Bob James Trio (Fourplay)

Bob James Trio (Fourplay)

+ The New Conrad Miller Trio
  • Doors open: 19:30
  • Start: 20:30
  • Presale: 29,75 (incl. service charge)
  • At the door: 31,-
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The career of Bob James is long, varied and continues to evolve at every turn. He is widely known as one of the founders of Fourplay. Bob was discovered by Quincy Jones at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival in 1963. 58 albums and innumerable awards would follow through five decades. James set the standard for the smooth jazz sound in the late 1970s.

As a pianist Bob James is  inspired by legends as Duke Ellington, Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson. The smooth jazz album “Double Vision” (1986) by Bob James and David Sanborn spent 63 weeks on the Billboard charts, topping out at #50 on the Billboard 200. In 1990, James reunited with longtime friend, drummer Harvey Mason, Jr. It would also be the first time James would work with guitarist Lee Ritenour, and bassist Nathan East. This would be the start of something beautiful, as these early sessions ignited a spark which would engulf the Jazz world as Fourplay. Bob James also found great popular success overseeing significant hits for Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Maynard Ferguson, and Kenny Loggins. Tonight Bob James plays with is trio, which includes bass player Michael Palazzolo and drummer Patrick Williams.



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The New Conrad Miller Trio

A nice mix of Keith Jarrett, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Vijay Ayer and Brad Mehldau. Use of South American rhythms and harmonies combined with traditional Jazz as well as blues and soul result in lyrical, impressionistic compositions. Arrangements are both melancholic and at the same time joyful. Classic harmony and counterpoint coupled with high energy, authentic powerful grooves bring a new color and dimension to the traditional Jazz trio. The variety of backgrounds of the three musicians in this new acoustic piano trio brings an original blend of styles and moods. Coen and Enrique played for years with American Jazz vocalist Deborah Carter, David and Coen are still touring with the legendary Jan Akkerman. David’s all time interest in the Rhythms of the world locks in easily with Enrique’s rich world of rhythm.


Randy Brecker: “This is a romantic set by the trio…. every track strikes an emotional nerve and every track has a strong groove that’ll capture your heart along with your mind…really liked this!”

Jan Akkerman: “A total unique style in exploring harmonical technical possibilities in a more Latin as well as a bebop approach. The themes for improvisation sound like common ground, until the trio takes off into in almost separate ways still form a unity in timing and swing. A delight for the heart, ears and soul.”