The Gig: Along with more classic compositions, jazz duo Gary Monheit ’80 (piano) and Dan Krimm ’78 (fretless bass) will play several original compositions, including the premiere of a new tune written by Krimm.
Date and Location: June 4, 6:30-10:00 p.m., at Yoshi’s San Francisco, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, Calif.
The Duo: Monheit and Krimm have been playing jazz together off and on since their college days. After several years living in different metropolitan areas, they reconnected in the Bay Area in 2006, joining the Fortune Smiles quintet, and now also are playing as a duo. Monheit taught jazz piano and jazz ensemble at Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore, and was a dance accompanist for Elliot Feld, Alvin Ailey, Barnard College, and Princeton University. His compositions for dance and theater have been performed in the United States and Europe.
Krimm has recorded two well-received studio albums of his own compositions. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts jazz fellowship to work on his debut, Sentience. He recently released a new CD, Last Chance Jazz, a re-mastered recording from a live 1993 concert. In a review for Guitar International magazine, Mike Oppenheim wrote: “Krimm’s bass solo [on ‘Walden’] is as melodic as it is virtuosic. … [His] compositional talents and fretless bass chops make him an exceptional and unique leader.”