Danny Green Trio
Hailed as one of the important up-and-comers on the scene today by All About Jazz, Green is one of Southern Californias most prolific and talented jazz pianists. Using a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin, and classical elements, Greens unique music engages listeners with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. The virtuosic trio includes bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm. The Danny Green Trio has won two awards for "Best Jazz Album" at the San Diego Music Awards, and their latest release made the Top 10 Best of 2016 Jazz Releases on All about Jazz, and best trio album on The Jazz Owl.
San Diego native Danny Green has garnered a reputation in the jazz community as an emerging artist whose music sounds simultaneously seasoned and fresh, showcasing a brilliant blend of jazz, Brazilian, Latin and classical elements. Greens music engages listeners around the world with evocative melodies and infectious rhythms. According to AllAbout-Jazz.com, Danny Green is a writer of gorgeous and engaging tunes, and a first rate pianistleading a distinctively interactive trio.
The Danny Green Trio features the talents of upright and electric bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm. Since its formation in 2010, the trio has performed at notable venues, series, and festivals across the county, including the Shapeshifter Lab (NYC), The Blue Whale (LA), Vibrato Jazz Grill (LA), The Lilypad (Cambridge), The Loft @ UCSD, KSDS Jazz 88.3s Jazz Live, the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library (San Diego), CSU Summer Arts Monterey, the Integrity Jazz festival in North Dakota, TEDxUCSD, Café Stritch (San Jose), The Sound Room (Oakland), Tulas Jazz Club (Seattle), Jazz Live at Marine View Church (Tacoma), and the KSDS Jazz 88.3 Ocean Beach Jazz Festival. The trio was chosen to be a resident artist in the San Diego Museum of Arts 2013 Summer Residency Project.
The trio formed the core band on Greens highly acclaimed 2012 release, A Thousand Ways
Home. Joined by world class jazz artists including Chico Pinheiro, Claudia Villela and Peter
Sprague, the album received numerous rave reviews nationwide, rose to #17 on the Jazz
Week Charts, and was voted into KSDS Jazz 88.3s Top Ten Jazz Releases of 2012.
In 2014, the Danny Green Trio released the highly-acclaimed album After The Calm on OA2
Records. Featuring ten of Greens compositions, the album received much praise from the press and nationwide radio play. JazzWax described the album as A highly impressive album that will knock you out, and the San Diego Troubadour called it, Unconditionally recommended to anyone who appreciates good jazz, instrumental music or soundtracks. After The Calm won Best Jazz Album at the 2015 San Diego Music Awards and was nom inated for Album of the Year.
The trio recorded their 2016 release, Altered Narratives, at New York Citys famed Sear
Sound recording studio with award-winning producer Matt Pierson. Released on OA2 Records, the album consists of eleven original compositions by Green. The three tunes at the center of the album feature the trio with a string quartet led by violinist Antoine Silverman, a widely admired New York classical and studio player. All About Jazz critic Dan McClenaghan commented, Theres nothing that adds a touch of elegance to a jazz set more than an adeptly-done string arrangement, and these are superb; violins, viola and cello in a sinuous, sometimes whispering embrace with a vibrant, top-notch piano trio, delving into Danny Greens distinguished compositions. The album remained on the Jazz Week Top 50 chart for fourteen weeks and earned high praise from critics worldwide.
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