Jacob Szekely Trio brings the cello to Point Richmond Jazz

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The Point Richmond Jazz concert series is set to feature a rare instrument in the music form: the cello.

The Jacob Szekely Trio takes up the cause of the cello as a voice in jazz on Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm in the gorgeous First United Methodist Church at 201 Martina St.

Jacob Szekely was hailed by Strings Magazine as “one of the leaders in the Creative String Community.” Also, Berklee cello professor and multiple Grammy winner Eugene Friesen said his playing made the case for cellist “as a leader in modern jazz.”

Szekely founded the Jacob Szekely Trio in 2013, and the band released a widely praised debut. He his joined by pianist/keyboardist Josh Nelson and drummer Christopher Allis.

“The trio creates a textured, electric sound that compliments Szekely’s compositions and the cello in expressive ways and creates space for a lightness of sound that stands out,” according to Point Richmond Jazz.

Szekely co-founded the String Project Los Angeles, the only school in America completely dedicated to creative string playing.

Tickets are available online at PRJazz.org for $18 or $25 at the door.

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