THREE SQUARED: is a fresh fusion of the nu jazz sound in America. The original music is pulled from the exotic sounds of Persia, Japan, Latin America, House Music & Blues; then blended & infused with the feel of Jazz
Antwon Owens, Matt King, Jim Disner and Nathan Walter make up the band Three Squared. Heavily influenced by Denver trumpeter/composer great Ron Miles and other modern instrumental artists such as Bill Frisell, Fred Hess and Don Byron, they perpetuate the evolution of American music through composition and performance. As a group or individually they have performed/recorded with or alongside such notables as Stanley Jordan, The Bad Plus, The Under Dog Five, The New York Voices, Ron Miles, Fred Hess, Rene Marie, Keith Oxman, Mark Harris, Shamie Royston, Max Wagner, Gerald Endsley Big Band, Mark Sabatella, Joshua Trinidad, Tonali, The Atomic Brass Project and many more. Some venues that have showcased their talents are The Brown Palace Hotel, The Walnut Room, Dulcinea’s, Quixote’s, 1515 Market, Dazzle Jazz Club, Mercury Cafe, Trio’s (Boulder and Denver) KUVO Jazz Radio Station, Toad Tavern, Herman’s Hideaway, The Soiled Dove Underground, The D’ Note, Aspen Jazz Festival, The OutPost (New Mexico), Red Rocks Amphitheater, Falling Rock Tap House, Larimer Lounge, The Oriental Theater, Alto, Herb's, UNC Greeley Jazz Festival, DU Jazz Festival, Metropolitan State College of Denver Jazz Festival, and many other auditoriums, clubs and music festivals.
Guitar is perfected by Jim Disner, a dedicated and inspiring player who wears his heart on his hand, and touches everyone else's with the audible beauty he creates.”
“Nathan Walter....is the core of the music and common ground, where all other instruments feed from. He is a rock!
Antwon Owens charm radiates from behind his drum set, and he is great at making every member of the audience feel like he is playing just for them.
-Erin Merelli, Jazzreview.com (Music That Moves)
Let’s Play Ping Pong moves in ways a fine glass of scotch does, by thickly coating the glass with each swirl. This album is simply delicious. Fusing together elements of traditional jazz, a modern take on tonal theory and progressive rhythms is the lifeblood of Let’s Play Ping Pong. Three Squared is a jazz quartet (guitar, drums, bass, and saxophone) consisting of breathtaking melodies, awesome grooves and a certain symmetry where all four members unite on the same brainwave. The artwork jives exceeding well with the futuristic jazz approach making this LP a high quality product for all music lovers to own. Be sure to check out thr33squared.net for a list of shows and tours as well as listening to this great album.
-Jazz - Blues: Three Squared - Let’s Play Ping Pong [LP] Sunday, June 01, 2008 by Dave Preston
“THREE SQUARED, is actually a quartet that…seem to be exploring a Necks-Like methodology…the sound is appealing, particularly Kings playing…Disner makes nice use of vibrato, loops and other effects…the improve and harmonic meat succeeds really well…” -CADENCE JAZZ MAGAZINE: JAN-FEB-MARCH 2009 Issue Page 88
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