Joel Frahm returns to April Jazz
Joel Frahm is a well-established icon of the New York jazz scene. His work as a leader and his collaboration with the leading players of his generation including Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Jane Monheit and Ari Hoenig have established him as among the most important and exciting players of our time.
The New York Times says, “Joel has established an identity … as a post-bop saxophonist with a deft and assertive command” and the Ottawa Citizen sums it up well, “Joel Frahm is widely known in the jazz world for his effusive creativity, rollicking positive spirit, technical fluency and versatility.” Brad Mehldau digs a little deeper, “When I think of Joel, I think of his sound on the tenor, big and generous, very warm and comfortable. One thing I always hear in Joel’s playing is an unapologetic emotional outpouring.”
Joel’s new trio is an international affair, consisting of Toronto’s most prolific bandleader Ernesto Cervini (Myriad3, Turboprop) on drums and NYC-based bassist Dan Loomis (of The Wee Trio, TS Monk, Vadim Neselovskyi). This band has been playing together for almost a decade in Cervini’s sextet Turboprop and his Quartet, the ECQ. This will be their first time touring as a trio!
Joel Frahm – saxophone
Dan Loomis – bass
Ernesto Cervini – drums
The talented students of the music school Ebeli will start off the evening
Rosa Pakkala – voc
Ella Eriksson & Anni Vuorinen – b.voc
Aleksi Harjunpää – gtr
Samu Jaantila – bass
Akseli Savola – keys
Robin Gustafsson – drs