As Alverno Presents so properly points out, “Don’t let the calm, cool appearance fool you. Jacky Terrasson plays the piano like he’s shakin the music right out of his hands. And based on the way his hands and body fly across those 88 keys, the tunes are on fire.”
Armed with bassist Ben Williams and percussionist Jamire Williams, The Jacky Terrasson Trio are among the most innovative and energetic jazz improvisers, Terrasson’s classical music schooling morphed speedily into jazz as the young pianist discovered he was drawn to that particular genre through the albums in his family’s home collection. Terrasson did not forget his classical piano, though, and often used the genre to serve as the base for a new style of jazz he so effortlessly created.
Allaboutjazz.com adds even more meat, divulging further regarding the pianist’s accolades, “Jacky Terrasson, winner of the distinctive Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and two time Grammy nominee, was acclaimed by The New York Times Magazine as “one of 30 artists under the age of 30 most likely to make an impact on American culture in the next 30 years.” Since his 1994 Blue Note debut, Jacky Terrasson, he has earned phenomenal worldwide response, ranking among Time magazine’s Top Albums of 1995 and establishing him as a creator of new standards.”
The Jacky Terrasson Trio plays Alverno’s Pitman Theater this Saturday, November 12th at 8 p.m.