Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Larry Fuller Trio
Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Larry Fuller returns to Piedmont Piano Company with the Larry Fuller Trio, featuring George DeLancey (bass) and Jason Tiemann (drums). Fuller presents a musical program rarely experienced live today, consistently praised for his emotive, swinging style, monster technique, and program versatility. From bop, to stride, to swing, to blues – Fuller’s performance is one you will not want to miss! Your ticket includes complimentary wine and sweets!
$20 General Admission
“In his amazing gossamer piano solos, he sprinkles stardust on whatever song he plays, you hold your breath in wonder.” –THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Fuller’s polished technique stems from two of his main influences, Oscar Peterson and Phineas Newborn, Jr., to which is added the blues acumen of a Gene Harris and the swinging drive of a Monty Alexander.” –JAZZTIMES
Based in New York City, Larry Fuller is a pianist, band leader, and clinician known by critics and fans to "swing like a beast!”. Early in his career, Fuller’s undeniable talent earned him the position of musical director and pianist for GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Ernestine Anderson, pianist for renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton’s Trio and legendary bassist Ray Brown’s Trio. Since 2013 – harnessing his extraordinary experience – Fuller has led the Larry Fuller Trio.
Larry Fuller has appeared at: Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Bern International Jazz Festival, TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Shanghai Center Theater, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) Theater, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Blue Note (Milan, Tokyo & NYC), A-Train (Berlin), Tbilisi Event Hall, Auditorio Ibirapuera with Arte Viva Symphony Orchestra Brazil, and many more! larryfuller.com
George DeLancey is a native of Cambridge, OH, and a student of such prestigious programs as the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Michigan State University Jazz Studies Program, where he studied under Rodney Whitaker. He has worked with notable bandleaders Wessell Anderson, Tia Fuller, Philip and Winard Harper, Christian Howes, Willie Jones III, Wynton Marsalis, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Johnny O'Neal, Ben Paterson, Houston Person, Bria Skonberg, as well as many others in New York and throughout the Midwest. He is active nationally as a bandleader and educator, and has worked with programs including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People, Christian Howes’ Creative Strings Workshop, and Keith Hall's Summer Drum Intensive. He is also the director of the Midwestern arts initiative Appalachian Muse. His self-titled debut recording was released in 2016 to critical acclaim. georgedelancey.com
Jason Tiemann is a New York City based jazz drummer, where he maintains a busy schedule as a freelance performer and educator. Admittedly drawing influence from the great(s) Philly Joe Jones, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones and Billy Higgins, Tiemann is quickly forging his musical voice on the New York scene by fusing his depth of historical foundation with crisp technique and propulsive, intuitive swing.
Tiemann previously taught at the University of Louisville for 12 years as professor of jazz drums and percussion. Additionally, he has been an artist/clinician for the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1998. Before moving to NYC, he was an active component of the Midwest Jazz community where he was in constant demand throughout the region as a performer and educator and was afforded the opportunity to accompany numerous jazz luminaries.
Throughout his career, he has performed and/or recorded with an astonishing array of musicians including, but certainly not limited to, Benny Golson, David Liebman, Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne, Peter Bernstein, Slide Hampton and countless others on the New York scene. Jason is an endorsing artist for Yamaha drums, Evans drumheads, and Innovative Percussion sticks, mallets and brushes. jasontiemann.com