April 20-24, 2021

Dave Meder / Songs and Stories Trio

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Dave Meder / Songs and Stories Trio
Dallas, TX
Grant amount: $12,739


About the Artist

The Songs and Stories Trio consists of Dave Meder, piano/leader, Marty Jaffe, bass, and Michael Piolet, drums. The trio met in 2011 while participating in a weeklong residency at Ravinia’s Steans Institute Jazz Workshop, led by the late David Baker. The ensemble has performed together in isolated shows but this will be the trio’s first time touring together.

Dave Meder is known for a panoramic, genre-inclusive approach that has earned him slots in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and the American Pianists Awards. His latest album, Passage, was counted among the top five jazz debuts in the Ottawa Citizen, as well as the “Favorite Jazz Albums of 2019” from All Music Guide His works have won various competitions and commissions, including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, the International Songwriting Competition, and the First Music Commission of the New York Youth Symphony. His performances have headlined stages at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Smalls Jazz Club, The Kennedy Center, and internationally in Beijing, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and others. Dave Meder is a YAMAHA Artist.