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Dazzle Jazz Celebrates the Art of the Piano Trio with Gift Certificate Giveaways

For the next six weeks, Dazzle Jazz will be celebrating the art of the piano trio with four of today’s most revered piano trios. You can join in the celebration too. Any patron that attends a show by all four artists will receive a $30 Dazzle Jazz Gift Certificate! 

Here’s how it works: When you attend a show by the Fred Hersch Trio (April 30 – May 1), you will receive a “Dazzle Jazz Piano Passport” with a stamp in the first box. Bring your “passport” with you to a show by each of the next three artists to receive a stamp in the three remaining boxes. While attending a Benny Green Trio performance (June 10-11), you may exchange your completed “passport” for a $30 Dazzle Jazz Gift Certificate which you can use on your next visit!

Here’s more information about the piano trios we are presenting in this series.

Fred Hersch (April 30 – May 1) is described by The New York Times as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st century.” Hersch has garnered eight Grammy nominations as a pianist and composer, and has collaborated with a wide range of jazz greats, including Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Stan Getz, and Bill Frisell.

Cyrus Chestnut (May 17-18) is described by The New York Times as “…one of jazz’s most convincing anachronisms.” Further, “his brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era, sometime before the ascent of Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner, to say nothing of Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett… What makes his music fly is a complete security in his style, and that sense of untroubled self-assurance.”

Peter Martin (May 21-22) is described by the Washington Post as “one of the most underrated pianists in jazz today… Martin plays with the kind of daring and excitement that marks a distinctive personality on the keyboard.” Though perhaps best known for his work with Grammy-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves, Martin has collaborated with many jazz greats including Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, and Joshua Redman.

Benny Green (June 10-11) is one of jazz’s great hard bop pianists. The Chicago Tribune noted that “to hear Green producing long sequences of whirring, beautifully sculpted notes in his right hand [is] to understand why piano virtuoso Oscar Peterson long ago had embraced him as a protégé.” After emerging from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Green collaborated with artists such as Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, and Ray Brown.