To kick-off “April is Jazz Appreciation Month”, JazzBuffalo has invited one of the most exciting trios in jazz today to perform at Pausa Art House. The group will perform on Saturday, March 31st at 8 pm and will feature group leader and drummer Philippe Lemm along with pianist Angelo Di Loreto and bassist Jeff Koch. This date also represents a homecoming for pianist Angelo Di Loreto, a graduate of Williamsville East High School before heading to New York’s Manhattan School of Music.
The trio of musicians met in 2011 and the chemistry was instantaneous. The trio’s expanded repertoire includes re-imagined arrangements of jazz standards and sweeping compositions. Most recently evident in their highly acclaimed EP release of New Amsterdam. Where the tune Chrysalism demonstrates the unique, as well as, exceptional command each has of their instruments and meshing with each other. Here is the trip performing Chrysalism at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam:
The trio has steadily earned a reputation as an international jazz group invited to perform both in the United States and throughout Europe. The musicians have graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, the Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY, the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Concert Gebouw (The Royal Concert Hall in the Netherlands), the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, the Getxo Jazz Festival in Spain, and the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. Most recently, the group performed in an extensive tour throughout Poland.
A momentous turning point for the group came during a TV appearance on the Dutch program Vrije Geluiden. The broadcast led to sold-out concerts in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and other European cities. Cementing their place in the jazz world as an international jazz trio with much acclaim.
The concert marks a homecoming for pianist Angelo Di Loreto, a graduate of Williamsville East High School. Di Loreto earned his Bachelor of Music degree in 2011 and his Master of Music degree in 2013 from the Manhattan School of Music. Angelo was a finalist in the 2012 Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition in the United Kingdom and is a three-time ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award winner. Most recently, he was commissioned by the world-famous Metropole Orkest, based in the Netherlands, to arrange the John Coltrane version of “My Favorite Things.”
The trio offers Buffalo a unique musical experience unlike any in recent memory. They will perform in the intimate confines of Pausa Art House on Saturday, March 31st beginning at 8 pm with doors open at 6 pm. Admission is $15. Open seating so arrive early!