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Romanian Pianist Marian Petrescu and Swedish Guitarist Andreas Oberg to Perform at the 2010 Wasington D.C. Jazz Festival on June 8

SOURCE: Published: 2010-05-07
RESONANCE RECORDS PAYS TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON, FEATURING MARIAN PETRESCU AND ANDREAS OBERG AT THE WASHINGTON D.C. JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TUESDAY, JUNE 8

Resonance Records announces a performance date for Romanian pianist Marian Petrescuand Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg, at the 2010 Washington D.C. Jazz Festival on Tuesday, June 8, in a special tribute to legendary pianist Oscar Peterson. The dynamic duo performs in support of their respective new Resonance Records releases, Thrivin': Live at the Jazz Standard and Six String Evolution (both available on May 11).

Thrivin': Live at the Jazz Standard, which was recorded in June of 2009, features a buoyant blend of standards culled from the Jazz and Great American songbooks and showcases Petrescu performing in the tradition and spirit of legendary pianist Oscar Peterson.

“When I was eight years-old, I heard Oscar Peterson on TV," Petrescu says. “I was so impressed, and at once I knew: This is what I want. This is what I will try to do. And I had to try very hard, because Oscar had that unbelievable musical level. It was not only his incredible technique, but the way he thought and handled this beautiful instrument."

It's obvious from Petrescu's impassioned playing on his 2009 Grammy-winning Resonance Records debut, Resonance Big Band Pays Tribute to Oscar Peterson and his latest release, that the late jazz piano giant made an indelible impression on him. Peterson's spirited swing is very much an integral part of Petrescu's playing.

Oberg lends his breathtaking technical facilities and consistently inventive melodic/harmonic sensibilities on Thrivin': Live at the Jazz Standard. The musical partnership between Oberg and Petrescuembrace and run parallel to the classic Joe Pass-Oscar Peterson collaborations. Oberg's characteristics are also apparent on his new release Six String Evolution, which features John Pattitucci, Dave Kikoski, Lewis Nash.

Throughout his career, Petrescu has played with artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Toots Thielemans, Al Jarreau, Didier Lockwood, Jon Larsen, Tony Williams, and Ray Charles.

Aside from Oberg's projects as a leader, he has performed with diverse artists as: Les Paul, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Rosenberg, Bucky Pizzarelli, Joey DeFrancesco, Terell Stafford, John Pizzarelli, DJ QBERT, Harvey Mason, Andre Ceccarelli, Billy Kilson and Hank Jones, among others.

Resonance Records Pays Tribute to Oscar Peterson,
featuring Marian Petrescu and Andreas Oberg

Tuesday, June 8, 8:00pm

Washington D.C. Jazz Festival
www.dcjazzfest.org
Performance at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Phone: 202.408.3100


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