Paleface Meets Bombogenesis!

Neave Trio rehearse the short kazoo fanfare from Paleface.

Last Friday New York threw everything at my new trio that it could. Weather reports screamed "Bombogenesis!"—possible cyclone winds. Then came an actual blizzard, followed by record cold temperatures. Disheartened and frigid, I trudged through the snow to check out the DiMenna Center hall. Annette, the manager sat me down and calmly related that a water pipe had burst and destroyed their main concert hall. You gotta be kidding!

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Turns out DiMenna had a second performance space. Turns out that New Yorkers are unfazed by wind-chilling temps. They literally filled this hall to capacity to hear the Neave Trio in commanding performances of an integrated American program of Leonard Bernstein's early piano trio, the world premiere of Paleface featuring beautiful projections of Jerry Kearns' art and kazoos, and finally Robert Paterson's jazzy, impressionist Moon Trio

Heck, even a reviewer braved the cold!—

Read Jon Sobel's Review—Neave Trio: From America to the Moon

 Neave Trio—Anna Williams, Violin; Mikhail Veselov, Cello; Eri Nakamura, Piano (hidden)

Neave Trio—Anna Williams, Violin; Mikhail Veselov, Cello; Eri Nakamura, Piano (hidden)

 Armed and Dangerous!

Armed and Dangerous!

 Eri Nakamura, Russell, Mikhail Veselov, Anna Williams

Eri Nakamura, Russell, Mikhail Veselov, Anna Williams