A special quintet version of the TMT Trio, including native Columbus trombonist Sam Blakeslee, makes a tour stop at Filament at the Vanderelli Room on Thursday, July 25th at 8pm. This event is BYOB, donations will be requested at the door for this next intimate look at top-flight jazz artists at Filament. Info from the band, with video following: “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.
After five years as a band, the trio released their debut album, Star Ballad, in 2017. TMT has toured the U.S. extensively, and most recently performed a two-hour composition in the Akron Art Gallery as part of the exhibit Jerry Birchfield: Asleep in the Dust. TMT Trio is proud to have worked as educators in various youth jazz programs including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Community College and SOTA Arts. This tour the trio will be joined by decorated composers and musicians: Chris Coles (winner of the Knight Arts Challenge) and Sam Blakeslee (2018 Recipient of the David Baker Prize). TMT Trio + 2 will be writing new compositions specifically for this tour!”