Waterloo Trio just kind of happened. One day there was nothing. And then there was music. There was Ravel’s Piano Trio. There was Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms and Geer. What? Geer?? Give me a minute…
There was music in the air and we said “This is fun!”.
We might’ve even said during rehearsal – “I don’t particularly care for this movement… sorry Beethoven.” And then we axed it without mercy. We take a 1st movement here, a Scherzo there and a little bit of Column X thank you very much.
We play what we like.
And we hope you like it too.
James Anderson – Violin
James Anderson is a native of Fort Collins, Colorado, and began playing the violin at age 5. During his high school years, he became interested in jazz and bluegrass music and began studying improvisation as well as classical music. He studied violin at the University of Northern Colorado where he became concertmaster of the various university orchestras. It was at UNC where James fell in love with the music of Astor Piazzolla.
After graduating with honors, James continued his studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. James has performed around the globe as a classical and jazz violinist, and has been featured in venues such as the Barbican hall and famed Wigmore Hall in London, and has performed with such fiddle giants as Mark O’Connor, Doug Kershaw, and Johnny Frigo.
Tony Rogers – Cello
Tony Rogers has long been a jack of many trades, but has most lately returned to his first love, the cello, which he studied intently for two years at the University of North Texas. Though a music school dropout, he holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, though he does not hold it very often. Usually just when he has to move it. Tony composes and records documentary soundtracks, often playing several different instruments. Most recently for the award winning “Wild Horse, Wild Ride”, a character study of people and horses.Tony can be found a several times a month in Austin, performing with his folk band MOLARO, with the top-shelf songwriter JENIFER JACKSON, or occassionally with the acclaimed rock band QUIET COMPANY.
Jonathan Geer – Piano
Jonathan Geer is a pianist and composer, born in the epic state of Texas. He spent his formative years in Waxahachie, the cultural and social hub of the state. In 2001, Jonathan graduated with a degree in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He has worked with many film directors locally as well as internationally. His music has appeared on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, the BBC, Access Hollywood and numerous other shows. He has also composed soundtracks for games appearing on Mac, PC, Nintendo DS and iPhone/iPad.