Parker Trio

Perla / Nussbaum / Ballantyne 

As the world emerged from a winter of isolation and uncertainty Gene Perla, Adam Nussbaum, and Jon Ballantyne entered Gene’s studio on Parker Avenue in Easton, PA in early 2021 to produce a nine-song affirmation of the creative spirit, culminating in their acclaimed self-titled recording, The Parker Trio. 

Gene Perla brings decades of experience not only as a player but as an educator and independent label owner to the mix. He has performed with Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Don Alias, and Elvin Jones to name but a few. He has worked as an educator at Lehigh University, The Center for Media Arts and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.  

Adam Nussbaum has shared the stage with such luminaries as John Scofield, Eliane Elias, Stan Getz and James Moody. He also recorded the Grammy Winning LP “Don’t Try This at Home” with Michael Brecker. He is a sought-after educator, and Sonor drums and Zildjian cymbals have both sought Adam's advice in product development.  

Winner of 2 Juno Awards, Jon Ballantyne channels his Canadian prairie roots to envision vast open landscapes in his solos and compositions. Some of his past collaborations include a productive tenure with Joe Henderson as well as recording and concertizing with Paul Bley. A small sampling of Jon’s collaborators includes Phil Woods, Ingrid Jensen, and Roy Haynes. For the past 25 years Jon toured North America, Japan, Israel and Europe.  

Although these three masters have worked together in various configurations in the past, The Parker Trio represents their first outing as a trio. Words can’t accurately describe the interplay among the three; the seamless shifts in tempo and dynamics, you must hear it to understand it. And you can hear it here.        


Fri, Jun 24 - 6:00 PM
Wilder Room
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Fri, Jun 24 - 10:00 PM
Wilder Room
Club Pass or $30/door

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