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Clicquot Trio

13 Sep Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Clicquot Trio

Clicquot Trio presents: A Tribute to Bill Evans and Chick Corea – with Clicquot Trio

Performing music by two of the greatest jazz musicians, classical/jazz fusion ensemble Clicquot Trio pay tribute to Chick Corea and Bill Evans.

Both Chick Corea and Bill Evans were classically trained and went on to build highly successful careers in the world of jazz. While being very different in style, the music of both artists was influenced by their classical training. Their pianistic artistry is evident in their music and their original compositions are certainly influenced by classical music. Bill Evans studied piano, flute and composition and it is evident that his harmony is influenced by the impressionist composers. Chick Corea was introduced to classical music when he had lessons with Salvatore Sullo. He especially enjoyed the music of Bartok and Mozart. In the later part of his career, Corea explored the classical arena with his composition Piano Concerto No. 1 and Spain for Sextet and Orchestra. 

In this concert, Clicquot Trio perform some of their most famous compositions for trio as well as some lesser-known works. 

Claire Butler, piano is from the North-East of England.  She studied classical piano and violin at the Royal College of Music. She is a music educator and performer. 

Stefano Valdo, bass grew up studying bass and guitar in Italy and went on to study jazz at the Grove School of Music in LA. He went on to teach at the Grove School of Music and has enjoyed a varied and successful career as a recording artist and educator. He now lives in Calgary, teaches jazz at Ambrose University and in demand as a performing musician. 

Reuben Grendus graduated in 2018 from the University of Calgary after studying percussion performance and composition. He is busy as a marching band instructor, percussion clinician and performer.