Jazz in the Neighborhood


Debbie Poryes Trio

Debbie Poryes, piano

 Peter Barshay, bass and David Rokeach. Drums

March 16

at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz in the Neighborhood presents:

the Debbie Poryes Trio

Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 pm



The Debbie Poryes Trio – jazz pianist Debbie Poryes, bassist Peter Barshay and drummer David Rokeach – will perform for the first time at the PiedmontCenter for the Arts on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Their concert is the second in a series of four Jazz in the Neighborhood concerts this Spring at the Center.

A Piedmont resident, Poryes lived, studied and performed for several years in theNetherlands, including positions teaching jazz at conservatories in Hilversum and Arnhem. She also toured Europe, performing at clubs and in festivals in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, England and France. Whileabroad, she worked as an accompanist and arranger for numerous singers. Shereturned to the U.S. in 1990 to get married and to raise her daughter.

Since 2007 she has recorded and released three CDs. In addition to concerts with her trio, Debbie plays Wednesdays and Saturdays at Pican Restaurant indowntown Oakland, has a fulltime private teaching practice and runs jazz trioclasses at the Jazzschool in Berkeley. She has also been a member of thefaculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for that last five years.

Both Barshay and Rokeach have decades of experience playing with musicians around the world. Rokeach has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin andcovered the Jersey Boys chair. He is a drummer in demand in the Bay Area. Barshay lived many years in New York, establishing a strong reputation on the jazz scene. He played with Kenny Barron, Shirley Horn and Freddie Hubbard.

Tickets for the Jazz in the Neighborhood concert in Piedmont on March 16 are available at Brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $25 and also Available at the door.

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Jazz in the Neighborhood comes to the community of Piedmont with a series of vocalists at the Piedmont Center for the Arts. Concerts will be Thursday evenings from 7:30-9 pm.