Spiritrio is Anthony Wonsey, Dimitri Kolesnik, and Brandon Lewis’ brand new and successful take on the piano trio format. While never straying too far from popular jazz forms, the group has bold compositional ideas and feels constantly fresh thanks to its energy, interactivity, and tasteful use of an exceptionally high technical skill set. Wonsey’s piano playing is thoughtful and mature, and it covers a lot of ground, from fast-paced aggressive riffs and vamps, to slower, often beautiful melodic runs. Lewis’ drumming is absolutely nonstop, swinging hard and fast with busy, yet tasteful snare work and on-the-spot flexibility that is engaging without distracting. Kolesnik’s bass rounds out the group’s sound with wonderful solos and a foundation that is both versatile and rock-solid, ensuring that they are limited by neither speed nor style. This group truly features each player at the top of his game.
Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST on jalc.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton and includes a Q&A session with musicians.