Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Uri Caine Trio Coming Soon!

Our next show is just around the corner. We're proud to present the Uri
Caine Trio on Thursday, March 12 at 8 pm at the Morris Graves Museum of
Art (636 F St. in Eureka).

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are
on sale now at Peoples Records and the Works in Arcata and Eureka and
online at http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/tickets.htm. It's going to be
great hearing this brilliant piano trio in the wonderfully intimate
Graves, but that also means that seating is limited. If you purchase
tickets in advance online or at one of the outlets, we can guarantee that
you'll get a seat. If you get them at the door, standing room may be all
that's left. Remember also to come early to get a good seat.

Uri Caine is a wildly eclectic and inventive pianist known equally for his
massive jazz chops and his iconoclastic reinterpretations of classical
composers. He's collaborated with everyone from Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson
(of hip-hop band The Roots) to the Cleveland Orchestra, and his extensive
discography includes recordings dedicated to solo piano, Tin Pan Alley,
Jewish traditions and electro-acoustic grooves. In his trio, which has
been a working band for over a decade, Caine practices yet another musical
style in which he's deeply rooted: modern, acoustic, straight-ahead jazz.
But like the rest of his music, his work with piano trio both honors and
reinterprets the tradition, using familiar standards and his own originals
as springboards for surprising and adventurous improvisations. All About
Jazz called the group's signature album "Live at the Village Vanguard"
"relentlessly inventive...a masterwork from a pianist at the very top of
his game."

The other two members of the trio are fantastic musicians as well. Bassist
Drew Gress is a respected leader in his own right who has also served as a
sideman for musicians like Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Ravi Coltrane, Marc
Copland, Fred Hersch and John Hollenbeck. His album "7 Black Butterflies"
landed on a slew of "Best of 2005" lists. Ben Perowsky's drumming has been
heard with everyone from Rickie Lee Jones and James Moody to John Zorn and
John Cale. He also leads several groups of his own.

As with all Redwood Jazz Alliance concerts, the artists will present a
free workshop open to everyone the next morning. Caine’s workshop will be
at 10 a.m. in Fulkerson Recital Hall on Friday, March 13.

For more about the Uri Caine Trio, go to
http://www.redwoodjazzalliance.org/caine.html. You'll also find streaming
audio of their music there.

We'll see you on the 12th!

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