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Joe Hunter Trio @ BOP STOP

November 5 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Joe Hunter Trio @ BOP STOP

We hope you can join us for an evening of jazz standards and original arrangements with the stellar, Joe Hunter Trio which features:

  • Joe Hunter-Piano
  • Peter Dominguez-Bass
  • Paul Samuels-Drums

Joe Hunter has been playing piano professionally since 1978 and his versatility has garnered him work with an array of artists. He attended Cleveland State University where a 1979 exchange program in Rio De Janeiro fueled his fascination for Brazilian rhythms.He returned to Brazil in 1981 to study at the Universidade Gamma Filho. From 1987 to 1996 he served on the Conservatory of Music faculty at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, He has performed with many national artists including Conti Condoli, Tito Puente, and Scott Hamilton, and is a favorite at many JazzFest events. Joe has been with the Tri-C Jazz Sudies program for several years and is co-host of the popular Song Is You! Series produced by Tri-C JazzFest.

Paul Samuels started his professional music career at age 14 with Cleveland Orchestra percussionist Robert Matson and drummer Bob McKee. As he played drums around the Cleveland area, Samuels was influenced by local musicians Lawrence Jacktown Jackson, Greg Bandy, Lamar Gaines, Bill DeArango, Jamey Haddad, Val Kent, Skip Hadden, Ace Carter, and Neal Creque. In 1975, Samuels immersed himself in the New York music scene. While he learned from the up-and-coming musicians of his generation, it was drummer Billy Hart who influenced his musical direction.

In the mid-1980s, Samuels recorded three albums with Greg Osby, and his compositions Excuse Not andEyewitness appear on two of Osby’s recordings. Samuels has recorded, performed, or toured internationally with musicians such as James Moody, David Fathead Newman, Lonnie Plaxico, Hank Crawford, Pat the Kid Martino, Jack McDuff, and Gerald Levert. His debut CD, Speak, features Greg Osby on saxophone, Dan Wall on organ, and Jamey Haddad on percussion.

In the worlds of both jazz and classical music, Peter Dominguez is a renowned bassist and educator. He has performed with artists such as Tommy Flanagan, Benny Carter, and Woody Shaw, toured with the American Sinfonietta, studied with bass legends like Richard Davis and Robert Gladstone, and helped to form Michigan State University's Jazz Studies program.

Having pursued double bass performance for 38 years in a variety of musical styles, Dominguez has appeared in venues throughout the Americas and Europe. He continues to perform with an impressive array of jazz, Latin, and classical artists—Benny Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Jon Hendricks, J.J. Johnson, John Lewis, Mark Murphy, Woody Shaw, Ira Sullivan, the Miami String Quartet, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, the St. Petersburg Quartet, the Roycroft Chamber Players, and the Fontana Chamber Players. As principal bassist, he served 10 years with the American Sinfonietta, 12 years with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and with the Jackson and Kalamazoo symphonies. As a section bassist, he’s worked with the Miami Chamber Symphony, Florida Philharmonic, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

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