Press Release

For Immediate Release


The Jeff Kier Trio features, Jeff Kier - piano, Mike Hershenson – guitars, and Lanny Grilly – drums.


The Trio performs pianist Jeff Kier's jazz compositions. Mark Stevens, a San Francisco DJ, commented, "Jeff was emerging as one of the great composers of our time." Their last CD, "Goin' Places!” by Jeff Kier & The Grilly Brothers, on the BluJazz label, with liner notes by noted Jazz Author, journalist, and Grammy Winner (2016), Neil Tesser.


The group members have a long history in Jazz and have performed with or shared the stage with such notables as Ahmad Jamal, Mose Allison, Willie Pickens (Elvin Jones), Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny), Henry Johnson (Ramsey Lewis), Chuck Webb (Aretha Franklin), Judy Roberts, Michael Arnopol (Patricia Barber), James Sanders, Fareed Haque (Sting), Nick Drozdoff (Maynard Ferguson), Oscar “Bobo” Brown III, Ed Peterson (Ellis Marsalis) …just to just name a few.


Additionally, the members have played nationally at such places: Chicago’s Jazz Showcase, The Lion’s Share (San Francisco), The Desert Inn (Las Vegas), NightTown (Cleveland Heights), Small’s (New York City), and Snug Harbor (New Orleans) – as well as internationally in Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv,Negril, Jamaica,       and The Jazz Café in Havana Cuba.


Their current show combines Jeff's indelible melodies and the band’s unique fusion of solid grooves and seductive world-rhythms.



Jeff Kier's music has been scored for both Symphony & Jazz Orchestras. Examples recorded live at The Jazz Showcase can be found under the "Concerto Grosso Jazz  Project" menu at: