June 8 • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm• $12
Tonewood applies harmonies and minimalism to 100 years of jazz. Experience our hypnotic vocals and imaginative backing and take off on flights of understated dreaming with us. From 20s French café jazz to swing to David Bowie. http://www.tonewoodtriomusic.com/
Mallory Glaser has performed in jazz, folk, R&B, and avant-garde settings. She holds a B.F.A. from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where she studied jazz, classical art song, free improvisation, live electronica, and Middle Eastern and West African music. She has co-composed experimental and multimedia presentations exploring movement, sound and language, and human auditory and tactile experiences. She sings with Gym, Deer, an electro-acoustic folk group that explores the resilience of the human spirit, and Bossanaire, a local Bossa Nova favorite.
Robert Lee has always loved improvisation and what it can do for all types of music. He began sax at ten, attended the New School for Jazz, then formed his own original group. He’s played on cruise ships, and been a sideman for Charlie Persip, In One Wind, Names Of War, Walrus Ghost, and others. He also sings with Gym, Deer. He and Mallory live in Cottage Grove.
Nick Rieser had his world rocked at four when he heard someone playing piano and his future was set! He played Dixieland in high school and worked professionally in gigging bands, community theater, and small jazz groups in Chicago and Des Moines. In Eugene, he has played with Adam Harris, Paul Biondi, Stone Cold Jazz, and the Swing Shift Big Band. He teaches piano, theory and improvisation to students of all ages.
Jack Niederman is a native of Eugene, although his travels have taken him as far away as New York City and New Orleans. He has played with Paul Biondi, Kenny Reed and Stone Cold Jazz, and Ben Crandall. He has been longtime fixture at jams at the Jazz Station and Moe’s in Springfield. Other musical adventures have included a swing blues band in New York and an Eastern Oregon progressive bluegrass band, String Helix. They were featured on Oregon Artbeat.
Jim Reinking has been an active working musician since he was 16 (long time!) including all styles of drum sets. He loves playing jazz especially, and looks forward to working with these talented players! Past adventures include stints on cruise ships, Disneyland, concerts and clubs as wells numerous recordings. He has four kids and four grandkids and lives in Eugene with his wife Dahrla.
Mallory Glaser (vocals)
Robert Lee (vocals, reeds)
Nick Rieser (piano)
Jack Niederman (bass)
Jim Reinking (drums)
Presented by the Jazz Station