LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room will host the JCB Jazz Trio on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m.
The JCB Trio is a straight-ahead jazz trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums. The band performs the works of great American composers such as George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, and Duke Ellington. The trio also performs a wide range of jazz standards composed by artists like Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon and many others. The members of the trio are Brad Hallen on acoustic bass, Curt Shumate on electric guitar and Jerzy (Jurek) Glod on drums.
Brad Hallen has played bass since 1975. For the past 5 years he has been a member of blues great Duke Robillard's band. Brad also played with the legendary Roomful of Blues for four years and recorded two albums with them. He has also toured and recorded with a wide range of Blues and R&B artists including: Hubert Sumlin, James Cotton, Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Curtis Salgado, James Montgomery, Johnny Winter and rock artists including Ben Orr of The Cars.
Curt Shumate has been a musician and educator in the Boston area for over 30 years. Shortly after graduation from Berklee College of Music, he became a full-time guitar faculty member. As a guitarist he has performed with such notables as Peter Bernstein, Marshall Wood, John Lockwood, Dave Clark, John McKenna and Phil Grenadier. In addition to his teaching, Curt has also been an active member of the Boston music-theater scene including runs with several national touring companies.
Jurek Glod, a native of Poland, has played professionally since age 15. After gaining wide recognition in his home country, he joined the band of contemporary Polish jazz composer, Zbigniew Namyslowski, touring the world.. Since graduating Summa Cum Laude from Berklee, he has become a first call jazz drummer playing with many of the finest musicians in the Boston area, including pianists Ray Santisi and Chris Taylor.
Admission $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.