Randy Ingram Quartet
Randy Ingram, fender rhodes
Lage Lund, guitar
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jochen Rueckert, drums
live at the 55 Bar
Friday, July 17, 2009
55 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
Randy Ingram is a thoughtful, versatile young pianist, composer and improviser, with an expressive touch and a keen imagination. Since moving to Brooklyn in the fall of 2003 he has become an in-demand sideman and band leader and gained a reputation as one of the most promising up-and-coming pianists of his generation. His debut record, The Road Ahead", will be released this October on the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label, and features his trio of Matt Clohesy (bass) and Jochen Rueckert (drums), as well as special guest John Ellis (saxophones). Randy will be joined at the 55 bar by rising star and 2007 Thelonious Monk Competition winner Lage Lund on guitar.
Originally from Laguna Beach, CA, Randy received a scholarship to the University of Southern California and quickly became a fixture on the Los Angeles jazz scene, apprenticing with Tierney Sutton, Joe LaBarbera and the great Billy Higgins. Upon graduating, he received another scholarship to get his Masters' degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, where he studied with his two mentors, Fred Hersch and Danilo Perez. Upon arriving in NYC he has recorded and performed with Ben Monder, Kate McGarry, Joel Frahm, Joe Locke, Mike Moreno and Kendrick Scott. He has performed at many of the best jazz clubs in the country, including Birdland, the Jazz Standard, Regattabar and the Catalina Bar and Grill. He is a recipient of the 2007 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer's award.
Gracious playing" --Andrey Henkin, All About Jazz
An incredible pianist" --George Russell, Legendary composer
A superb pianist" --Joe Montague, Jazz Review
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