7 & 9pm :: "Colin Stranahan Presents" - Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato :: $15
colin stranahan - drums
glenn zaleski - piano
rick rosato - bass
Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato was formed in 2010 for a special performance in Montreal, the chemistry within this collaborative trio was one not to be ignored. Shortly thereafter, the trio recorded their debut album, “Anticipation” (Capri, 2011).
Colin Stranahan – Born in Denver, CO, and the son of a jazz educator, Colin Stranahan has always been surrounded by music. By his teenage years he was already actively working on the local Denver scene, and had recorded two records as a leader. (“Dreams Untold” (Capri, 2004) and “Transformation” (Capri, 2006) After receiving the prestigious NFAA Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award in 2005, he studied in California for one year as a Brubeck Institute fellow. Shortly thereafter he attended the prestigious college program at Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. Now living in Brooklyn, Colin is among the most sought- after drummers in the country, working with such artists as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Johnathan Kreisberg, Dan Tepfer, and Maria Neckam among many others.
Glenn Zaleski – Originally from Boylston, MA, Glenn Zaleski is a jazz pianist/composer currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship program in Stockton, CA from 2005-2007, then finished his undergraduate studies at The New School in 2009. From 2009-2011, while working towards his graduate degree at NYU, Glenn was also on NYU faculty, teaching a variety of classes and private students. Meanwhile, he was also a finalist for the 2011 APA Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, and a semi-finalist in the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition.
After completing his graduate studies in 2011, Glenn has been maintaining an active performance and teaching schedule nationally and abroad, working with such artists as Ravi Coltrane, Ari Hoenig, Lage Lund, Ben Van Gelder and Maria Neckam.
Rick Rosato - A native of Montreal, bassist Rick Rosato began performing on the local scene at the age of 18. In 2010, he graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City where he studied with greats such as Larry Grenadier and Ari Hoenig. He tours regularly with groups such as Stranahan/Zaleski/Rosato Trio, as well as Ben Van Gelder Quintet. Rick has also performed with Ari Hoenig, Aaron Goldberg, Aaron Parks, Tigran Hamasyan, Dan Weiss, Gilad Hekselman, David Virelles, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Becca Stevens. In the fall of 2010, he led a three-month-long artist series at the Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal, where he played original music with different groups featuring some of today’s most influential voices in jazz. He is currently completing a master’s degree in music at McGill University in Montreal.