Reserved: $40 in advance, $45 day of show.
General Admission: $25 in advance, $30 day of show.
Doors open at 6:30pm for seating.
The Zachary Bartholomew Trio Presents:
The High Priests of Bebop: “The Music of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell”
Presented by award-winning pianist Dr. Zachary Bartholomew and his trio, experience an interactive and exciting concert showcasing the brilliant compositions of two of the most influential pianists/composers of jazz: Bud Powell and Thelonious Monk. Plus, the band will present some original material inspired by these two brilliant composers & pianists.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dr. Zachary Bartholomew is an award-winning pianist, composer, and music educator who maintains an active performance career as one of the most heavily sought-after pianists, accompanists, and sidemen in Florida. He has headlined national and international jazz festivals, toured across the country, and has placed as a top three finalist in the highly acclaimed Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition on two separate occasions. He is the pianist in the Gulf Coast Symphony’s Jazz Collective, the Lake Wales Jazz Connection, and regularly performs with professional organizations such as the Naples Philharmonic and Sarasota Pops Orchestra.
Additionally, Zach is a full-time professor at Florida Memorial University and is actively involved in music education and outreach. One current project is his state-funded “Jazz Access Tour,” an outreach program that aims to provide underserved communities and schools in Florida with world-class public performances and educational programs.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
“I had the pleasure of hearing a wonderful young piano player named Zach Bartholomew a few days ago. I was very impressed by his creativity and passion. If you ever see the name, make a point of going to see him because he will blow you away with his talent.”
– Ray Coussins, Pianist and Former Accompanist for Frank Sinatra
“The jazz gentlemen of The Zach Bartholomew Trio were a delight to have onstage at The Velvet Note last night. From Oscar Peterson to Robert Glasper to their own compositions, they performed with grace, style, beauty and originality. Should you have the opportunity to hear them, run do not walk to get your seats–we look forward to having them back soon!!”
– Tamara Fuller, The Velvet Note Jazz Club
“With paragons such as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett setting the template, it is not easy for young piano trios to distinguish themselves. But the Zach Bartholomew Trio are more than up to the challenge. On their debut CD, Out of This Town, 26-year-old pianist and composer Bartholomew displays a lyrical piano style that draws from iconic and modern influences alike…. Out of This Town is strong enough that ‘out of this country’ may be in the cards.”
– Bill Meredith, Jazz & Blues Florida
Presented by The Palladium.