Sean Gough –
Sean Gough has studied classical and jazz piano since 1995. A graduate of Lafayette College (BA music and history), he has also been actively involved as a student of music history, theory, and composition; as a solo pianist, a freelancing jazz musician, and a founding member of several jazz groups; and as accompanist for a variety of recital soloists and ensembles. Sean continues this work as he is undertaking an MA in Jazz History and Research at Rutgers University.
At age 5 Gene Perla began classical piano. While studying engineering & business he heard pianist Bill Evans prompting his return to music. At 24, upon hearing Charlie Haden, he switched to bass. His first major gig was the Willie Bobo Sextet which included “Patato” the famed Cuban conguero. Other gigs included Nina Simone, Woody Herman, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, and Sonny Rollins. Gene then entered audio school, studio worked with Todd Rundgren, founded P.M. Records and established recording facilities. Currently teaching at Lehigh U. & The New School, his credits include Broadway theatrical sound design, Internet design and hosting and computer networking.
Hailing from Sidney, NY, Joshua Brown has been studying drums since the age of 10. At the age of 13 Josh began gigging with local rock and roll band Large Marge and the Truckers. It wasn’t long before Josh became interested in jazz and began working with 80 year-old trumpeter Joe Renton. Josh has completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Lehigh University, and is finishing another in Jazz Studies. Josh plays drums for the Matt Shelosky Quartet and the Go Trio, as well as playing trombone and fronting his own funk group, J. Wok and the Pedestrians. Josh has studied drumset under Al Miele, Mike Bergevin, and Scott Neumann.
“The American Songbook in a Jazz Style”
Sean Gough – Acoustic Piano
Gene Perla – Acoustic Bass
Josh Brown – Drums
Viktorija Gecyte – vocals
Sean Gough –