Memorial Chapel Monday, September 12, 7:30pm
The John Salmon Trio will perform in Memorial Chapel on the campus of Emory & Henry College on Monday, September 12 at 7:30 pm. The ensemble has thrilled audiences in the US, China and eastern Europe. To quote a music critic in Moldava in the Jurnal de Chisinau after their performance there, “John Salmon’s jazz ensemble was loved by the audience for its versions of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five and Henry Mancini’s Moon River, and for their ebullient energy and super-professionalism.”
The organization was founded by John Salmon, renowned classical and jazz pianist, who demonstrated his amazing improvisational skills on the piano in a solo performance in March 2007 at Emory & Henry College. The remaining members of the trio are Steve Haines playing bass and Thomas Taylor, drums. Each of these performers is on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
John Salmon completed degrees at The Juilliard School and the University of Texas and holds the Solistendiplom from the Freiburg (Germany) Hochschule fur Musik. Jazz musician David Brubeck has dedicated two pieces to John. Thomas Taylor is in demand as a drummer and clinician throughout the U.S. He has performed with Ellis Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Eric Alexander, Kevin Mahogany, Vanessa Rubin, David Baker, to name a few. Steve Haines plays the double bass and directs the Miles Davis Program in Jazz Studies at UNC-G. He has degrees from Xavier University and the University of North Texas and has played or recorded with Jason Marsalis, Chad Eby, Wycliffe Gordon, Paul Bollenback, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Williams and Jim Snidero.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Emory & Henry College faculty, staff and students are admitted free. Ticket prices for all others are: $12 at the door, $10 in advance, $8 for individuals 55 and older, or students from other institutions. Call Office of the Arts Coordinator, 276.944.6846 or write firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.