A collection of originals and reimagined jazz standards performed by a dynamic trio of some of the PNW's finest.
Damian Erskine bass
Greg Goebel piano
Charlie Doggett drums
Damian Erskine has played in the studio or on the stage with • Peter Erskine • Gino Vannelli • Vince Mendoza and the WDR Big Band • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band • Les McCann • Skerik Band • Jeff Lorber • The Buddy Rich Alumni All-Star Band • Bob Sheppard • John Beasley • Vardan Ovsepian • Antonio Hart & many others.
Damian is an adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. In addition, he regularly teaches abroad with Jazz Education Abroad and recently launched BassEducation.com
Praised by critics for "manifesting his ideas with the immediacy and sureness of a master craftsman" (Jazz Times) and as "a force that is stretching known boundaries and moving the music into new territory" (Larry Koonse), pianist Greg Goebel shows himself as firmly rooted in tradition while simultaneously proving to be a unique voice among a new generation.
Charlie Doggett, drummer/percussionist, is one of the most enigmatic drummers in the Portland and the greater Northwest music scene. He is a creative and versatile musician that makes himself heard.
He has played with David Friesen, Darrell Grant, John Gross, Doc Holliday, David Frishberg, Gary Versace, Greg Coghen, John Stowell, Jerry Hahn, Randy Porter, Titos Sompa, Obo Addy, Rob Sheps,and the Eugene Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at British Columbia's du Maurier International Jazz Festival, the Medicine Hat Jazz Festival, Alberta, Canada, and the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz, which was featured on Branford Marsalis's NPR Jazz Set Program.