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Toby Koenigsberg

Toby Koenigsberg has performed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Puerto Rico; in Barrie, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta in Canada; in Paris, France; in London, England; in Helsinki and Järvenpää, Finland; and in Kawanoe Chuo City, Japan. He has performed with Marian McPartland, Rich Perry, Ron Miles, Ben Monder, Bill Holman, Eddie Gomez, and others. He tours regularly, performing at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Calgary, the Tony Williams Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Festival, the Royal Academy of Music, the Knitting Factory in New York City, and elsewhere. His most recent CD, Sense (Origin Records), garnered praise from Cadence, the All Music Guide, All About Jazz - New York, and other publications, and has received airplay on dozens of radio stations throughout the United States and internationally. His first CD, Push, features the great saxophonist Rich Perry. Koenigsberg has been honored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and while attending the Eastman School of Music he received the Schirmer Award, given to the most outstanding graduate jazz performer in a graduating class.

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CD/LP/Track Review
  • Drift by Dan McClenaghan
  • Sense by Terrell Kent Holmes
  • Sense by Dan McClenaghan
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Pianists continue to lead Modern Jazz in a direction that explores the future without letting go of the past.... (The Toby Koenigsberg Trio) offers creative forays into Jazz’s core. Two brief interpretations of “Stella by Starlight” serve to demonstrate the unique approach that the pianist and his trio apply to their work. Nothing is straightforward. Everything comes with a deep sense of adventure.... Koenigsberg ... drives his trio with energy. He likes to drive from the keyboard with a convincing aura that says, “We are here to deliver an exotic message that you’ve never heard before”...

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Eugene, OR

Albums

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