Chris Backriges Trio at Pitman's Freight Room Thursday

LACONIA — The Chris Bakriges Jazz Trio will perform Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room.
Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Chris Bakriges, piano, and Rich Mollin, bass and vibraphonist Mark van Gulden will eam up for an evening of originals, fresh arrangements of jazz standards, and adventurous takes on music from other genres.
They started their musical relationship and friendship several years ago, and enjoy challenging each other to find new ways to stretch musically while bringing spontaneity and musical discovery to every performance.
Bassist Rich Mollin has longstanding ties with the legendary improviser Paul Bley, organist Jeff Palmer, and Spyro Gyro's alumnae Jeremy Wall. Rich teaches at the State University of New York's Oneonta campus.
Vibraphonist Mark van Gulden is music director at ArtisTree, a community arts center and gallery located in Woodstock, Vt. He is a free-lance musician who attended the Berklee College of Music and has long been associated with jazz vocalist Jenni Johnson.
Born in Detroit a few doors down from the original Motown Studios, pianist and composer Chris Bakriges ( has been playing internationally for over two decades. Chris's work draws compositional comparison to his mentors Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Giuffre, and Nadi Qamar as well as fusionists as far ranging as the groups Steps Ahead, Oregon, and Ekaya. Chris's personal stamp puts him firmly within instrumental jazz while attracting new audiences in search of depth and creativity.

Chris Bakriges. (Courtesy photo)