The Hope College Great Performance Series will continue its 2023-24 season with the Brad Mehldau Trio on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
The New York Times has said that “Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years.” The Los Angeles Times has described him as “Universally admired as one of the most adventurous pianists to arrive on the jazz scene in years.”
Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist Brad Mehldau defies easy categorization, having forged a unique path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism and pop allure. His work as a leader is found on more than 40 recordings, including “Your Mother Should Know,” a critically acclaimed reworking of Beatles’ material released in 2020.
Mojo has called his trio “Arguably the greatest jazz trio of modern times.” Mehldau’s trio format began in 1996 when his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. titled “The Art of the Trio.” His forays into melding musical idioms, in both trio (with Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums) and solo settings, has seen re-workings of songs by contemporary songwriters like The Beatles, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Paul Simon, Gershwin and Nick Drake.
Tickets are $28 for regular admission, $23 for senior citizens, and $14 for children 18 and under, and are available at the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. 8th Street). The office is open for ticket sales on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets may also be purchased online at hope.edu/tickets.
The full lineup for the season, and more information about Mehldau, is available at hope.edu/gps.
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The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave., between Ninth and 10th streets.