WOLFEBORO — The Fred Moyer's Jazz Trio featuring Fred Moyer on piano, Peter Tillotson on bass, and Bob Savine on drums, will perform at Brewster Academy's Anderson Hall on Saturday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is sponsored by Points North Financial, our 2014-2015 Season Sponsor.
In the three decades of Moyer's career he is best known as a dynamic classical pianist, playing Brahms and Rachmaninoff alongside some of the greatest orchestras in the world and to such far-flung venues as Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Windsor Castle, England. An Iraklion, Greece, review said of him, "It is easy to call him a 'phenomenon,' - a 'naturally talented genius.'"
Since his pre-teen days Fred has also been a passionate jazzer and in 2007 created his critically acclaimed Fred Moyer Jazz Arts Trio. In the press release for the trio's debut Fred wrote, "The Jazz Arts Trio can safely be called the only jazz trio of its kind, a unique synthesis of classical and jazz traditions that is certain to confound the genre police. They have transcribed note-for-note, recorded transcriptions of such jazz giants as Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans...they will bring to life these works that would otherwise only live on in recordings."
While Moyer was the catalyst for the Jazz Arts Trio, his two buddies of thirty years, Tillotson and Savine, have been intimately involved in the Trio's evolution, bringing their own impressive resumes to the ensemble's performances. Bassist Peter Tillotson's journey has taken him everywhere from garage bands to Lincoln Center and from Be-bop to Bluegrass. He has performed with members of the Boston Symphony, and entertainers such as Don Rickles, Steve Allen, and Suzanne Somers. His expertise in acoustic amplification has kept him busy as a technical consultant to a who's who of artists including Sheryl Crow, Count Basie Orchestra, Dave Mathews, and Paul Simon.
Drummer Bob Savine began his formal musical training at Penn State University, from where he received a B.S. in Music Education. Further studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston led him to his current position as a freelance musician in the Boston area. Savine has performed with a diverse group of singers and instrumentalists including The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Keely Smith, Sheila Jordan, Mike Metheny, David Kikoski, Herb Pomeroy, Jerry Bergonzi and many others.
Tickets are available for $20 at the door; at Black's Paper Store and Avery Insurance in Wolfeboro; or at Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith; by calling (603) 569-2151; or by visiting the website: www.wfriendsofmusic.org. Please note WFOM's special policy: High school students with ID will be admitted free of charge. A child accompanied by an adult ticket purchaser will be admitted free of charge.