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Wed, Apr 03


Merrimans' Playhouse

The Barak, Dean, Binder Organ Trio

A unique trio of trumpet, organ/Fender Rhodes bass, and drums, explore the hard bop repertoire of straight ahead jazz and beyond.

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The Barak, Dean, Binder Organ Trio
The Barak, Dean, Binder Organ Trio

Time & Location

Apr 03, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. Concert is one long set. End time is approximate.

Geoffrey Dean – piano/organ

Gomeh Barak – trumpet

Eric Binder - drums

A unique trio of trumpet, organ/Fender Rhodes bass, and drums explore the hard bop repertoire of straight ahead jazz and beyond. Trumpeter Gomeh Barak, pianist/organist Dr. Geoffrey Dean, and drummer Dr. Eric Binder come together from Chicago, NYC, and VA/DC to begin a two week national organ trio tour starting at Reveler Experiences in Richmond.

The Barak, Dean, Binder Organ Trio explores a variety of hard bop, modern, and traditional jazz repertoire in this unique instrumentation. Barak on trumpet with Dean on a rare Fender Rhodes Bass accompanying the Organ, supported by Binder on drums. Grounded in tradition but playing with modern sensibilities, the entire spectrum of the history of jazz will be covered in this exciting showcase of modern and classic jazz repertoire.

Dr. Eric Binder is a drummer, composer, author, and educator who currently lives in the lower Hudson Valley, New York. He is recognized for his unique sound and approach that is deeply rooted in the history and tradition of the swinging music of the 1940s-1960s. Binder studied under the mentorship of Joel Spencer, as well as studied with greats like Kendrick Scott, Marcus Gilmore, Ron Bridgewater, Larry Gray, John Swana, and others. Binder proudly endorses Craviotto Drums, Canopus Hardware, Mongiello Cymbals, and Vitalizer Pedals.

Dr. Geoffrey Dean is a jazz pianist, composer, author, and educator currently performing in the Washington DC area. His music spans the entire genre of jazz – from blues and hard bop influences to classical music, R&B and modern jazz. Geoffrey Dean currently resides in the central Virginia/DC region and has recently authored an educational book on how to play modern jazz piano titled “Kenny Kirkland’s Harmonic and Rhythmic Language: A Model For The Modern Jazz Pianist”. It can be purchased at as well as the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Education website. Dr. Dean has additionally contributed as an author for the Masterclass series in Downbeat Magazine. He has recorded and performed with notable jazz musicians across the globe including Terrell Stafford, Greg Tardy, Cyrus Chestnut, and many others. His albums can be found on all streaming platforms as well as CD and Vinyl.

Israeli-born trumpeter Gomeh Barak has been a fixture in Chicago’s jazz scene for nearly a decade. Barak’s style infuses a fiery and spirited sense of modernity and innovation steeped in the melodic lyricism of the bebop tradition. He can be found performing as a sideman in a plethora of ensembles of all styles around the Chicago area, as well as with his own group, Gome’s Dome.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023; 2023-2024 seasons). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.


  • Student

    $5 Student/Discount

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  • General

    $10 Advanced or Door

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