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Donny Frauenhofer Trio With Special Guest Adam Bronstein at Jazz at Chandlerville
Thursday, August 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join the Donny Frauenhofer Trio at JAZZ at CHANDLERVILLE for a night of the most diverse and exciting original jazz music in Buffalo! Featuring fellow local composer Adam Bronstein, the performance will include acoustic and electric original compositions from both Frauenhofer and Bronstein ranging from traditional styles to modern groove fusion and experimental improvisation.
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Donny Frauenhofer is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and educator from Buffalo, NY that has been making big waves both regionally as well as nationally in several genres since the start of his professional career. He has performed with various groups at national festivals such as Summer Camp Music Festival, Northwest Jazz Festival, Night Lights Music Festival, Some Kind of Jam, Queen City Jazz Festival, Woodhenge Sustainability Festival, among others. Largely known as Buffalo’s best-kept secret, the secret may be starting to spread with nominations for “Best Jazz Pianist” in JazzBuffalo’s Reader’s Poll 3 years running, and a nomination for “John Hunt Jazz Artist of the Year” in 2018. Constantly rejecting and reinventing narrow labels to expand his craft, Frauenhofer truly best represents an incoming generation of musicians that embrace and access an infinite amount of influences
James Benders studied double bass with Paul Zapalowski of the BPO and Henry Preyerbrune of the TCO, and got his jazz to start with Rodney Appleby and Phil Aguglia. He’s played with the likes of Greg Banaszak, Mingus Band member Lauren Sevian, and Grammy-winning artist and composer Gordon Goodwin, and premiered a musical at Playhouse Square of Cleveland while studying double bass performance at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of music. In Buffalo, he’s a regular member of the Truth, Kristen Smigielski Combo, DF3, Nickel City Jazz, and was with Gruvology on their European tour.