Tyson Naylor Trio

tyson naylor trio
Tyson Naylor Trio

“Tyson Naylor has a growing reputation as the go-to pianist on the Vancouver scene.

Vancouver-born pianist, keyboardist and composer Tyson Naylor has toured extensively across Canada, the US and Europe. He is a JUNO recipient for his keyboard work with indie-folk singer Dan Mangan and has played with the Warsaw Improviser’s Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Destroyer and Wayne Horvitz’s Conducted Improv Ensemble. Current and past collaborators include Jesse Zubot, François Houle, Tony Wilson and Peggy Lee. Naylor spent three years living in Berlin, Germany, where he immersed himself in the city’s vibrant improvised music scene. In Europe he’s played with Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, Mats Äleklint and Joe Williamson. Current projects include Limbs of the Stars, Tiny Pyramids, Sun Ra’s Star System, Dalava, Sick Boss and Longhand.

His own project, the , has toured Canadian and U.S. Jazz Festivals and his debut album, Kosmonauten, on the Vancouver-based Songlines label, has received very positive reviews from the New York Jazz Record, Georgia Straight and Signal to Noise.

Tyson composed the soundtrack to short film, Lynnwood, and was included on the soundtrack to feature film, Hector and the Search For Happiness.

Made up of three seasoned Vancouver improvisers, the Tyson Naylor Trio moves freely between original pieces and free group improvisation. Sincere, yet playful, the music is inspired by Dutch Pianist Misha Mengelberg’s concept of “Instant Composition” as well as the spirit of South African Jazz.

Tyson Naylor – keyboards, electronics
Skye Brooks – drums
Russell Sholberg – bass

Tyson Naylor, B.Mus, is a Juno-award recipient and an experienced piano teacher. Lessons are available to children and adults with any amount of skill and/or experience.

Lessons focus, in addition to technique, reading notes and music theory, on:

Playing songs right away
Improvising
Ear-Training
Chord Progressions and Voicings
Rhythm Studies
Learn in a relaxed environment, at your own pace. Regardless of age, skill, or goals, music lessons provide an ideal opportunity for personal enrichment.

For all inquiries please contact Tyson at tyson.naylor@gmail.com

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