Crosstown Arts presents the Pete Fucinaro trio, featuring saxophonist Pete Fucinaro, bassist Ben Tervort, and drummer Briant Steever.
Pete Fucinaro is a saxophonist, composer, and educator from Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently based in Kansas City. He attended the University of North Texas where he studied jazz performance. He played in the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated One O’clock Lab Band under the direction of Alan Baylock and was selected as a finalist for the North American Saxophone Alliance 2020 competition. Through school, he has had the opportunity to perform with renowned artists such as Melissa Aldana, Maria Schneider, and Gary Smulyan.
Ben Tervort is a young bass player from Kansas City whose career has already taken him around the country and globe. He can be seen all around the midwest, and has performed with artists such as Matt Otto, Adam Larson, Eddie Moore, Stephen Martin, Marcus Lewis, and Peter Schlamb. He has also attended and performed at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro North Carolina, as well as with the orchestra at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music in Milan Italy. Ben’s passion for music is founded in a desire to share the joy and depth of connection that music affords with everyone he meets, and he plans to continue to share this passion for many years to come.
Brian Steever is a drummer on a mission to inject joy into every musical situation that he finds himself. The drums have been his passion since he was born. He began his studies with Loyd Warden in Columbia Missouri and is an alumnus of UMKC where he was fortunate enough to study with Doug Auwarter, Brandon Draper, Curtis Lundy, Michael Carvin and Bobby Watson. Brian enjoys many performance opportunities in the Kansas City area and beyond. He can be seen around town with Mike Metheny, Matt Otto, Bob Bowman, Jeff Harshbarger, and Hermon Mehari. Brian has also had opportunity to play with musicians from all over the world including Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison, Javon Jackson, Deborah Brown, Bob Sheppard, Jerry Dodgion, Tony Tixier, Shunzo Ohno, Frank Basile, Roger Rosenberg, and Sam Newsome among others.Buy Tickets Here