If you ever have the opportunity to see PROJECT trio perform, do not miss it! These three guys are SO talented and full of energy, passionate, fun, funny... did I mention just how passionate they are about their craft?!?
from their web page:
MISSION STATEMENT: PROJECT Trio is dedicated to galvanizing artistic awareness through performance, education and community engagement. We believe that there is a direct correlation between artistry and scholastic achievement. Creativity encourages critical thinking. By combining classical repertoire with elements of hip-hop and popular music, PROJECT Trio engages today’s younger audience.
I love that the trio teaches kids wherever they go on tour, as a way to promote the arts and to expose today's youth to the wonder of live performance. They are magical. I can't even begin to describe their music, except to say I heard a bit of classical, some jazz, some original pieces (that were outstanding), some rap, some hip hop, some bee bop, and some "beatnik" (whatever that is). What I heard mostly, is beautiful musicianship and incredibly well practiced ensemble work. These guys are not to be missed. I left the concert feeling inspired to play my piano again and to get back to singing somewhere. This may or may not happen (the singing part I'm referring to), but the sheer fact that I was touched by their music and their message, and was inspired to get back in touch with that part of me was very special to me. And if you get the chance to go see and hear these guys perform, be sure to take a young person with you... you won't regret it, I promise!
(The bass player, Peter Seymour, was beyond cute... SO much personality... I really admired his on stage presence... it's not easy to play an instrument and engage an audience the way he did!)