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Joe Davidian Trio

Saturday, October 21, 8:00pm

“Pianist Davidian’s trio explorations are exquisitely swinging and
elegantly expressive. World class jazz…!”
– Fred Wilbur, The Spiel

Vermont native Joe Davidian returns home for a rare local performance with his trio to celebrate their 15-year anniversary and their new release, “Live at the Jazz Cave: Volume Two.” The Joe Davidian Trio (“JD3”) performs a mix of original works and jazz standards. They have been touring internationally since 2000, presenting concerts and giving masterclasses on improvisation and ensemble playing. In 2008, JD3 released the critically acclaimed album “Silent Fire,” featuring each trio members’ compositions. In April of 2013, JD3 released Live at the Jazz Cave: Volume One, which documents a four-year span of performances at the Nashville Jazz Workshop.

This American jazz trio is comprised of some of the nation’s hottest up-and-coming young lions. Bandleader and pianist Joe Davidian now lives in New York City where he performs regularly, including appearances with jazz legends Chester Thompson, Ira Sullivan, Joe Lovano, and Duffy Jackson. Davidian’s passion for jazz education has landed him professorships at University of Vermont, Belmont University and Middle Tennessee State University, and he also maintains an active roster of private piano students in NYC.

Bassist Dr. Jamie Ousley, voted “Best South Florida Jazz Musician of 2011,” is Professor of Jazz Bass at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

Austin McMahon, JD3’s drummer, has released two albums under his own name, and teaches jazz improvisation at Harvard University and at New England Conservatory in Boston, MA.