Thu, Mar 21|
HOLO-TRIO feat. Sprague, Robaire, & Pinson
Miro Sprague (piano), Dave Robaire (bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums) Two sets at 8:00pm & 9:30pm 21+ | $20 plus one drink minimum per set
Mar 21, 2019, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
Miro Sprague, Dave Robaire, and Jonathan Pinson have been the rhythm section for the forward-pushing jazz septet, Holophonor since 2012. Individually and/or together, these three LA-based musicians have been the support behind artists such as Wayne Shorter, Jerry Bergonzi, Edward Simon, Dayna Stephens, Greg Osby, Karrin Allyson, Mark Turner, Gilad Hekselman, Jane Monheit, and Marquis Hill.
Miro Sprague is a pianist, composer, and bandleader known for his dynamic and passionate performance style, inspiring creativity and artistic versatility. Working primarily in the field of jazz and improvised music, Miro has been an active performer since the early 2000's, touring the United States, Europe, Japan and the Middle East and performing at many of the world's top venues and festivals. Miro leads his own trio and quintet and frequently performs solo recitals in a wide range of venues. He has performed/recorded with many renowned artists including Wayne Shorter, Reggie Workman, Houston Person, Ingrid Jensen, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, and Dominique Eade, among others. Since 2015 he has been the pianist of choice for vocalist Karrin Allyson, touring extensively with her throughout the US and overseas. He is also a member of saxophonist Daniel Rotem’s quartet and the cooperative septet Holophonor. Miro is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. A native of Western Massachusetts, he currently divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.
Although Dave Robaire is a native of Los Angeles, his career really began to blossom when he moved to New York City in 2004. During this time, Dave studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music while taking private lessons with one of today's true masters of the bass, John Patitucci. From the beginning of his career, Dave's innate versatility led him to work with band leaders from all across the jazz genre including Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Andy Milne's Dapp Theory, Gilad Heksleman, Jonathan Batiste, and guitar legend Pat Martino.After five years in New York, Dave and his wife Vanessa decided moved back to LA for a change of pace. Before leaving the east coast however, Robaire documented his experiences on Away and Back, his first recording as a leader which features Edward Simon, Marcus Gilmore, Kyle Wilson, and Vanessa Robaire. Shortly after the cross-country move, Dave was accepted into the masters program at California Institute of the Arts where he had the opportunity to study with the great Darek "Oles" Oleszkiewicz. Immediately following his two years at CalArts, Robaire auditioned for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance in front of a panel of judges including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Kenny Burrell, and James Newton. Dave, along with six of his peers, was accepted into this amazing program which led to study, travel, and performances with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Billy Childs, Benny Golson, Dave Liebman, Ron Carter, Dick Oatts, and Jerry Bergonzi among many others. As he has settled deeper into Los Angeles' growing jazz scene, Robaire has become known as the first choice bassist for many artists as they tour the west coast (Helen Sung, Gilad Hekselman, John Ellis, Edward Simon, Jonathan Kreisberg, Jacky Terrasson, Ben Wendel, Dayna Stephens). Dave is also now a regular member of Jane Monheit's west coast quartet. Most recently, Robaire has been co-leading the collectively formed group Holophonor, made up of the seven alum of the 2012-2014 Thelonious Monk Institute program. Holophonor will be releasing their second album Light Magnet on October 6, 2017 on World Galaxy Records. This project was produced by the group's mentors, 10-time GRAMMY winning saxophonist, composer, Wayne Shorter.
Jonathan Pinson began his love affair with the drum set at the age of two when he was surrounded by the music of his mother’s choir. His formal music training began at the age of six with instruction on the piano. Shortly after, Jonathan transitioned to the drum set at the Colburn School of Performing Arts and studied with Billy Higgins from The World Stage. While in high school, Jonathan performed professionally at various jazz clubs around the Los Angeles area. He also enjoyed mentoring young percussion enthusiasts and helped conduct jazz workshops for inner city youths at local public elementary schools, in high school as well as in college. During his senior year in high school, Jonathan won three major coveted awards, 1st place in the Music Center’s Spotlight Award (2007), Performer of the Year at Alexander Hamilton High School and the Jimmy Lyon’s Scholarship Award for a full tuition scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. Additionally, he received the Dolo Coker Scholarship (2009, 2010). After Jonathan received his Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music at the Berklee College of Music, he was one of seven musicians selected for the prestigious Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the University of California Los Angeles, which resulted in a Masters of Music. Shortly after being chosen, he was asked to tour with Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter’s band, at the age of 23. This experience has identified him as a highly sought after drummer in the music industry and has allowed him to tour and perform with notable artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, John Clayton, Dave Liebman, Ed Simon, Eric Reed, Kamasi Washington, Marquis Hill, Gilad Hekselman and Joey Alexander, to name a few. He has performed and toured at various locations including the following: Tokyo Jazz Festival, International Jazz Day in Istanbul Turkey, Panama Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Nancy France Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Currently he is actively performing with other artists, and teaching throughout New York and the Los Angeles area.
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