Jazz pianist and composer Dan Karlsberg's third album (to be released on 6/22/15) pays tribute to Cincinnati's rich jazz heritage with the help of five veteran musicians who are based in Cincinnati, but are nationally acclaimed. They include bassist Jim Anderson, who has worked with the notable Art Blakely, Ernestine Anderson, Hank Crawford and Nat Adderly; drummer Art Gore, who has performed with George Benson, Teru Nakamura and Herbie Hancock; pianist and trumpeter Kim Pensyl, who has twice been named one of Billboard’s Top -20 Contemporary Jazz Artists of the Year, and has had four Top-10 albums on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart; saxophonist Brent Gallaher, who has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra; and trombonist Marc Fields, who toured with the Ray Charles Orchestra, six times.
"Sometimes, it feels like Cincinnati is the musical underdog, but you won't find another city this size with the Jazz scene we currently have, and the rich history and traditions," says Karlsberg, who teaches at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the acclaimed Blue Lake Performing Arts Camp in Michigan.
Dan Karlsberg and The ‘Nati 6 will perform an album release concert in the Listening Lounge at Urban Artifact Brewing, 1662 Blue Rock Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223, on Saturday, June 27, 8:00 p.m.-midnight. No cover charge. For information, call Urban Artifact Brewing at 513-620-4729 or visit www.ArtifactBeer.com.
The music of Dan Karlsberg is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Google Music and elsewhere. More information is available at www.DanKarlsberg.com.