Why hire Zach Bartholomew Trio?
The Zach Bartholomew Trio is a fresh, young group devoted to bringing swinging, straight-ahead jazz to the ears of listeners. They have a wide repertoire that ranges from the classic jazz standards to daring originals. The trio has performed throughout the Southeast from Florida to Washington DC and most recently Europe, to present their music. Each member brings some modern-day flavor to the trio as well as a deep-rooted love for jazz. The trio has experience playing at clubs, restaurants, weddings, private events, music festivals, and cruises. To view recommendations from others and to listen to their music, visit the ZBT's official website.
The Zach Bartholomew Trio is a fresh, young group devoted to bringing swinging, straight-ahead jazz to the Southeast. They have a wide repertoire that ranges from the classic jazz standards to daring originals. The ZBT has been performing together since the spring of 2009. Their sound comes from a lineage of great jazz trios that they’ve studied: The Ahmad Jamal Trio, The Oscar Peterson Trio, The Bill Evans Trio, The Brad Mehldau Trio, and The Marcus Roberts Trio. Each member contributes his own unique experiences, musical tastes, and personality to the sound of the group as a whole. The trio has experience playing at clubs, restaurants, weddings, private events, and music festivals.
Each member contributes his own unique experiences, musical tastes, and personality to the sound of the group as a whole. Zach Bartholomew has a bold, unique approach to the piano which draws from influences ranging from James P. Johnson to Brad Mehldau. He uses intricate rhythms and melodic lines for building and developing ideas while improvising. In addition to the intellectual complexities of Zach’s approach, there is a deep-rooted sense of swing at the foundation of everything he plays. Miles Bozeman has mastered the ability to compliment the piano and bass without being an overpowering force on the drums. His swing and rhythmic nuances add a musical voice and texture that complete the trio’s sound. Brandon Robertson contributes a sense of modern hip hop and jazz from the rhythmic standpoint of the bass. He creates bass lines that groove hard, yet keep a melodic touch to the music. He supports the band by keeping the feel of swing and incorporating modern styles into the music.
Individually, each member has studied music at the colligate level and has dedicated himself to the mastery of his respective instrument. All three have also had the experience of working both individually and collectively with some of the top jazz educators in the Southeast, including pianist Marcus Roberts and the Marcus Roberts Trio. The group has also had the honor of appearing as guest performers and clinicians at Blake Performing Arts High School. In the fall of 2009 they were featured in an article in Florida State University’s newspaper, the FSView, as well as featured in The Jazz Club of Sarasota’s Jazz at Two series.
The ZBT plays all of their music from memory. This allows them to focus on the music and on improvisation. To help give their improvisation organization and coherence they create tight arrangements of the tunes they play. This provides a nice balance which permits the group to be completely expressive and keep a sense of structure. Each member brings some modern-day flavor to the trio as well as a deep-rooted love for the American music we call jazz. They have a deep respect for the past and are looking to contribute something of their own to the music in the future.
If you would like the Zach Bartholomew Trio to play at your club, festival, restaurant, wedding reception, community event, or private party, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 850.545.6526.
The ZBT's sound comes from a lineage of great jazz trios that they’ve studied: The Ahmad Jamal Trio, The Oscar Peterson Trio, The Bill Evans Trio, The Brad Mehldau Trio, and The Marcus Roberts Trio. Each member contributes his own unique experiences, musical tastes, and personality to the sound of the group as a whole.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 300 minutes
We need enough stage space for a piano, upright bass, and drumset. If there is no piano then there must be an outlet nearby and enough space to set up a keyboard and amp. We bring out own instruments and amps, but can also plug into the house sound system if necessary.
The ZBT plays jazz compositions by composers such as:
Rogers and Hart
...and many others!
We also perform originals by each member of the band.
Our sets usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour, with a 10 to 15 minute break in between.
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