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Ms. Trapp, a native of Hartford, CT, earned her Bachelor's Degree from City University of New York and a Master's Degree from Mills College in California. Her compositions have been performed by guitarist Fred Frith, Rhymes With Opera and the Del Sol String Quartet. She has played horn with the Andrew Weathers Ensemble and composer Robbie Lee. She is currently writing a site-specific chamber opera for the Mark Twain House in Hartford based on the life of Susy Clemens to be performed later this year.
PascAli consists of bassists Pascal Niggenkemper and Sean Ali who use many different items to augment their acoustic basses including aluminum cans, lampshades, balloons and other "found objects. The duo's 2012 debut CD is appropriately titled "Suspicious Activity" (Creative Source) and you can find out more by going to www.pascalniggenkemper.com/pascali.html.
For more information about the concert, go to uncertaintymusic.com where you can also access directions to the performance venue.
The following Friday (3/28) is another trio and another Connecticut native (well, he was born in New York City but raised in Greenwich). Pianist/composer Kevin Hays brings his New Day Trio (bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart) to town. April 4, the quintet known as Kneebody arrives with its fun blend of jazz, rock and more.
On Friday May 16, saxophonist/composer/salsa dancer Russ Nolan brings his Quartet to town to celebrate the release of his CD, "Relentless" (my review is here). It's the same group that's on the recording including Manuel Valera (piano), Michael O'Brien (bass) and Brian Fishler (drums).
The following week (June 13) is the final week of the series and features the Satoko Fujii Trio +1. Ms. Fujii, one of the most prolific composers of the past decade (she also leads several big bands here and in her native Japan), is a fascinating pianist, more intent on setting the mood than being a technical wizard. Her husband Natsuki Tamura plays trumpet, Todd Nicholson is the bassist and Takashi Itani is the fine young drummer.
Every concert includes 2 sets - separate admission charge to each - and there are a limited number of season tickets available. To find out more about the season, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468.