Wine and Jazz Series Musicians
Howard Hinsdale's Wine Bar $35
Today, he’s a master pianist, accomplished singer and songwriter who makes sophisticated use of the Smooth Jazz he helped to pioneer. He’s been on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and had four Number One albums on Adult Contemporary and Smooth Jazz charts. A polished entertainer, Tom has touched listeners worldwide because his subtle, skillful music is always cheerful and accessible yet deeply resonant. In his voice and touch on piano, we hear the perfect marriage: the improvisational jazz fusion that first propelled him to the top joined with the warm, melodic grooves that have kept him there.
February 25, 2012
Hinsdale's Wine Bar
A mix of jazz standards, bossas and sambas, with a bit of R&B.
A bass player and composer, he came to United States from Brazil in 2009, where he completed a Masters of Music program at Western Oregon University. He has performed internationally with his own trio, Dialeto Brasileiro, and with such renowned artists as Lizz Wright, Mentor Williams, Nancy King, Mel Brown, Lynn Anderson, Allen Toussaint, and the American Metropole Orchestra. http://www.wagnertrindade.com/
Cassio Vianna, pianist, has performed and/or recorded with several Brazilian musicians and composers, such as Fatima Regina, Roberto Menescal, Claudio Nucci, Armando Marçal, Piry Reis, and José Neto, among others www.cassiovianna.com/bio
Dan Balmer & Go By Train
Dan Balmer has long been considered one of the finest guitarists, composers, and educators in the Northwest. In 2009 Dan became one of only five Oregonians to be honored with membership in both The Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame. He is the youngest person to be included in both Halls, and is hailed by the Los Angeles Times as, “the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be." http://danbalmer.com/
Circle 3 Trio
To hear and see the trio click on this link:http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/128472488.html
David Friesen: Bass
David Friesen has recorded over 75 CD's as a leader/ co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed and/ or recorded with many of the great names and legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Freddy Hubbard, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Joe Venuti, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Kenny Drew Sr., Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Slim Gaillard, John Scofield, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Paul Motian, Jack Dejohnette, Airto Moreira, and many others. He has performed in concert as a soloist (Friesen is one of two or three bassists in the world that is able to play a solo concert and keep an audience riveted) and with his own groups throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Poland, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Chile, China, Russia, Lithuania and the Ukraine.
Greg Goebel: Piano
Born in Oregon, Greg began piano lessons at the age of four. Though improvising and composing music from an early age, it wasn’t until high school that he became seriously interested in jazz and improvisation. Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University Of Oregon School Of Music where he studied composition and improvisation with Gary Versace, Randy Porter and Steve Owen.
Throughout his high school and college careers, Greg has received numerous awards for excellence in musicianship and composition. Upon graduation he received the University’s award for Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Music. The University said of his achievements, “[he] has personally done more to elevate the performance level of our jazz students than any other person, graduate or undergraduate, who has attended the U of O in at least the last fifteen years”. Greg has been recognized in Down Beat magazine with an award for Outstanding Original Composition. He has consistently been given top honors at music festivals including, most recently, Best Overall College Performer and three times Best Overall College Pianist at the Reno International Jazz Festival.
Charlie Doggett: Drums
Charlie Doggett, drummer/percussionist/composer, is one of the most enigmatic drummers in the Portland and the greater Northwest music scene.
He has earned a BA in Music from the University of Oregon, where he studied with Charles Dowd and Gary Versace. He has performed with a long list of stellar artists including, Charles McPherson, John Gross, Javon Jackson, Ralph Bowen, David Friesen, Glen Moore, Ben Wolfe, Nancy King, David Frishberg, Darrell Grant, Poncho Sanchez, and Titos Sompa. He has appeared at such festivals as, British Columbia’s du Maurier International Jazz Festival, the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, Alberta, Canada, Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, the Ballard Jazz Festival, and the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz. His performances have been featured on Branford Marsalis’ NPR Jazz Set Program, the WB's prime time show "Jack & Jill" and the title track for the movie "Kat and Allison".