Ed Laub Trio
September 30 @ 2:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey and the New Jersey Jazz Society are pleased to welcome the Ed Laub Trio to the 1867 Sanctuary!
The Ed Laub Trio features Ed Laub and Paul Meyers on Guitar and Josh Marcum on Bass. Ed will be playing a 7 String Guitar both Jazz Archtop and Nylon String, and Paul will be playing a nylon string guitar. Josh will be on Acoustic Upright Bass. Their performance will be a combination of vocal and instrumental selections from the Great American songbook as well as some great Brazilian standards. Additionally there will be some contemporary pieces from Lennon/McCartney, Kenny Rankin, and James Taylor.
Ed Laub is a renowned guitarist and vocalist whose style has been compared to a blend of Kenny Rankin, Chet Baker and James Taylor and a guitar style similar to his mentor Bucky Pizzarelli. Ed says, “ that’s not bad company to be associated with. They were amongst the artists to whom I listened to and was most influenced by. I guess I would say I am honored with that comparison”
Because of Ed’s talent as an accompanist and the fact that he is one of the more accomplished 7 String guitarists, he is sought after by many of the top guitarists in the NYC metropolitan area to back them up and adds a pianistic style that makes a duo sound more like a trio. Focusing mostly on the American Songbook genre Ed also loves to perform the great Brazilian classics using a nylon 7-string guitar.
Born in northern Bergen County, New Jersey in 1952, Ed grew up in a family of musicians and his one uncle was an accomplished organist/arranger who spent many years with Mitch Miller and the Fred Waring.
In ’66 Ed had the good fortune to study with a marvelous guitarist and banjoist, Bobby Domenic (Uncle to jazz legend, Bucky Pizzarelli) and ultimately a few years later in 1969, studying the 7 String guitar with Bucky. Ed graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in music and business and maintained a dual career in both his family business and as a musician in a variety of bands.
In 2003 Ed sold his business and became the steady partner to his teacher, hero and close friend, Bucky Pizzarelli. They now travel all over the metropolitan area and major cities in the US, playing in clubs, concert venues and jazz festivals. All About Jazz Magazine said, “Pizzarelli is the complete jazz musician and Laub complements him perfectly!”
Ed works primarily with other guitarists when not working with Bucky and can be seen around the area with the likes of Gene Bertoncini, Howard Alden, Paul Meyers, Martin Pizzarelli, Jack Wilkins, Russell Malone, Frank Vignola and pianists, Russ Kassoff, Bill O’Connell, Konrad Paszkudzki and Larry Fuller. Ed also had the privilege of several guest appearances with his idol, the late Kenny Rankin.
In February 2014 Ed was featured on a guitar trio album along with John Pizzarelli and leader, Bucky Pizzarelli. The CD, “Three For All”- The Bucky Pizzarelli Trio is released on Chesky Records.
In early March 2014 Ed released his debut CD (Soft Guitar) featuring his mentor and partner, Bucky Pizzarelli.
Paul Meyers has performed and/or recorded with an ever growing list of jazz greats such as Geri Allen, Harry Allen, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eliane Elias, Clare Fischer, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Gomez, Annie Ross, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, Frank Wess and Steve Wilson. He’s also toured for years with two of the greatest jazz singers ever – Jon Hendricks from 1993 to 2016, and Andy Bey from 1997 to 2008. Paul performs regularly in and around the NYC area with his own groups and a s sideman with many others.
International performances include Japan and Hong Kong with the Salute to Duke Ellington Orchestra (along with Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis and Joe Wilder) – Spain with the great percussionist Cafe – Brazil, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, and Italy with Jon Hendricks – Brazil, England, Spain. Portugal, Macedonia, Greece and the Netherlands with Andy Bey – Japan with Karrin Allison, and Argentina with Gary Burton. Mr. Burton also recorded Paul’s tune Panama on his “Reunion” CD with Pat Metheny.
A very active player in New York’s vibrant Brazilian jazz scene, Paul was a member of the Terra Brasil, which featured pianist/composer Cidinho Teixeira and vocalist Vera Mara, both veterans of the great Gilberto Gil‘s band. He later co-led Brasil & Company with Ms. Mara, and they released a highly regarded CD as well. He has performed in New York and Tokyo with the great Tango-jazz pianist and composer Pablo Zeigler (Astor Piazzola’s pianist) and is featured along with Stephon Harris on the live CD Tango meets Jazz. He recently returned to Tokyo to play at the Blue Note with vocalist Karrin Allison, performing music from her new Brazilian CD Imagina. Paul was featured on the soundtrack to the film Bossa Nova (2000) w/Amy Irving, and music by Deodato. He has also performed in great Brazilian ensembles with Paul Winter at his Winter Solstice concerts and in small groups.
Double bassist Josh Marcum has performed with numerous orchestras and ensembles at such noted venues as Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Iridium, Mezzrow, Smoke, and Symphony Space, among others. At home in New York City, Josh works regularly in a duo with master guitarist Gene Bertoncini, and he has also performed alongside other jazz greats such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Donald Brown, Larry Fuller, Roni Ben-Hur, Roger Kellaway, Ralph Lalama, Ed Laub, Paul Meyers, and Bill Mobley.
Josh received his M.M. degree from the Mannes School of Music where he studied with legendary bassist and educator Orin O’Brien, and he completed his B.M. from the University of Tennessee in his hometown of Knoxville. Other notable teachers include bassists Michael Moore, Jordan Frazier, and Marji Danilow. As a strong supporter of music programs for children, Josh has worked regularly with the Inter School Orchestras of New York (ISO) as a strings coach for the organization’s Morningside and Carnegie Hill Orchestras.
Recording credits include the debut album by indie rock band Milagres and composer Joe Gianono’s Storyteller project. He has toured Japan twice: once as a guest musician, and once as the leader of his own trio. He performed and appeared in the art film Nummer Twaalf by Dutch artist Guido Van der Werve, which premiered at Art Basal and MoMa. He has also performed on national television and radio including Sirus XM’s broadcast of gospel artist Kim Burrell’s holiday special at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Josh lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and is the proud owner of a rescue hound named Maggie.
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