It is amazing the infinite variety of music possible with solo piano. As a pianist the keyboard is like an orchestra at my fingertips; I can play just about play anything.
Adding string bass and drums provides a strong beat and greatly contributes to creative freedom that I just can’t get enough of and yes, with this kind of support I can play just about anything.
These three instruments Piano/Keyboard, Bass, and Drums form a foundation called a “rhythm section” which is the backbone of many styles of music from Big Band to Classic Rock, Motion Picture Themes and Love Songs to Jazz and Latin Standards, Tangos and Contemporary Top 40.
Just like a “String Quartet” version of a Coldplay or Disney song is “kind of cool”, it is also kind of cool for a Jazz Trio to cross over and play music not usually associated with this ensemble and as a result the listener is always challenged and will “listen newly” when they recognize a familiar melody played by Jazz Trio.
Soloist and Jazz Trio
A soloist (Vocalist) and other instruments (sax, guitar/vocalist, etc.) can be added to this basic trio and exponentially increase music possibilities.
Call me up and we can talk about the event you are planning. Music has a profound influence on an audience and sets the tone for an event.
What to Wear?
In addition to choosing music and the atmosphere you would like to create, we can also discuss how the ensemble should be dressed. Sunglasses are optional.
Sincerely, Eric Zimmermann
Elegant Music 626-797-1795