Rick VanMatre with Steve Schmidt Trio-Set Two

Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00pm

Caffe Vivace
975 East McMillan Street
Cincinnati, OH 45206

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Rick VanMatre — tenor saxophone, Steve Schmidt — piano, Aaron Jacobs — bass, and Dan Dorff — drums

Rick VanMatre is one of Cincinnati’s most well-known musicians and has presented solo concerts and jazz club performances throughout the US and Europe, and in Israel, Brazil, China, Korea, and Thailand. In addition to recording his own quintet with original compositions, he has performed as a jazz soloist with artists like Roland Vazquez, Kim Pensyl, the Duke Ellington Orchestra led by Mercer Ellington, and the Woody Herman Orchestra led by Frank Tiberi. Some of his many recordings include the PsychoAcoustic Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra with Manhattan Transfer and John Pizzarelli, and the New Third Stream Quartet. He has commissioned unique jazz/classical concerti and performed them with symphonic orchestras such as the New York Repertory Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra (China), and Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Here in Cincinnati, you are probably familiar with his performances at jazz clubs, with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, and at the College-Conservatory of Music where he has played and conducted hundreds of concerts. As Director of Jazz Studies at CCM, he produced numerous CD recordings, one of which was described by Cadence magazine as a “necessary part of any big-band enthusiast's library.” VanMatre is a Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame inductee. He is an endorsing artist for Selmer Saxophones and D’Addario Reeds.


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