Master class with the Koch-Marshall Trio, formed by the American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan on drums and Toby Lee Marshall on the Hammond B3 organ.
The heart of this trio beats to the rhythm of the blues, but Koch's original compositions are a mix of rock, funk, jazz and country, enriched by dynamic improvisations and a powerful groove, capable of generating strong empathy with the listener, thanks to its incisive rhythmic base.
▶ ️ Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5 pm-8pm
Monk, via giuseppe Mirri, 35 - Rome
Participation fees: € 20 Saint Louis students; € 35 external
Credits for academic courses: 1/2 CFA
Originally from Milwaukee, Greg Koch has forged his career as a guitarist with dedication, reaching consecration in the words of Wheeler, former editor-in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine, who called him "devilishly talented" or Joe Bonamassa who includes him among the greatest guitarists of his generation and "good to scare". He has so far released 15 albums for numerous labels, characterized by a lush variety of guitar styles, interpreted on instruments of the historic Fender brand.
Dylan Koch he approached drums as a child, then taking lessons from Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea / Robben Ford) and studying at the Jazz Institute of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and later at the McNally Smith School of Music. Together with his father he played with Robben Ford, Little Feat's Paul Barrere, Jon Cleary, David Grissom, Roscoe Beck and Malford Milligan. He was recently nominated for Best Drummer of the Year by the Wisconsin Area Music Awards (WAMI).
Complementary to the two Kochs is the music of the Hammond by Toby Lee Marshall. Growing up in a family of musical tradition, after starting with the piano he suffered the irresistible charm of the organ sound, which he himself wanted to interpret with a Hammond B3. Formerly a member of Bernard Allison's band, he now finds particular inspiration in the dimension of the trio, producing captivating bass lines, sinuous chord sequences and fiery solos.