Bob Ravenscroft Trio [current]
Bob Ravenscroft Piano • Dwight Kilian Bass • Rob (MoMo) Moore Drums
Performances by the current Bob Ravenscroft Trio, feature Bob Ravenscroft on piano, kindred spirits Dwight Kilian on bass and Rob Moore on drums. Interpretations of songs from The Great American Songbook, original compositions, and the magnificent works associated with iconic jazz pianist Bill Evans.
A Bob Ravenscroft Trio concert combines improvisational jazz, a spiritual influence and experimental video into a spontaneous live experience. Concerts blend familiar jazz standards, original music and often include the artistry of visual media artist Caleb Kilian, who becomes a virtual fourth member of the group. Caleb Kilian creates a pallet of original photography and images that reflect the music being played by the trio.
Moore brings an innovative, fresh approach to percussion, drawing from a musical depth that includes playing keyboards, guitar and reeds and singing in vocal ensembles. His career began as the drummer for Young Sounds (an all-city jazz band featuring Arizona's brightest high school talent) and continued with a summer scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Jazzbird scholarship at Arizona State University. He counts jazz educator Chuck Marohnic and renowned percussionist Dom Moio among his mentors and lists working with legends Gunther Schuller and Doc Severinson among his credits.
A gifted musician, Kilian also enjoys a growing reputation as one of the Southwest's finest jazz bassists. His 20-year teaching experience includes jazz bass instruction and clinician work with Arizona State University, Glendale Community College, Kansas Touring Arts, Arizona All State High School Jazz and many music camps throughout the country. Kilian was a co-founder of the Jazz for the Soul concert series at Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church. He has played with a Who's Who of famed musicians, including Art Lande, Mark Murphy, Herbie Mann and Mose Allison.
Portions of this content by- Randy Wylick - VailDaily | weekly article Aug. 18, 2017
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