Program - Bill Charlap Trio

In 1997, Grammy award winning pianist Bill Charlap formed his trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. In 2000, he was signed to Blue Note Records and received two Grammy Award nominations, for Somewhere: The Songs of Leonard Bernstein and The Bill Charlap Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard. He is known for his interpretations of American popular song.. Time magazine wrote, “Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” Click here for Full Bio.

 

 

 

 

 

Program

July 14, 2017

8pm  Taplin Auditorium

 

An Evening of Jazz

Kenny Washington, Drums 

Peter Washington, Bass

Bill Charlap, piano

“The [Taubman] movements are designed to put you in the optimum position for every note, which means that once you get past the mechanics, you have more control over the sound of every note.”

TOM LAWTON, Senior Lecturer, University of the Arts