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York College to host Oct. 18 performance by jazz trio, Kelly Green Trio

September 24, 2019
Kelly Green Trio stands against wall looking at the camera.

An up-and-coming jazz trio from New York City, Kelly Green Trio, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18, in York College's DeMeester Recital Hall, Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. The event is open to the public free of charge.

Kelly Green is a pianist, vocalist, bandleader, and composer originally from Orlando, Fla., who has found her own unique sound within the New York City jazz scene. Her first self-released album “Life Rearranged” (2017), featuring luminaries such as Christian McBride and Steve Nelson, placed her in high standing among legendary musicians with glowing reviews from notable critics as well as substantial airplay throughout the country and world. 

Featuring bassist Alex Tremblay and drummer Evan Hyde, Kelly Green Trio has created a distinguishable ensemble sound through their spontaneous collective consciousness within their improvisations as well as their distinctive arranging style. They have traveled to perform and educate in Colombia, Florida, San Francisco, and throughout New England, as well as maintained several residencies in NYC. Some highlight performances include the New Haven Jazz Festival featuring the legendary George Coleman, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and Birdland Theater. They released their first project as a group, Kelly Green Trio “Volume One," on Dec. 5, 2018, which has received substantial radio play as well as outstanding reviews from Jazziz, AllAboutJazz, Jazz Times, and the NYC Jazz Record. They strive to continue to foster a love for the tradition and continuation of jazz as a musical art form, language, and culture by playing selections from the Great American Songbook, jazz standards and deep-cuts from noteworthy recordings, as well as new original compositions by Kelly Green. 

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