Caffe Musica presents the Del Rey Trio, Saturday, November 18th, 7 - 9pm. We are thrilled to welcome back Northwest treasure, Del Rey, with her extraordinary trio cohorts, Matt Weiner and Jacob Zimmerman.
Del Rey is a virtuosic musician, consummate entertainer, and music scholar who captivates all who come to see her play. Acoustic Guitar Magazine deemed Miss Rey, "one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar” while Ukulele Magazine wrote she is, "One of the Ukulele’s Most Important Players and Teachers."
Matt Weiner (Standup bass) can be spotted in Seattle playing bass and singing in the Casey MacGill Trio, as well as with Barton Carroll, Miles & Karina, Bric-a-Brac Trio, Wayne Horvitz's "Painting The Town Red" Project, The New Orleans Quintet, The Tall Boys and many others. He has performed and recorded with many other talented folks including The Hot Club of Cowtown, The Asylum Street Spankers, The Flying Neutrinos, Butch Thompson, Lyle Ritz, Becky Kilgore, Danny Barnes, Suzy Thompson, Matt Munisteri and Rani Arbo. He played the role of bass player Joe B. Mauldin in the 5th Avenue Theatre production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, in which he wore a hairpiece. At The Ukeshack #1, an album of bass and ukulele duets he recorded with Del Rey, was released in 2007.
Saxophonist and clarinetist Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the local creative-music community. Jacob studied music at the internationally renowned Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman. Jacob was recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz.
Zimmerman’s playing channels the spontaneous melodic spirit of his heroes: Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young and Lee Konitz. He maintains a private studio for studies in jazz improvisation, saxophone and clarinet, and works as an ensemble director for Garfield High School.