7:00 PM—Join the Oxford American magazine at South on Main for an evening of fantastic jazz featuring Peter Martin Trio. South on Main will have a shortened food and full drink menu available.
Doors will open at 6:00 PM for this concert. Entry for this event requires a ticket. Reserved table seats are $35, and general admission seats (without a table) are $25.
Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. He attended the Juilliard School of Music and is presently on the faculty of Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville). Wynton Marsalis said that Martin is, “an unbelievable musician with a unique kind of charisma. Not just the technical competence, but the deep kind of penetrating insight into music.” Martin’s touring career has taken him to six continents numerous times. In January 2011, Martin performed with a select group of jazz artists at the White House for a State Dinner hosted by President Obama, and he returned to perform for the Governor’s Dinner in February 2012 for the first family and other guests. He performed on and arranged Dianne Reeves’s Grammy-winning release A Little Moonlight and appeared in George Clooney’s 2005 film Good Night, and Good Luck as well as being the featured pianist and an arranger on the Grammy-winning soundtrack. Martin has performed, toured, and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, and Joshua Redman as well as the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
Joining Martin are Bill Huntington on bass and Geoff Clapp on drums, whose accolades are no less numerous. Huntington was a longtime collaborator of Ellis Marsalis’s, in addition to being a member of the jazz faculty at Loyal University and University of New Orleans. Geoff Clapp has worked with the top jazz players in the world today. Among many honors, he recently served as United States Artistic Diplomat in North Africa and Eastern Europe. The position was sponsored by Jazz at Lincoln Center and again by The Kennedy Center on three separate occasions.