Gerald Berthiaume piano
Ruth Boden 'cello
Christopher Dickey tuba and euphonium
Dave Hagelganz tenor saxophone
John Harbaugh trumpet
Martin King horn
Keri E. McCarthy oboe and English Horn
Brian Ward jazz piano
Greg Yasinitsky saxophonist and composer
This jazz piano recording features an inspired set of originals and standards, beautifully recorded. Fans of great jazz will enjoy the musicianship of this gifted keyboard artist.
Brian Ward is a brilliant pianist and composer who originally hails from Portland, Oregon. Brian collaborated with Esperanza Spalding and Thara Memory in the creation of the Grammy Award winning arrangement of Spalding’s “City of Roses,” and has performed with Memory, Bobby Torres, Obo Addy, the Oregon Symphony and many others. This recording features an inspired set of Ward originals and standards recorded with excellent support from bassist Steed and drummer Heller. Fans of great jazz will enjoy the musicianship of this gifted keyboard artist. Brian is the Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Washington State University.