TRIO 3 – The all-star trio of World Saxophone Quartet founding member Oliver Lake (alto sax), new NEA Jazz Master Reggie Workman (bass), & Andrew Cyrille (drums), who received a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Vision Festival, appeals to a broad spectrum without watering anything down, mainly because these legendary musicians, all virtuosos on their instruments, have uncanny communication with one another on the bandstand. This communication is maintained with the addition of occasional Special Guest pianists like Jason Moran and Vijay Iyer, who are among several pianists who have recorded with Trio 3. In Spring 2019 they returned to the trio format for a memorable concert at the National Gallery of Art in DC. With or without a guest, if you want a group that pushes the envelope without breaking it, give me a call. Also see Special Projects.