Bowerbird is pleased to present New York-based composer, saxophonist, and flutist Anna Webber’s Simple Trio. Webber, called “one of the most exciting new arrivals on the New York avant-garde jazz scene” by Peter Margasak in the Chicago Reader, has been working with her Simple Trio since 2013. They have released two albums on Skirl Records: Binary (2016) and SIMPLE (2014). The trio features bandmates John Hollenbeck on drums and Matt Mitchell on piano. The music of the Simple Trio highlights what The New York Times called the “range of the group members: fulminous, intense collective improvisation” in songs that feel like living things and lead the audience in different directions on each listen. The trio has the ability to combine “a huge sound, big ideas and disarming humor into an engagingly avant-garde approach that promises to continue to gain wider recognition (Style Weekly, 2016).
Anna Webber’s Simple Trio
Anna Webber – tenor sax, flute, compositions
Matt Mitchell – piano
John Hollenbeck – drums