TRIO TAQ: Marcin Masecki, Garth Stevenson, Ziv Ravitz - U.S. Tour
10 grudnia, 2007
\"...breathtaking technique, perfect timing, and great melodic richness\" - Jarek Polit, Jazzi Magazine
Marcin Masecki, the celebrated young jazz pianist who took the contemporary jazz world by storm when he won the 2005 Moscow International Jazz Piano Competition (its jury chaired by legendary
Martial Solal), is being brought back by The Polish Cultural Institute on a U.S. tour with his long-time partners in Trio TAQ � Canadian bassist Garth Stevenson and Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz.
Trio TAQ was founded in Boston in 2002 while Masecki, Stevenson and Ravitz were studying at the Berklee College of Music. During a six-hour session of original compositions and improvisations, Marcin, Garth, and Ziv experienced a chemistry and magic like no other, and forged a lifelong bond and band. They began performing in Boston and New York and in March 2003 made their first trip together to Poland.
Audiences were immediately captured by the energy, connectivity, telepathy, and honesty of the music. Over the next four years TAQ continued touring in Eastern and Western Europe at major jazz festivals and piano festivals like the London Jazz Festival and the International Jazz Piano Festival in Prague, as well as in clubs and concert halls. In 2005 TAQ recorded their album �TAQ Live in Minsk Mazowiecki.� Collectively they have performed with an impressive roster of notable artists including Joe Lovano, Lee Konitz, Tomasz Stanko, George Garzone, Ben Monder, Dave Samuels, Avishai Cohen and many others.
DECEMBER 17- 21, 2007
BOSTON, Lily Pad
Monday, December 17, 7:30PM
NEW YORK CITY, Joe�s Pub
Tuesday, December 18, 9:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA, Chris\' Jazz Café
Thursday, December 20, 8 PM
WASHINGTON, Bohemian Caverns
Friday, December 21, 9 & 11 PM