Opus 3 Jazz Trio for your consideration
EJN Administrator | Musicians proposals | 2009-01-13
Jane Dean-Burkhart-Nelson Cruz-Seth Burkhart
The Opus 3 trio
has truly created its own sound and style. The piano has
been the central focus of great jazz trios. Burkhart prefers to
all musicians in the group share equally in shaping the direction of
the music through changes in tempo, mood, & texture.
philosophy is ideally suited for this sophisticated trio because Jane,
Nelson and Seth possess superior talent as individuals while sounding
equally great as a unit. For this reason, Burkhart feels that the
music should be arranged to showcase that talent. When the bass
drums share equally in controlling both the tempo and the mood of a
piece, while complimenting the piano, it creates a musical environment
that magnifies the sound of the group on the stage than the traditional
of Jane, Seth says: "I've been in many bands over the years, and most
of the time it feels like something is missing... Like, something else
is needed to make the band sound whole. When I play with Jane the
music sounds so full and complete. When we play, everything that
happens just feels so right and I canít imagine anything different."
trio reads their music from their laptops, as a result, they do not use
sheet music nor any books, this lessens the weight of luggage and is
environmentally friendly. They are reading PDF files but when it
time to solo, they can focus strictly on their improvisation.
quick musical reflexes and creative imagination give the trio a style
that is powerful, rhythmic, and free.