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TIERNEY SUTTON & THE TRIO @ Upstairs at Vitello’s Supper Club
March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$30 – $45
THE TRIO WITH TIERNEY SUTTON
THE TRIO, formed in 2009 consists of LA musicians, Terry Trotter (piano), Peter Erskine (drums) and Chuck Berghofer (bass). Each is an experienced, premier musician with impressive credits both on stage and in the recording studio. With great mutual respect for each other, they were unable to decide who would be the group ‘leader’ and so became simply THE TRIO!
As friends and respected colleagues, they worked together in many recording situations but never had the chance to work as a piano trio. After their first highly successful gig they acknowledged their easy swinging connection and so THE TRIO was born.
Peter Erskine – Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Weather Report, Yellowjackets, the Brecker Brothers, Dr Um.
Terry Trotter – Art Pepper, Chet Baker, Lena Horne, Larry Carlton, Natalie Cole
Chuck Berghofer – Shelly Manne, Zoot Sims, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Barbra Streisand
8-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” Grammy nod for every project she has released in the last decade. Known for her impeccable voice and imaginative treatments of The Great American Songbook, Sutton is heralded for her abilities as both a jazz storyteller and her ability to use her voice as an instrument. Her 12 recordings as leader have addressed themes such as materialism (“Desire” 2009), the pursuit of happiness (“On The Other Side” 2007), as well as paying tribute to the music of Bill Evans (“Blue In Green” 2002), Frank Sinatra (“Dancing In The Dark” 2004), and pop icon Sting (“The Sting Variations” 2016). Her 2013 Joni Mitchell tribute, “After Blue” featured keyboardist Larry Goldings, drummer Peter Erskine, jazz vocal legend Al Jarreau, and NEA Jazz Master flutist Hubert Laws.
In May 2016 Tierney was approached by legendary Director Clint Eastwood. The original score to his box-office smash, “Sully”, was created by Tierney Sutton Band pianist, Christian Jacob, The Tierney Sutton Band and Clint Eastwood. The end-title song “Flying Home” features music by Eastwood and lyrics by Tierney Sutton and JB Eckl. It is performed by Tierney Sutton and The Tierney Sutton Band.
When she is not performing, Tierney is in demand as both a studio vocal producer and vocal educator. In 2016 she worked with famed lyric soprano Natalie Dessay for Sony Classics’ “Pictures of America” and the soon to be released “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow”.
Tierney taught for over a decade at USC’s Thornton School of Music and spent 6 years as the Vocal Department Head at The Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA. She has also taught and mentored some of the finest new generation of singers including Gretchen Parlato and Sara Gazarek.