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!
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!—