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

“Classical and jazz pianists play the same instrument and are governed by the same physiological principles. The physical freedom offered by the Taubman approach is the perfect companion to the creative freedom pursued by improvising jazz pianists.”

Don Glanden, Professor, The University of the Arts