Sat, December 9, 2017
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2017-12-09 8:00 pm
Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series Presents Scott Routenberg Trio ! at Merrimans' Playhouse
Indy-based Scott Routenberg Trio, just released their debut album "Every End is a Beginning" on Grammy-winning record label Summit Records. Scott Routenberg is an award-winning jazz pianist, composer, arranger and leader. They have performed at Indy Jazz Fest 2015 and 2016, The Green Mill (Chicago), The Jazz Kitchen (Indy), The Palladiums New Years Eve Extravaganza (Carmel, IN) and opened for jazz guitar legend John Scofield on his recent Country for Old Men tour. Future performances include The Velvet Note in Atlanta, Georgia (Georgias #1 Jazz Club) and Indy Jazz Fest 2017.
The Scott Routenberg Trio is an Indianapolis-based jazz piano trio specializing in Routenberg's award-winning compositions, Brazilian jazz, and fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire. The trio's debut album Every End Is A Beginning was released on March 10, 2017 on Summit Records. Past performances include Indy Jazz Fest 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Green Mill (Chicago) with multiple Grammy-winner Howard Levy, The Jazz Kitchen (CD release concert), The Velvet Note (Atlanta), the Chatterbox (Indy), opening for legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield at the Muncie Three Trails Music Series, The Palladium's New Year's Eve Extravaganza in Carmel, Indiana and an in-studio performance and interview on Indiana Public Radio's BlueNotes program.
As dedicated jazz educators, Scott Routenberg, Nick Tucker and Cassius Goens III serve on the Jazz Faculty of Ball State University's School of Music, where Dr. Routenberg is currently Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano. Nick Tucker is house bassist for the American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Competition, and Cassius Goens III is a Sakae Drums Regional Artist.
The Scott Routenberg Trio can also be heard on the album 2016 Indy Jazz Fest Block Party: Live From the Jazz Kitchen (Indyblue Entertainment, 2017).
Scott is the 2004 winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contests Maxell Song of the Year and the 2016 ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize, among many other awards and honors. For two years he arranged for the Grammy-winning Metropole Orkest and Vince Mendoza. He is a student of Brazilian jazz piano legend Manfredo Fest (Sergio Mendes/Brazil 66) and Vince Maggio (student of Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans roommate).
Future performance includes The Palladium's New Years Eve Extravaganza (Carmel, IN, Dec. 31).
$15 General; $10 Student
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Merrimans' Playhouse, 1211 W Mishawaka Avenue