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POSTED: December 20, 2014

Jazzwise Magazine Review of Show with Curtis Stigers at Ronnie Scott’s

Curtis at Ronnie ScottsOur shows with Curtis Stigers got a lovely review in Jazzwise Magazine from writer, Gemma Boyd, this week. Check it out…

At the pulsating core of Ronnie Scott’s stood a slick Curtis Stigers, intoning his moving tribute to American jazz pianist, Gene Harris, entitled ‘Swingin’ Down at Tenth & Main’: the packed crowd behind rows of beacon-like red lamps were his wings, tipped with the photographed presence of others of jazz’s glitterati who have graced this stage…

Read full review on the Jazzwise Magazine Website.

POSTED: September 21, 2014

Tour of the Midwest with TRI-FI

I’ll be heading to the Midwest with my trio, TRI-FI, at the end of September. We’ll be making stops in Chicago, Kalamazoo, South Bend, Detroit & Cleveland. Hope to see you there!

POSTED: April 13, 2014

4-Star Review from Downbeat Magazine

DownbeatJohn Ephland at Downbeat gave TRI-FI’s new album Staring into the Sun a very nice 4-star review in the April 2014 issue!

“Tri-Fi’s newest collection of originals is the best example yet of their intimate group interplay… Call it a relaxed yet fervent approach to express joy, wonder, surprise. The kind of qualities jazz lovers look for anytime they’re hungry for connection”

Read the full review on the TRI-FI Website.

POSTED: January 4, 2014

TRI-FI: Staring into the Sun

Staring into the SunLook for new music from my trio very soon. The newest TRI-FI recording will be released worldwide on February 25th, 2014. It’s an album of all-original music and it marks our 10th anniversary playing, composing and recording as TRI-FI. I’m really excited about this one and hope you’ll give it a listen!

Open Water

Hop on over to the TRI-FI website for more information.

POSTED: November 22, 2013

TRI-FI 10th Anniversary CD Project

TRI-FIWe’ve been hard at work with TRI-FI working on a brand new album of all original music. We recorded back in May and are currently running a Kickstarter drive to raise the funds to finish the project and release it by early 2014 – that will be the 10th anniversary of our first gigs and recordings as a trio.

Check out the project on Kickstarter: 10 Year Anniversary CD by TRI-FI: Staring into the Sun

POSTED: October 27, 2013

Fun Times at Shanghai Jazz

Matthew Fries, Gregory Ryan, Steve Wilson & David NiuYou know, sometimes you play one of those gigs that is just really fun. That seems to happen pretty much every time I play with Steve Wilson.

On Saturday I played trio at the cozy Shanghai Jazz with Steve and bassist, Gregory Ryan (who I work with A LOT at my regular Hillstone spot in NYC). My face still hurts from smiling my way through the whole gig. Here we are posing with owner David Niu after a night of music.

My glowing devil eyes courtesy of low-light iPhone photo quality – sorry…