Jesse Palidofsky Trio
Audiences love the passion and joy of the Jesse
Palidofsky Trio, equally at home with ballads and up-tempo numbers.
Clarinetist and soprano saxophonist, Jonah Blaustein
is a fabulous instrumentalist who performs in a wide variety of
musical styles from early jazz and Klezmer to Latin cumbio dance
music, Greek, Macedonian and Armenian traditional folk music.
He has been featured with groups such as The Capitol Quickstep
Quadrille Orchestra, Cumbiaranga, The Sunshine Skiffle Band, Klesmos,
The Imperial Palms Orchestra and Karpouzi. He has performed classical
chamber music, worked in theater orchestras, and in vaudeville,
and played in a Javanese gamalan ensemble.
Pianist, guitarist, and vocalist Jesse Palidofsky
is a seasoned performer and was a 2001 recipient of a Montgomery
County Arts Council Outreach Grant for his work with seniors.
Jesse is also a gifted songwriter, and his original compositions
have been featured on WETA-Fms Traditions program, on Montgomery
Cable TVs Takoma Coffeehouse program, at the Washington
Folk Festival, and in the 1998 Hexagon Review, among other
venues. Jesse has shared stages with recording artists such as
Pete Seeger, Magpie, Bob Franke, Terra Nova, Pat Humphries, Alan
Damron and Lisa Mosciatello. Jesse's use of music with children
with cancer at Children's Hospital has been profiled in a feature
article in The Washington Post. He has played at coffeehouses
in the DC metro area and in Michigan, at Common Ground on the
Hill, and for the Rotary International Conference in Antalya,
Turkey and the Pastoral Care Network for Social Responsibility
Fred Lieder is a contemporary cellist. He plays many different
styles including classical, jazz, rock, blues, Celtic, and folk.
His latest "live" recording with WAMMIE (Washington Area Music
Association) Award winning vocalist Lisa Moscatiello has garnered
very positive reviews. Fred's versatility makes him an in-demand
recording artist, teacher, and performer. He has played such diverse
places as The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, The Birchmere, Blues
Alley, The Black Cat, and numerous other venues up and down the
What people say about Jesse's music and his trio:
"I expected the JP Trio would be good, but I didnšt know they
would be THAT great!"
Lisa Null, co-chair, Washington Folk Festival Program Committee
"Jesse played his just-written song, Išve Got the Swannanoa
Gathering Sleep Deprivation Blues, which brought the house
(at Ashville, NC's Be Here Now) to its feet with cheers and applause."
Robert Caldwell, Performing Songwriter Magazine, July 1994
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