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Eddie Gomez Trio mini residency at the Jacobs School

The Eddie Gomez Trio mini residency at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music this week includes a free public performance in Auer Hall, Friday, September 2 at 8 p.m. Led by the legendary bassist Eddie Gomez, the trio will also offer a series of clinics to Jacobs School students during the day.

"Eddie Gomez is a world class musician who has been playing with some of the greatest jazz musicians since the 1960s," said Professor Tom Walsh. "We are really excited that he is coming in to work with our students. He should have a lot to say about his experience in the piano trio format--piano, bass, and drums--and the interaction that's possible, based on his work with great pianists like Bill Evans and Chick Corea. It is a unique opportunity for our students. To hear him perform with his trio will be a real treat. This is a great way for us to start our semester!"

The Latin Grammy award-winner Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for over four decades. His impressive resumé includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. Gomez's unique sound and style can be heard on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, rhythm & blues, popular and contemporary music.

In popular music, Gomez has performed and recorded with artists such as Bobby Darin, Tim Hardin, Carly Simon, Art Garfunkel, Mark Knoffler, Michael Franks, Judy Collins and Jennifer Holliday. He has also been a member of "The Gadd Gang," Steve Gadd's All Star R&B/jazz band.

The Eddie Gomez Trio formed in 1992 with pianist Stefan Karlsson and legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb. The group's new drummer is Rodrigo Villanueva and their recordings include "Live in Japan," "Dedication" and "Uptown Music."

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