Time & Location
Dec 07, 8:00 PM
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, Arc Theatre, 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
About the Event
LARRY GOLDINGS / PETER BERNSTEIN / BILL STEWART ORGAN TRIO
The trio of organist Larry Goldings, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and drummer Bill Stewart, with eighteen albums to their credit, celebrate a fruitful musical cooperation that has lasted for more than 30 years. Join MJI for this special performance.
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What to Expect:
Guests DO NOT need to bring printed tickets or proof of purchase. Tickets are held at the door by the name of the ticket purchaser. Please check in at the Arc Theatre door upon arrival. If you are a guest of a ticket holder, please give their name at the door. Supporter and Reserved level seating will be marked with table tents and seat markers. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
The Arc Theatre is located on the lobby level of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel. Bar service will be open in the theatre before and during the performance. You’ll find many food and drink options along with art exhibits to explore at the hotel before and after the performance. Underground fee-based parking is available next to the hotel.
More About The Artists
If it’s hard to imagine a band with the kind of longevity that Goldings, Bernstein, and Stewart share, it’s even more rare to find one maintaining their brilliant level of musicianship and chemistry, and that is not lost on the trio.
“We all really dig each other, and that’s probably the most important thing,” Goldings says in an attempt to explain the trio’s indefinable chemistry. There’s a lot of crossover in what we like to play and listen to, and our individual visions of jazz tend to align. It’s hard to say because we never really discuss it; we just try to make good records. We came up together.”
Bernstein concurs. “I think we all share a pure feeling of gratitude. With these cats, I feel pressured to play my best because they’ve heard everything I can do. At the same time, I feel comfortable trying anything with them because I know whatever I do, they’re going to hold it together. We’ve all grown through our individual experiences, but we always come back to this. And it’s only getting better.”
With his signature Hammond organ style and versatility on many keyboards, Boston native Larry Goldings (b. 1968) has traversed not only the wide spectrum of jazz, where he is perhaps best known, but also the worlds of funk, pop, and electronic music. High in demand as a sideman, Goldings’ sound can be heard on scores of albums by artists in virtually every musical genre.
Over the years, Goldings has been closely associated with Michael Brecker, Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, Madeleine Peyroux, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, and since 2002, with folk/pop icon James Taylor. In 2007, Goldings, Jack DeJohnette, and John Scofield received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Jazz Instrumental Album Individual or Group for their album Trio Beyond – Saudades (ECM).
Goldings also is active as a composer, arranger, and producer. His compositions have been recorded by Michael Brecker, Till Brönner, Jack DeJohnette, Sia, Lea Michele, Bob Dorough, Jim Hall, Jane Monheit, Gaby Moreno, John Scofield, Mark Sholtez, Curtis Stigers, and Toots Thielemans. Goldings’ music also has been featured in television shows and motion pictures, including, The Office, Proof, Funny People, and Neighbors. He scored his first feature film, Dealin’ With Idiots, in 2013, directed by Jeff Garlin.
Guitarist Peter Bernstein (b. 1967) has been an integral part of the world jazz scene since 1989. He has been sought out by musicians from all generations – touring with legendary players such as Jimmy Cobb, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, Sonny Rollins, and Dr. Lonnie Smith and jazz stars of today such as Eric Alexander, Brad Mehldau, Diana Krall, Nicholas Payton, and Joshua Redman. His recognizable guitar voice graces over a hundred recordings.
As a leader, Bernstein has recorded six highly regarded albums, displaying not only his masterful interpretations of standards but also his inventive and lyrical compositions. His latest project, Monk (Criss Cross), shows Bernstein’s deep understanding of the complexities of Thelonious Monk’s music while never becoming overshadowed by Monk’s powerful personality. Bernstein also has taught at the Julliard School, Berklee College of Music, North Texas State University, the New School Jazz Program, and the Jazz Conservatory in Amsterdam.
Guitar legend Jim Hall said that Bernstein “is the most impressive young guitarist I’ve heard…He plays the best of them all for swing, logic, feel and taste, and has paid attention to the past as well as the future.”
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, drummer Bill Stewart (b. 1967) made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield’s band, collaborating with him for five years between 1990 and 1995. He is now one of the most sought-after jazz drummers in the world. Stewart’s playing is distinguished by its melodic focus and its polyrhythmic, or layered, character. Although his drumming bears the influence of various melodic and hard-swinging drummers who preceded him, including Max Roach, Roy Haynes, and Jack DeJohnette, Stewart’s voice is clearly his own and already is influencing a younger generation of drummers.
Stewart has toured extensively with Michael Brecker, Kevin Hays, Lee Konitz, Pat Metheny, Joshua Redman, and Maceo Parker. His longstanding association with John Scofield has led to some of the highest-quality records and live concerts in modern jazz.
An excellent composer in his own right, Stewart has made several records as a leader that predominantly feature his own music, bearing the same thoughtfulness, humor, and impeccable taste that one hears in his playing