For my non-local friends, here’s a sampling of a trio I play drums in that i truly enjoy. For my local friends who enjoy Brazilian-flavored jazz, join the Santiago/Fremgen/Laningham Trio tonight at the Brass House in Austin, 115 San Jacinto Blvd., downtown. We play 9-12.
Gabriel Santiago is an enormously gifted young guitarist/composer/band leader who just finished advanced degree work at the University of Texas and is blessing us in town with his continued presence. John Fremgen is a virtuoso bassist, leads the jazz bass studies at U.T., and has been my musical compadre for 15 years. He also helped talk me back into playing drums after a few years of thinking I was done.
If you’re in the neighborhood, please come by.