Swedish-born and longtime Boston-based bassist and composer Bruno Råberg brings his new trio to the RegattaBar for a CD release. The music is mainly originals by Råberg along with interpretations of classic jazz repertoire. Råberg says, "It's been a dream of mine for a long time to be able to play with both Bruce and Adam. Bruce and I used to play with Boston's composers big band Orange then Blue and it's been really great to reconnect with him. Adam is a new acquaintance and the way he completes the trio is just amazing." The music moves freely from hard swinging to the more lyrical and atmospheric, always with heart and soul.
Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bass player and composer and a mainstay on the Boston music scene. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden he has made 11 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists.
Some of the distinguished musicians Råberg has performed and recorded with include Donny McCaslin, Chris Cheek, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor and Mike Mainieri. Tours have taken Råberg throughout Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, India, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town.
As an educator Råberg stands out. He is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and and has traveled to Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Japan and Costa Rica as a clinician and performer for Berklee. He teaches in the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute's Masters Program, which is lead by pianist Danilo Perez.
Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than two decades. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects both the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences.
Bruce arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1988, and soon joined the great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine; their musical collaboration spanned a decade. Bruce has since been a member Terence Blanchard Quintet; the band toured extensively, recorded six CDs and movie soundtracks including Spike Lee's "Malcolm X". He has toured and recorded with Nat Adderley, Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, David Sanchez, and he has performed with James Moody, Tony Bennett, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Branford Marsalis, Art Farmer, John Patitucci and the Mingus Big Band
Drummer, composer, and educator Adam Cruz was born in New York City and has been a vital creative force on the international jazz scene for the last three decades. He leads his own group, and regularly works with artists such as Tom Harrell, The Mingus Big Band, Joey Calderazzo, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson and Edward Simon. Adam currently teaches at CCNY and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
Adam first emerged professionally in the early 1990's, performing and recording extensively with saxophonist David Sanchez and the Charles Mingus Big Band. He toured with pianist Chick Corea and with whom he recorded "Origin - A Week at the Blue Note". Since year 2000 he has been an integral part of renowned pianist Danilo Perez's trio along with bassist Ben Street.