Danny Green Trio, with Special Guest Harvey Wainapel
Saturday, Apr 9th, 2016
Please join us on Saturday, April 9 when Avonova presents the return of the Danny Green Trio, joined by Harvey Wainapel. The show starts at 8 PM and the admission is $15. Doors open at 7:15.
The Danny Green Trio celebrates their return to Avonova! Hailed as “one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today” by All About Jazz, award-winning pianist/composer Danny Green has distinguished himself with his beautifully articulated touch and deep affinity for Brazilian music. The Southern California native has wowed critics and audiences alike with a growing portfolio of fresh and engaging jazz piano sounds. Green’s stellar trio, featuring bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, is on tour to promote the release of Altered Narratives, an album of vivid and gorgeous music that blends Brazilian, jazz, and classical elements. The Trio has performed and recorded with several notables in the Brazilian Jazz community including guitarist Chico Pinheiro and vocalist Claudia Villela.
A supremely eloquent clarinetist and a saxophonist of unusual presence and power, Bay Area legend Harvey Wainapel is a truly ambidextrous artist who has delved deeply into the vast and variegated traditions of jazz and Brazilian music. Over the past three decades, Wainapel has performed with masters such as pianists Kenny Barron and McCoy Tyner, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, drummer Billy Hart, and fellow reed expert Joe Lovano, as well as touring widely with Brazilian jazz giants Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. He’s also established himself as a singular presence on the Brazilian scene, spending at least a few months of every year in Brazil since 2000. JazzWeekly called Wainapel’s playing “music that restores the soul.”