JAZZ AT THE SEQUOIA ROOM

Holly Hofmann

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JAZZ AT THE SEQUOIA ROOM

NORTH COAST BREWING CO.
JAZZ AT THE SEQUOIA ROOM

The Mike Wofford Trio
Mike Wofford on piano, Jeff Hamilton on drums, Katie Thiroux on bass
Special Guest Holly Hofmann on flute

Saturday, December 12

One Show at 7:30

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Pianist Mike Wofford provides an impossibly high standard that raises everybody’s game. In his own words: My piano influences are many and varied. They include, to name a few, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Sonny Clark, Herbie Nichols, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Rowles, Richard Twardzik, Glenn Gould, Bill Evans, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley, and, of course, the greatest of all, Art Tatum. My ongoing commitment has always been to absorb and, in turn, develop something of my own, which I consider the very definition of a jazz musician.

In terms of versatility alone, his curriculum vitae cannot be duplicated. He’s played the sensitive accompanist role at the highest level, performing with both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan; his studio musician credits began with Oliver Nelson and include John Lennon, laurels certainly worth resting on; yet he has also followed his muse into the avant-garde, playing with multi-instrumentalist Vinny Golia, and recording with bassist Lisle Ellis, on the iconic Sucker Punch Requiem alongside free-jazz legends Oliver Lake and George Lewis.

Having appeared on over two hundred recordings as a sideman, pianist Mike Wofford now continues to record and perform primarily as a leader. This performance promises to be one you will long remember.

One of the outstanding pianists of our time. Wofford is a pianist with a mind of his own, a fine touch, a very musical sound, and technique to spare.
– DownBeat

Wofford is well worth meeting.
– Time Magazine