We’ll close out our 2018 season with a trio of talented jazz players. In between songs, they’ll share insights about their techniques and creative process and welcome questions at the end of the show. Blake Fleming is a percussionist known for his involvement with several influential and innovative bands. His drumming has been written about in such major publications as the New York Times, NPR, Spin to name a few! John Colonna is a multi-genre keyboard player based in New York. He grew up playing classical piano and then turned to jazz and improvisation. After attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition, he played in many musical theater productions, including a number productions for the Lake Dillon Theater Company. Evan Jagels is a multi-genre upright and electric bassist and Artist in Residence at Hartwick College. He is also Adjunct Lecturer of Music at SUNY Oneonta and has taught for the New York Summer Music Festival and JazzConnect in NYC. Evan earned his Master of Arts in Jazz Performance from the City University of New York, Queens College, where he was the recipient of the Michael Feinstein Award. He has studied bass with Ron Carter, Buster Williams, Yoshio Aomori, Nilson Matta of Trio da Paz, and piano with Charles Eubanks.