Monday, April 7, 2014

Brad Mehldau Trio Performs for South Florida JAZZ Saturday, April 12, 2014 - ONLY Florida stop on tour!

Brad Mehldau Trio
The Art of the Trio

Saturday, April 12, 2014 ~ 8pm

SouthFlorida JAZZ, South Florida's premier modern jazz organization is thrilled to present The Brad Mehldau Trio Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:00 PM. This concert will take place at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Nova Southeastern University campus, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd, Davie 33314. Tickets are $40 ($15 for students) and can be purchased from the Broward Center box office by calling 954.462.0222, option #4 in Broward; or online at

Brad Mehldau

A technically superb and brilliant pianist, Brad Mehldau has firmly asserted himself as the most important exponent of modern music. Whether playing original compositions, standards or covering material that is foreign to many jazz listeners, Mehldau has become a compelling and universally admired force whose influence and relevance have grown steadily over the past two decades of varied and prodigious output.

One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano Brad Mehldau has performed around the world at a steady pace since the mid-1990s primarily with his trio, but as a solo pianist; and he also has collaborated with a number of great musicians, including Charlie Haden, Joshua Redman, Lee Konitz, Michael Brecker, Wayne Shorter, John Scofield, Charles Lloyd, Peter Bernstein, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Mark Turner.

Brad's trio, which tours the world extensively, made eight acclaimed recordings for Warner Bros., including five Art of the Trio albums, which Nonesuch Records subsequently released as a boxed set of the albums in 2011. The pianist’s eight years with Nonesuch have been equally productive, beginning with the solo disc Live in Tokyo and including five trio records - Day Is Done, House on Hill, Live, Ode, and Where Do You Start - as well as a collaboration with soprano RenĂ©e Fleming, Love Sublime; a chamber ensemble album, Highway Rider; two collaborations with Pat Metheny: Metheny Mehldau and Quartet, the latter of which also includes Brad Mehldau Trio members drummer Jeff Ballard and bassist Larry Grenadier; the live solo CD/DVD Live in Marciac; and a collaboration with composer/pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli entitled Modern Music. He also produced and performs on Walking Shadows, a critically acclaimed release by Joshua Redman.

Mehldau recently has been performing duet concerts with mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, pianist Kevin Hays and drummer Mark Guiliana – the last, an and electric project employing Fender Rhodes keyboard and a battery of synthesizers e that Brad and Mark have ntitled “Mehliana.”

In addition to his performance and recordings, Mehldau was appointed as curator of an annual four-concert jazz series at London's prestigious Wigmore Hall during its 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, with Mehldau appearing in at least two of the four annual concerts. In late January 2010 Carnegie Hall announced the 2010-11 season-long residency by Mehldau as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall - the first jazz artist to hold this position since it was established in 1995.

Brad Mehldau – piano 
Larry Grenadier – double bass
Jeff Ballard - drums

South Florida JAZZ, in its 22nd year, as the principal purveyors of modern jazz in the region since 1992, formally announces its new season schedule. All eight performances will be held at the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr Blvd on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie. The focus of the organization remains steadfastly on presenting artists of national and international repute under the aegis of Artistic Director Ron Weber and the world-acclaimed vibraphonist/educator Gary Burton, Artistic Advisor, who believe this lineup is potentially the strongest in the organization’s history.

Tickets to all concerts can be purchased from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222; toll-free at 877-311-SHOW, online at or
Tickets: $40; students $15; $300 eight-concert subscription
All seating is reserved
Free parking courtesy of South Florida JAZZ

2014 Concerts

May 10, 2014 – DIANE SCHUUR
Vocalist Diane Schuur has built a stellar career by embracing not only traditional modern jazz repertoire and the American Songbook, but also contemporary pop and even some country music with her distinctively jazz flavoring. Her various collaborations have resulted in numerous #1 Billboard chart ratings and two Grammys in five nominations. Deedles’ multi-octave voice, to say the very least, is unique.

Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, who comes from the Ray Brown tradition, is a chameleonic virtuoso both of the acoustic and electric bass, stands tall among his peers, doing things that never have been done on the instrument before. His trio that features emerging stars, pianist Christian Sands, and drummer Ulysses Owens, Jr, is dazzling!

Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council

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