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The Art of Piano Trio at its finest

Reggie Moore comes from distinctive jazz lineage; he grew up in NYC as the son of Billy Moore, musician and arranger for the Jimmy Lunceford Orchestra. Leading his own trio, Reggie has toured Japan, the United States and Europe, and recorded two albums for Mainstream. He arranged for the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band and has worked with such renowned jazz greats as Johnny Hartman, Betty Carter, Anita O’Day, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Gary Bartz, Woody Shaw, Benny Golson, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person and Kenny Burrell - to name but a few. Together with vocalist Joe Lee Wilson, Reggie performed in the Middle East as Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department.

 

“As a colorist and moodmaker, Mr. Moore draws predominantly from two sources to create his particular mix of hues: classical and jazz blues. Disparate as these may seem, he fuses them with the authority of a concert pianist and all the urgency of an inveterate blues man. Chopin is a longtime favorite; the Romantic composers, by virtue of their obsessive search for myriad shades of mood and color, have been an indirect influence...Mr. Moore kicks off a tune with a classically based improvised prelude, establishing a kind of tension that doesn’t find release until the melody is introduced. Tension and release, in fact, are important components of his music. Metric shifts, simple lines, juxtaposed against wildly embellished ones, unpredictable improvisatory sections and beautifully resolved cadenzas all contribute to the tension-release effect.”
Procter Lippincott, The New York Times

 

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Since 1985 Reggie Moore has been living in Berlin, Germany, with his wife, jazz singer Cornelia Moore. His unique art, which he himself calls “Communicable Music” and his genuine, dedicated teaching at the Jazz Institute Berlin/Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, have been impacting the German jazz scene for the last 27 years. Reggie’s future plans include composing film music and publishing his educational concepts.

 

Bassist- composer-arranger Martin Lillich feels at home in a myriad of musical genres and cultures. His experience includes concerts with Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Mariano, Mikis Theodorakis, Al DiMeola, Walter Norris, Pandit Kamalesh Maitra, Gideon Kremer and Benny Bailey, teaching at the Global  Music Academy, the HfM Hanns Eisler and the Sommerakademie Jazz in Berlin.

 

Drummer Michael Kersting is a true jazz enthusiast. He has performed in renowned jazz clubs and at festivals all across Europe, lived and worked in NYC for a couple of years, and has shared the stage with – among many others - Chet Baker, Mal Waldron, Trilok Gurtu, Klaus Doldinger, Albert Mangelsdorff, Jaco Pastorius, Richie Beirach, Steve Lacy and Benny Golson.

The Art of Piano Trio at its finest

Together, these three congenial artists take their listeners on a mesmerizing musical ride.

“With his strongly propulsive beat, crispness of articulation, and emotional directness, Reggie Moore does indeed communicate to a wide range of listerners.”
Nat Hentoff