Josh Pinkham Trio; 04/13/2018

Josh Pinkham Trio*
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall

Mandolinist Josh Pinkham has been named "the future of the mandolin" by Mandolin Magazine, and dubbed "one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today" by mandolin legend David Grisman. Known for pushing the mandolin into new and old territory--excelling in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz, and Classical music--Pinkham's trio will be rounded out by acclaimed, in-demand, ensemble players bassist Ethan Jodziewicz and guitarist Jason Borisoff. Patrons will also be treated to a special opening act by singer-songwriter Aidan O'Brien, Middlebury class of '20. A Performing Arts Series event.  Tickets: $22 General public/16 Midd ID holders/10 Youth (18 & under)/6 Midd students. 

*Tickets purchased for the Jeremy Kittel Trio/Kittel & Co. concert originally scheduled for this date/time will be honored.

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Improvisation by mandolinist Josh Pinkham.

A personal message from Jeremy Kittel about the Josh Pinkham Trio.


The Josh Pinkham Trio program will be be announced from the stage.


Josh Pinkham Trio 
Josh Pinkham, Mandolin
Ethan Jodziewicz, Bass
Jason Borisoff, Guitar

Josh Pinkham, Mandolin

Josh Pinkham has been named “the future of the mandolin” by Mandolin Magazine, and dubbed “one of the most important young improvisers on the acoustic scene today” by mandolin legend David Grisman. Pinkham has established himself as a consummate performer, composer and recording artist, and he continues to push the mandolin into new and old territory--excelling in Bluegrass, Newgrass, Jazz and Classical music.

Ethan Jodziewicz, Bass

A musician first and foremost, Ethan Jodziewicz fully embodies the notion that nearly anything is possible on the bass. His zeal, musical omnivorousness, and technical ability allow him to not only thrive in bluegrass, jazz, old-time, funk, symphonic and chamber music, but also to push the boundaries of bass playing beyond its traditional roles.
An in-demand ensemble player, Jodziewicz spends much of his time traveling the world, playing on the stages of Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, A Prairie Home Companion, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and hundreds of others. He is featured on many albums, including Sierra Hull's Grammy-nominated Weighted Mind, several albums with violinist Darol Anger, and a duo recording of fiddle music with Tatiana Hargreaves.

Jason Borisoff, Guitar

Guitarist Jason Borisoff hit the New York City bluegrass scene with 2013 FreshGrass Award winners Cricket Tell the Weather and soon after founded the Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, which brings together the city’s best and brightest bluegrass musicians. He currently performs in the Abby Hollander Band and Dougmore, and has worked as a producer and engineer for such projects as Marshall on Monk, Dead Sea Sisters, and The Tumble. As a singer and instrumentalist, Borisoff continues to deepen his connection to bluegrass, country, old time and jazz.


Opening Act:
Aidan O'Brien '20, Guitar

Aidan O'Brien began playing the guitar at a young age, after attending the Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg, NY. Artists like Donna the Buffalo, Max Creek, Sim Redmond Band, and the Grateful Dead gave him an appreciation for Americana, folk, and rock music. He has performed with a variety of artists, including Crow Greenspun, Along the River, The Lame Excuses, Julia Josephine Slone, Paint, Cold Spring, Jared Quinn, Flame 'N Peach & the Liberated Waffles, and Rocky Hill Revival. O'Brien continues to perform solo and collaborates regularly with musicians at Middlebury College and at home in western Massachusetts. No stranger to guest artists on the Performing Arts Series, O'Brien has taken master classes with folk musician Jenny Scheinman and the Danish String Quartet's Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen.

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