THE TRAVIS WELSEY TRIO TO PERFORM AT ROBBIE’S HOUSE OF JAZZ IN ST. LOUIS, MO JANUARY 31st @ 8PM
Robbie’s is a jazz club in St. Louis, MO (20 Allen Ave. Suite 150, Webster Groves, MO 63119) that features jazz throughout the week. On Friday, January 31st, Travis will be joined by the regular members of his trio: Toby Curtright on bass and Tom Marko on drums. The trio will be performing music from their album, Cycle By Three, as well as new music composed by Travis. Please come out and show your support as the trio branches out of the Central Illinois area in an effort to promote Cycle By Three!
INTERVIEW WITH LAURA KENNEDY 89.1FM WGLT AIRED AUGUST 23rd, 2013
In March, 2012 Travis was interviewed by jazz radio personality Laura Kennedy (WGLT 89.1 fm) on his new album release, Natural Diversion. This short segment features a Q & A session between Travis and Laura along with selected tracks from the album. This Datebook appearance aired Saturday, March 30th.
CYCLE BY THREE IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED!
“While Travis Welsey’s playing on 2012′s Natural Diversion showed his roots, Cycle By Three displays his individuality and creativity. This colorful and inventive set points the way towards the piano trio of the future.” - Scott Yanow, author of ten books including The Jazz Singers, Trumpet Kings, Jazz On Film and Jazz On Record 1917-76 (July, 2013).
“On Cycle By Three, each track is a standout that holds tight to the thread that join the songs together. The superb empathy between these players pulls you in from the start and will stay with you long after.” - Laura Kennedy, Jazz journalist and radio personality, WGLT Radio 89.1FM.
NATURAL DIVERSION (MARCH, 2012 RELEASE)
“A fixture in the Midwest where his trio appears regularly, pianist Travis Wesley is heard at his best on his new CD, Natural Diversion. Teamed with bassist Matt Hughes and drummer Tom Marko, the pianist displays what he learned from studying and enjoying the music of such straight ahead greats as Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal, yet infuses the performances with his own musical personality, building upon their innovations rather than merely recreating ideas from the past.” - Scott Yanow
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