Winners of the 2014 TD Grand Prix de Jazz award!
“…it’s not enough to play very well; you have to do something that’s actually going to be compelling and original. Pram Trio was like that.” – Michael Bourne, Newark New Jersey’s WBGO 88.3 FM
Pram Trio is a Toronto-based ensemble formed in 2009. Awarded the 2014 Grand Prix de Jazz from the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal by a unanimous panel, Pram Trio has been described as “edgy and interactive, often urgent, and very much in the school of the modern-leaning piano trios” (Dan McClenaghan/Allaboutjazz.com). The group combines elements of the traditional jazz piano trio with contemporary styles of music beyond the jazz genre. Their music is “very contemporary, composed and multi-sectional” (Peter Hum/Ottawa Citizen Jazz Blog) and puts a strong focus on collective improvisation, creating an experience that appeals to listeners both familiar and unfamiliar with jazz. This is elegant, modern, piano music.
Jack Bodkin – Piano
Mark Godfrey – Bass
Eric West – Drums
Here is Pram Trio playing the composition “McDuff”, sounding very much like acoustic Chick Corea.