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Richard Shulman Trio (Jazz) “Around the Seasons”
November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST$5 – $10
Richard Shulman, an extraordinary keyboardist and composer who has recorded 26 of his own albums and performed in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Art Park, the United Nations and the Kool Jazz Festival, has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe during his illustrious career. Rounding out his trio is bass player Zack Page and drummer Rick Diling.
As a composer, Shulman has created over 80 pieces for jazz quartet as well as songs and pieces for chamber ensembles, choir, and symphony orchestra. In 1986 and 1987, he composed music for orchestra and jazz quartet during residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. From 1986 through 1995, Shulman was the principal composer for “Theatre of the Heart,” a cooperative of dancers, singers, and musicians dedicated to fostering community and the environment. Commissions include a piece for the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and “May Peace Prevail on Earth” for singers, symphony orchestra, three choirs, and jazz quartet, created for the World Peace Prayer Society.
Born and raised in Niagara Falls, N.Y., he found himself in New York City on a spiritual search which lead him to meditation classes. While continuing his jazz performances, Shulman began playing for the meditation and healing groups which he attended. His first recording incorporating some of this meditative style was the extemporaneous solo piano album, World Peace, recorded on the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. His Camelot Reawakened: A Vision Fulfilled album, which featured a 35-piece orchestra consisting of Asheville Symphony Orchestra members, won a 2003 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Visionary Award.
Since 1998, Shulman has been an active participant in the lively Asheville N.C. music scene, playing at many venues and working with two big bands on a regular basis, the Asheville Jazz Orchestra and Russ Wilson’s Nouveau Passe Jazz Orchestra. He has performed with many bands and musicians regionally including the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and Michael Gamble’s Rhythm Serenaders.