Annie Orzen, piano
Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik, bass
Will Davies, drums
Lily Bogas, vocals
Annie Orzen, born & raised in Glen Park, is studying jazz and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She’s been home for the holidays and returns to school shortly, but first a stop at Bird & Beckett!
The Annie Orzen Trio pushes the envelope of jazz, bringing a unique repertoire of original compositions and freshly interpreted standards to the Bird & Beckett stage. Heavily inspired by their training in jazz and their collective love for modern genres of music, the group combines jazz, r&b, gospel and funk into a contagiously exciting night of music.
It’s the late show Friday the 5th, so enjoy a meal at Manzoni or Tekka House and walk up to the shop for an 8:30 start.
$20 cover charge (cash or venmo at the door)
$10 for teens and music students
Annie has performed at notable San Francisco venues including Bird & Beckett last summer when she wowed the capacity audience with her trio, as well as at Brick & Mortar Music Hall and Neck of the Woods here in town and at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Annie can be heard live in various groups around New York and the Bay Area, including her jazz-pop fusion band, Seldon, The Eastman Jazz Lab Band and Fallopian Grooves, Rochester’s only all-women jazz group.
Drummer Will Davies, 19 years old from Piedmont, California, has been a percussionist since he was six, when pandeiro ace and family friend Brian Rice brought him up on stage at a concert and handed him a tambourine. Rice soon took him on as a student. Jazz, latin and funk music have been inspirational to Will all along the way. Will participated in the CASMEC All-State High School Jazz Band in 2022, and the California Jazz Conservatory Advanced High School Combo that he played in was recognized for “Best Original Composition” in the 2022 DownBeat Student Music Awards.
Here’s Annie’s show from July 2023…
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