Pete Siers Trio featuring Dave Bennett & Tad Weed
Like Clark Kent, jazz percussionist Pete Siers is soft-spoken and unassuming–but put him behind a drum set and a hard-swinging, intensely physical, dynamically sensitive drummer emerges. Paul Pearce of Bass World magazine writes that “Pete absolutely ”˜sings’ with his drum kit.” A consummate professional, Pete has an international reputation for his “restless curiosity, attention to detail, and mastery of many different styles,” according to Mike Stratton, host of the Lansing radio show “The Vinyl Side of Midnight.” Pete has played with jazz luminaries such as Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, James Moody, Kenny Werner, David “Fathead” Newman, Eddie Daniels, Frank Morgan, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, and Barry Harris. In addition to his expansive performance career, Pete has played on over 50 recordings, including Russell Malone’s "Black Butterfly." Pete continues to perform orchestral pops shows such as trumpeter Marcus Belgrave’s Louis Armstrong Tribute and Dave Bennett’s Salute to Benny Goodman. Tonight's version of the trio features clarinetist Dave Bennett and pianist Tad Weed, and the show will feature music from the trio's new album, "Krupa."