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Matthew Fries Trio
July 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jazz pianist, Matthew Fries, has been making waves in the jazz world as both a soloist and accompanist. The winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, his debut album was named a critics pick by Jazziz Magazine. Both the The New York Times and The Times of London have heaped praise on his work as a sideman.
Originally from central Pennsylvania, he spent more than 20 years living in New York City and touring the world with a diverse lineup of artists that has included Curtis Stigers, Stacey Kent, Ann Hampton Callaway, DeeDee Bridgewater, Vincent Herring, Steve Wilson, and many others. Matthew recently left New York City and is currently on the faculty at Western Michigan University.
Matthew will be joined by Steve LaSpina on bass – an important figure on bass who is known fo his work with Chet Baker, Marian McPartland, Stan Getz and Jim Hall. Drummer Keith Hall will round out the trio, and he is a soulful drummer and passionate educator who is the founder of the Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive.
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