“Monster jazz piano player” Peter John Stoltzman leads his Trio at the [venue] this [date and time]. The Trio, featuring drummer Steve Schwelling and bassist Glenn Patrick Harris brings a blend of contemporary and classic piano trio aesthetics to jazz standards, classical, and rock tunes. The Trio’s first release, Walk the Path, has drawn rave reviews and comparisons to Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Keith Jarrett and Hank Jones.
While quietly releasing 5 independent recordings over the past decade, Stoltzman has cut his teeth as a sideman with jazz luminaries and young lions – performing with Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd, Ron Westray, Bob Moses, Julian Lage, Justin Vasquez and Yosvanny Terry, among others. Stoltzman has played in the Montreal Jazz Festival, the North Beach, San Jose, and Stanford Jazz Festivals, the Texas and Austin Jazz Festivals, and jazz venues from NYC to Bratislava to Tokyo. With his father, Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, Peter John has recorded three CDs for BMG, played the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and concert halls around the globe. A uniquely diverse performer, Stoltzman has recorded and toured with folk, rock, funk, drum-n-bass, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban groups, performed an avant-garde concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and even made tracks for Warner Bros. hip-hop artists.
All along, Stoltzman has maintained a passion for the piano trio, inspired by the likes of Jarrett, Oscar Peterson, and Brad Meldhau. While honoring the history and the masters within the tradition, the Peter John Stoltzman Trio builds bridges to the past and the future with a contemporary jazz approach to classical and modern popular music – from Debussy to Dylan. Original compositions by the Trio, from epic long-form jazz to sweet ballads to funky New Orleans second-line, have audiences enthralled, teary-eyed, and tapping their feet.
“…a marvelous pianist…”
- Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review
“…sweet and sophisticated…”
- Kenny Werner, jazz pianist, author, Effortless Mastery
"...exhilarating and bouyant..."
- The Bermuda Royal Gazette
"...a monster jazz piano player..."
- the late Jack Elliot, director of the Mancini Institute