TMT TrioSunday, December 15, 2019 @ 6 p.m. - 7:30pm
Join us for an evening of jazz with TMT Trio and visual artist Jerry Birchfield!
TMT Trio joins forces with visual artist Jerry Birchfield for a unique multi disciplinary experience. This event will also be a CD and book release for a 2 CD set of music by TMT Trio with a book of photography from Jerry’s most recent show “Asleep in the Dust” which is part of the ongoing series, “Yes, They Were Made To Level”.
Brooklyn/Cleveland-based jazz group TMT Trio features Juno Award-winner Cat Toren on piano, Angela Morris on tenor saxophone, and Anthony Taddeo on drums. Uniquely sans bass, TMT showcases the multifaceted chamber music character of the piano by drawing from modern jazz, new music and avant-rock. Their repertoire features original compositions, collective improvisations and re-imaginings of standards by the three band members.
Anthony Taddeo is a percussionist, composer and ODP performing artist. His versatility as a musician has lead him to be featured on over 20 albums with a diverse array of musicians and genres. Anthony is an active composer and arranger for projects in NYC and Cleveland; his most recent composition work being the film score for “Making Montgomery Clift.”
Angela Morris thrives in the loop between avant-jazz and pop as a composer and multi-instrumentalist. Morris composes and co-leads for several groups, including the 18-piece Webber/Morris Big Band. Brackish – music & arts is a monthly experimental multi-disciplinary concert series organized by Morris in Brooklyn.
Cat Toren is an award winning pianist, improviser and composer and holds a Masters of Music Composition from the State University of New York. Described as “vibrant, earthy and spiritual” (UK Vibe), Cat “uses bold atmospheric abstraction and fluid melodies to mix deep human warmth with creative fire” (Coastal Jazz and Blues).
Jerry Birchfield’s practice revolves around the question of how images emulate or subvert the sources from which they came. Through complex photographic and sculptural processes, his works go through various stages of transformation, from surrogate to self-reference. The making of meaning is synonymous with the search for the beginning and the end.
(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)