Trio-ing with the Folk Element Trio 

Sunday, July 16, 2 - 4 pm (in-person)

Trio-ing with the Folk Element Trio 
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Theory and Improvisation, Composition and Arranging
Day Sun
Instructor Adam Moezina Trio
Status inperson event

Explore approaches to playing and arranging in a small instrumental ensemble with an emphasis on the trio format. Guitarist Adam Moezina and his trio will demonstrate and explore the art of playing jazz standards, popular songs, folk songs, and original music in a trio format, conveying their musical message with a limited instrumentation. They will also talk about fusing jazz with other styles of music, such as pop, rock, world, and folk music, and finding your voice as a composer/bandleader.

Guitarist Adam Moezinia is a native of Los Angeles, where he studied at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) under the mentorship of Jason Goldman, Walter Smith III, and Kenny Dennis. In 2010, he moved to New York City to study at The Juilliard School. Since then, he’s worked with many greats such as Freddy Cole, Mike LeDonne, Cécile McLorin Salvant, George Coleman, and Kenny Washington at venues like Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, Smoke, Scullers, and Bird’s Basement. Adam has also been performing regularly with his band, the “Folk Element” trio, since 2017. The trio is rooted in the jazz tradition but is influenced by folk music from all over the world, including West Africa, South Africa, the Caribbean, the UK, and Appalachia. As of April 2021, they officially released their debut album, “Folk Element Trio,” available on all major platforms! Moving forward, they will continue to explore the unique relationship between jazz and folk music, sharing those discoveries with audiences across the globe.