Perrin Grace’s AMP Trio
CD Release of Three
- $25 Assigned Rows 1-2
- $15 Assigned Rows 3-5
- $10 General Admission
- $5 Student
- Addison Frei, piano
- Perrin Grace, bass
- Matt Young, drums
The acoustic piano trio made up of bassist and former Community High School student Perrin Grace, pianist Addison Frei and drummer Matt Young returns to Kerrytown Concert House for a CD release for their album Three.
The group released their new album m(y)our world on November 6th, 2015 along with a YouTube video series by Snarky Puppy video director Andy Laviolette. Since its release, m(y)our world has received international radio play, has been featured in the top 50 of the JazzWeek radio charts and been reviewed in Drummer Magazine, Midwest Record and jazz.about.com. As of late the trio has performed at notable venues the Velvet Note, a 2015 DownBeat Great Jazz Venue in Alpharetta, GA and ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn, New York.
AMP Trio made its start in Denton, TX in 2012. After releasing their debut album “Flow” the group went on several tours in the United States and Canada. Their sound became sought after by New York City trumpeter John Raymond for a series of live performances with saxophonists Tim Green and Quamon Fowler. AMP Trio is the rhythm section on Spenser Liszt’s “Until Further Notice” and Aaron Hedenstrom’s “A Moment of Clarity.” The group was invited to the 2014 Steans Institute at Ravinia Residency Program. Each member of AMP Trio has participated in the Jason Moran directed residency program Betty Carter Jazz Ahead.
This performance is made possible through the generous support of the Don Chisholm Friends of Jazz at the Kerrytown Concert House.
Addison Frei, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, is emerging as a talented pianist in numerous musical circles. He was awarded first prize in the 2012 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and was noted as the youngest competitor. Earlier that year, Addison was a finalist in the Phillips Jazz Piano Competition in Pensacola, Florida. He has also received the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award sponsored by ASCAP. Addison participated in the 2013 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, a two-week residency program held at the Kennedy Center under the direction of Jason Moran.
Since the fall of 2010, Addison has attended the University of North Texas where he currently holds the piano chair in the six-time Grammy® nominated One O'Clock Lab Band. While at UNT, Addison has performed with many jazz artists such as Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Steve Turre, Brian Lynch, Carl Saunders, Bob Moses, Brad Leali and Dave Kikoski. He has quickly developed a strong reputation in the DFW area, garnering appearances ranging from Adonis Rose’s Krewe of Swing to the Mario Cruz Quartet to the Plano Symphony. Addison has been fortunate to study piano with renowned jazz educators Dan Haerle, Stefan Karlsson, and Michael Palma. Addison also just released his first album as a co-leader, contributing several compositions to AMP Trio’s “Flow” on Armored Records.
For music, videos, photos and more, please visit addisonfrei.com
Born in 1990 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Perrin Grace is a bassist, composer and recording musician in the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex. His father, Michael Grace, directed the jazz program at Community High School where Perrin grew up and trained as a musician. The four years Perrin spent in the program gave him playing experience at restaurants, clubs, parties, festivals, competitions, along with tours in Canada, Germany and Japan.
In 2008, Perrin received a scholarship to attend the Jazz Studies Program at the University of North Texas. Five years of keen interest and study gave him a thorough experience with the many components expected of a professional musician. He has played with 7 different lab bands and currently plays upright and electric bass in the 3 O'Clock Lab Band and UNT Concert Orchestra. He has studied with Lynn Seaton, Jeff Bradetich, Stefan Karlsson, Ed Soph, Jay Saunders and many other jazz and classical professors at university. In March 2013 he played a UNT concert with pianist Jean-Michel Pilc and drummer Matt Young.
Recently, Perrin's creative focus has been with the band Sky Window, a high energy, jazz fusion group, and AMP Trio, an acoustic piano trio. AMP Trio plays original music, as well as a long list of songs from the standard jazz repertoire. Each band provides an exciting and modern take on instrumental music from many idioms. Both bands recorded in the summer of 2012 and expect to release their debut albums. Perrin has many original compositions on both albums.
Matt Young, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, is a drummer/educator/composer currently living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in Texas, majoring in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Currently in his third year at UNT, Matt is a touring and recording member of the Grammy-Nominated University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab band, and member of Grammy-Winning Bob Belden's band, Animation (RareNoise Records). Matt hasperformed around the world including recent performances at the Voll-Damm Jazz Festival in Barcelona and XXIII Festival Internacional de Jazz Ciudad de Almeria in Almeria, Spain. Matt also was the winner of the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Drum Set Competition judged by Jeff Hamilton, Matt Wilson, and Stanton Moore.