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JPR Live Session: Michal Palzewicz Trio

With cello at its core, the Michal Palzewicz Trio creates a unique blend of folk, classical and world beat music. They were our favorite regional entrant in NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest this year.

Michal Palzewicz studied performance at the Warsaw Conservatory of Music and later the Manhattan School of music where his quartet received full scholarships as well as artist in residence status. Rounding out the trio is Dan Sherril on banjo, guitar and vocals. He is a founding member of the Ashland folk bands Patchy Sanders and Hollis Peach - and on percussion is doctor by day, world percussionist by night, Cedar Miller.

In this JPR Live Session, we chat with the three about the inspiration for their original compositions, becoming a bi-coastal band, and how their original song inspired by Michal's daughters watercolors "Galloping Stallions" has accidently become a gateway to Death Metal for many through streaming platform algorithms.

Danielle earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2007 from Southern Oregon University and has remained in the Rogue Valley pursuing a performance career -- as a model, actor, and live performance vocalist. She began hosting Open Air on JPR's Rhythm & News Service in 2015.
Dave Jackson curates the music on JPR's Rhythm and News Service, manages music staff and hosts Open Air, JPR's hand-picked house blend of music. He loves discovering great new music and sharing it.