199 Chambers St. (BMCC campus)
Winner, 2019 DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix
Ernest Turner (piano), Jeremy “Bean” Clemons (drums), and Kevin Beardsley (bass).
Ernest Turner Trio returns to Tribeca PAC! Founded by North Carolina based pianist Ernest Turner, The Ernest Turner Trio has been performing since 2006. The trio’s uniquely personal musical identity draws from Ernest’s varied musical experiences and influences, which ranges anywhere from European classical music to African American musical art forms such as gospel, jazz, and hip-hop. With an affinity for harmonic and rhythmic exploration, spontaneous improvisation and -of course – the blues, the trio brings a fresh and unique perspective with their creative originals and re-imaginings of jazz and pop standards. Most recently they were finalists in the 2017 D.C. Jazz Prix and recently released an album entitled “My Americana”.
Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the DC Jazz Festival. DCJazzPrix, part of DC Jazz Fest, is a global competition created to recognize and support top rising jazz band talent, and is designed to help launch and promote the careers of emerging jazz ensembles. This past year’s competition was held in Washington DC on June 15, 2019. For more information on DCJazzPrix, please visit www.dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzprix.