TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In this segment of COCA Connection, we're talking with an FSU professor of ethnomusicology about an upcoming jazz performance by The Trio.
The trio is made up of Michael Bakan, Longineau Parsons and Brian Hall.
Our guest, Dr. Michael Bakan, an FSU Professor of Ethnomusicology and a professional percussionist, spoke Thursday with WTXL ABC Anchor Ava Van Valen.
Bakan started playing drums when he was about three years old. By the time he was 11 he was taking jazz lessons, and by 13 he was playing in jazz clubs.
The jazz trio has a performance Friday.
"Longineu Parsons, Brian Hall, and I play a type of jazz that you might not hear as much," Bakan said. "It's more free improvising and less of the mainstream type of thing.Its really a special kind of group. So people would think a Trip means drums and very loud but we're more of a chamber concept. So its a classical music approach to playing jazz. For example I have all of these crazy brushes that I customize myself. I like to think of myself as a sound painter than anything."
The Trio with Michael Bakan, Longineau Parsons and Brian Hall will perform this Friday, January 11, at the Wine House on Market Street. The show will take place between 7 p.m. an 10 p.m. Its $7 at the door.
For more information, please visit tallahasseearts.org .