Guy Mintus Trio
The Guy Mintus Trio brings together a multicultural vision with a highly spontaneous improvisational approach. Greek Zeibekiko meets late Coltrane inspired expressionism. Gypsy Turkish folk meets the American Blues. Israeli pop songs and imaginative originals all come into play with a “colorful and highly dynamic sound that manages to stay cohesive, noble & mature” (YosMusic Blog) while “keeping the entire hall with held breath” (Barka Fabianova, Full Moon Zine Magazine).
The leader of the group, Israeli pianist and composer Guy Mintus, coming from a mixed heritage of Iraqi, Moroccan & Polish Jews, is a true citizen of the world. He has been NY based for the past five years while constantly on the go having recently presented his music in Brazil, India, Turkey, Europe, the US, and Canada.
At 26, Guy’s awards include the Prix du Public at the Montreux Jazz Festival’s solo piano competition as well as two of ASCAP’s “Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards”. Guy has collaborated with artists such as Jon Hendricks, Trilok Gurto, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and has been commissioned to compose for the American Composers Orchestra, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, among others.
The Trio was formed as an attempt to create the ultimate playing environment in which various influences and musical identities can co-exist and be explored in an organic, non-compromising way. The first notes of the band were played in smoky NY bars and rehearsal rooms. Those evolved quickly into jazz clubs and small theaters across the east coast until most recently the Trio gave its sold out Jazz at Lincoln Center debut after receiving DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s pick for their first album, “A Home In Between”. In 2018, the trio will give its Parisian debut along with additional European shows as well as release a sophomore album on the Jazz Family record label, which will feature as special guest, saxophone legend Dave Liebman.
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DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick