It is amazing the infinite variety of music possible on piano. As a solo pianist the keyboard is like an orchestra at my finger tips; I can play just about play anything.
Adding string bass and drums provides a strong beat and greatly contributes to a creative freedom that I just can’t get enough of and yes, with this kind of support I can play just about anything.
These three instruments Piano/Keyboard, Bass and Drums form a foundation called a “rhythm section” which is the back bone of many styles of music from Big Band to Classic Rock, Motion Picture Themes and Love Songs to Jazz and Latin Standards, Tangos and Contemporary Top 40.
Just like a “String Quartet” version of a Coldplay or Disney song is “kind of cool”, it is also kind of cool for a Jazz Trio to cross over and play music not usually associated with this ensemble and as a result the listener is always challenged and will “listen newly” when they recognize a familiar melody played by Jazz Trio.
Soloist and Jazz Trio
A soloist (Vocalist) and other instruments (sax, guitar/vocalist, etc.) can be added to this basic trio and exponentially increase music possibilities.
Call me up and we can talk about the event you are planning. Music and its profound influence on an audience sets the tone for that event. See: Song Lists and Choosing Your Favorite Music.
What to Wear?
In addition to choosing music and atmosphere you would like to create we can also discuss how the ensemble should be dressed. Sunglasses are option.
Six Piece Live Band – video
Elegant Music Jazz Trio Sampler – video
Eric Zimmermann DJ/Master of Ceremonies, Pianist and Band Leader. Phone: 626-797-1795
Elegant Music 3190 Crestford Drive, Altadena, CA. 91001