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6/23 Brian Friedland Trio

June 23, 2024 07:00 PM until June 23, 2024 10:00 PM

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. 1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

Brian Friedland, piano 

Greg Loughman, acoustic bass 

Austin McMahon, drums 

Composer/pianist Brian Friedland's relentless creative spirit is quickly evident from his frequent participation in Boston’s creative music scene, repertoire from diverse strands of jazz traditions, and prolific output as a composer.  Performing and writing for a wide variety of ensembles, his projects reflect his love of many kinds of music and his commitment to finding new ways to create.  His hundreds of compositions include a large collection of big band charts, an orchestral composition, dozens of chamber works, and music for jazz ensembles of many aesthetics and sizes.  Grammy-nominated composer, USC faculty member, and musical collaborator Kim Richmond describes Friedland's music as "not only professional quality material, but inspirationally crafted, an excellent and interesting mix of art works.”

Friedland’s skills have earned him a spot in many Boston bands and touring ensembles.  He is currently a member of seven active bands, led by some of Boston’s most talented musicians.  Friedland toured extensively in 2007 with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and played in several states with the internationally renowned vocalists of Il Divo.  Friedland has also recorded on numerous albums and received critical praise.  Regarding saxophonist Alexei Zoubov's 2007 release "Rejuvenation," jazz critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Friedland contributes lyrical solos that would not be out of place on a Keith Jarrett record."