Dana Landry Trio in Concert Friday Posted on November 5th, 2014 by

The Dana Landry Trio

The Dana Landry Trio

With the assistance of the Gustavus Artist Series and the Johnson Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Music at Gustavus is pleased to bring the Dana Landry Jazz Trio to the Gustavus campus for a residency and concert November 6-8. The residency activities will take place throughout the day on Friday, November 7 with the Trio’s concert scheduled in Björling Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are available online at gustavustickets.com, at the Ticket Center and at the door.

All three members of the Dana Landry Jazz Trio are the faculty of the renowned jazz program at the University of Northern Colorado. Pianist Dana Landry, bassist Erik Applegate, and drummer Jim White have been performing, recording, and touring together for over a decade. The Trio has performed across the United States, in Europe, and in Asia solo as well as in conjunction with some of the most prominent names in jazz including Eddie Daniels, Jaleel Shaw, Dave Pietro, Scott Wendholt, Bob Sheppard, Deborah Brown, Ingrid Jensen, Clay Jenkins, George Garzone, and Dick Oatts. Their most recent release, Memphis Skyline, is a tribute to and celebration of the musical legacy of that city’s jazz legends. In addition, the trio can be heard on recordings by Don Aliquo, Steve Owen, the Dan Gailey Jazz Orchestra, and on Erik Applegate’s Red Skies.

Dana Landry has performed with jazz artists including Milt Jackson, Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Rufus Reid, Bill Watrous, Alan Dawson, David Liebman, Slide Hampton, and others. His first release as a leader, Journey Home, which features vibist Gary Burton, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Dana has performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe, China and Australia.

Called a “top-notch acoustic bass performer” by JazzReview.com, Erik Applegate has performed with artists including the Bob Mintzer Big Band, Nnenna Freelon, Milt Jackson, Jeff Coffin, Tom Harrell, Ron Miles, Jack Walrath, Marlena Shaw, Bob Dorough, and others. He toured with renowned pianist James Williams and in a trio with Harold Mabern and Ed Thigpen, and has appeared at festivals, clubs, and concert series throughout the U.S. and in Europe and Australia.

Drummer Jim White is an active performer and educator. While a student at the University of North Texas, he performed with the renowned “One O’clock Lab Band” for three years. In 1992, Maynard Ferguson recruited White for his “Big Bop Nouveau” band with which he toured internationally. White is featured on Ferguson’s recording, Footpath Cafe. His versatility and unique sound have been featured on many jazz, pop, and country recordings. White’s performance and recording credits feature a diverse array of artists including J.D. Souther, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Crystal Gayle, Jerry Douglas, Curtis Stigers, Charlie Peacock, Jack Pearson, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, and Willie Nelson. In addition, he has performed with many top jazz artists including Terell Stafford, Joey Defrancesco, Pat Bianchi, Jim Ferguson, Chris Potter, Annie Sellick, the North German Radio (N.D.R.) Big Band, and many others. White is proud to be an artist/clinician for Yamaha Drums, Crescent Cymbals, and Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.

This performance on Friday, November 7, by the Dana Landry Jazz Trio is open to the public and tickets are available online at gustavustickets.com. It is also possible to reserve tickets at the Gustavus Ticket Center by calling 507-933-7590 or to purchase your tickets at the door.


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