Hiromi: The Trio Project: Almost sold out!

Hiromi: The Trio Project: Almost sold out!

Hiromi

The Trio Project
feat. Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips

Saturday, April 6, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Hiromi Uehara
Almost Sold Out

Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time.

Hiromi: The Trio Project

An utterly original improviser and composer who turns each piece into a thrilling ride, Japanese-born pianist Hiromi returns with her powerful Trio Project, featuring electric bass master Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, whose gaudy résumé includes stints with Brian Eno, Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Toto, and The Who. Despite their obvious musical firepower, what’s most impressive about this band isn’t their matchless instrumental technique; it is instead their cohesive group approach in which no instrument is confined to its traditional role. “I want to treat the three instruments as three pieces of an orchestra, and extend the sound,” says the pianist. She worked with Jackson on her first two albums and had long thought about bringing him into the studio again. After playing several shows as a trio, she knew Phillips was the right drummer for her this incredible trio. “He’s got a very diverse, very unique sound,” Hiromi says. “He has an amazing understanding of all kinds of music, the same as Anthony, and that’s what I was looking for.” She introduced this hi-octane ensemble on 2011’s Telarc release Voice, following up with 2012’s Move. Their newest album, Alive, is the band’s most audacious to date – a record that, in the words of JazzTimes, “explodes out of the gate with even more velocity.”

Artist Personnel

Hiromi Uehara piano
Anthony Jackson contrabass guitar
Simon Phillips drums

Artist Website

"...the extravagantly dynamic pianist Hiromi Uehara pursues an aesthetic of hyper-dexterity with help from her regular partners, the bassist Anthony Jackson and the drummer Simon Phillips. " — The New York Times
"Hiromi is well on the way to creating a cohesive group approach in which no instrument is confined to its traditional role. " — San Francisco Chronicle
"One of jazz piano’s most brazenly virtuosic players. " — JazzTimes

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