The Don Glaser Jazz Trio will be performing at Jules Bistro on Wednesday evenings, August 16 and August 30, from 7:30 until 10:30.
Glaser, a pianist whose style has been compared to the Nat King Cole Trio, will be performing with Peter Traunmueller on drums and Nate Brown on bass. His soft-spoken jazz has been said to be reminiscent of Chet Baker, Michael, Franks, Bobby Troup and Mel Torme.
He was selected as Jazz Musician of the Year in Southern California, from where he moved. One of his earlier CDs, entitled “Don Glaser,” featuring many of his own compositions, also included jazz greats Ray Brown, Bill Perkins and Shelly Manne, and was designated Cash Box Magazine’s “Feature Pick,” receiving Grammy consideration. He has performed with Bobby Troup and recorded one of his songs at his request. He has also performed with Tom Harrell.
A subsequent CD is entitled “Slices of Life,” featuring Ted Nash and Brian Lynch. Songs from both CDs can be found on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube.
The trio can be viewed on YouTube at “Don Glaser Jazz Trio Live at the Bitter End.”
Don has performed at Birdland in NYC, Paris, Milan, Toronto, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles and Israel. His material includes standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. His own whimsical original compositions speak of a variety of subjects such as “Strawberry Jam,” “Shopping,” “Moving,” “Love,” “Teaneck NJ,” “San Diego” and “Will I Ever Grow Up?”
Jules Bistro is located at 65 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10003, 212-447-5560.