The Joel Frahm Trio
presents music from the new album
The Bright Side (Anzic Records, 2021)
Joel Frahm, tenor saxophone
Dan Loomis, bass
Ernesto Cervini, drums
$20 cover charge at the door (cash please)
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Coming off nine consecutive bookings in Europe in April (with dates in France, Germany, the UK, Norway and Sweden) and two consecutive bookings in Ontario, Canada (at the Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Jazz Bistro in Toronto), the Joel Frahm Trio heads west for seven shows from San Diego to Seattle, including this exclusive San Francisco date at Bird & Beckett, celebrating their new CD, “The Bright Side.” Â joelfrahm.com
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Saxophonist Joel Frahm brought his talents to a fine point with 30 years in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. He now lives in Nashville, where he continues to play the music he loves. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world. He has worked alongside Betty Carter, Kenny Barron, Freddy Cole, Dianne Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Bill Charlap, Brad Mehldau, Matt Wilson, Cyrille Aimee, and many other top artists.
Frahm has played as a leader or sideman on more than 100 recordings and has appeared at jazz festivals in the United States, Europe, Israel, Canada and South America. Catch this live John Griffin-inspired workout on Rhythm Changes!
In addition to his work as a performer, he has taught jazz classes in clinics at the University of North Carolina, the University of Connecticut, New York University, Wichita State University, the University of North Texas, Baylor University, Colorado State University, Furman University, the University of Toronto, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Manitoba and others. He also has worked at the Monterey Jazz Festivalâ€™s Next Generation program; the Sant Andreu Youth Jazz Orchestra in Barcelona, Spain; the Dave Brubeck Institute in Stockton, California; the Center for Jazz Studies at the Israel Conservatory in Tel Aviv; the Czech Jazz Workshop in Prague; and the Siena Jazz Workshop in Italy.
Following the last date of the trio’s July 2022 west coast tour, July 24 in Seattle’s Royal Room, Joel will close out the month with five days teaching at the Centrum Jazz Workshop led by John Clayton in Port Townsend, Washington. That’s Joel, third from left, clapping out the rhythm for the young ‘uns.
And then? It’s back home to Nashville for an August 3 booking at Rudy’s Jazz Room, a familiar haunt for the peripatetic jazzman.
Joel grew up in Racine, Wisconsin and moved to West Hartford, Connecticut as a high school freshman, where he became part of the acclaimed Hall High School jazz band. It was there he developed a passion for jazz, exploring the music of jazz greats such as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Wayne Shorter. In 1992, he received a bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Thirty years on, he’s performing, recording and touring prolifically domestically and internationally.
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