and WTJU-FM Present
at Brooks Hall, University of Virginia
Saturday October 8, 2011, 8pm
As part of an ongoing series in co-operation with Dutch cultural agencies, The Charlottesville Jazz Society and WTJU-FM are pleased to bring Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher to The University of Virginia’s Brooks Hall on Saturday October 8th at 8:00 p.m. The Trio’s special guest for this performance will be Charlottesville trumpeter and Director of the University of Virginia Jazz Ensemble, John D’earth.
Based in Holland, Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher is a collaborative ensemble consisting of Michiel Braam on piano, Wilburt deJoode on bass and Michael Vatcher on drums, three of the Dutch jazz scene’s most inspired and talented musicians, for whom freedom and adventure are essential values. All three play an equal role in the music, which can go in any direction at any time, depending on decisions made on the spot. The long musical friendship (since 1989) results in intuitive playing of the highest order. Cadence Magazine says: “The Trio has one of the most integrated sounds I’ve heard from any such grouping. They travel the continuum from Trad to Free with ease and dexterity.”
Pianist Michiel Braam combines exceptional virtuosity with a playful unpredictability. ''I'm a child of the zap culture, I get bored quickly. If I know what's coming beforehand it's no fun anymore,” he says. Important influences are pianists Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk and Lenny Tristano, who like Braam moved outside the mainstream while building on the jazz tradition. Braam's infectious dynamic and percussive style is strictly his own. His unexpected, sometimes comic meanderings are always rooted in the material.
California native Michael Vatcher has resided in Amsterdam since 1981. He has amazed audiences all over the world with his intricate, exciting style of drumming, performing with the likes of John Zorn, Van Dyke Parks, and the Dylan cover band Jewels and Binoculars.
Wilbert de Joode is a veritable research scientist of bass pizzicato and bowing techniques. A self-taught musician, de Joode is currently one of the most active bass players in improvised music. His individual style and musicality transforms the double bass into an equal partner in a wide variety of ensembles.
Brooks Hall is located on the grounds of The University of Virginia, on University Avenue near the Rotunda. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for Jazz Society members, and $5 for all students. Tickets are available at the door only.
For more information contact Gary Funston at (434) 249-6191, or visit The Charlottesville Jazz Society.