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Adam Rogers To Open 2011 Spring Jazz Series At Firehouse 12 On March 18
(Published: February 21, 2011)

Friday, March 18th at 8:30 and 10:00 p.m.
Adam Rogers Trio
Firehouse 12
45 Crown Street New Haven, CT
Tickets are $18 (first set) and $12 (second set)
Tickets are available at http://firehouse12.com or (203) 785-0468

Firehouse 12 is pleased to open its 2011 Spring Jazz series on March 18th with New York guitarist/composer Adam Rogers's trio, featuring Matt Brewer on bass and Clarence Penn on drums. An in-demand side man on projects as varied as Michael Brecker's "Wide Angles" and Norah Jones's "Come Away With Me" (both Grammy winners), Rogers will present his working trio at Firehouse 12, performing his own compositions and as well as radically reinterpreted classics from the American songbook. The New Haven performance will be one stop on the group's short tour of the northeast, coming on the heels of a succesfull run at New York's Jazz Standard earlier this month. Rogers will return to the Village Vanguard as a leader for a string of dates shortly after his gig at Firehouse 12, in late March.

"In terms of melodic and rhythmic clarity, Rogers has few peers on the instrument, but his staggering technique is matched by musical sensitivity and a finely honed rapport with his quintet" wrote David Adler for Jazz Times. Writing about Rogers's debut album "Art of the Invisible" (Criss Cross Jazz 1223) in the Village Voice, Gary Giddins said Rogers "is impressive on several counts. He's a guitarist with his own sound, mellow yet aggressive." In a New York Times review of Rogers's first dates as leader at the Village Vanguard, Nate Chinen wrote "Adam Rogers specializes in a turbocharged, sleekly designed, ultimately armored brand of postbop. His compositions, with their harmonic and rhythmic feints, can suggest complex spring-loaded devices." Rogers has been called an "exceptional guitarist" by Bob Blumenthal in the Boston Globe.

Rogers has released five albums as a leader on Criss Cross Jazz, "Art of The Invisible" (2002), "Allegory" (2003), "Apparitions" (2005), "Time and the Infinite" (2007) and "Sight" (2009). He also maintains a fusion trio with Fima Ephron (bass) and Nate Smith (drums) and has an active profile as a sideman on many other notable projects including those led by, Chris Potter, Michael Brecker, John Zorn, Norah Jones, Eliane Elias, and Walter Becker.

More Information: http://www.firehouse12.com

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