Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Armen Donelian Trio

The Armen Donelian Trio returns to the Roe Jan Community Library on Saturday, March 17 at 5 pm.

The Armen Donelian Trio has appeared at the Library several times in the past and always received  an enthusiastic reception.  The Trio will return onSaturday, March 17 at 5pm.  The program will include contemporary American jazz by George Shearing, Joe Henderson and other composers including Donelian himself.

Armen Donelian, Piano, is an eclectic musician and has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. Most recently he curated the popular Hudson Jazz Festival which occurred over the February 16-18 weekend.

Amen has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, and Chet Baker.  His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies,  a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and boundless creative ideas.  He is a Fulbright Scholar, Associate Adjunct Professor at The New School for Jazz, author of three books and producer of 13 acclaimed recordings.

David Clark, Bass, was the resident jazz instructor at the International School for the Double Bass in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was twice recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts jazz study grant. He is currently a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he teaches bass and jazz.

As a performer, Clark has appeared with a host of renowned musicians including Mose Allison, Lois Bellson, and Peter Frampton.  He is also a prolific composer, and his compositions have been recorded by many renowned artists. He received the Mass Council for the Arts Award for Jazz Composition. His B.A and M.A. are from the New England Conservatory of Music.

David Jimenez, Drums, was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Queens, New York.  At age 14, he was accepted into a two-year program at Juilliard.  Subsequently, David received a full scholarships at the Interschool Orchestra of New York and The New York Jazz Academy.  The recipient of numerous awards, David has performed for audiences at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Gracie Mansion and worked with many major musicians on the New York jazz scene.