The trio will perform their own arrangements of traditional straight jazz tunes. Last year, the trio recorded and mixed the original CD, “Insane”, as part of ”Fibbra”, their jazz fusion quintet. Fibbra has recently performed at the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Ogden Park Prowl, the 32nd and 33rd Annual Arts & Science Gala at LASM, Mid City Ballroom, and Baton Rouge's newest jazz venue, Chorum Hall.
Pianist, Seth Finch, is a Junior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School and has held the first chair in piano at the Louisiana All-State Jazz Band and EBR All Parish Jazz Band since his freshman year. Last summer Seth toured Europe as part of the National Youth Orchestra for Jazz at Carnegie Hall. Led by jazz trumpeter, Sean Jones, Seth and 21 talented young musicians from around the country had the opportunity to work with Diane Reeves, Gerald Clayton, and Wycliffe Gordon.
Drummer, Rudi Neubrander, is a junior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School and studies drums under the direction of Troy Davis. Rudi recently received a full scholarship to attend the Berklee Global Jazz Institute Workshop in 2018, where he studied under the direction of Danilo Pérez and performed at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. Rudi has performed with the Louisiana All-State Jazz Band, Louisiana All-State Choir, and the EBR All Parish Jazz Band. Rudi was a finalist for the 2018 Grammy Band-Jazz Session.
Bassist, Jacob Hubbs, is pursuing a jazz studies degree at Loyola University in New Orleans, under the direction of Dr. Gordon Towell and bassist, Ed Wise. He has performed in various jazz and blues bands in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Memphis at venues and events including: the Baton Rouge Blues Fest, New Orleans Jazz Fest, International Blues Competition in Memphis, House of Blues in New Orleans, Baton Rouge Earth Day, and Live After 5. He most recently performed at the Instant Opus Improvisation at SideBar Nola, with jazz guitarist Ari Teitel.
Supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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