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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jazz Trio @ WSU (Ogden: Aug 11)

Jazz Trio Returns
Who: WSU Department of Performing Arts & The Union Station Foundation
What: Jazz at the Station with BBC3
When: Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 7:00 pm
Where: Ogden’s Union Station Grand Lobby
Tickets: No tickets are required for this Free performance.

Weber State University Department of the Performing Arts and the Union Station Foundation present Jazz at the Station with the BBC3, Wednesday, 11 August 2010, 7:00 pm in the Grand Lobby of Ogden’s Union Station. BBC3 takes its initials from the founding musicians: Brad Wright, guitar; Benjamin Jennings, drums, and Ryan Conger, keyboard. The number designates different versions of the ensemble, depending on the number of personnel at each performances. The group performs many of the jazz standards as well as original work and new arrangements.

Brad Wright has recently moved to Ogden from Cache Valley, where he was member of Orjazm and is now a new member of Shaky Trade. His guitar style is influence by Wes Montgomery. He also is a music instructor in guitar.

Ryan Conger, on a vintage keyboard (read: Hammond Organ) of Providence, specializes in jazz, funk and psychedelic sounds. He lists his influences as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington and others. He is also a member of Orjazm and Shaky Trade. He is a high school music teacher in Cache Valley.
Jennings is a familiar face in the local jazz scene as an upright bass player, drummer, vocalist and promoter. He is a member of several ensembles including BBC3 and The Liz Woolley Trio and can often be seen sitting in with many area bands. He also performs weekly in Park City and Logan.

He hosted a regular jazz jam for several years, giving jazz players an opportunity to meet each other and make music. In addition to being a musician, Jennings also assists in producing the Jazz at the Station program and is often included in the “and friends” option of other players such as Zoltan Vegvari, Viktor Uzur, Don Rogerson and Joe McQueen.

Jazz at the Station provides an all-ages venue for jazz fans and students. Well behaved children are welcome to attend as long as they do not disturb the performers or members of the audience.

For more information about this program, contact Caril Jennings, 626-6431 or crjennings@weber.edu

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