EVAN JAGELS TRIO

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7:00 pm

April 4, 2018

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

Blake Fleming, Drums Blake Fleming is a percussionist known for his involvement with several influential experimental bands. His drumming has been written about in such major publications as The New York Times, NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, MOJO, Modern Drummer, DRUM!, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Alternative Press. He was included in SPIN.com’s 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music. He has performed on over 50 albums to date and has toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K. extensively. His performances have ranged from sold-out arena tours with the Mars Volta opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers to performing solo with Olympic synchronized swimmers to performing on the BBC to creating soundtracks for video installations in museums worldwide. In early 2013 he released his debut solo record, Time’s Up, an all drum and percussion odyssey that has been called “a truly pioneering record” and has been the subject of magazine articles, reviews, interviews, and radio play throughout six continents. His song, The Funky Komodenu, was used by Macy’s for a commercial during New York City’s Fall 2013 Fashion Week. Blake is currently teaching students worldwide via Skype, performing and doing studio sessions. He has been Adjunct Lecturer and Drum Instructor at SUNY Oneonta since 2008. 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.

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.