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Mike Parker's Trio Theory 

New York bassist and composer Mike Parker is joined by 2-time Grammy nominee Frank Parker (Kurt Elling Quartet) on drums and Krakow, Poland's fiery tenor saxophonist Slawek Pezda for the stripped-down follow-up to Parker's 'Unified Theory' quintet project. Together, they take the jazz trio format and inject it with the raw energy of Rock, the sensitivity of Classical, the textural palette of the Avant-Garde, and the rhythmic and harmonic diversity of Modern Jazz.  The trio went on a marathon tour in November '14, playing 27 concerts in 27 nights and just completed their Fall '15 tour which included 30 concerts across 6 countries.  They are planning to release a live album of recordings from that tour in early 2016.

'An ingenious synthesis of all musical genres; a seemingly impossible combination of Charlie Parker with Michael Jackson's groove, sauced up with a defiance worthy of John Zorn... It is all that jazz should be: original, fresh, unpredictable, symbiotic in group improvisation, and all that with a sense of humor.'  - Basia Gagnon, JazzPRESS March '15

'For an all-acoustic jazz unit this band transmits an electrifying presence... Parker and associates produce music that is meaningful and inspiring' - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

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Line Up
Mike Parker - double bass
Frank Parker - drums
Sławek Pezda - saxophone

On stage: 3

Travel party: 4


 
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