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
Their latest recording "The Great Nostalgist" (Hot Cup Records) released in January 2018.
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.
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.