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KROM with Gabe Medd

25th Iowa City Jazz Festival


  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: FREE and open to the public


Summer of the Arts and the Iowa City Jazz Festival present a very special late-night concert featuring KROM with Gabe Medd. Described as “The real deal” by All About Jazz, and “a sensational pianist, and brilliant young musician” by the Buffalo News, pianist Adam Kromelow is making a strong name for himself. Originally from the north suburbs of Chicago, Kromelow grew up listening to all kinds of music, and fostered a love for playing piano at an early age. When he was 18, he moved to New York City to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music from which he graduated in 2011, and where he studied with modern jazz piano icons Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer.

His trio, KROM, has been turning heads with the release of their debut album Youngblood on ZOHO Records. This album, which was produced by Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill, reached number 14 on theCollege Music Journal radio charts and has been widely acclaimed by critics. It was picked as one of the Top Ten CDs of 2012 by the Philadelphia Inquirer, named the Debut Album of the Year by Nippertown Magazine, and hailed as “one of the most captivating discs by a jazz trio in years” by the Toledo Blade.

The trio will be joined by Coralville native Gabe Medd on trumpet. Medd began the trumpet at age three. He played his first jazz gig at the age of ten, and he has been performing on trumpet ever since. In the eighth grade, he was introduced to the world taking third place in the National Trumpet Competition. Medd is well known for his role in the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles. He was also a member of the inaugural Jazz Band of America and Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. Gabe is also the first trumpet player to be accepted to the Frost School of Music’s “Stamps Ensemble.”

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