Brad Mehldau Trio | SFJAZZ 2024-25 Season
Brad Mehldau
Art of the Trio

Brad Mehldau Trio

w/ Christian McBride & Marcus Gilmore

APR 3-6 | Brad Mehldau Trio

Apr 03 - Apr 06, 2025
Miner Auditorium
ThuApr 3
7:30 PM

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FriApr 4
7:30 PM

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SatApr 5
7:30 PM

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SunApr 6
7:00 PM

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Described by JazzTimes as “one of the most consistently fascinating voices in current jazz,” Brad Mehldau has done more to extend and refine the piano trio’s possibilities than any artist in the last quarter century. For these historic nights, Mehldau performs with a true supergroup including bassist Christian McBride and drummer Marcus Gilmore.  

“One of the premier musicians of his generation” (DownBeat), McBride is an eight-time GRAMMY winner and former SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director who is widely regarded as the premier jazz bassist in the 21st century and an innovative composer and bandleader.  

An heir to jazz royalty as the grandson of iconic drummer Roy Haynes, Gilmore is a remarkably dynamic musician known for his work with Vijay Iyer, Chick Corea, Nicholas Payton, Steve Coleman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Ravi Coltrane.

Mehldau’s career has encompassed a hugely impressive variety of settings over 30+ recordings, from duet work with mezzo-soprano Ann Sofie Von Otter to his electronica drenched Mehliana project with drumming powerhouse Mark Guiliana and recent solo recordings devoted to the work of J.S. Bach and Gabriel Fauré.

But wherever his musical travels take him, the pianist always returns to the creative cauldron of the acoustic trio format, assembling groups that have all earned well-deserved reputations as standard-bearers of the form. With this return to the Miner stage, he debuts a monumental trio that easily ranks among the greatest in jazz history.

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“One of the most consistently fascinating voices in current jazz” (JazzTimes), Mehldau has done more to extend the piano trio’s possibilities than any artist in the 21st century. 

The elliptical lines, volatile rhythmic figures and unexpected bursts of color and dissonance prove that Mehldau writes as cleverly as he plays.

chicago tribune

The elliptical lines, volatile rhythmic figures and unexpected bursts of color and dissonance prove that Mehldau writes as cleverly as he plays.

chicago tribune

Personnel

Brad Mehldau piano
Christian McBride bass
Marcus Gilmore drums

Mehldau achieves an almost spiritual resonance, chords echoing like amens

Time Magazine

Personnel

Brad Mehldau piano
Christian McBride bass
Marcus Gilmore drums

Mehldau achieves an almost spiritual resonance, chords echoing like amens

Time Magazine

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