Philippe Lemm Trio
Saturday, August 26th 2:45pm - 4:45pm
The Main Stage
The Philippe Lemm Trio, comprised of Dutch drummer Philippe Lemm and American pianist Angelo Di Loreto (born and raised in Buffalo) and bassist Jeff Koch, respectively, houses a dynamically creative, exciting, and fresh sound, spanning multiple influences from all of its members. In the past few years, the trio's impressive itinerary has seen them perform at major jazz venues and festivals, such as the Getxo Jazz Festival in Bilbao, Spain, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Amsterdam's Bimhuis, and the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland. The three musicians met during their master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music in 2011, where they quickly realized that they had an undeniable musical chemistry and understanding of each other’s musical personalities. They began performing together in and out of the school, and eventually did a residency at the newly-formed True School of Music in Mumbai, India in August- December 2013, where they taught, gave masterclasses, and toured with Bollywood music star Shilpa Rao. Musically, the group’s sound draws influences from the classical, jazz, and prog rock idioms, to name a few. Their sound is captivating and exciting, and always strives to be fresh, original, and moving.