by Miguel Monroy
The Luke Gillespie Trio put on a wonderful performance during the 3rd Annual JEN Conference held in Louisville, KY last January. Gillespie was accompanied by two fellow jazz educators and instrumental giants Jeremy Allen on double bass and Jason Tiemann on drums. The performance was filled with selections from the trio’s most recent album Third Base Line, which was released in 2011 on Watercourse Records. You can watch highlights from their performance in our exclusive footage below.
Luke Gillespie is an active performer and educator of jazz and classical piano music. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including best performance from the Indianapolis Star in 1993, the 1990 Copland Piano Concerto Competition at Indiana University, and the 1994 Indianapolis Jazz Festival Competition, amongst many other musical accomplishments. Luke has performed with Jamey Aebersold, Eric Alexander, Ron Blake, Benny Golson, Wycliffe Gordon, Bunky Green, Jimmy Heath, Steve Houghton, Clay Jenkins, Ingrid Jensen, David Liebman, James Moody, Ed Neumeister, Chris Potter, Rufus Reid, Jim Snidero, Rodney Whitaker, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Pablo Ziegler. His book, Stylistic II/V7/I Voicings for Keyboardists, is endorsed by Danilo Perez, Geoffrey Keezer, David Liebman, David Baker, and Frank Mantooth. His solo jazz piano CD, Footprints, was released on RIAX records (2003), and he has released two trio CDs, Live at the Station (2010) and the new Third Base Line (2011).
For more information on Luke Gillespie you can visit his faculty web page here.
Jeremy Allen has served on the faculty of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 2006. He has performed in the United States and abroad with such jazz luminaries as Fred Hersch, David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer, Randy Brecker, Tim Hagans, Eric Alexander, Jerry Bergonzi, Rich Perry and George Garzone.
Jason Tiemann has performed in a vast and varied array of musical situations from the avant-garde to the modern big band as well as the mainstream and progressive jazz to rock and roll. Over the years he has performed and/or recorded with veteran jazz musicians such as James Moody, Randy Brecker, Joanne Brackeen, Dick Oatts, Norah Jones, Mose Allison, Rich Perry, Rufus Ried, Jean-Michel Pilc, the Benny Goodman orchestra and others in virtually every prominent jazz venue throughout the midwest and east coast including the world famous Blue Note in New York City as well as the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, IL.
For more information on Jason Tiemann you can visit his website here.
The 3rd Annual JEN Conference was conducted by the Jazz Education Network, who is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences.
For more information on the Jazz Education Network visit: JazzEdNet.org
Luke Gillespie Trio – What is this thing called love
Luke Gillespie Trio – Tokaido Line
Luke Gillespie Trio – Take me out to the Ball Game
Luke Gillespie Trio – Star Dust
Luke Gillespie Trio – I’ll never be the same
All footage published with permission of the Luke Gillespie Trio.