What's The Big Idea
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WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA:
A modern Jazz trio consisting of Drummer David Drew, Bassist Josh Kneisel, and Pianist Michael Kleinschmidt.
With a new album released early 2017, "WTBI" performs 150+ events around the Phoenix area annually with residency venues including The Crescent Ballroom, The Clarendon Hotel, The Rhythm Room, The Phoenix Art Museum, The Cancer Support Group of Arizona, Four Eight Wineworks of Clarkdale, and many others. They have also performed before Grammy Award winning "Rebirth Brass Band" in 2016.
Local musicians Israel Solomon (Percussionist), Carly Bates (Pianist), and Armando Salas (Saxophonist) formed The Solomon Trio in 2017. Their sound combines genres, with jazz defining their foundation. Their work is heavily influenced by the world around them, everything from bird sounds to recognizable tunes can be heard during their heavily improvised musical sessions. In addition to playing at local venues and restaurants, they each teach and pursue individual artistic projects.
Last Exit Live
717 S. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ, 85004