Guy Mintus Trio
The Guy Mintus Trio was formed in 2013 and has been developing slowly but surely. Started as three NY based Jazz students wishing to share their mutual vision of an open musical environment in which their various influences can be melted together in an organic way. Whether it’s Guy’s originals, a traditional melody from Turkey, a Jazz standard or a Pop song, the trio approaches the materials evenly, looking at the raw materials for what they are and creating from there with a highly improvisational language – like a puzzle that’s it’s pieces are being constantly pulled apart and put together in new ways.
The trio developed its sound through countless hours inside the school’s practice rooms as well as during late night gigs at NY’s smokey bars which served as their laboratory. The hard work started paying off as opportunities and recognition has been arising. Most recently, “A Home In Between”, the trio’s debut record was named DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick, June 2017.
The New York-based group features Israeli bassist, Tamir Shmerling and Dutch drummer, Philippe Lemm. Both work regularly in NY as well as globally having each performed individually with jazz greats such as Terry Lyn Carrington, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Adam Rogers, Gilad Hekselman, Winard Harper, Myron Walden and Kevin Eubanks to name a few.
So far the Trio has preformed at venues including Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theater, Fringe Performing Arts Center, DC, the Israeli Embassy, An Die Musik, MD, Rex Jazz Club, TO, ASCAP’s Wall of Fame, Rockwood Music Hall, NY, among others. As keen collaborators, they have shared the stage with a wide array of artists including Opera vocalist Shir Rozzen, Hip Hop dancer Anwar Adae, Carnatic (South Indian) violinsit Anjna Swaminathan & the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic. This fall, the trio is invited to present at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s prestigious Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola.
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DownBeat Magazine’s Editor’s Pick