Jake Hertzog Trio returns to the Clarion on Nov. 21

Jake Hertzog Trio returns to the Clarion on Nov. 21

Mon Nov 10, 2014

At only 28 years of age, guitarist Jake Hertzog has already made his presence felt in the music industry.

Not only is he one of the most distinguished graduates of the world-renown Berklee College of Music, he was also one of the youngest performers ever to headline a stage at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Brazosport-area audiences have celebrated his talents twice before at The Clarion at Brazosport College, and will get another opportunity to see him in concert on Friday, November 21 when the Jake Hertzog Trio takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

“I think that theater is such a fabulous place,” Hertzog said of the Clarion. “I think it’s a wonderful thing to have in the community.”

Hertzog will perform with his longtime bass player, Harvie S, former Spyro Gyra drummer Richie Morales and well-known trumpeter Ingrid Jensen. This is Hertzog’s first time performing with Jensen and he believes she’s an ideal fit for the material.

“This kind of improvisation really brings out everybody’s personality,” Hertzog said. “The thing that I enjoyed the most from the beginning with this band is trying to write situations where everybody could be themselves a little bit. This band has usually been about simple songs and complex improvisation. To me, that’s a lot of fun when we get a new person coming in because then we get a totally different take on the material.”

Although Hertzog is sticking to jazz for the Clarion show, he is active in a variety of musical styles, including blues and rock. In fact, his rock band – The Young Presidents – has recorded with a number of noteworthy pop stars, including Ivan Neville and Corey Glover of Living Colour.

In addition to the November 21 show, The Jake Hertzog Trio will also be at the Clarion a day earlier, on November 20, as part of the Brazosport College Music Department’s Jazztravanganza.

To learn more about the Jake Hertzog Trio, visit www.jakehertzog.com. For more information or to buy tickets for his show at the Clarion on November 21, call the Clarion Box Office at 979.230.3156 or visit www.brazosport.edu/clarion.