EVAN JAGELS TRIO

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7:00 pm

February 7, 2018

Evan Jagels on bass, John Colonna on piano and Graeme Francis on drums.

John Colonna, Piano. John Colonna is a multi genre keyboard player based in New York. He grew up playing classical piano and then turned to jazz and improvisation. After attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition, he played in many musical theater productions, including a number productions for the Lake Dillon Theater Company. He moved to New York City to receive his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from NYU. He now teaching Piano and Music Theory at SUNY Oneonta and is a freelance pianist who plays in a multiplicity of styles and venues, from Renaissance Church in Harlem to his own piano trio.

Blake Fleming is a drummer known for his involvement with several influential experimental bands including The Mars Volta, Laddio Bolocko, The Rollo Treadway & Future by Now. Fleming has been an adjunct professor in the Music Department at SUNY Oneonta since 2008, teaching private lessons and running a number of rock-based ensembles.

Evan Jagels, Bass Evan is a versatile musician, and while he is most frequently performing in the area with the Hop City Hellcats and Mopar Cams, his foundation is in jazz. Evan earned his Master of Arts in Jazz Performance from the City University of New York, Queens College, where he was the recipient of the Michael Feinstein Award. He has also studied with Ron Carter, Buster Williams and Nilson Matta. Some of his performance highlights include the Uni-Jazz Festival in the Czech Republic, the Oneonta Jazz Festival with Ray Vega, B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC, Blue Note in Dresden, Germany, and Flushing Town Hall in Queens. Also an educator, Evan has taught for the New York Summer Music Festival and Jazz Connect at Flushing Town Hall and is adjunct professor of bass and jazz ensemble at Hartwick College