maritri garrett

maritri garrett

BandAlternativeJazz

i am a classically trained pianist, who plays guitar and cello . i sing as well. i mainly do original pieces and have an alternative sound. i sing and play jazz as well. i am constantly surrounded by amazing musicians who play and sing with me.i perform solo and in various band incarnations .

Biography

i was born and raised in southern california,graduated from fisk university in nashville with a degree in biology. while there, i was a jubilee singer and toured extensively.i then went to howard university and studied composition and jazz and got a second bachelors and a masters.i moved to new york with my band hue, a trio of violin, piano and cello.there were three of us and we all sang and played. for years, i sang and played piano and wrote songs about love and life. couple of years ago, i picked up a guitar and fell in love and continue to write songs about love , life and now angst as well. it sort of lends itself to the guitar. last year, i picked up the cello and again, fell in love. being a musician has allowed me to perform with and open for many amazing folks and i feel blessed to have known them as well as share the stage with them. barbara streisand, vinx, the five blind boys of alabama, ani difranco, rocky bryant, the indigo girls,me'shell n'dege o'cello,vernon reid and corey glover of living color, ntsikelelo cekwana, sekou sundiata ,andy milne, simone...just to name a few. last year, i released two ep.s with producer ian friday of tea party music. they are in your room and reunion of souls and can be found on amazon.com or maritri,com. i am currently working on a new record that is as yet untitled and should be finished early next year.

Discography

reunion of souls, ep
in your room, ep
enter redemtion

Set List

my setlist consists of original music but sometimes arranged versions of standards such as take five, or so long farewell.