Media Noche Trio

Media Noche Trio

 Bloomington, Indiana, USA
BandLatinJazz

The Media Noche Trio applies the influences of Afro-Centric musics from Latin America and the Caribbean to enhance their own funk and jazz roots.
They work with many amazing and well known musicians all the time and constantly strive to add their own joy and spin to the music they play.

Biography

The Media Noche Trio formed in early 2010 at Indiana University’s famed Jacob’s School of Music.
Playing together for several years as part of groups like The Latin Jazz Collective and El Fuego Lento, this fiery three-piece was heavily influenced by the music of Latin America and the teaching and mentor-ship of master percussionist Michael Spiro.

The jazz-rooted keyboard/bass/drum trio interweaves many genres in the live performance setting, and in addition to many originals, applies a unique and often intense Latin/Funky flavor to all sorts of standards.
By applying their unique influences from Afro-Centric musics of Latin America and the Caribbean, this threesome is able to provide a unique sound to the tunes they write and arrange for the live performance venue.

Studying with masters like Michael Spiro, David Baker, Jeremy Allen, Luke Gillespie, Sandy Perez, Jesus Diaz, Mike Clark, and playing/working with many more like Corey Christiansen, Sylvia McNair, & Ignaccio Berroa (to name a few) has molded these three musicians in a way that not many people in their early 20's are fortunate enough to experience.
Because of their unique experiences both on the stage and in the studio (together and individually), they are able to share a type of music that they are extremely proud of and their joy is both apparent and infectious whenever they play.

MNT recently finished recording their first album featuring nine original tracks, and you can catch them at several venues and universities during their Midwest/Southeast tour through March of 2011.

Discography

Latin Jazz Collective - "¡Que Sorpresa!" (2010)
The three were featured in this 21-piece Latin big band as the core of the HOT rhythm section

Media Noche Trio - "MNT" (2011)
Their first original album, containing 9 original tunes, that will be released March 3, and toured throughout the Mid-West and South-East Coast in March and April.

Set List

MNT is prepared to play sets of any length pulling from Jazz Standards and an ever growing book of original Funky Latin Jazz tunes.