A vibrant jazz concert. The Jazz Trio will consist of Evan Jagels: bass, Graeme Francis: drums and John Colonna: keyboard. The performance will start at 3 pm at Dunderberg Gallery 118 Marion Ave in Gilbertsville.
Tickets are available at the door and at dunderberggallery.tix.com: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, $10 for children. Seating capacity is 60, so reserve your tickets now!
John Colonna is a multi genre keyboard player based in New York. He grew up playing classical piano and then turned to jazz and improvisation. After attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition, he played in many musical theater productions, including a number productions for the Lake Dillon Theater Company. He moved to New York City to receive his Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from NYU. He is now teaching Piano and Music Theory at SUNY Oneonta and is a freelance pianist who plays in a multiplicity of styles and venues, from Renaissance Church in Harlem to his own piano trio.
Evan Jagels is a versatile musician and while he is most frequently performing in the area with the Hop City Hellcats and Mopar Cams, his foundation is in jazz. Evan earned his Master of Arts in Jazz Performance from the City University of New York, Queens College, where he was the recipient of the Michael Feinstein Award. He has also studied with Ron Carter, Buster Williams and Nilson Matta. Some of his performance highlights include the Uni-Jazz Festival in the Czech Republic, the Oneonta Jazz Festival with Ray Vega, B.B. Kings Blues Club in NYC, Blue Note in Dresden, Germany, and Flushing Town Hall in Queens. Also an educator, Evan has taught for the New York Summer Music Festival and Jazz Connect at Hartwick College.
Graeme Francis is a native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Percussion at The College of St. Rose, Hartwick College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previously, Dr. Francis served as Percussion Lecturer at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2006 to 2016, where he also taught Rock and Roll History, Jazz History, and was the founding member, drummer, and director of the UTSA Faculty Jazz Combo. He was nominated for UTSA's 2016 President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching.