Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

The Jarrett Cherner Trio

New York based pianist Jarrett Cherner returns home to the bay area with a trio of extraordinary NYC based musicians, all with ties to the local scene. Joining Cherner are Israeli bassist Haggai Cohen, who recently relocated to the east coast from Berkeley, and drummer Jaimeo Brown, who like Cherner, was born and raised locally.

Friday, January 4, 2013 at 8pm
$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Jarrett Cherner is a New York based pianist, composer, and educator who grew up in the bay area and is no stranger to the local scene. After completing his undergraduate work at Tufts University (B.S. Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and the New England Conservatory of Music (U.D. in Jazz Piano Performance), Cherner moved home to San Francisco where he quickly gained a reputation as "one of the most exciting young pianist-composers on the Bay Area scene" (San Jose Mercury News). His debut album as a leader, "Burgeoning", earned him recognition from the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards and critics alike. In 2008, Cherner relocated to New York City where he's currently performing and teaching, having recently earned a Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He has toured throughout the U.S. as well as in South America, Canada, and Europe, both leading his own trio and working as a sideman. In addition to leading the trio, Cherner is a member of the collective project Sketches (sketchesmusic.com) which will be releasing their debut album in 2013. As an educator, Cherner maintains a small private studio in NYC and is on the faculty at Franklin & Marhsall College, the New York Jazz Academy, and the Larchmont Music Academy. Previous positions include the Manhattan School of Music Summer Music Camp, San Jose Summer Jazz Workshop, Jazzschool’s Summer Youth Program, TAG Hispanic summer program at UMass Boston, and Summerbridge San Francisco. jarrettcherner.com

At the young age of 25, bass player and composer Haggai Cohen Milo is already a known name in the international music scene. Mr. Cohen Milo, currently operating from New York, NY, brings exotic flavors to his music from his native Israel. In both his compositions an in his playing, there is a contemporary mix of sound between east and west. Mr. Cohen-Milo first gained international recognition when he won the First Prize in the International Ensemble Competition in Belgium 2006. In the same year, Cohen Milo was also awarded the DownBeat Magazine Music Awards and the grand prize at the Fish Middleton Jazz Soloist Competition held in Washington, DC. Cohen Milo released his debut album in January 2007 under the prestigious record label “Fresh Sound - New Talent”. The album received enthusiastic reviews in the US and in Europe. Cohen Milo also recorded with different artists for Warner Music, Sunnyside Records and more. With a fast growing touring career, Cohen Milo has already performed on some of the most important stages around the world, including Carnegie Hall and Birdland (New York), Getxo International Jazz Festival (Spain), The Jazz Station (Belgium) and Rome Music Festival (Italy), to name a few. Cohen Milo graduates in 2009 from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with such masters as Danilo Perez, Bob Moses, Jamey Hadad and Jerry Bergonzi. hcmmusic.com

Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) is emerging as one of the preeminent new drummers on the World jazz and creative music scene. Comfortable in any setting from jazz club to arena concert, Jaimeo began his drum career at age 16 with his father bassist Dartanyan Brown and mother pianist and woodwind specialist, Marcia Miget, and drum teacher, Sly Randolph, himself a Bernard Purdie protégé from Harlem. A 2001 cum laude graduate of the vaunted jazz program at William Paterson University, Jaimeo’s first offer after graduation was to take the drum chair for the Charles Mingus Big Band. In only 15 years, he has performed with a wide range of musicians including Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Wynton Marsalis, Kaamal (aka Q-Tip), Carl Craig, Kenny Garrett, Geri Allen, Steve Turre, Pharoah Sanders and Bobby Hutcherson, with whom he established his national reputation at 19 years of age. According to Hutcherson “Jaimeo is the kind of player, who allows me to play what I hear with no compromises,” continuing he said, “His value as an artist lies as much in his personality and respectful nature as it does in his considerable talent as a percussionist.” In addition to his own considerable talents as a drummer, clinician and composer, Jaimeo is also the leader of the a new circle of young NYC musicians grounded in the African-American roots of their music and committed to maintaining the community of like-minded musicians dedicated to extending the music well into the new century. Jaimeo's debut album with Transcendence will be released in 2012 also on Motema records. jaimeobrown.com

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