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Romanian Pianist Marian Petrescu to Perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on June 7 with Swedish Guitarist Andreas Oberg

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MARIAN PETRESCU QUARTET WITH ANDREAS OBERG SET TO PERFORM AT
DIZZY'S CLUB COCA-COLA ON MONDAY, JUNE 7

Resonance Records announces a performance date for Romanian pianist Marian Petrescu and his quartet featuring fellow label mate, Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg, at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on Monday, June 7. 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).

The show is part of the “Monday Nights with WBGO" series presented by Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. WBGO's Music Director, Gary Walker, will host the evening.

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 (pictured at left) lends his breathtaking technical facilities and consistently inventive melodic/harmonic sensibilities on Thrivin': Live at the Jazz Standard. The musical partnership between Oberg and Petrescu embrace 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.

Marian Petrescu Quartet with Andreas Oberg

Monday, June 7, Sets at 7:30pm & 9:30pm

Marian Petrescu, piano
Andreas Oberg, guitar
Marco Panascia, bass
Joel Rosenblatt, drums

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Phone: 212.258.9595
www.jalc.org


MARIAN PETRESCU - THRIVIN': LIVE AT THE JAZZ STANDARD
Resonance Records RCD-1014 / May 11, 2010

ANDREAS OBERG - SIX STRING EVOLUTION
Resonance Records RCD-1015 / May 11, 2010


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