Freelance writer and composer
For his first Regattabar show in a year, pianist and composer Pierre Hurel introduced his new trio and premiered a number of new compositions. Twenty-five years ago, Hurel arrived from France to study jazz at Berklee College, and he stayed on to teach at Berklee and build a career. Outside Boston, his performance venues include the Knickerbocker in New York and festivals in Europe. His most recent release, The Pierre Hurel Trio Live (Liger, 2007), features his former trio with bassist John Funkhouser and drummer Mike Connors.
The trio's new bassist is Bruno Råberg, who came from Sweden and now performs and records in the U.S. and abroad, including with his own group. Råberg teaches at Berklee College, and he cites as an influence his intensive study of Indian music. The trio's new drummer is Brooke Sofferman, a New Englander who performs and records with his own group and with a number of others in the Northeast. He teaches at New England Conservatory.
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