Jazz Concert & CD Release: Rosemary Minkler Trio

Sunday, June 25, 2017
3:00pm at St. John’s Church
Tickets are $5, available in advance, at the door, or online at EventBrite (online service charges apply)


This afternoon’s performance is a showcase of the compositions featured on Rosemary Minkler’s debut album, entitled Prospectus. This self-produced album features all original music performed by Rosemary on piano and vocals, Jeff Moro on bass, and Eric Hallenbeck on drums.  Rosemary has been a member of St. John’s since birth, and leads an ensemble of musicians at the church’s monthly jazz music service.

The compositions on Prospectus draw from influences such as pianists Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Craig Taborn. Albums such as Jarrett’s Life Between the Exit Signs and Corea’s Now He Sings, Now He Sobs are distinguished in the catalogue of modern jazz piano trio music and have been pivotal in the way jazz piano is perceived. These works incorporate elements of avant-garde jazz with those of the traditional jazz idiom. Likewise, Prospectus juxtaposes simple and complex melody and harmony to create a variety of textures that exhibit the flexibility that the jazz piano trio offers.

The title “Prospectus” means “view, sight, or horizons” in Latin and is used in English to refer to a document that advertises a business in order to inform clients or investors. Thus, this project acts as Rosemary’s own prospectus as she begins her journey towards new horizons.