Phil DeGreg is a Cincinnati-based pianist who has made his mark in the jazz world over the past four decades as a recording artist, composer, and pedagogue. He has toured with The Woody Herman Orchestra and performed with Randy Brecker, Ira Sullivan, Claudio Roditi, J.J. Johnson, Harry Allen, Conrad Herwig, and many others. He has released 12 albums as a leader.
As an educator, Phil retired after 27 years as a Professor of Jazz Studies at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He continues to teach private students and master classes locally and around the world, and has taught with Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops for 36 years.
Aaron Jacobs currently teaches in the Jazz and Commercial Music Departments at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he also holds both Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Jazz Performance. He freelances on upright and electric bass around the Cincinnati region playing styles ranging from jazz, Latin, rock/pop, and classical music. At present, Aaron plays in various ensembles throughout Cincinnati including the Phil DeGreg Trio, Braza Trio, John Zappa's Now Hear This, Rick VanMatre Quintet, Five Little Bears, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, and has made appearances with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
John Taylor is a freelance drummer composer, arranger, and educator based in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he teaches drum set, music theory, and directs a pop combo in the Commercial Music Production program. In addition to drums and percussion, John also plays piano, guitar, and electric bass. He performs regularly with the Phil DeGreg Trio, Brasilia, Kim Pensyl Group, Rusty Burge, Steve Allee, Puzzle of Light, and Theater of Sound. John recently performed with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor Steven Reineke, conductor of the New York Pops. John is a proud endorser of Vic Firth products
==IMPORTANT SEATING INFORMATION==
Due to COVID 19 social distancing restrictions, we will be selling all shows by the table and not per person. A chart is provided below to help you choose your seat package since selling by the table isn't a feature of the reserved seating chart of Eventbrite.
For parties greater than 4 we may be able to place an extra table in a row or put you together in the standing area in the back, but you must call ahead to see if we have the availability for any given show to make it work.
$10 drink minimum charged per person in the party if the total for beverages purchased by the party does not meet the minimum.
Important Notice #1: If you do not check-in by 15 minutes into the start of the set, we reserve the right to resale your seats with no refund to you.
Important Notice #2: All persons entering the cafe must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Caffè Vivace, 975 East McMillan, Cincinnati, United States
USD 7.5 to USD 30