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Mayor Colleen Mahr and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present
The Fanwood Performance Series Final Spring Performance

7pm Saturday Evening, June 11, 2011

QED Jazz Trio

QED Jazz Trio

QED Jazz Trio

QED, is composed of three seasoned NJ musicians who support their musical habits with day jobs infused with computers and numbers. This technical connection provides a rhythmic and harmonic pulse throughout their renderings of jazz standards, latin, and contemporary tunes.

QED will be playing a cross-section of jazz classics and contemporary selections, covering a variety of styles, including swinging standards and bop, latin bossas and sambas, blues and jazz rock, and pensive ballads. Tunes include those written by many greats, such as Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Chick Corea, Stanley Turrentine, and Pat Metheny.

Ed Warner, piano, keyboards

Born and bred in Newark, NJ, began study of classical and popular jazz music at 8 years of age. As a teen he was strongly influenced by bands of the era (Doors, BS&T, Chicago, Rascals) and played organ in rock ensembles throughout high school. Ed's diverse projects expanded in college to include a folk/prog-rock ensemble, popular blues/rock/jam bands, and many wedding/society bands. Evolving interests while pursing an MS in Biostatistics led to earnest self study, with styles drawn from strong and diverse influences such as Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, Bill Evans and Oscar Petersen, Donald Fagan and Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell and Pat Metheny.

Alex Duque, bass

Born in Chile, but raised in NJ, Alex began his musical career playing trumpet in various school bands. After dabbling in classical guitar and piano, he taught himself to play electric bass after a long infatuation with the prominent bass lines in the music of Yes, Rush, The Who and others. While pursuing BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Alex developed a taste for Jazz, playing in several different ensembles. It was at this time that he was inspired by the revolutionary playing of Jaco Pastorius to pick up the fretless bass. Several years later after a long stint in a Jazz Quartet came to an end, he decided to venture into the world of upright bass, studying with Greg Cohen.

Mitch Germansky, Drums

Mitch's dad, Al Germansky, was a professional drummer and teacher playing at venues around the globe. He played for Presidents, on records, on TV, with renowned musicians and served as mentor to hundreds of drummers -- a true drummer's drummer.

Mitch was surrounded by all sorts of music and was fortunate to start formal lessons with his dad at the age of 6. He studied Bird, Dizzy, Duke, Monk, & Trane while his friends were listening to The Dead and The Beatles.

Mitch got into the music business at 8 accompanying his father to the NYC Local 802 musicians' union where music jobs were traded like baseball cards. His repertoire grew during his tenure as the band boy for one of the club date bands his father often played with.

Mitch's first professional gig was at the age of 13 with his local garage band (with David Jaffe on bass). He started playing steady gigs at 16. He has since played mostly in the NY/NJ metropolitan area with some gigs on the road: weddings, bar mitzvahs, clubs, a few record dates, small ensembles, big bands, shows.

Throughout High school Mitch played classical percussion in a variety of orchestras: All City, Regional, NJ Jr. Symphony, All State Bands & Orchestras. I was the drummer in the first All State College Jazz Band in NJ, etc. He currently plays with the likes of the Steve Minzer, QED, Nostalgia Big Band, Jeff Pecca, the Experience Big Band, freelancing and subbing with a variety of groups like The Silver Starlite Orchestra, The Full Count Big Band, and others.

Come and experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard. Spring 2011 will feature three great shows including an evening of classical music. Please check back here for more details as we firm up artists.

As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during fifteen minute intermissions. The suggested donation is seven dollars, five dollars for seniors and youngsters. To make a reservation email us at: reservations@fanwoodperformanceseries.org

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