This incredible trio of piano, bass and drums play note by note transcriptions of some of the greatest jazz ever written. Most of the great classical composers were excellent improvisers, and many compositions started life as improvisations. Theme and variations, a common form in classical music is the model for most jazz.
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The main feature of the program: the trio’s unique arrangements of the Great American Songbook —such favorites as Windmills Of Your Mind, Girl From Ipanema, Oh What a Beautiful Morning.
Second: the trio will bring you some of their recent musical forays into beautiful and exotic corners of themusic world. First, their arrangements of the lyrical music of Alec Wilder, who wrote for such greats as Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee. And then “Samai,” virtually performed with oudist Iyad Staiti of Ramallah Palestine, inspired by a trip Fred made to the Middle East in 2019.
Third: The Fred Moyer Trio is known for their note-for-note transcriptions of great jazz trios of the past. This is a labor of love, involving writing out and then learning every note of favorite recordings. Tonight, Fred and friends will bring to life trios led by pianists Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans and Chick Corea.
Finally, Fred who has appeared many times for the Florida Keys Concert Association as a solo classical pianist will play a few short classical selections, chosen to demonstrate the many connections between classical music and jazz.
*Artists, programs, dates and venues are subject to change.