March 22nd, 2014 – Pete Siers Trio January 4, 2014Posted by eng112f09 in Upcoming concerts.
The Grove Music Festival is proud to present an evening of energetic swing music with the Pete Siers Trio. The group features drummer Pete Siers, clarinetist Dave Bennett and pianist Tad Weed. The evening will begin at 8pm at Chapel Lane Presbyterian Church, 5501 Jefferson Ave., Midland. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The Pete Siers Trio focuses on the style and era of Gene Krupa with its driving beats and high level of energy. This trio puts it’s own twist on the swing era, drawing on the group’s diverse background and extraordinary musicianship and experience. If their latest CD is any indication, come expecting to hear expertly arranged classics filled with both energy and nuance.
Pete Siers is an accomplished jazz percussionist known for his hard-swinging sound and dynamic versatility. A resident of Ann Arbor, Pete performs throughout Michigan and regularly tours the United States. In addition to his recording and performance career, Pete has also taught jazz drumming for over 25 years.
Dave Bennett is often referred to a modern day Benny Goodman, but his skills and experience make his much more. Bennett is a modern prodigy of the clarinet, being mostly self taught beyond high school. Growing up in Waterford, Michigan, Bennett gained early renown at 17 when he was chosen to perform with the Count Basie Orchestra. Bennett has since toured nationally, recently being featured at a Carnegie Hall Performance.
Tad Weed is a powerhouse pianist who has played with jazz greats ranging from John Patitucci to Woody Herman. Tad offers a diverse selection of music genres and skills which which he displays with the Pete Siers Trio by serving as both pianist and bass player. Track’s from their latest CD showcase Weed’s improvisation skills with impressive 16th note runs in the right hand all while keeping a driving bass line in the left.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity for some world class Jazz brought home.