ARC Trio: March 9, at Villa Musica
Creative music returns to Villa Musica with Helzer, Grinnell and Hubbard.
On Saturday, March 9, the San Diego Center for the Arts presents the ARC Trio, featuring pianist
Rick Helzer, bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Nathan Hubbard.
The concert which begins at 8 pm, will be held at Villa Musica, located in the Sorrento Valley area at 10373 Roselle St. Suite 170.
Villa Musica is a small, intimate performance-space with great acoustics and a nice grand piano. I saw Joshua White and David Borgo there last month, and can easily recommend it.
"The ARC Trio formed in late 2005, after I had spent the previous several months mentioning to Rick that we should get together with Justin," said Hubbard. "Of course everyone knew each other, as Justin and I had both gone through Helzer's theory and composition courses at SDSU.
"So it made sense, and after a few rehearsals , everyone was interested in performing in front of an audience. We started with some older Helzer pieces and a few Thelonious Monk and Wayne Shorter pieces. Since then, we have all written pieces for the group. Our first release Triptych Mirror, is a nice document of the group's sound -- Helzer's rich harmonic language as a starting point--with Grinnell and myself venturing off into unknown territory.
"We haven't performed in a few years due to my sojourn in Arizona, so we're looking forward to jumping back into it with some old classics as well as the debut of a few brand new tunes."
Photo courtesy Nathan Hubbard
More like this:
- Double Duos at Villa Musica — Oct. 13, 2013
- Helzer, Grinnell & Hubbard: The ARC Trio — March 10, 2013
- Adler Trio, Vlatkovich Quartet: Jan. 17, at USD — Jan. 14, 2013
- Steve Swallow/ Carla Bley tribute at Villa Musica, Jan. 12 — Jan. 11, 2013
- Women In Jazz at the Museum of Making Music, March 31 — March 30, 2012