Larry Fuller – piano
Jason Tiemann – drums
George Delancey – bass
This talented trio will perform ballads, blues, and jazz standards with precision and intensity, steeped in the long tradition of great jazz masters and their music. Larry Fuller is a premiere mainstream jazz pianist that is hard swinging, who emotes vitality with a monster technique, presenting a program of versatility.
Larry plays rapid fire lines, intricate passages, and tender ballads, all in a deep, bluesy groove. Fuller is a walking encyclopedia of jazz styles, effortlessly shifting from be – bop to stride to boogie boogie. Larry has performed or recorded with Grammy nominated vocalist Ernestine Anderson, drummer Jeff Hamilton, guitarist John Pizzarelli, and legendary bassist Ray Brown. Fuller’s polished style was influenced by Oscar Peterson, Phineas Newborn Jr., Gene Harris, Monty Alexander. Larry gives a master class in the history of jazz when he performs, from Count Basie to Fats Waller, to George Shearing, Errol Garner, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and to Billie Holiday’s accompanist, Teddy Wilson. Fuller has performed at some of the most prestigious venues: with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, various Blue Note Jazz Clubs, and all around the world.
Drummer Jason Tiemann is an educator, clinician, and artist who has performed or recorded with an astonishing array of jazz musicians, and is considered a musicians’ drummer. Jason’s influences include Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, and Billy Higgins.
Bassist George Delancey is a bandleader and educator who has worked at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People, at Christian Howe’s Creative Strings Workshop, and at Keith Harris’ Summer Drum Intensive, and is Director of Midwestern Arts Initiative Appalachian Muse and is a sophisticated composer and arranger. Delancey bass playing is creative, melodic, unerring, and has a crystalline sound. George swings with a mature sound precise and superb. Delancey plays with a lithe touch, beautiful tone and paints pictures of sound. George’s playing is rooted in the post – bop lineage of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, riffing and soloing in a modern, timeless swinging style that communicates with strength and vitality.