$15 Donation @ the Door / Start 2pm / Doors 1:30pm
The Eric Ostling and Peter Seckel Quartet brings its stirring, creative renditions of modern jazz standards, originals and groove tunes into The Lilypad’s intimate concert atmosphere for a special Sunday afternoon in August.
The Eric Ostling Quartet
Pianist/Composer Eric Ostling continues to forge a dual career in the jazz and classical worlds. A graduate of MIT and the Performing Arts School in Louisville, he has studied with Pulitzer composers John Harbison and Karel Husa, and legendary jazz teachers Jamey Aebersold, Herb Pomeroy and Charlie Banacos. A CD release with soprano Karyn Levitt, “Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book” (Roven Records), has garnered rave reviews including Berlin’s Internationale Hanns Eisler Gesellschaft. Compositions for the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble include an acclaimed arrangement of ‘Tutu’ (Marcus Miller/Miles Davis) and songs of Peter Bernstein. A continual expanding songbook of over 70 jazz originals will be the subject of an upcoming CD release project, as well as this performance.
Seasoned and highly versatile guitarist/composer Peter Seckel (jazz, blues, rock and country) has studied with John Scofield, Pat Martino, Adolph Sandole, and Vic Juris. Active as a transcriber for The Practicing Musician magazine, and session writer-performer in the NYC area, Peter can be seen on stages like Radio City Music hall, with artists such as Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers), Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Lee Finkelstein (Blues Brothers), Groove Kings, NJRB and other noted tri-state groups.
Max Ridley (bass) is active as a sideman, leader and co-leader of groups in and around Boston. He has toured domestically and internationally, sharing the stage with renowned musicians Kenny Werner, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mover, Jason Palmer, George Garzone, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and Perico Sambeat. He has performed in venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Umbria Jazz Festival.
Creative, passionate and highly sought-after drummer, singer, composer & dedicated educator, Lee Fish has played as a sideman on over fifty records, and worked with various artists - Esperanza Spalding, Danilo Perez, Gary Burton, Charles McPherson, Warren Wolf, George Garzone, Hal Crook, Greg Osby, David Gilmore, Julian Lage, Uri Caine, and Ben Street.