TBG

TBG

BandJazzBlues

innovative, enthusiastic, original music. jazz, swing, fusion, experimental. organ trio with guitar and drums with a refreshingly new sound while still holding true to jazz/blues roots. if the band Medeski, Martin, and Wood made more fusion and swing, TBG would sound very similar.

Biography

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We are passionate about our instruments and our playing is very emotional; oftentimes freeform on the spot. Our influences range from jazz pioneers such as Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, & Duke Ellington, to the modern innovaters like Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the Bad Plus, John Medeski, New Iiro Rantala Trio, and others. I have had the privilege of working with my brother-in-law, Jon Schroeder, owning Ergopop Studios and my drum teacher, Gary Sullivan, owning Southtown Studios. It helps knowing people that are already established. We just made a 9 song demo at the TTC Studios. We're looking to play all around downtown. I want this band to be part of the second coming of jazz in the music scene of Tulsa and in the furtherment of music in general.

Discography

1 recent EP, distributed guerrila style.

Set List

About 13 originals, some structured, some improvised, usually one long set about an hour and 1/2 that can be condensed to 1/2 hour. Covers we play are old bop standards and ragtime.