ABOUT THE EVENT
Phoenixville’s own Jason Newman returns to Phoenixville Public Library with his trio for a free concert on Monday, July 23 at 7:00 PM. The Jason Newman Trio (Jason Newman, piano; Jason Fraticelli, bass; Chris Lôser, drums) will perform a set of new original compositions by Phoenixville’s own Jason Newman along with other modern jazz arrangements.
Jason Newman is a pianist and composer. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with an emphasis on Classical Composition and Jazz Studies from Lebanon Valley College in the spring of 2000. He received his Master’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition from West Chester University in the spring of 2016. Jason has been performing and booking shows throughout the Philadelphia, Main Line, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas for his jazz trio, duo, solo & other ensembles for over the last fifteen years. With the current release of his debut trio album “Entwined”, Jason Newman continues to expand his reach musically through performance, composition and recording opportunities. In addition to performing and developing his piano playing, Jason works by day in his private home studio as a composer of classical chamber & piano music. He also maintains a full roster of private students, teaching piano repertoire, improvisation and composition throughout the greater Chester County and Philadelphia areas.
As an upright bassist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Jason Fraticelli is seen and heard often at the center of many musical scenes in the Philadelphia/New York communities. For the past 20 years he has been acting as sideman for many different artists including Matisyahu, Melody Gardot, and Cyro Baptista, while at the same time facilitating his own groups such as the Fresh Cut Orchestra, The FCC, and The Jason Fraticelli Band.
Chris Lôser is a freelance drummer from northern Baltimore County. He has the pleasure of working with the many great jazz musicians in the Mid-Atlantic region. Chris also maintains a roster of private students both on Skype and in-person lessons. When he’s not playing or teaching, he works in his home studio writing music for short-films and recording himself and others. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring new places & foods with his wife and son.
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required on the Adult Events Calendar at www.phoenixvillelibrary.org or by calling 610-933-3013 x132. Phoenixville Public Library is located at 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA.