NEPR Presents: Brad Mehldau Trio

NEPR Presents: Brad Mehldau Trio

Tue · April 24, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$28.50 - $38.50

One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path, which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. From critical acclaim as a bandleader to major international exposure in collaborations with Pat Metheny, Renee Fleming, and Joshua Redman, Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. His forays into melding musical idioms, in both trio (with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums) and solo settings, has seen brilliant re-workings of songs by contemporary songwriters like The Beatles, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Gershwin and Nick Drake; alongside the ever evolving breath of his own significant catalogue of original compositions. With his self-proclaimed affection for popular music and classical training, "Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years" (The New York Times).

Brad Mehldau Trio
Brad Mehldau Trio
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. He has worked primarily with the same trio since 1995, featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy. Between 1996 and 2000, they released a series of five records on the Warner Brothers label entitled The Art of the Trio, and in 2004 released the album Anything Goes. In 2005, drummer Jeff Ballard joined Mehldau’s trio.
Venue Information:
The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA, 01060
http://aomtheatre.com/