Rick VanMatre’s newest ensemble presents the sound of progressive original jazz along with a unique treatment of well-known tunes. The group’s recent CD Lines Above continues to receive national acclaim. Known for both powerful and sensitive interaction, the ensemble always provides creative surprises! Rick VanMatre is one of Cincinnati’s most well known musicians. His artistry spans a wide array of styles and he has presented concerts, jazz club performances, and symphonic jazz concerto solos throughout the US, Europe, Israel, Brazil, China and South Korea. Here in town, you are probably familiar with his performances at jazz clubs, with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and on CCM concerts. For 30 years he was the Director of UC’s College-Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies Department, where he conducted and performed on over 250 concerts.
Rick VanMatre, Saxophone and Flute; Rusty Burge, Vibraphone;
Kim Pensyl, Piano; Aaron Jacobs, Bass; Tom Buckley, drums
$10 drink minimum per person