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Connor Evans – Guitar
Evan Main – Piano
Dan Montgomery – Bass
Jake Richter – Drums
Jake Richter is a New York City based composer, drummer, and educator who aims to create imaginative and engaging music that marries the compositional approach of the western classical tradition with the fearlessness, and deeply honest rhythmic approach of jazz. He maintains an active performance schedule in New York City as a bandleader and a sideman, and appears frequently at venues like The 55 Bar, Room 623, The Bar Next Door, Tomi Jazz, Rockwood Music Hall, Arlene’s grocery, Silvana, Bowery Electric, and the Delancey.
He recently graduated with a Masters Degree in jazz composition from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Miguel Zenon, Jim McNeely, Kendrick Scott, and Jeff Ballard.
Before coming to New York, Richter studied jazz percussion and music composition at Indiana University, where he was a recipient of a full tuition scholarship. There he studied with master musicians Steve Houghton, Walter Smith III, Michael Spiro, Dave Stryker, and Brent Wallarab, among others. He had the opportunity to perform with the aforementioned musicians, as well as luminaries Bobby McFerrin, Randy Brecker, Marquis Hill, and John Fedchock. In 2017 he was the recipient of the David N Baker B.M.I. Jazz Composition award, and in 2016 he was awarded a Downbeat Student Music Award for his arrangement of Wayne Shorter’s Infant Eyes.
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