Adam Kolker Trio

Photo by Chris Drukker

Saxophonist, multi-reedist and composer Adam Kolker performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Barretto from 1994 through 2002 (with whom he received two GRAMMY nominations). He also appears in New York City with groups including the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Fred Hersch's "My Coma Dreams", the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Bruce Barth, Judi Silvano, Lucia Pulido, and his own groups with John Abercombie and Billy Hart.

He has recorded with Bruce Barth, John Hébert, Marty Ehrlich, The Story, Allan Chase, Bobby Previte, Gunther Schuller, Bruce Saunders, and Frank Carlberg, among others.

His previous releases as a leader feature such elite players as Paul Motian, Billy Hart, John Abercrombie, Tim Hagans, Kevin Hays, Jeff Ballard, Russ Lossing, Billy Mintz, John Hébert, and Judi Silvano.

Upcoming releases include a CD with a cooperatively-led quartet with Scott Wendholt, Ugonna Okegwo and Victor Lewis, and with Yard Byard, a quintet dedicated to the music of Jaki Byard.

Bassist Jeff Denson is a recording artist for Enja Records with his trio Minsarah, and with the Lee Konitz New Quartet.

He has performed at such prestigious international festivals as the JVC Jazz Festival Paris, the Berlin Jazz Festival, the Enjoy Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival, and with such distinguished musicians such as Bob Moses, Charlie Byrd, Joe Lovano, Carl Allen, Kenny Werner, Geoffrey Keezer, Art Lande, Claudio Puntin, and Lee Konitz.

He appeared at Chez Hanny on three occasions with Minsarah.

Currently based in Los Angeles, drummer Brian McLaughlin grew up in South Florida where he began performing music at the age of twelve. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship and graduated with a degree in Professional Music.

Brian has performed with Joe Lovano, Wynton Marsalis, Nestor Torres, George Garzone, and Hal Crook, and has toured extensively in the US, Europe and South America.

In 2008, he toured throughout Europe with Epiphany Project, a World-Folk group based out of New York, and in 2009 was invited to present his own collective, Something Like Music Quintet, at the Festival Internacional de la Cultura in Boyaca Colombia.

Brian's current projects include the Spectrum Trio with Jeff Denson and pianist Joshua White, Redwood, Monolith, and the Ian Tordella Quartet.