Concerts at The Crane: Alex Minasian Trio
Join us in-person for a Sunday afternoon concert in the beautiful historic Richardson Building featuring the award-winning Alex Minasian Trio. This event will also be Livestreamed to our YouTube channel.
Alex Minasian has, at a remarkably young age, established himself as a versatile pianist, educator, and impresario in many different musical genres. As a pianist, Alex has studied with some of the greatest pianists in jazz history and has performed in most of the country’s most famous jazz rooms. He has shared the stage with such legends as James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, ?UESTLOVE, Sam Moore, Marylin McCoo, Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones, and Clark Terry, and with such jazz greats as Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, Sheila Jordan, Gary Bartz and Hugh Masekela. Alex has been featured in Yerevan Magazine, a Los Angeles–based Armenian publication promoting Armenian news and culture.
Vince Dupont is a graduate of the jazz studies programme at William Paterson University. He has performed with Russell Malone, Lew Tabackin, Harold Mabern, Toshiko Akiyoshi and others. He has appeared at Washington DC’s Blues Alley, Chicago’s Jazz Showcase, and Scullers in Boston, and at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and the Staten Island Jazz Festival.
Yoron Israel is a drummer, percussionist, composer, band leader, and educator. He is the chair and a professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music. He has performed or recorded with such notable artists as Otis Clay, Shirley Caesar, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Abbey Lincoln, Ahmad Jamal, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutchinson, and many more. As a leader, Israel has recorded five albums—Basic Traneing, Chicago, Live at the Blue Note, A Gift for You, and Visions: The Music of Stevie Wonder. Basic Traneing reached no. 3 on the nationaljazz charts in 2004. He has been recognized in publications such as Jazz.com, Variety, Jazz Improv Magazine, Down Beat, Jazz Times, Modern Drummer, Stick It, and Percussive Notes.
Please note that capacity for this event will be limited and masks are recommended. Doors will open 15 minutes before the start of the program.