David Friesen Trio
Bass virtuoso David Friesen has recorded over 70
CD's as a leader or co-leader and appeared as a sideman or featured
artist on more than 100 recordings. He has performed or recorded with
many of the legends of jazz including: Stan Getz, Dexter Gordon, Joe
Henderson, Sam Rivers, Michael Brecker, Bud Shank, Dizzy Gillespie,
Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Clark Terry, Joe Venuti, Mal
Waldron, Jaki Byard, Kenny Drew, Chick Corea, Milt Jackson, Slim
Gaillard, John Scofield, Philly Joe Jones, Elvin Jones, Paul Motian,
Jack Dejohnette, Larry Coryell, Mose Allison, Ted Curson, Randy
Brecker, Paul Horn, Billy Harper and Airto Moreira.
John Gross: Tenor saxophone.
John Gross was born in Los Angeles in 1944, where he lived and worked
until 1991. He adopted the saxophone at an early age, and by the age of
seventeen he was playing with some of the great jazz players in the
business, including Harry James, Stan Kenton, Lionel Hampton, Shelly
Manne, Don Ellis, Bill Holman, Gerald Wilson, Woody Herman, and Toshiko
Gross now lives in Portland, Oregon and teaches in the jazz programs at
Portland State University and Oregon State University. He continues to
perform with top musicians such as Putter Smith, Larry Koonse, Gary
Versace, Billy Mintz, Alan Jones and Gordon Lee.
Greg Goebel: Pianist
Greg graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the
University Of Oregon School Of Music where he studied composition and
improvisation with Gary Versace, Randy Porter and Steve Owen. Upon
graduation he received the University’s award for Outstanding
Undergraduate Performer in Music. The University said of his
achievements, “[he] has personally done more to elevate the
performance level of our jazz students than any other person, graduate
or undergraduate, who has attended the U of O in at least the last
Greg has been recognized in Down Beat magazine with an award for
Outstanding Original Composition. He has consistently been given top
honors at music festivals including, most recently, Best Overall
College Performer and three times Best Overall College Pianist at the
Reno International Jazz Festival.
Greg continues to perform with musicians such as Alan Jones, Bob
Magnusson, Dick Oatts, John Handy, Gary Hobbs, Peter Epstein, John
Stowell, and Rebecca Kilgore.