The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2020 presents The Randy Ingram Trio Thursday 7th May 2020 8pm

Please Note- This event has been cancelled. The decision was made by Derry City and Strabane District Council as a precautionary measure and in the interest of the health and safety of the public as the local authority reviewed its contingency planning to reduce the risk of COVID-19 across the Council area.

Customers who have booked for this show and other events for the City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival at The Playhouse can contact our Box Office on (028)71268027 for a full refund.

 

 

U.S. pianist/composer Randy Ingram has been hailed as “gifted” (Jazz Times) and “a formidable composer” (The San Francisco Chronicle). 

Born in Anchorage, Alaska before relocating to Southern California, Ingram was a piano student since the age of four.

He was mentored by pianists Alan Pasqua, Danilo Perez and Fred Hersch, as well as legendary composers George Russell and Bob Brookmeyer. Shortly after graduating from The New England Conservatory, Ingram was selected to attend the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program in Washington, D.C. A move to Brooklyn followed, where he lives today. A recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award, Ingram has established himself as an integral part of the NYC music community. 

Ingram’s latest recording for Sunnyside Records, The Means of Response, is an intricate, virtuosic and powerful protest record featuring his trio of bassist Drew Gress and drummer Jochen Rueckert, two of jazz’s most esteemed veteran sidemen. Ingram’s previous record, The Wandering is an intimate collection of duets with Drew Gress, and was released to critical acclaim on Sunnyside Records in 2017.

“A young pianist drawn to contemporary harmony and a sleek rhythmic sensibility… Astute, self-possessed” (The New York Times)

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About Randy Ingram

A piano student since the age of four, Ingram’s passion for jazz blossomed in high school, when he formed a trio with two musician friends that have gone on to earn Grammy nominations: bassist/producer Billy Mohler (Herbie Hancock/Dolly Parton), and drummer Nate Wood (Kneebody/Donny McCaslin). 

Ingram earned scholarships to the University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance, and The New England Conservatory (NEC), where he received his Master’s of Music. Along the way he was mentored by pianists Alan Pasqua, Danilo Perez and Fred Hersch, as well as legendary composers George Russell and Bob Brookmeyer. Shortly after graduating from NEC, Ingram was selected to attend the Kennedy Center’s Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program in Washington, D.C. A move to Brooklyn followed, where he lives today. A recipient of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s Award, Ingram has established himself as an integral part of the NYC music community.

 

Randy Ingram has performed and recorded with leading musicians including John Patitucci, Ari Hoenig, Mike Clark, Ben Monder, Tierney Sutton, Joe Locke, Joel Frahm, Marcus Gilmore, Jon Irabagon, Ingrid Jensen, Joe LaBarbera, Kendrick Scott, Lage Lund, Matt Penman, Will Vinson, Jaleel Shaw and the late Billy Higgins. No stranger to the pop world, he has appeared on national television and performed with recording artists Samantha Ronson (Roc-a-Fella), Kristina Train (Blue Note), Nikki Yanofksy (Decca/Universal), Brenna Whitaker (Verve), and Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Universal). He is a member of the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, the jazz project led by the drummer of the Smashing Pumpkins, and is featured on their 2017 release The Parable (Make Records).

 

Sky/Lift has received tremendous critical acclaim worldwide, propelling Ingram’s quartet to perform at venues such as the Jazz A Domergue Festival in Cannes, France, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 

IIngram featured in Sweden’s highest-grossing film of 2013, Waltz for Monica (Monica Z), a biopic about the Scandinavian jazz singer Monica Zetterlund (which won four Swedish Academy Awards and was nominated for eight more), Ingram performed as one of his heroes, pianist Bill Evans.

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