The best live jazz in South Jersey
The Kyle Koehler Trio
Friday, June 8, 2018
Jazz organ phenom KYLE KOEHLER is our series' featured artist on FRIDAY, JUNE 8th. He leads his New York trio that includes special guest guitarist ED CHERRY & noted drummer JASON TIEMANN. It's the finale of our four scheduled 2018 spring programs, with the series returning in September to complete the 2018 season.
Among Mr. Koehler's distinguished credits was being chosen as jazz ambassador to Africa on behalf of the U.S. State Department & Kennedy Center in a 2002 sponsored tour. He was also named "Rising Star" on organ in "Downbeat" magazine in 2006, while "All About Jazz" magazine raved that "Koehler is a revelation on organ; a natural heir to the progression tradition of Jimmy Smith..."
Philadelphia native Koehler's two-decade plus professional career has taken him across the world performing & recording with many of the top artists in jazz. These include Lou Donaldson, David "Fathead" Newman, Grover Washington, Jimmy Heath, Don Braden, Bobby Watson & Mark Whitfield.
Guest guitarist Ed Cherry's distinguished four-decade resume of performing & recording includes fifteen years as a member of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie's ensembles, along with additional work with Paquito D'Rivera, Roy Hargrove, John Patton & Dr. Lonnie Smith, among others.