Matthew Richmond will present a set of original music @ 9pm accompanied by Mike Holstein on bass, and Justin Watt on drums. This group (known as 'The Like Mind Trio'), performs regularly in and around Asheville. The 2nd set will start @ 10:30 and will be opened up as an original music jam. Bring some charts with you, or come and read along with us.
Matthew Richmond is a percussionist, composer, and educator based in Asheville, North Carolina. He performs frequently with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, Like Mind Trio, and pop-noir group stephaniesid, and has performed with a long list of ensembles and soloists in classical, jazz, rock, theater, drum corps, and world music. As vibist, percussionist, and co-composer with the Rande Sanderbeck Quartet, Matthew has recorded masterclass CD’s for Jazz Player and Saxophone Journal magazines. As an educator, Matthew has been active in various capacities for over twenty years. He has directed concert, pop, and world percussion ensembles at the high school and college levels. He served as pit arranger and instructor for the ETSU percussion section, both marching band and indoor percussion, from 1991-97, during which time the ensemble performed at four Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. He was a music instructor for the 1999 Rochester Patriots winter percussion, and from 1999 to 2005 he directed the percussion program at A. C. Reynolds High School. He currently teaches percussion, composition, and music theory at UNCA. More at Matthew's website.