History of the Ensemble
Kelly Green and Alex Tremblay met in 2015 while playing in various bands and having many mutual friends in New York City. They began playing together often, hiring each other whenever possible, and soon began running two weekly jam sessions together. Evan Hyde moved to the city at the end of 2016 and began frequenting their jam sessions. He and Alex Tremblay were both selected for the Betty Carter “Jazz Ahead” program in 2015 and already knew each other very well as friends and musicians. Kelly and Evan had met previously at William Paterson University where they both attended during different years. Once all settled in New York, they realized they had a special connection as a trio and began playing as many performances as possible. Through playing together often they are creating a specific sound, language and vibe; they enjoy playing arrangements of jazz standards and original music.
This trio is special because they have spent time cultivating a sound as a unit and have built the repertoire and arrangements together. They have created a specific language within the group and love sharing their passion with diverse audiences. There is room for the music to change and grow as the ensemble continues to build its repertoire and audience; each performance is unique, highly interactive, and improvised.
The Kelly Green Trio has been together for two and a half years. Within the past year they have traveled to perform in San Francisco, toured the east coast of the US, filled Birdland Theater twice, sold out Mezzrow Jazz Club, performed and taught masterclasses at York College, and performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the DC Jazz Festival honoring the centennial of Nat King Cole. They released their debut album as a group, Kelly Green Trio “Volume One” (Dec 5, 2018) which was placed on top 10 lists in All About Jazz, Jazziz, and the NYC Jazz Record, and is currently playing on radio stations around the world including WUCF, XM Radio, WBGO, and many others.
April 17 & 18, 2020
Sets at 9:45 each night
(click poster below for ticket link!)
DC Jazz Festival - June 9th, 2019 - Celebrating Nat King Cole's Centennial at the KENNEDY CENTER!
This was an incredible experience that can be watched on YouTube, feel free to check out the posted livestream!
Keep on the lookout for more details and special performances!