The ROE BICKLEY KRAMER TRIO
Nothing Goofy: Disney Classics through the looking glass of jazz
Saturday, April 10TH@ 7:30 PM EST
This concert is generously sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
Influenced by Miles Davis’ and Bill Evans’ famous recordings of “Someday My Prince Will Come” and “Alice in Wonderland,” the Roe Bickley Kramer Trio celebrates the music of famous Disney composers such as Alan Menken, Matthew Wilder, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Playing original arrangements of much-loved songs from Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Pocahontas, Mulan, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Tangled (found on their Heliosphere 2018 & 2019 recordings), the Trio takes these songs to exciting, beautiful and unexpected places.
Rick Roe won first place in the Great American Jazz Piano Competition in 1994, was twice a semifinalist in Thelonius Monk International Jazz Piano Competition, in 1993 and 1999, and has been a featured performer in the Jacksonville (Florida) Jazz, Savannah (Georgia) Onstage International Arts, Montreaux/Detroit Jazz, Birmingham Jazz, Lansing Jazz, Flint Jazz, and Hawaii Jazz (with Frank Morgan) Festivals.
Mr. Roe has served as an educator/clinician at the University of Arizona, North Texas University, Michigan State University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the University of Michigan, and the Montreaux/ Detroit Jazz Festival. He has given performances with Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, Rodney Whitaker, Frank Foster, Andrew Speight, Wycliffe Gordon, Gerald Cleaver, Victor Goines, Louis Smith, Randy Gelispie, Vincent York, Wendall Harrison, Dwight Adams, and many others. His recordings include “The Changeover” (1997), “Monk’s Modern Music” (1995), and “Sphere” (2005).