9/08/2013: Vincentz, Hart and Brown Trio







2 sets: 7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

$15 music  $7 minimum

Niels Vincentz-sax

Billy Hart-drums

Cameron Brown-bass

Renowned Danish saxophonist, Niels Vincentz, is proud to introduce his new trio to the American jazz scene. His partners in this endeavor are Cameron Brown on bass and Billy Hart on drums. Their first release, “Early Reflections,” is now available on Steeplechase records. Mr. Vincentz has played and recorded with most of the bright lights in the Danish jazz world: Jens Winther, Kluvers Big Band, Hessismore, Kresten Osgood and many others. Featured international artists on his earlier recordings include Chris Potter and Joris Teepe. He paid his dues living a in Manhattan from 2000 to 2003, playing and studying privately. Since returning to Denmark, he has contributed scores to short films and documentaries in addition to his performing and recording projects. The trio with Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown is inspired by the great pianoless tradition in jazz — from Gerry Mulligan to Sonny Rollins to Steve Lacy to Ornette Coleman — and seeks its own pathways in this open terrain. In April the trio embarks on a tour which starts in the New York/New Jersey area and ends in Denmark with concerts and a second recording for the Steeplechase label.

Cameron Brown started studying music at age 10, first on piano, later on clarinet. But, drawn to the bass, he found himself playing a tin bass in a student dance band. As an exchange student in Europe, he worked with George Russell’s Sextet[1] and Big Band for one year and played with Don Cherry, Aldo Romano, Booker Ervin, and Donald Byrd. In 1966 he returned to graduate at Columbia College resp. Columbia University (1969, B.A. in Sociology). Brown has appeared on more than 80 recordings. His first recording as a leader, after nearly 40 years of performing, was published in 2003 with his group The Hear and Now featuring Dewey Redman.[3] In addition to playing gigs and touring nationally and internationally, Brown is currently teaching jazz double bass at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, New York, as well as offering private lessons. The musician also substitute teaches music theory classes at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City

Billy Hart
His first steady gigs of note were with Shirley Horn and Buck Hill. In the 1960?s he toured with Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Eddie Harris, and Pharoah Sanders. In 1970 he joined Herbie Hancock?s Sextet, and after that band broke up in 1973 he joined first McCoy Tyner (two years) and then Stan Getz (four). In the 1980?s Hart was a regular with many bands and leaders: Gerry Mulligan, Billy Harper, Clark Terry, The New York Jazz Quartet, the Jazztet, Mingus Dynasty and most extensively with Quest (with David Liebman, Ritchie Beirach, and Ron McClure). In the 1990?s Hart was a member of the Charles Lloyd, Joe Lovano, and Tom Harrell groups, and in 1999 he began performing with the Three Tenors (Liebman, Lovano, and Michael Brecker). He is on about 500 hundred records as a sideman.
Billy Hart’s own records include:
Enchance (1977, A&M Horizon) with Dewey Redman, Marvin ?Hannibal? Peterson, Eddie Henderson, Oliver Lake, Don Pullen, Buster Williams, and Dave Holland
Such Great Friends (1983, Strata East) with Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, and Reggie Workman.
Oshumare (1985, Gramavision) with Steve Coleman, Branford Marsalis, Didier Lockwood, Kenny Kirkland, Bill Frisell, Kevin Eubanks, Mark Grey, and Dave Holland
Great Friends (1986, Evidence) with Sonny Fortune, Billy Harper, Stanley Cowell, and Reggie Workman
Rah (1987, Gramavision) with Dave Liebman, Kenny Kirkland, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Moore, Kevin Eubanks, Bill Frisell, Mark Grey, Eddie Gomez, Buster Williams, and Caris Visentin
Amethyst (1993, Arabesque) with John Stubblefield, Mark Feldman, David Fiuczynski, David Kikoski, Marc Copland, and Santi Debriano
Oceans of Time (1996, Arabesque) with John Stubblefield, Chris Potter, Mark Feldman, David Fiuczynski, David Kikoski, and Santi Debriano
Since the early 1990?s Billy Hart has devoted a lot of time to teaching.
He spends considerable time at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, but he is also adjunct faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music and Western Michigan University.
He also teaches private lessons through The New School and New York University, and often contributes to the Stokes Forest Music Camp and the Dworp Summer Jazz Clinic in Belgium.
Billy Hart plays Pearl Drums and Zildjian cymbals.