From: Emile Tobenfeld (a.k.a Dr. T) (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 20 2009 - 20:25:31 PDT
I'll be performing Friday with
The Frenette / Rohr / McLellan Trio
at the lovely119 Gallery
119 Chelmsford St
Lowell, MA 01851
Culinary note: There is an outstanding Cambodian restaurant next door
to the gallery.
Kevin Frenette (guitar)
James Rohr (fender rhodes)
John McLellan (drums)
Two audio tracks from the Frenette / Rohr / McLellan Trio are
"Kevin Frenette's cd 'Connections' is a dazzling display of
sympathetic interactions with truly spontaneous results. Frenette and
company combine for a powerful force of open-minded creative energy."
--- John Barron/JazzReview.com
Boston area guitarist Kevin Frenette has performed throughout the
Northeast USA making music that is inspired by both avant-garde jazz
and contemporary improvisation. He studied guitar, composition, and
music theory at UMASS-Dartmouth where he received a BA in
Theory/Composition. He has performed and/or recorded with such
artists as Tatsuya Nakatani, Jack Wright, Joe Giardullo, Pandelis
Karayorgis, Daniel Levin, Andy McWain, Forbes Graham, Luther Gray,
Jane Wang, James Rohr, Curt Newton, John McLellan, Croix Galipault,
Gordon Allen, Sarah Weaver, Harvey Sorgen, Brian Melick, Michael
Snow, Dan DeChellis, Gwen Laster, Larry Packer, Martha Colby, Lori
Freedman, David Gamper, Al Margolis, Ryan McGuire, Jeff Kimmel, Adam
Dotson, Joe Moffett, Chris Vellieux, Ricardo Donoso, Jules Vasylenko,
Jonathan LaMaster, Andrew Hickman, Eric Platz, Todd Keating and Gabe
Cabral. In 2007, Fuller Street Music released Kevin's first date as a
leader: CONNECTIONS. That album featured Frenette with Tatsuya
Nakatani on percussion, Andy McWain on piano and Todd Keating on bass.
James Rohr has been wrestling with the piano since the age of 5.
Sometimes he tries to play all 88 keys at once, sometimes just a few.
He began playing professionally at 14 at a BBQ joint in New Mexico
where he played a piano for ribs. In the mid 1990's, James formed a
piano trio with Nate Mcbride on bass, and Curt Newton on drums.
Together they released three recordings that a few people in Europe
and Canada heard. James has had the honor and privelige of playing
with many of the great improvisors in the Boston/NYC area. Currently,
James is interested in writing and performing songs with his band,
the blue ribbons, which he describes as Ray Charles and Johnny Cash
meet Captain Beefheart and Sun Ra.
John McLellan was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in
Massachusetts; his resume is expansive and varied, including work
with Joe and Mat Maneri, Roswell Rudd, Bern Nix, Roy Campbell,
William Parker, Ken Vandermark, Denman Maroney, Ben Monder, and the
Either/Orchestra. He has performed at festivals throughout the
country, including the Newport Jazz Festival, the Iowa City Jazz
Festival, and New York's Vision Festival. John's inventive drumming
can be heard on his duo record with saxophonist Joe McPhee, Grand
Marquis on Boxholder Records and Mat Maneri's latest release on
Thirsty Ear Records, Pentagon.
Also performing that night:
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs Too:
Jingjing Zhou - keyboards, etc
Andy Fordyce - drums
Whit Love - guitar
Sean Cahalin - bass
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