Music Faculty Concert Series Presents Joe Carter and Joe Utterback

News Story: October 1, 2011

Music Faculty Concert Series
Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm
Free Admission

Part One, Dr. Joe Utterback, solo piano

Dr. Joe Utterback

Celebrated American jazz pianist, composer, and recording artist "Dr. Joe" Utterback is a featured performer throughout the United States. From the Tony Awards dinners in New York City to music festivals across the country, his high-energy piano jazz delights audiences. Joe infuses familiar blues, ballads, Broadway, and jazz classics with a captivating, dynamic style.

Part Two, The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio, The Music of Brasil & Beyond

Joe Carter – guitar
Leco Reis – acoustic bass
Nanny Assis – percussion

Joe Carter

This multi-national trio is well versed in the various Brasilian styles of music --- Samba, Bossa Nova, Baiao, Choro.  By combining this music with straight-ahead Hard Bop Jazz the trio creates a style known as Brasilian Jazz.  Think: “Jobim meets Coltrane”.  The trio’s repertoire is a combination of original tunes and songs by some of Brasil’s classic composers such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ary Barroso, Baden Powell, Noel Rosa, Dorival Caymmi, Pixinguinha and others.  By adding the improvisational aspect of North American Jazz to the mixture the group creates a unique “fusion” sound and one that has entertained audiences on four continents.  Highlights have included concerts and club appearances in Paris, Bombay, Corsica, Stuttgart and Rio de Janeiro.