Press Releases

Professor Hal Galper and His Trio Perform at Birdland Feb 23

Date Released: 1/21/2010

Grammy winning pianist Hal Galper and his trio featuring John Bishop on drums and Jeff Johnson on bass, will play music from their new Origin Records release "E Pluribus Unim" at Birdland on Feburary 23 at 8:30 PM.

With over 82 recordings to his credit, 20 as leader in his own right, pianist, composer, publisher, educator, author and touring artist, Hal Galper is best known for his work with Chet Baker, Cannonball Adderley, John Scofield and the Phil Woods Quintet.  His recordings as a leader with Mike and Randy Brecker are considered among the best.

Hal Galper's music displays some of the best qualities of mainstream jazz.  His ability to select and arrange rerely heard tunes from the standard repertoire, his penchant for lyrical improvisation and his commitmernt to a dancing, deeply swinging beat, makes his music accessible to a braod range of listeners.