The Tom Robinson Trio

Tom Robinson, Fender Rhodes, Piano

Jazz pianist Tom Robinson performs frequently throughout New England as a soloist, sideman, and leading his own groups. He has been a featured artist at the Catamount Arts Center and Mountaintop Music Center. He recorded a collaborative CD with Tim Gilmore and John Hunter in 2006 called "Skylight". Tom received a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where he studied saxophone and piano. Tom teaches at the Concord Community Music School and Plymouth State University.

 

 

 

Tim Gilmore, Drums

Tim Gilmore (drums/percussion) lives in Lebanon, NH and teaches at Plymouth State University, Concord Community Music School and Interplay Jazz & Arts. He is an active clinician with Adventures with Jazz, playing Canopus drums and Bosphorus cymbals. His recording/performance credits include: the critically acclaimed 2012 Navona Records release "The Conscious Sleepwalker" by Alejandro Rutty, Richie Cole, Lester Bowie, Marion McPartland, Sheila Jordan, Tower of Power, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi, Stanley Clarke, The Rod Levitt Orchestra, Pete Seeger, Shawn Colvin, Catie Curtis, as well as PBS documentaries: "Dying to Please, The Dolphin Dilemma", "Birds of Prey", and the HBO mini-series "Women in Prison", as well as the feature film "Vermont is for Lovers". He has appeared at many jazz venues throughout the U.S. and Europe including, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Shenandoah Valley Jazz Festival, the Blue Note NYC and Ronnie Scott's of London, to name a few.

Scott Kiefner, Bass

Scott Kiefner is a bassist from Concord, NH. In 2012, he graduated from McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal, QC, where he studied with Fraser Hollins and Chris McCann. In the summer of 2013, he was selected to attend the School for Improvisational Music Intensive workshop in New York City. He has since returned to New England, where he performs regularly with Jonathan Lorentz, Jim Dozet, Chris Klaxton, and many others.

The Craig Jaster Trio

Craig Jaster, Pianist

Pianist, singer and songwriter Craig Jaster leads his new trio with warmth, spontaneity, and a contagious sense of fun. His repertoire showcases his lyrical, inventive, honest, often funny songwriting, and influences including the blues, old jazz standards, the great New Orleans pianists, and American folk traditions. A native of Washington, D.C., he accompanied modern dance in New York City before moving to New Hampshire, where he has played with Delfeayo Marsalis, Philip Hamilton, Tiger Okoshi, and Big Joe Burrell, and opened for Ray Charles, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, and Maria Muldaur. He is a founding member of Americana/Roots band The Buskers, with whom he plays bass, accordion and percussion as well as keyboards. The Buskers have recorded four albums and tour throughout New England. An experienced educator as well as performer, he has taught at Sant Bani School, New Hampton School, and Plymouth State University.

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Tim Gilmore (drums), is a member of the Harry Skoler Quartet, and has performed with Lester Bowie, Marian McPartland, Tower of Power, and Tiger Okoshi. He teaches at Plymouth State University and the Concord Community Music School.

Brendan Dowd (bass), performs with the High Range Band, EC and the Moonshiners, the Wayfarers, the Pop Rockers, and the Rusty Truckers. He has shared the stage/recorded with Natalie McMaster, Joan Osborne, Carly Simon, Richie Havens, and David Francey. Originally from the NYC metropolitan area, he now lives in New Hampton.

Fred Haas, Guest Artist—Saxophone

Fred Haas has performed with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Joe Morello, Don Cherry, Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Gene Bertoncini, John Proulx and many others. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny calls Fred Haas "a totally world-class saxophone player." Jazz trumpet legend Clark Terry said, "You won't find a more capable jazz player and teacher than Fred Haas, and that's a fact!" A Dartmouth graduate ('73), Fred teaches saxophone, jazz piano, jazz improvisation, jazz history, and music theory. He also mentors jazz combos as part of the Performance Lab program in the Music Department. In 1996 he founded Interplay Jazz & Arts, an intensive holistic workshop in jazz that integrates yoga and meditation with the study of improvised music and other artistic disciplines (painting, drawing, creative writing, photography, film making). Fred has recorded many CDs, including several for his own JazzToons label. He is also an active performer and composer, traveling internationally to play and teach with a variety of jazz groups. Jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson said, "Fred, for whom I have the great love as a friend and great respect as a player."

Ensemble Programs

Programs are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. Semesters last 8 weeks and end with a performance.

Upcoming Events

Jazz in the Yurt Concert Series begins Friday July 1st, 2016 at 7pm.

Lake Winni Music Camp

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