What can safely be called the only jazz group of its kind, the Jazz Arts Trio, through note–for–note transcriptions of historic moments in piano jazz, is keeping alive music that otherwise would live on only in recordings. The Jazz Arts Trio does not simply imitate. Rather, the three musicians infuse the music with their own vitality and interpretations, much the way a chamber music ensemble approaches Bach or Beethoven. This “classical” approach to jazz breaks down genre boundaries, delighting long-time jazz enthusiasts as well as those new to this great music. And classical music lovers will thrill to the Jazz Arts Trio's high level of artistry and technical prowess as applied to this most classic of American art forms.
The Jazz Arts Trio -- one of a kind among jazz ensembles today.
Lifetime friends, the members of the Jazz Arts Trio began playing together over 30 years ago while in junior high school in the Boston area
FREDERICK MOYER, piano
Frederick Moyer has established a vital musical career that has taken him to forty-one countries and to such distant venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. He has appeared as piano soloist with world renowned orchestras including the Cleveland, Philadelphia and Minnesota Orchestras, the St. Louis, Dallas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Houston, Boston, Singapore, Netherlands Radio, Latvian, Iceland and London Symphony Orchestras, the Buffalo, Hong Kong and Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, and the major orchestras of Australia. His 22 recordings on the Biddulph, GM and JRI labels comprise works by over thirty composers and reflect his affinity for a wide variety of styles.
PETER TILLOTSON, bass
Blessed with an empathic ear and cursed with an insatiable musical thirst, bassist Peter Tillotson's journey has taken him everywhere from garage bands to Lincoln Center and from Be-bop to Bluegrass. As a first-call bassist in the New England area, Peter has performed with members of the Boston Symphony, Jim Hurst (International Bluegrass Music Association's guitar-player of year), entertainers Don Rickles, Steve Allen, Scott Bakula, Maureen McGovern and Suzanne Somers. Peter's expertise in acoustic amplification has kept him busy as a technical consultant to a who's who of artists including Acoustic Alchemy, Barenaked Ladies, Daughtry, Sheryl Crow, Count Basie Orchestra, Doc Watson, Jerry Douglas, Dixie Chicks, Lisa Loeb, Lyle Lovett, Avril Lavigne, Dave Mathews, John Mayer, Joe Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon and Pete Townshend.
PETER FRAENKEL, drums
As a high school student, Peter studied drums and percussion with renowned teachers Fred Buda and Alan Dawson at the Berklee College of Music and privately, and then attended the New England Conservatory as a percussion major, where he studied with Frank Epstein and Fred Buda. He has performed with a wide range of musicians and singers, including Claudio Roditi, Jed Levy, Fred Hersch, Paul Meyers, and Margaret Whiting, and in a wide range of styles from jazz to Brazilian to funk and rock. Recently, he has recorded and performed with noted contemporary singer/songwriter Lisa Lynne Mathis, and is a regular recording artist for Second Act Studios in New York. Peter's international career has taken him across NorthAmerica as well as to such far-flung cities as Nairobi, London, Santiago, and Hong Kong.