The Three River Quartet
The Three River Quartet started in December of 2011 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Oklahoma. It was started as an educational group for a jazz improvisation class filled with students and faculty alike. Through the college it received playing opportunities with Choctaw Casino Resort and Roma Italian restaurant. Roma then picked them up for a weekly spot on Thursday nights and it's there the band began to transform and gain local notoriety.
Saxophonist Chris Dickson, a music student at Southeastern, started what is now the Three River Quartet. Chris has lived in the Durant area since 2005 and has played with jazz ensembles throughout Texoma. In March of 2012 Tony Tiger joined as drummer. Tony is the percussion director for Durant schools, Alum of Southeastern and has performed with bands across Texoma.
In August of 2012 the quartet was finalized with the addition of bassist Dr. Steven Emge and pianist Dr. Tristan Eggener. Dr. Emge is a professor of music technology and music in American society at Southeastern and has played bass for a number of years. Dr. Eggener is the professor of music theory and director of the Southeastern Jazz Ensemble. Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Eggener has played with the Tommy Dorsey band, Synergy brass and various other bands across the Northeast.
Recently, they added Victoria Cook to sing vocals. She is a sophomore music major at SE from Caddo, Ok. She has added a whole new spectrum to the group and allowed them to explore newer genres of music. Since that time the quartet updated their name to The Three River Quartet.
The Three River Quartet is a versatile group able to play many different genres. Their versatility also includes a wide range of ensembles including duets up to large ensembles, and specific styles like Spanish, blues, contemporary, even polka, though they are strongly rooted in jazz and breathing new life into old standards. They have made it possible to accommodate any need or request asked of them.
Though the group started small, they have branched out into the Texoma community playing at Choctaw Casino, the Durant Kiwanis club, Denison Arts Festival, International Women's Conference, the Three Valley Museum, many fundraisers and private parties. Their hope and mission is to spread the American art of jazz all across the Greater Texoma area.
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Sherman, TX 75090
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