Jeff Platz/guitar & Brian Richburg Jr/drums
Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior.
Boiler House Jazz: JEFF PLATZ & BRIAN RICHBURG JR. Duo
Advance tickets $15.00, at the door $20.00
Free jazz guitarist meets funky New Orleans drummer and the result is magic!
Jeff Platz, guitarist composer, has toured extensively for the past decade throughout the US and Europe. He has performed in various music festivals worldwide such as New York City’s What is Jazz? festival, the Heidelberg jazz festival, Amsterdam's Crossing Borders festival, the Munster International Jazz festival in Munster Germany and most recently the Bia Jazz Festival in Milan Italy. The Berlin based music journalist Wolf Kampmann writes, “Platz’s music is generous although never accidental. The secret of its uninhibited quality lies more in Platz’s playful use of the familiar where intuition, feeling, and memory are the most important navigational instruments”. Jeff Platz received a grant from the city of Muenster Germany for Werkstadt Tage, a multimedia arts festival. Platz collaborated with visual artists to present a musical score for live improvisation featuring German bassist Meinrad Kneer and veteran jazz drummer Bill Elgart. In May of 2010 Jeff released his quartet cd “Panoramic” featuring New York City legend Daniel Carter on reeds and trumpet. Free Jazz.com writes, “The ensemble is a wonderful example of cohesive playing and total sound, full of lyricism”. In a recent live review Downbeat magazine said “Platz's group was truly amazing, on fire!”
Jeff has been working in Italy with ensembles featuring bassist Sylvia Bolognese, multi reeds player Achille Succi, pianist Giancarlo Tossani and alto saxophonist Fabio Delvo. Platz has recorded for a variety of jazz music labels including Skycap Records, Evil Rabbit, Konnex, Glitch, and Setola di Maiale records. In 2015 Jeff performed solo electric guitar improvisations in collaboration with choreographers Janet Aisawa and Beth Soll in the Spring Forward dance festival in New York City. Most recently Platz has performed in Mexico City Mexico as part of the 13 Muestra de Musica Radical festival as well as the FIME Festival Internaciona. Platz’s latest 2019 release “Theory of Colors” featuring bassist Damon Smith, drummer Matt Crane and cornet player Stephen Haynes is now available on the German label Umland Records.
BRIAN RICHBURG JR.
Drummer Brian Richburg Jr. was born and raised in New Orleans, and began playing in his father’s church at an early age. Growing up in New Orleans exposed him to the diverse sounds & cultures that define the unique music of that city. Richburg's drumming incorporates the African and Caribbean inspired rhythms of New Orleans street bands.
He has appeared with Nicholas Payton, Donald Harrison Jr., Ellis Marsalis, Christian Scott, Delfeayo Marsalis, Amina Figarova, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, and many others.
Richburg is also an ASCAP Louis Prima Award winner.
A beer, wine, and non- alcoholic beverage cash bar will be available