Community Invited to UJazz Trio’s Live Album Recording Session in University Hall April 30

Colleen Locke | April 26, 2017
The UJazz Boston Trio in rehearsal: Tony Martin (piano), Domenic Davis (bass), and Brian Hull (drums)

The UJazz Boston Trio in rehearsal: Tony Martin (piano), Domenic Davis (bass), and Brian Hull (drums)
Image by: Colleen Locke

Album Recording Just One of Several Performances Happening This Week

In celebration of International Jazz Day, three UMass Boston music students will take the stage in University Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m. for a free live performance and album recording.

This is the first live album to be recorded in the university’s new Recital Hall, and the community is invited to be a part of it.

The UJazz Boston Trio—which is made up of music majors Domenic Davis (on bass), Tony Martin (on piano), and Brian Hull (on drums)—is recording original arrangements of jazz covers as the culmination of a semester-long independent study. Listen to a sample here.

This recording is just one event in a week of full of performances, which includes the first dance concert to be held in the configurable University Hall Theatre and the world premiere of a composition by Professor of Music David Patterson. On the Legacy of a Thousand Days was written for the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth.

When you hear the UJazz Boston Trio, it’s amazing that they’ve only been performing together as a group for a few months. Jazz Ensembles Director Peter Janson thought they could benefit from working together. And it works.

“I vibe off of Tony, so when Tony goes somewhere, I go somewhere with Tony when he plays different kind of chords, and then Brian is the groove, so Brian can kind of take the song wherever he wants to take it,” Davis said.

All three guys play professionally, but they say they’re able to take their skills to the next level thanks to the classes they’re taking here. In addition to double majoring in music and business entrepreneurship, Hull says he’s been able to learn piano and contribute more to arranging and writing.

“It gives me the opportunity to improve myself as a musician,” Hull said.

“The professors here really, really care about us,” added Martin, a dual major in music and political science.

 

Performing Arts Performance Schedule

UMass Boston Faculty Concert Series: The Sonic Liberation Players
Thursday, April 27
7:30 p.m.
University Hall Recital Hall

Freedom Is Coming!
University Chorus and Chamber Singers
Friday, April 28
7 p.m.
University Hall Recital Hall

UJazz Boston Trio Live Album Recording
Sunday, April 30
7 p.m.
University Hall Recital Hall

Baroque Favorites for Voice and Flute
Monday, May 1
7:30 p.m.
University Hall Recital Hall

The Sounds of Silence
UMass Boston Chamber Orchestra
Thursday, May 4
8 p.m.
University Hall Recital Hall

Jazz Night!
Jazz Ensembles
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
7:30 p.m.
University Hall Recital Hall

Spring Dance Concert
Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6
8 p.m.
University Hall Theatre

For tickets and more information, visit www.umb.edu/performingarts.

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