Adam Osmianski Organ Trio
Inspired by the impromptu recording style of many great jazz groups of the past, Adam presents a classic organ trio record of both original material and standards built on spontaneity, energy, and instinct. Recorded in just one afternoon, the three musicians of the trio who had never performed, or even rehearsed, together gathered in a studio just across the Hudson river from Manhattan and pressed record.
On the album Osmianski brings together some of todays finest jazz musicians who are particularly at home in the organ trio setting...
Pat Bianchi - named one of the top ten organists in jazz by Downbeat magazine - is arguably one of the most versatile B3 players on the jazz scene today. Serving as the regular organist with jazz legend Pat Martino, Bianchi has worked with other jazz greats such as Lou Donaldson, Ralph Peterson, Christian McBride, Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, and Ari Hoenig among many others.
Dan Wilson is a multifaceted young guitarist who grew up playing gospel music, spent time in Rio de Janeiro studying Brazilian music, and is now one of jazz’s hardest swinging guitarists as he tours and records with the legendary organist Joey DeFrancesco. Wilson has also shared the stage with Jimmy Cobb, Russell Malone, and Christian McBride.
In 2007 Adam traveled to Brazil for a short string of shows, and quickly developed a passion for the music. In the nearly 10 years since he has been studying and performing various styles of music the country has to offer.
Samba Azul is one of the many manifestations of Adam's passion for Brazilian music. The group, consisting of percussion, guitar, mandolin, vocals and occasionally woodwinds, performs classic samba, bossa nova, pagode, and MPB repertoire.
Adam has been working with Joy Ellis since 2008. The two have co-produced four albums together under the band name "Georgetown".
Joy is now leading her own trio/quartet for which Adam still serves as drummer and producer.
Fusing west African rhythms with modern jazz sensibilities, Machimbombo (pronounced ‘Mah-shim-bombo’) delivers new music from guitarist, Pedro Velasco. These original compositions spring to life through infectiously fun grooves, east and south African infused harmony and rhythms, and playful improvisation.
Drawing on his family connections with Mozambique, his Portuguese roots, and the musical meditative-style of Frisell, all of Machimbombo’s material stems from Velasco’s original musings. But individuality and musical freedom are an integral part of it, too. Every song is developed in coffee-infused rehearsals, where new arrangements emerge as each player adds their own interpretive style and expression.
Rhythms of the City is the UK's premier samba percussion squad. The team perform not only authentic carnival samba, but many other funky styles (salsa, soca, reggae, funk, hiphop...) with the same passion and energy. Rhythms of the City is the beating heart of London's multi-award winning jazz community, the F-IRE Collective. Drummers, singers, dancers, horns and guitars combine in a unique spectacle of up to 75 performers. Our smaller professional groups Soubloco, Minibloco and Nota 10 present similar fusions.