kelly Green Trio
History of the Ensemble
Kelly Green (piano/voice), Evan Hyde (drums) & Luca Soul (bass) have played as a trio extensively all over NYC and the tri-state-area. They perform uniquely stylized arrangements of songs from the Great American Songbook and the Jazz canon as well as Miss Green’s original compositions.
The Kelly Green Trio has performed several runs in San Francisco , toured the east coast of the US and Europe, filled Birdland Theater, sold out Mezzrow Jazz Club, hosted a week at Dizzy's, performed and taught masterclasses at York College and in Colombia, and performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the DC Jazz Festival honoring the centennial of Nat King Cole, and much more. 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.
Their latest album "Seems" was recorded on March 9th, 2023 at Bunker Studios and will be release one March 29th, 2024 with Green Soul Studios and La Reserve Records!
Based in New York City, the Kelly Green Quartet is a tight-knit ensemble featuring Kelly Green as a pianist and vocalist, alongside dedicated rhythm section—drummer Evan Hyde and bassist Luca Soul Rosenfeld. Last year they welcomed the talented flautist and composer, Elijah J. Thomas, into their musical family.
KG4's repertoire is a reflection of the rich tapestry of American music, deeply rooted in the traditions of blues and jazz. They showcase a diverse range of musical offerings, including Green's original compositions that grapple with themes such as spirituality, mental health, climate justice, and the dissolution of societal divides.
When selecting pieces from the jazz canon, both well-known and more obscure, Green prioritizes those that narrate tales of hope, self-acceptance, vulnerability, and the imaginative exploration of new horizons. Green's arrangements are intricately woven around the essence of the lyrics and the stories they convey.
Each song in their repertoire holds a personal significance, aligning with the band's overarching mission. They are passionate about using our music not only to entertain but also to educate, inspire, and unite. Through their engaging performances and deep personal connections, they aim to epitomize unity through the profound acts of listening and trust. They invite their audience to immerse themselves in their world, where their differences are celebrated as strengths.
In the transformative journey of experiencing their music, listeners are transported into a shared vision of a harmonious reality, where togetherness knows no bounds.