Every Monday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation. Rooms is a trio comprised of Dan Pierson (piano), Charlie Kirchen (bass), and Matt Carroll (drums).
“The players are fluent in the vocabulary of postbop, and unlike many free-jazz musicians they’re not afraid to sound aware of current trends in pop…I’m impressed by Rooms Trio’s focus, taste, and melodic generosity, and I’m eager to hear these guys stretch out a bit onstage.” —Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
“Rooms Trio performs in a similar vein as popular piano trios, such as those led by Robert Glasper and Avishai Cohen. More specifically, the Rooms Trio demonstrates the nimble ability to change grooves and meter on a dime, and the ability to inhabit a wide spectrum of dynamic and textural shadings.” —Dan Healy, Chicago Jazz Magazine