This superbly talented pianist, composer and educator will transport the festival’s audience with his nuanced, riverine playing. The San Diego-based Green and his equally gifted colleagues, bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm, have been performing together for over a decade and their intuitive, unspoken language translates into beautiful music that seems effortless. Original compositions and jazz standards comprised the trio’s mesmerizing sets. With a string trio added, it’s mesmerizing. Music education is an important part of Green’s work as an artist. He has conducted clinics and master classes all over the country with the trio and takes jazz music into elementary school classrooms, as well as teaching college level courses. The trio has recorded six albums, the newest being One Day It Will, a collaboration between the trio and San Diego Symphony violinists Kate Hatmaker and Igor Pandurski, violist Travis Maril, and cellist Erica Erenyi. It is a beautiful recording, one that the entertainment website Jazz de Gama said is, “one to die for.”


Friday, August 9 at 10 pm (The Palm Theatre)