safely be called the only jazz group of its kind, the Jazz Arts Trio, through note for note transcriptions of historic moments in piano jazz, is keeping alive music that otherwise would live on only in recordings. The Jazz Arts Trio does not simply imitate. Rather, the three musicians infuse the music with their own vitality and interpretations, much the way a chamber music ensemble approaches Bach or Beethoven. This “classical” approach to jazz breaks down genre boundaries, delighting long-time jazz enthusiasts as well as those new to this great music. And classical music lovers will thrill to the Jazz Arts Trio's high level of artistry and technical prowess as applied to this most classic of American art forms.
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CADENCE (July-Aug-Sept 2009)
The roots of this project go back over 30 years, when pianist
Frederick Moyer painstakingly transcribed Oscar Peterson’s “Bossa
Beguine” note-for-note using his parent’s reel-to-reel recorder and experienced the joy of playing them with friends and fellow musicians
Peter Tillotson and Peter Fraenkel in high school. Following music
studies at Indiana University, Moyer became a Classical pianist, and
for twenty-five years he performed thousands of recitals and appeared
as a piano soloist with numerous orchestras all over the world. In
2007, during a nine-month sabbatical, Moyer rediscovered his interest
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