Danny Fox Trio


Formed in 2008, the NYC-based Danny Fox Trio is a true working band, hailed for reinventing the classic piano trio format with genre-defying, uniquely personal original music. Whether holed up in a Queens basement rehearsing or touring around the country crammed into a sedan, the trio has spent countless hours developing a rapport that's immediately palpable in their music. Described as a modern Ahmad Jamal Trio, the band mixes tight ensemble playing with highly interactive, attuned improvisation. Drawing on influences as varied as Ellington, Bartok, and The Meters, the music can switch gears at any moment, yet remains cohesive thanks to strong motivic development and rigorous arrangements that challenge the traditional roles of the piano trio instruments.


Pianist and composer Danny Fox was born in New York City, where he became immersed in the jazz scene from an early age. In high school, Danny was selected as a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and went on to attend Harvard University, during which time he became active in the Boston music scene. He formed the Danny Fox Trio in 2008 as a vehicle for his original compositions and since then the working group has performed steadily around NYC and the US, releasing the critically acclaimed debut "The One Constant" (Songlines) in 2011, and “Wide Eyed” (Hot Cup), in 2014.

Called a "pianist of diverse accomplishment" (NY Times), Danny has established himself as a versatile musician active in a wide variety of settings. He performs with bassist Kermit Driscoll and multireedist Sam Sadigursky, and recently co-founded the New Orleans R+B band Tubby with drummer Dan Rieser.

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Born in Pownal, Maine, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest has been an in-demand presence on the New York music scene since moving to Brooklyn in 2005.

He has performed with such noted jazz artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, and Rudy Linka. Versatile in a variety of musical settings, he performs and records with numerous rock, afrobeat, and folk/bluegrass projects, as well as Off-Broadway productions, including the acclaimed interactive theatre show "Sleep No More."

Chris is also involved in the burgeoning NYC contemporary classical scene, through which he has worked with artists such as Gabriel Kahane and Rob Moose.

Chris is active as a composer, having recently completed his Master's degree in Composition from City College, where he studied with Pulitzer-Prize winning composer David Del Tredici.


Born in Rochester, NY, drummer Max Goldman moved to New York City in 2001, attending NYU and the New School, where he studied with Tony Moreno, Gerald Cleaver, and Kenny Washington.

Since graduating in 2006, Max has been an active musician based in Brooklyn's fertile creative scene. He spends much of his time touring Europe, South America, the US, and Canada with a diverse lineup of artists. Max has performed and recorded with Becca Stevens, Tim Berne, The Elan Mehler Group, Old Time Musketry, Midnight Magic, Nomi Ruiz, and Eleanor Friedberger.

He has been called "a seriously propulsive force" by the Chicago Reader, and his drumming has been described as "beautifully melodic, even pianistic" by the New York Jazz Review.


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