The Michael Owcharuk Trio

The Michael Owcharuk Trio

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The Michael Owcharuk Trio is a band that blends the sophistication of a chamber ensemble, the individual creative freedom of a jazz combo, and the energy of a power trio, to perform original instrumental music that pushes the boundaries of composition and improvisation.

Biography

The members of The Michael Owcharuk Trio met while attending Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. After performing together as a rhythm section in a myriad of different situations, all three expressed the desire to perform original music that was fun, creative, challenging, and explored the possibilities of the piano trio. So, in the summer of 2006, this ensemble was formed. In year since, Michael, Nate and Mike cut their debut album and gigging hard, performing all throughout the Puget Sound Region and Washington State. They found that this music they were making spoke to a wide variety of audiences. From roadhouse dive bar to formal concert hall, people listened, enjoyed, and noticed it was something different. This was affirmed when The Michael Owcharuk Trio was invited to perform in the Earshot Jazz concert series "Jazz; the Second Century". The series presented the future of jazz in Seattle, showcasing artists who were exploring new ground.

Discography

Debut LP - In Theory In Practice

Set List

Varies with gig. We can perform 1-3 45 minute sets of original music. This can be augmented with anything in the jazz standard repetoire.