The Julian Hartwell Trio

By Working While Playing (other events)

Saturday, May 5 2018 7:00 PM 10:30 PM

Come join us in our private listening space for a great night of music with The Julian Hartwell Trio, as we support local artists and our community!

More about JHT:

The Julian Hartwell Trio or "JHT" is a versatile contemporary piano trio based in Philly that blends original music with influences from modern jazz, funk, hip-hop and RnB. While the bulk of their sound centers on the original compositions of pianist and composer Julian Hartwell, they also have an uncanny ability to draw on the wide spectrum of musical tastes that inform each member's background. As a unit they have been known to dabble in everything from backbeat-heavy hip-hop grooves, choice Pop and RnB covers, time-worn jazz standards, edgy modern jazz repertoire and everything in between. A blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation allows for a cross-breeding of sounds and a fresh approach to the assumed idea of 'jazz trio'...making this small outfit ideal for everything from tasteful background music, to in-your-face creative interplay, to a funky backing unit for MC's, guest musicians, jam sessions, and more. 

"It’s a fresh take on jazz music, that somehow manages to sound like something old school AND brand new at the same time. This is feel good music that doesn’t get too unapproachable like so many jazz groups get…making music that appeals not only to the head, but to the heart as well. That’s a good thing – a very good thing.”  -Mark Weber's Music Blog

"The JHP offers a splendid slice of straight ahead jazz delivered with a fresh new sound...Hartwell is one of the young lions of jazz in the making."  -Ed Blanco, All About Jazz