Streaming Concert_#518: Trio Vera & Chris Bacas

An die Musik Live!

409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Trio Vera + Chris Bacas

Recorded on 7/13/22

Chris Bacas, saxophone & flute
Harry Appelman, piano
Victor Dvoskin, bass
Eric Kennedy, drums

In a more than forty year career, Chris Bacas has appeared on more than sixty recordings, including three ("Two Choices", "Leave a Message" and "Exits") as leader/co-leader. He has toured with Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich and Artie Shaw Bands and performed and recorded with Smithsonian's Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Chris transcribed, arranged and performed music in many of Martin Williams' jazz concerts at the Smithsonian. Hes was soloist on flute and saxophone in the Mary Lou Williams' "Mass," performed and recorded in the National Cathedral.

Jazz pianist Dr. Billy Taylor described Chris, “He is a sensitive, lyrical saxophonist and flutist who plays with stunning authority…”

One of DC's most in-demand jazz artists, pianist and educator Harry Appelman has performed on concert stages on five continents. He has been chosen three times to participate in U.S. State Department music tours overseas.He was a long-time member of Afro Bop Alliance, winners of a 2008 Latin Grammy, and he contributed several arrangements to the group's recordings.  He has also played with many other of the greats on today's jazz scene. A two-time recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Awards for composition (2012 and 2018), he was also a prizewinner in the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and the 1989 Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Bassist Victor Dvoskin first gained popularity in the former USSR in the early seventies. He played for nine years with Allegro, a jazz combo led by pianist Nikolai Levinovski, and many audience members claim they attended especially to hear Victor. Soviet jazz critics considered him the number-one bass player of the eighties. He eventually formed his own group The Viktor Dvoskin Quartet, which appeared at the 1990 Grenoble Jazz Festival. The group's first performance was issued on compact disc by the French jazz label Thelonius, which helped earn Victor three stars in the Penguin Guide to Jazz. In 1991, Victor first came to Washington, DC as a part of the Russian/American Jazz Quartet, Jazznost. The group's first compact disc, "Joint Venture," on Timeless Records, received a four star review in Downbeat Magazine.

A Baltimore native, Eric Kennedy is a drummer, vocalist, percussionist, educator, and composer. He is a bandleader, a member of several ensembles, and had the honor of being the last drummer/vocalist for The Holmes Brothers. He has performed with and studied with some of the greatest names in jazz. Eric has given masterclasses, clinics, workshops, concerts, and lessons worldwide and teaches for the Orchkids program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Towson University.

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