Tobias Gebb and Trio West

Tobias Gebb and Trio West

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Eclectic jazz with a latin flavor and modern pop influences. Influenced by Ahmad Jamal and Miles Davis as well as the Buena Vista Social Club and The Beatles. These players are all internationally known jazz players from NYC. They've played with Jane Monheit, Cab Calloway, and many mor

Biography

Trio West is a New York City based piano trio. Producer-composer-arranger-drummer and leader, Tobias Gebb, was born and raised on the west side of Manhattan, thus giving rise to the name Trio West. The band plays regularly at venues around New York City. As accomplished degree-holding musicians, the members of Trio West have performed with a wide variety of internationally known artists both within the jazz genre and beyond. They include Cab Calloway, Jon Hendricks, Bobby Watson, Donald Fegan(Steely Dan), Lenny Kravitz, Joe Lovano, Larry Goldings, Art Baron(Duke Ellington), Arnie Lawrence, Peter Yellin, Buster Williams, Joel Frahm, Ron Blake, Mark Gross, and Wayne Escoffery among others. In addition, Tobias Gebb won a 1996 Grammy competition with the band Skizm, and learned valuable production techniques as he worked with legendary producers such as Phil Ramone, Terry Manning and Patrick Dillet. Recently Trio West has been making waves with their new release 'An Upper Westside Story". Some have called this CD "one of the best of the new year" -ejazz. Jazz.com voted Tobias's arrangement of 'How Deep Is The Ocean" SONG OF THE MONTH. National and international jazz radio has taken to this new recording with heavy rotations including a 5 star review in Primetime Magazine. This album was voted in the top 10 CD's of 2008 by the Jazz Journalists Association

Trio West takes its influence from some of the great jazz artists of the 20th century including Ahmad Jamal, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Buena Vista Social Club, and The Beatles. Particularly, Ahmad Jamal has had a strong influence on Trio West for his subtle usage of space, dynamics and inventive arrangements.

Discography

Trio West Plays Holiday Songs - #13 nationally
Tobias Gebb and Trio West - An Upper Westside Story#20 nationally

Set List

A set is typically 45 minutes long but sometimes over an hour.

Poinciana
How Deep Is the Ocean
What a little moonlight can do
And I love her
Besame Mucho
What child is this
Cute
One note Samba

Cover songs include everything from old jazz standards to mambo and latin favorites to modern pop songs by The Beatles or Radiohead