Charlie Reichert Powell and New River


New River weaves, molds objects, plants gardens. Comprised of guitarist and composer Charlie Reichert Powell, bassist Aidan Taylor, and drummer Koleby Royston, the trio's sound and approach is born from Charlie's love for structuring improvisation, puzzles, repetition, and the outdoors, and is nestled somewhere between John Coltrane, Tom Waits, and Ryoji Ikeda. Their debut album releases in the second half of 2024.

Charlie Reichert Powell - guitar/compositions
Aidan Taylor - bass
Koleby Royston - drums

Raised in Chicago, Charlie Reichert Powell is currently based in Baltimore, leads his own group, New River, but his wide breadth of influences and skill sets allow him to chameleon to any artistic situation he is in: he has played guitar and bass for artists from Brandon Woody to Wic Whitney to Warren Wolf, in settings from fully composed to fully improvised; has composed for dance, multimedia/installation works, big band, sinfonietta; and produced extensively both under his solo alias Zephire and for singer/songwriter Ellie Banke. A graduate from Peabody Institute, he studied jazz guitar with Matthew Stevens and Marvin Sewell.

Aidan Taylor is a nineteen-year-old musician from West Palm Beach, Florida. Currently, he is a junior at Peabody Institute, where he is studying bass with Kris Funn. Aidan is a five-time Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award winner, a 2020 and 2021 YoungArts Winner for Jazz Bass, and a Jazz Band of America alumnus. 

Koleby Royston is a twenty-year-old drummer from Denver, Colorado. Royston has had the chance to work alongside notable musicians including Sean Jones, Matthew Stevens, Allison Miller, Mark Whitfield Jr., Tia Fuller, Mimi Jones, Josh Evans, Julius Tolentino, and others. Royston now attends the Peabody Institute

In-person seats: $20/ $10 full-time students with valid ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.

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Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show

and will remain active through July 21

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