Thu, Feb 04|
Matt Herskowitz Trio at GetClassical@Zincbar
Herskowitz is a "Jazz Icon, deeply rooted in the Classical Canon"
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2016, 7:00 PM
Zinc Bar, 82 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, USA
About the Event
Great performance flair and exquisite pianistic technique have led pianist Matt Herskowitz on a genre-binding musical exploration, incorporating classical idioms with jazz- and world-music. Thanks to his “rare passion…precise sense of nuance… power, artistry and chops…” (Le Devoir/Downbeat) he has carved out his individual voice in his free style improvisations, arranging others’ and his own compositions. His prolific recording catalogue includes works as different as Glazunov’s 2nd Piano Concerto (Chandos Label) to the pianist’s “solo album of the year”: Matt Herskowitz Upstairs. A captivating array of arrangements of works by Gershwin to Schumann to Dave Brubeck, it includes originals based on the classical material by Herskowitz, like his renowned track “Bach a la Jazz,” arrangement of Bach’s Prelude in C Minor.
His artist collaborations include The Knights, who premiered his 2012 Concert Grosso in Central Park’s Naumburg Orchestral Concert Series, the ravishing Canadian Violinist Lara St. John, Emmy-nominated Russian/American violinist Philippe Quint, as well as his own jazz trio. Always at the forefront Herskowitz’s talent in all of its skilled facets at the piano and grand realm of musical imagination.