Hire Solo Jazz Pianist Rich Humowitz or the entire Evo-Jam Jazz Trio for your next event or venue, Rich has over 30 years professional playing experience with a repertoire featuring standards, new age/contemporary jazz, fusion and spontaneous improvised jams with the trio. Our jazz trio features Bassist Mike Germano and Rob Morrison on drumset.
Price Range: $200+
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I can provide solo piano and piano trio jazz from 1 hour to several hours as needed. My repertoire consists of standards from the great American songbook, contemporary jazz, fusion, blues, and improvised jazz jams with the trio. I can provide my own professional stage piano and PA system or play the house piano if desired. I also have electronic synths and excellent b3 organ keyboards for dates with the trio.
Rich has been playing the piano for over 4 decades since beginning his musical odyssey at age 5. His first public performances at age 12 occurred during several seventh grade concerts featuring his solo piano renditions of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and Gershwin Preludes, music he credits with establishing his early fascination with Jazz. Continuing his formal classical piano training with Peter Loro from the New Haven Symphony he formed a good musical foundation to build on. After playing in several bands throughout high school he enlisted in the Army and became a paratrooper stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he played weekends with many different bands around the post and throughout the region gaining valuable musical experiences in small jazz and R&B groups with other soldiers from around the country, furthering his interest in jazz and beginning to develop as both a jazz musician and composer.
After his 3 year enlistment and honorable discharge from the Army, Rich returned home to the New Haven area and started to perform locally with several jazz groups and musicians, that include local award winning jazz singer Faye Green (as one of her funky all-stars), Sonor drums endorsee Dean Kosh, John Rispoli, Atlantic jazz guitarist Rohn Lawrence, and Tappan Zee recording artist Marion Meadows along with opening up for National Acts such as Tower of Power and Average White Band. He played the annual Marion Meadows Christmas show at Toads Place as leader of his own original jazz/fusion group "Azure". Rich was also called to perform as keyboardist on several dates with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.
Additional Booking Notes
We are equipped to handle dates ranging from small intimate cocktail hours to larger club venues, including several PA systems and a state of the art stage lighting setup. Keyboards include Yamaha CP 4 Stage Piano, Nord Electro 5, (2)Yamaha MX 49 and Korg Krome.
Influences & Inspiration
Bill Evans, George Shearing, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays, Jeff Lorber, Ahmad Jamal, Donald Fagen
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