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Harry Appelman Trio


Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Date & Time

April 2, 2023, 3:30 pm4:30 pm


This concert, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 4th has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 2nd at 3:30pm due to a power outage on campus.

Pianist Harry Appelman and his jazz trio, featuring drummer Jon Seligman and bassist Jeff Reed, will perform original compositions and their takes on jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook.

One of D.C.’s most in-demand jazz artists, pianist and educator Harry Appelman has performed on concert stages on five continents. He has been chosen three times to participate in U.S. State Department music tours overseas, and has also performed in Egypt with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and the Todd Marcus Quartet, at the Festival Gnaouas et Musiques du Monde in Essaouira, Morocco and the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Appelman was a long-time member of Afro Bop Alliance, winners of a 2008 Latin Grammy, and he contributed several arrangements to the group’s recordings. He has also played with many other of the greats on today’s jazz scene, including Eddie Daniels, Gary Thomas, Drew Gress, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Jim Snidero, Brian Lynch, Don Braden, and Walt Weiskopf, among others. A two-time recipient of Maryland State Arts Council awards, he was also a prizewinner in the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition and the 1989 Great American Jazz Piano Competition.

Jon Seligman's performance and recording credits include Mark Levine, Bert Seager, Robert Macht, Ramon Tasat, the Roya Ensemble, the Christopher James Band, Barrio Andalusi and as staff drummer for Common Ground on the Hill. A new quartet recording of originals, Monk and standards with Harry Appelman, Jeff Reed and Lyle Link will be released soon. Seligman recently retired from McDaniel College, where he was Lecturer in Percussion and World Music. His other academic experience included teaching drum set and frame drums, and directing the World Music Ensemble at Towson University.

Bassist Jeff Reed has performed extensively throughout the east coast and in thirty countries worldwide, including Italy, Spain, Egypt, Turkey and Bahrain. He has shared the stage with such notable musicians as Billy Hart, Ben Monder, Steve Davis, Tim Hagans, Shelia Jordan, Eddie Henderson, Paquito D’Rivera, John Hicks, Bunky Green, Larry Willis, Ronnie Mathews, Gary Thomas, and George Colligan. Reed currently is the acoustic and electric bass instructor at Towson University and Howard community college.

Free admission, no tickets required