- The David Lopato Trio, left to right: David Lopato, Jay Anderson, Harvey Sorgen
Lopato, a pianist, is Manhattan based but spends much of his time in Woodstock. After earning a B.A. in music from Yale, he studied African drumming at the California Institute of the Arts and Javanese gamelan in Java as a Fulbright Scholar. His album Gendhing For a Spirit Rising made Down Beat magazine’s Best of 2017 list. Rounding out his trio are two of the region’s top players: drummer Harvey Sorgen (Hot Tuna, Ahmed Jamal, Paul Simon) and bassist Jay Anderson (Randy and Michael Brecker, Tom Waits, Woody Herman).
Here’s an earlier edition of the trio featuring Ratzo Harris on bass with a wonderfully abstract version of the Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein standard “All the Things You Are”:
The David Lopato Trio and will perform at St. John’s Church in Woodstock on March 23 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two (seniors $10; children under 12 free). For more information, call (845) 679-7696 or visit https://www.sjwoodstock.org/.