Jeff Baumeister Quartet, April 19, 8:00 pm, Gateway Auditorium
CD Release Concert, Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing
"Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing is an inspired follow-up recording to Baumeister's debut CD ‘Useful Music’ demonstrating that music can be deep yet accessible, familiar while filled with surprise and profound without feeling over-considered." John Kelman - All About Jazz
The Jeff Baumeister Quartet is a modern jazz ensemble led by Philadelphia born pianist and composer, Jeff Baumeister and features Lenny Pierro on saxophone, Paul Gehman on bass, and Mark Pultorak on drums. All members of the quartet are music faculty here at Bucks County Community College.
The music, all original compositions by Baumeister, runs the gamut of styles from buoyant jazz waltzes, understated soul, deep grooves, and peaceful passages, and capable of inspiring the musician and enthralling the novice alike. As described by All About Jazz writer Dan Bilawsky,"Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing’ proves creativity and accessibility need not be seen as opposing forces."
This event is presented by BCCC’s Department of the Arts and is FREE and open to the public. For more information please call, 215 968-8088.