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Danny Fox Trio

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Music begins 7:30 pm

Merrimans' Playhouse
1211 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46615

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Based in New York City, the Danny Fox Trio plays original, eclectic, intricate compositions with dynamic group interplay and interaction. Almost a mix between a jazz trio, a chamber ensemble, and a rock group, this trio has developed a unique sound that departs from traditional jazz piano format and uses the roles of the instruments creatively. Fox's music draws from wide influences: the quirky rhythms of a Monk tune, the dark harmonies of Scriabin or ethereal chords of Messiaen, the funkiness of a Motown bassline, or the catchiness of a Beatles tune.

Check out the band's stop motion animation video for "Sterling" 

Danny Fox Website 

Video Clip from previous performance  

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Danny Fox Trio at Merrimans' Playhouse

Danny Fox Trio


Danny Fox at Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by Emily Merriman)

Danny Fox Trioat Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by Emily Merriman)

Danny Fox Trioat Merrimans' Playhouse
(photo by Emily Merriman)

Danny Fox Trio

Midwest Record Release Tour for "Wide Eyed" (Hot Cup Records)

Formed in 2008, the NYC-based Danny Fox Trio, featuring pianist Danny Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest, and drummer Max Goldman, 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 instruments.

On the heels of their critically acclaimed debut "The One Constant" (Songlines Recordings), the band celebrates the release of their sophomore effort "Wide Eyed" (Hot Cup Records) Falling somewhere between jazz and chamber music, the new album is rich with sonic surprises: quirky yet danceable rhythms, jaunty melodies, haunting harmonies, and out-of-the-box arrangements.

Danny Fox

Pianist/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, an award given to students who excel in both academics and the arts, and performed at a ceremony for President Clinton. Danny received his B.A in Psychology cum laude from Harvard University, where he was awarded the John McCord Prize for excellence in the arts. While in school, he performed around New England and produced two CDs of original music. After graduating, Danny returned to New York to pursue music full time. He has studied with concert pianist John Kamitsuka as well as jazz pianists Fred Hersch, Ethan Iverson, and Garry Dial. He was also chosen to participate in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead program for young composers in Washington, D.C. in 2003. Danny continued to write music and soon formed his own band, The Danny Fox Quintet, which performed around the city and toured the Northeast. He has worked as the pianist for the Big Apple Circus, a national touring circus, and the legendary Tommy Dorsey Orchestra with which he has played various festivals, concerts, and cruises. Danny has performed as a leader as well as a sideman at venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, the 55 Bar, The Knitting Factory, and Cleopatra's Needle. In addition to a busy performing schedule, he teaches piano lessons to a wide range of students. He is currently composing new music for his new piano trio as well as preparing for an upcoming classical recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Scriabin, and Debussy. He is also the accompanist for the NYC-based Catherine Gallant Dance Company.


Chris Van Voorst Van Beest

Bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest was born in Pownal, ME. He began playing bass his senior year of high school and studied jazz at the University of New Hampshire where he became an in demand player on the East Coast music scene. After graduating UNH and performing around the New England area, Chris moved to Brooklyn, New York where he is active in the jazz, rock, afrobeat, and songwriting scenes. He has performed with such greats as Joe Lovano, Clark Terry, and Chris Potter. Chris plays both acoustic and electric bass and composes for a wide variety of musical settings.


Max Goldman

Drummer Max Goldman was born in Rochester, New York. He discovered his love for the drums at an early age, studying both in school and privately. Max's first teacher, Jeff Lewis introduced Max to late Coltrane, Miles Davis' classic quintet, and John Scofield - which would have a huge impact on his later musical tastes. Max then studied with Eastman School of Music drum professor, Rich Thompson, who instilled good technical fundamentals that led Max to win the All-county drum chair as well as the Louis Armstrong Award. Max moved to New York City in 2001 where he received a scholarship to attend the New School University for Jazz and Contemporary music. There he studied with Gerald Cleaver and Kenny Washington. As a sideman, Max has played with Tim Berne, Ohad Talmor, Thomas Morgan and the Elan Mehler Group. Max currently lives in Brooklyn and travels around the US, Canada, and Europe playing Jazz and improvised music.





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