Musical Summer 2016

Summer is winding down, and although I always feel like it goes by too fast, I will remember these 2016 musical moments with particular fondness!! Hugs 'n scarves! 


1) Adventures in Montreal, performing with my incredible rhythm sections at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Resonance Cafe, and Rachel Therrien's Jazz Composer Series... More pictures by Evan Shay coming soon!

Lara Driscoll Trio Featuring Dave Laing (drums) and Remi-Jean LeBlanc (bass), Paris Favila and Ruthie Pytka-Jones (photos) Cafe Resonance 8/18/16

Lara Driscoll Trio Featuring Dave Laing (drums) and Remi-Jean LeBlanc (bass), Paris Favila and Ruthie Pytka-Jones (photos) Cafe Resonance 8/18/16

Lara Driscoll Trio Featuring: Dave Laing (drums) and Mike DeMasi (bass), Ruthie Pytka-Jones (photos), Cafe Resonance 7/8/16

Lara Driscoll Trio Featuring: Dave Laing (drums) and Mike DeMasi (bass), Ruthie Pytka-Jones (photos), Cafe Resonance 7/8/16  

Here is a GIF of some more photos by Ruthie Pytka Jones: 


SÉRIE COMPOSITEURS JAZZ / JAZZ COMPOSERS SERIES Featuring: Rachel Therrien (tpt), Frank Lozano (sax), Beth McKenna (sax), Alex K.S. (bass), Diego Ramirez (drums), Lara Driscoll (piano), Jean-Pierre Dube (photo) 7/4/16
 

2) Performing my music with former professors at the Iron Post in Champaign, to a packed house of friends and Champaign Urbana jazz lovers....

Lara Driscoll Trio at the Iron Post: Featuring Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums), Special Guest: Chip McNeill (saxophone)

Lara Driscoll Trio at the Iron Post: Featuring Larry Gray (bass), Joel Spencer (drums), Special Guest: Chip McNeill (saxophone)

and performing with dear friends George Turner (guitar) and Sarah Catt (voice) at Silvercreek in Urbana, IL

Sarah Catt (voice), Lara Driscoll (piano), George Turner (guitar)

3) To playing music with my childhood jazz mentor and jazz siblings, the Jacobi Family!

Ryan Jacobi Quartet at Fannie's: Ryan Jacobi (drums), Kevin Jacobi (sax), Joel Kelsey (bass), Lara Driscoll (piano) Special Guest Brian Jacobi (trombone)​

Jacobi Family Band at a friend's wedding: Ryan Jacobi (drums), Kevin Jacobi (sax), Sean Jacobi (bass), Lara Driscoll (piano), Brian Jacobi (trombone)​

Jacobi Family Band in our basement :) Chris White (piano), Lara Driscoll (rhodes), Sean Jacobi (bass), Ryan Jacobi (drums), Kevin Jacobi (sax), Brian Jacobi (trombone)​

4) To performing for my childhood classical teacher, Cheryl Lim, for the first time in 10 years... this was her song request :)


5) Accompanying for the Illinois Summer Youth Music Junior Chorus for the fabulous Bridget Sweet

Bridget Sweet and her wonderful staff: Rick Murphy, Allegra Martin, and Kaela Mary-Katherine, Eric Hibbeler​


6) First Chicago Lara Driscoll trio show!! 

Lara Driscoll Trio at Elastic Arts, Lara Driscoll (piano), Mike Harmon (bass), Peter Manheim (drums) 5/31/16
 

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