Sunday September 17, 2023
Emerson Avenue Salonlines Proudly Presents
a Live YouTube Broadcast
– A “hybrid” concert –
The John Howard Trio
John Howard, piano
Eric Harper, acoustic bass
Jason Walker, drums
The Three “B’s” — Bossas, Ballads and Blues
A selection of classic and lesser known Bossas, Ballads, and Blues
From a musical family, John Howard played many instruments before beginning piano study in his senior year of high school. He has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he attended on an Andy Griffith Scholarship. While in Chapel Hill he also played in the jazz bands and performed with drummer Louis Bellson and trombonist Al Grey of the Count Basie Orchestra. John began teaching music at the Edmund Burke School in Washington, DC in 1989, where he founded the music department. John’s Burke bands have performed at Blues Alley annually for almost 20 years. They are also founding performers of the Big Band Jam on the Mall. Since 1995 they are annual participants in the Georgetown Day School Jazz Festival. John’s trio performs weekly at the Little Beast Bistro in Chevy Chase, DC every Thursday from 6-8 pm.
Eric Harper is a graduate of Oberlin College and a Washington, DC, native. A regular performer on both piano and acoustic bass, he can be seen at a wide range of Washington area venues. He has also performed across the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia, and has performed with jazz artists such as Charlie Byrd, Ethan Iverson, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, John Hicks, and Chuck Redd. As an educator, he has taught at schools including the Levine Music, Gettysburg College, and the Jazz Workshop.
Jason Walker is a seasoned DMV drummer and percussionist whose wide range of interests have led to playing a diverse range of music including blues, Afro-Caribbean jazz, afro beat, and Americana. You can hear him throughout the DMV with the John Howard Trio, Hard Swimmin’ Fish (www.hardswimminfish.com ), Chopteeth Afro-Funk Big Band (www.chopteeth.com) , the Vibe Collective (on FB @vibecollective), and the Bumper Jacksons (www.bumperjacksons.com) .
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