The Third Truth Trio

The Third Truth Trio


The Third Truth Trio is one of D.C.’s premier performance groups. We bring an exciting blend of taste and good old fashioned chops that our audiences appreciate. With a large mailing list of happy fans we perform regularly at nightclubs, embassies, special events & private functions in the DC area.


We are influenced by the early collaborations between Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorious and Bob Moses and in fact, Scott FitzPatrick studied with Bob Moses in the course of completing his music degree. Bassist Adam Neely is a recent graduate from Berklee College of Music and guitarist Jon Mischler has studied all over New England, Florida and New Orleans where he had the opportunity to learn and perform with Ellis Marsalis. In 1992 Jon had his score for the Black History series aired on over 700 radio stations across the country. This series was nominated for the prestigious Peabody award.

Bassist Adam Neeley is something of a musical wunderkind and can be seen here -
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performing Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag on 7 string bass when he was only 17!

We invite you to listen to a duet featuring Jon and Adam playing an original composition, 'Won Day In January' in the audio section!

We also bring a certain sense of humor to our performances in the way in which we arrange our material. We like to play the Turtles hit ‘Happy Together’ as a reggae tune in the middle of Benny Golson’s ‘Killer Joe’. We weave the Stevie Wonder tune ‘Living for the City’ into Duke Elington’s ‘Don’t Mean a Thing’.

But we reserve time to play blazing renditions of crowd pleasers like Chic Corea’s ‘Spain’, or standards like Jerome Kern's 'Yesterdays' done with a latin flair here -
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as well as our own original compositions performed live in DC - (


In 1996 Jon Mischler released a CD featuring the late great Wade Matthews on bass and the still great Timm Bierry on drums. Also featured were Tim Eyerman on sax and Tommy Lepson on vocals. More info can be found at -

For more info on the Third Truth or for booking, performance and recording please contact us at -

Set List

Jazz Standards – Georgia, Aint Misbehaving, Naima,
Blue In Green ,Killer Joe, Freedom Jazz Dance , Donna Lee
Ladybird, Yesterdays, Stolen Moments, Footprints, ‘Deed I do,
, Spain, Blue Bossa, Girl From Ipanema, God Bless the Child, Groovin’ High, It Don’t mean A Thing, Little Sunflower Lullaby of Birdland, Round Midnight, Grazing In The Grass,
Turnaround, 4 on 6, Sunny , Mercy-Mercy, Freddie the Freeloader
Very Early, St. Thomas, Willow Weep for Me, Summertime, The Chicken R&B / Blues / Rock - I Wish, Living For The City
What’s Going On, Let’s Stay Together, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Peaches En Regalia, Duke of Prunes, Grazing In The Grass, and more…Selections from Pat Metheny’s Bright Size Life – Bright Sized Life, Roundtrip / Broadway Blues, Sirabhorn, Midwestern Nights Dream

Playing The Music of -
Ornette Coleman–Coltrane–Dizzy Gillespie-Charlie Parker-Thelonious Monk
Tad Dameron–Pat Martino-Billie Holiday-Stevie Wonder-Miles Davis- Al Green-Kenny Durham-Chick Cor