Master class with the Koch-Marshall Trio, formed by the American guitarist Greg Koch, his son Dylan on drums, and Toby Lee Marshall on the Hammond organ B3.
The heart of this trio beats to the rhythm of the blues, but the original compositions of Koch are a mix of rock, funk, jazz and country. Enriched by dynamic improvisations and a powerful groove, they are able to generate a strong sense of empathy within the listener thanks to its incisive rhythmic base.
️May 27 March 2019, h 17: 00-20: 00
Monk, via Giuseppe Mirri, 35 – Rome
Participation fees: € 20 Saint Louis students; € 35 outside
Credits for academic courses: 1/2 CFA
A native of Milwaukee, Greg Koch formed his career as a guitarist with dedication as the former editor-in-chief of Guitar Player Magazine who called him “devilishly talented” or Joe Bonamassa that included him among the greatest guitarists of his generation and “good to be scary”. He has so far published 15 albums for numerous labels, characterized by a variety of guitar styles interpreted on instruments of the historic Fender brand.
Dylan Kochhe approached the drums when he was a child then he took lessons from Tom Brechtlein (Chick Corea / Robben Ford) and studied at the McNally Smith School of Music. Paul Robben Ford, Little Feat’s Paul Barrere, Jon Cleary, David Grissom, Roscoe Beck, and Malford Milligan. He was recently nominated for the title of best drummer of the year by the Wisconsin Area Music Awards (WAMI).
Complementary to the two Koch is the music of Toby Lee Marshall’s Hammond. Raised in a family tradition, after having started with the piano, has suffered the irresistible charm of the sound of the organ, which in turn lead him to perform with Hammond B3. Already a member of the Bernard Allison’s band, he now finds a particular inspiration in the dimension of the trio, producing captivating bass turns, sinuous chord sequences, and fiery solos.