FRED MOYER JAZZ TRIO

January 23 and 24, 2023

The delightful Fred Moyer Jazz Trio is unique among today’s musical ensembles. Pianist Frederick Moyer transcribes every note of recorded improvisations of such jazz greats as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Ahmed Jamal and Erroll Garner. Fred and friends then bring these miraculous creations back to life, interpreting the music with their own chamber music style. The end result is a swinging celebration of the greatest in America’s classical music: jazz!

Frederick Moyer, Piano: For over 35 years, Fred has made a living solely from concerts and recordings. He plays hundreds of concerts annually across the country, has performed in 44 countries, in such venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Syndey Opera House, Windsor Castle, Carnegie Recital Hall, Tanglewood, and the Kennedy Center. Fred has performed with most of the major orchestras in the United States as well as many orchestras throughout Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.

An avid computer programmer and inventor with multiple patents, Fred has created innovative concerts that redefine the piano recital. His MoyerCam gives the audience a view of the hands and keyboard from virtually any seat. His USolo software allows him to play piano concertos in recital with orchestral accompaniment synchronized to his interpretations.  In 2009 and 2010, he and Dr. Paul Green presented to the world several unknown piano works by Robert Schumann – a musical find that was widely reported in the news media.

In 1992, Moyer started JRI Recordings. His many recordings on this and other labels comprise works by over thirty composers and reflect an affinity for a wide variety of styles. His CD of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto was the first commercial recording of a large-scale Romantic work using an orchestra created from sampled sounds. Many composers have written for Moyer, including Pulitzer Prize winners George Walker and Ned Rorem, and Donal Fox.

Lowell Ringel, Bass: Lowell Ringel is a bassist, composer, and music educator originally from Hillsborough, North Carolina.  He currently resides in Miami, Florida, where he makes a career regularly performing around South Florida with both his own projects and as a sideman. As a composer, Ringel’s music blends jazz sensibilities and classical vocabulary into compositions imbued with a rich color palette.  Reminiscent at times of Claude Debussy and Charlie Haden, he seeks to explore how human emotion and interpersonal relationships can be expressed through music.  His work as a composer and bandleader led to the release of his first CD with his chamber jazz collective, Threeplustwo,  in 2019. His second album, Geodesics, came out in Spring 2020 with the Finnish-American collective “Transatlanttiset,” co-led by Ringel, trumpeter Tomi Nikku, and flautist/vocalist Josefiina Vannesluoma.

Bob Savine, Drums:  Drummer Bob Savine began his formal musical training at Penn State University, where he received a B.S. in Music Education. Further studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston led him to his current position as a freelance musician in the Boston area. Bob has performed with a diverse group of singers and instrumentalists including The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Keely Smith, Sheila Jordan, Mike Metheny, David Kikoski, Herb Pomeroy, Jerry Bergonzi and many other fine musicians.

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