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History of the gigs:
  • January 2015, Marians Jazzroom
 
The actual members of the Tom Schuman Trio are:
  • Piano : Tom Schuman (of course, who else ...;)
  • Drums : Lee Pearson
  • Bass : Rätus Flisch
Lee Pearson, Drums

Known as one of the most vibrant and electrifying drummers of our time, Lee Pearson continues to captivate the audience with his brilliant musical charm. Always acknowledging God for his musical talent, he is known for saying “To God be the Glory.” The Baltimore native began developing his gift for the drums at the age of two. Lee’s parents, Lee Sr. and Judith Pearson, bought his first drum set at the age of three and the rest was history. From Broadway, to Jazz, to R&B, to Hip Hop, to Gospel, Lee Pearson’s work is consistently excellent.

Lee grooves and moves with some of the finest jazz artists in the world. He has recorded on notable Jazz and Funk recording projects with great musicians such as Hank Jones, Ron Carter, John Hicks, Kenny Barron, Christian McBride, Mike Stern, David Murray with the World Saxophone Quartet, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Lonnie Liston Smith, Wayne Henderson (from the Jazz Crusaders), Tom Brown and Hamiet Bluiett.

In addition to recordings, Lee Pearson has toured with some of the world’s great pacesetters in Hip Hop and Jazz including Spyro Gyra, Cassandra Wilson, Mike Stern, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers, Chaka Khan, Bilah, Lonnie Listen Smith, Gene Con, Bobbi Humphreys, Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien, Hank Jones, John Hicks, James Carter, Adam Rodger, John Medeski, Bobby Watson’s, Kenny Garrett, Little Jimmy Scott, Tim Warfield, Javon Jackson, Roy Hargrove, Casey Benjamin, Antonio Hart, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Donald Harrison, Curtis Lundy, Wayne Henderson, David Murray, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno band. He also participated in a world tour with Savion Glover’s four time Tony Award-winning Broadway show, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk.

Rätus Flisch, Bass

The incredible bassist Rätus Flisch from Switzerland is one of the best bassists of his country. He is a professor of the Conservatory Zürich Switzerland. He played, made CD's and toured with Kenny Drew jr., Rick Margitza, Paul McCandless, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Frank Moebus, Scott Kinsey, Kenny Wollesen, Daniel Schnyder, Art Lande, Johnny Vidacovich, Jorge Rossy, Matt Darriau and many others more.

He made his education at Swiss Jazz School/Bern, BERKLEE College of Music Boston/USA, Professional Music Stipendiat/USA.

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