TRI-FI Trio (Keith Hall, Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi) - Potter's Lounge
3600 E. Cork St. Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 385-3922
Phone: (269) 385-3922
We're honored to present 'TRI-FI' to the Potter's Lounge stage for the first time. Since this innovative trio got together over 14 years ago - they have been creating original jazz music, while developing a personal style that is contemporary while still deep in the tradition of the classic piano trio - a sound that is fresh and unique - but, somehow familiar. TRI-FI consists of Percussionist Keith Hall, pianist Matthew Fries, and bassist Phil Palombi. In 2003, the trio were brought together as the rhythm section for singer Curtis Stigers and toured extensively, playing at many of the major jazz festivals, including Montreux, North Sea, Rochester, Montreal, Toronto, Vail, and Aspen. TRI-FI has been called "a terrific piano trio" by Downbeat Magazine; praised for "the perpetual forward thrust of the music...and their flawless intercommunication" by All About Jazz; and, described as infusing "Creative writing, fresh arranging, and complimentary playing to offer us music that has to be reckoned with" by JazzReview.com. Each of these world-class musicians have toured the world with notable musicians (too numerous to mention here), and, all have performed in premier jazz venues, concert stages, and festivals all over the US, and beyond. If you're a 'jazz lover' - please don't miss an evening of exquisitely crafted jazz.