Phil Haynes, an adjunct artist affiliate in music at Bucknell, will perform a free, public faculty jazz recital with pianist Steve Rudolph and bassist Drew Gress on Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Natalie Davis Rooke Recital Hall, Sigfried Weis Music Building. The group will perform a program of new music for jazz piano trio.
A veteran New York artist, Haynes is featured on more than 50 CDs released by numerous American and European record labels and is one of the leading jazz percussionist/composers of his generation. His debut, The Paul Smoker Trio’s QB with Anthony Braxton, was named the number one recording of 1985 by esteemed critic Kevin Whitehead. The international media have compared his drumming to masters Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes and Elvin Jones, and his compositions to Duke Ellington, Charles Ives, Charles Mingus and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Haynes is a jazz pianist, composer, educator and Yamaha Keyboard Artist from Harrisburg who has had a career for more than 50 years of professional music making. With 14 acclaimed CDs as a leader, he has served as producer, arranger and performer on many recordings including CDs with Johnny Coles, Bill Goodwin, Ali Ryerson, Matt Wilson, Drew Gress, Cal Collins and Vinny Valentino.
Gress is an American jazz double-bassist and composer who is one of the most in-demand musicians in the jazz/improvised music scene today. He has produced seven CDs.