Johnathan Kreisberg Trio at Dan’s
By Kathy Edwards McFarland
Oh, watch out, now! Jonathan Kreisberg Trio plays Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, Thursday – March 31, 7:30 pm. Advance tickets – $15.00 at http://www.prekindle.com/promo/id/24390158209164305.
“Kreisberg improvises with an innate, organic sense of structure, … with uncommon fluidity” – Adam Perlmutter–GUITAR ONE Magazine
Jazz at it’s instrumental best – based in Miami, this electric-based trio – Kreisberg on guitar, Matt Clohesy on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums, released a CD and completed several U.S. East Coast tours, which included opening slots for George Benson and Steve Morse.
While still in his early 20’s, he returned to his birthplace in NYC with his focus on cutting edge acoustic jazz. “My Miami trio was about coming up with new textures and being communicative while still playing intense musically. When I moved to New York I entered a more introspective phase, really getting deeper into melodies and harmonies.” This also coincided with a renewed interest in the jazz tradition. “I found that the deeper I got into the tradition the more possibilities I became aware of for the future.”
Since returning to New York City, Jonathan has worked in the bands of many jazz greats including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Konitz, Joe Locke, Stefano Dibatista, Ari Hoenig, Joel Frahm, Don Friedman, Greg Tardy, Donald Edwards, Jane Monheit, and Yosvany Terry. He has also led groups of various instrumentations featuring artists such as Bill Stewart, Larry Grenadier, and Scott Wendholt.
Jonathan has now recorded eight CDs as a leader, including ONE, his recent all solo guitar CD, and WAVE UPON WAVE, his latest JKQ offering. On the latter he brings along alto saxophone genius Will Vinson, the incredible pianist Kevin Hays, and the young rhythm section team of Rick Rosato and Colin Stranahan and creates modern jazz that combines a respect for the tradition with instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world (and beyond).
Although currently based in New York City, Jonathan can be seen on tour worldwide. Entering the major Jazz Festival circuit with their electrifying show at Jazz Baltica (the video footage is now at 100,000 YouTube hits and counting), JKQ has subsequently performed many of the major European and American festivals.
When not on tour, Jonathan can be found at his steady Wednesday trio hits at Bar Next Door in NYC, as well as at the Jazz Standard and Smalls Jazz Club.