PROJECT Trio is taking chamber music to a whole new level. Greg Pattillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, bass, are pushing the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. Acclaim for the Trio and its members runs the gamut from Downbeat Magazine, which praises PROJECT Trio as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise” to the New York Times, calling beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.” The Wall Street Journal hails the group’s “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.” The Trio performs live in Columbus this Sunday October 28th at Via Vecchia Winery located at 485 South Front St. in the Brewery District.
The Trio, now in its sixth year, was forged out of a collective love of performing high energy, top quality music to diverse audiences. They are drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through their innovative performances, recordings, and their YouTube channel, which has over 71 million views and 78,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the Internet. The Trio, which performs over 70 concerts a year, plays to fans of all ages in venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, where they made their debut in 2010. In addition to their extensive performing schedule, the Trio is dedicated to arts education, inspiring a whole new generation of concert going music lovers.
After meeting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, they quickly realized that there was no repertoire written for the unique combination of bass, flute and cello. This forced the members to compose and arrange their own music, which they publish on their Harmonyville label. Original compositions by the trio are influenced by the sounds of jazz, hip-hop beatbox and rock. Their music can be heard in Nike and Smart Car commercials. Last year, the National Flute Association commissioned Pattillo to write “Three Beats for Beatbox Flute.” Greg Pattillo recently demonstrated his beatbox style for Jay Leno and performed with the Tonight Show orchestra.
PROJECT Trio performing Blue Rondo a la Turk – Dave Brubeck
Sunday October 28th at Via Vecchia Winery, 8pm
Via Vecchia Winery located at 485 South Front St. in the Brewery District
photos by: Meg Pattillo and Philip Sharp