The New Organ Trio is:
GUITAR: BEN SHER
DRUMS: SYLVIA CUENCA
ORGAN: GARY FISHER
Ben Sher - Guitar
Growing up in Pittsburgh, I spent my formative years playing in that great soulful jazz tradition, working with the great Gene Ludwig and Cecil Brooks, and having the chance to be on the bandstand with Stanley Turrentine. I've taken my love of Brazilian music and along with a couple great players we've developed a style which has that 'bluesy feeling' and can really get inside of Brazilian grooves. We'll be premiering music from my new recording Tempestade this summer, stay tuned!
Sylvia Cuenca - Drums
Sylvia Cuenca is an active drummer on the New York jazz scene who has had the honor of sharing the bandstand with saxophone legend Joe Henderson for 4 years and trumpet legend Clark Terry for 17 years. She has also performed with Billy Taylor, Frank Foster, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Michael Brecker, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Dave Stryker, Paul Bollenback, Catherine Russell, Dianne Reeves and many others. For more info: http://www.sylviacuenca.com/
She endorses Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads and Vic Firth sticks and brushes. She currently resides in New York City.
Gary Fisher - Organ
Some of the artists Gary has performed with include Chet Baker, Richard Bona, Randy Brecker, Richie Cole, David Garibaldi, John Handy, Eddie Henderson, Tonhino Horta, Wynton Marsalis, David “Fathead” Newman, Jerome Richardson, Lou Soloff, Orlando “Maraca” Valle, Dave Valentin, Eddie Cleanhead” Vinson and Jeff Watts, A few of the recordings Gary can be heard on include Vincent Herring’s “Jobim For Lovers”, “Memories Of New York”, and ”A Jazz Christmas”, Brian Melvin’s “Live In Vegas”, Ian Dogle’s “Ionosphere”, Sylvia Cuenca’s “The Crossing”, Peck Allmond’s “Short Stories”, Graham Bruce’s “Time”, Malo’s “Senorita” and “Legends Of Latin Jazz”, Avance’s “Adelante , “Passions Of The Heart”, with Tony Dumas and Akira Tana, Byron Atkinson's "All About Love" and "The One" , Tom Lellis' "Avenue Of the Americas" and “The Flow”, Ed Reed's "Love Stories" and "The Song Is You”, Jean Chardovoine's "Tribute" (featuring Dave Valentin), and Arnon Palty’s “Pocket Size Pocket”.
He has performed in the “Jazz at Maybeck Hall” solo piano recital series (broadcast on National Public Radio) and as guest artist on Marian McPartland’s syndicated NPR show “Piano Jazz”.
Also appearing with trio on occasion:
Steve Johns, Tommy Campbell, Dariau Eskenazi