We ARE Trio: Goldberg / Rogers / Harland
April 12 @ 7:30 pm$40 – $45
The series concludes on Wednesday, April 12, with the area debut of the collective trio, We ARE, which celebrates 25 years of creative friendship and empathic collaboration between three outstanding jazz artists: pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Eric Harland.
Goldberg is familiar to Athenaeum audiences from his past stellar appearances as leader of his own trio. JazzTimes wrote, “For over 20 years, pianist Aaron Goldberg has set himself apart as one of the most scintillating performers in jazz.” Simultaneously swinging and embracing risk, his stylistically fluid, singular voice reveals that jazz is a tradition of innovation.
Familiar from past Athenaeum appearances with Charles Lloyd, both Rogers and Harland similarly embody a mastery of both tradition and innovation. Imbued with both groove and spirit from birth, Reuben Rogers combined the calypso and reggae rhythms of his native Virgin Islands with the gospel sounds of the church and the freedom of jazz. He has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Tomasz Stanko, Roy Hargrove, Jackie McLean, and Dianne Reeves, among many others.
Eric Harland, an addition to his work as a leader, is active as a member of Dave Holland’s Prism, James Farm with Joshua Redman, and Taylor Eigsti’s Trio, and has filled the drum chair in groups led by McCoy Tyner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Julian Lage, Chris Potter, and Terence Blanchard, as well as the SFJAZZ Collective.
The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Your name will be on an attendee list at the front door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.
Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.