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Apr 192012
Authors: KCSU Alex Hall

In an age where genres like “post-punk-grass-gaze-tronica” have become quotidian distinctions, it’s refreshing to find an artist who just plays “jazz.” More than that, it’s refreshing to find one who refuses to lump himself into a category. The Adam Bodine Trio seems to welcome both of those categories.

The Adam Bodine Trio will play at the Crown Pub in Old Town at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Bodine, who has been active since 2008, plays jazz, sure, but he doesn’t limit himself to the same interpretations of well-worn Harold Arlen standards every night. That would be against jazz, anyway. His website paints the trio’s approach as a “postmodern attitude,” filled with an “energy that is fun, open, honest, professional, and appreciative of its listeners and supporters.”

That appreciation is well-deserved, considering the musicians who have supported some of the trio’s gigs. Bodine started playing piano professionally in Denver and has been a favorite of the city’s jazz club Dazzle, performing alongside such legends as bassists Eddie Gomez and Charlie McBride. He has also shared the stage with trumpeter and cornetist Ron Miles, whom I actually saw at Dazzle several months ago.

The trio consists of Bodine on piano, Kalin Capra on bass and Peter Knudson on drums. While Bodine and Capra are mainstays of the trio, other drummers beside Knudson include Andrew Lacy and Luke Emig.

Emig joined the band for their first two albums, “The Chauffeur” and “Blue Mud.” Knudson lends his talents to the band’s most recent album, “Up ‘N Hear.” Lacy is a touring drummer, playing with Bodine and Capra at the Five Points Jazz Festival in Denver. Other notable recordings include a live in-studio session at 89.3 KUVO, a jazz station which is located in Five Points.

Alex Hall can be reached at verve@collegian.com.

What: The Adam Bodine Trio
Where: Crown Pub
When: Sunday at 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

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