Sunday, March 12th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Midnight Blue Trio
Drummer Otto Huber brought us this project, his organ trio sans organ this afternoon, with Sean Williams on guitar and Parker Grant on piano, swinging hard on material that echoes the work of such jazz legends as John Patton, George Benson and Jack McDuff.
Otto was raised in Chicago and early on steered to the Jazz Showcase in the Blackstone Hotel, where he heard countless top flight jazz performers. He became serious about drumming and started studying orchestral percussion to prepare himself for studies at Northern Illinois University where he received a Bachelor of Music.
Otto drove into Oakland CA in 1998, and says he’s been a happy local ever since. Here, he’s played with the likes of Cody Anderson, Brenda Boykin, Jamie Brewer, Gary Brown, Steve Carter, Michael Coleman, Delta Wires, Tod Dickow, Sharman Duran, Brandon Essex, Lorenzo Farrell, Ben Flint, Jesse Foster, Evan Francis, Herb Geller, Aaron Germain, Rich Gerrard, Jim Grantham, Rev. Johnathan Green, Gerry Grosz, Ken Husbands, Henry Hung, Sasha Jacobson, David Jeffrey, Saul Kaye, Art Khu, Grant Levin, Mark Little, Mark Levine, Damien Masterson, Paul Mausavi, Jimi Mitchell, Jason Muscat, Lila Nelson, Len & Ellen Patterson, Fred Randolph, Brad Russell, John Santos, Naim Satchia, Don Seaver, Dayna Stephens, Adam Shulman, Suzanna Smith, Mary Spalding and Yancie Taylor.
The Midnight Blue Organ Trio will ride again.
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