Primary Instrument: Piano
Pianist and keyboardist Tyson Naylor has firmly established himself as one of Vancouver’s most compelling musical talents. He is a member of Vancouver bands Dan Mangan, the Crackling, Francois Houle’s Living Ditches, the Tyson Naylor Trio, and the Abramson Singers, with whom he did a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2011. Tyson has made numerous appearances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, with artists such as Tony Wilson, Bruce Freedman, and The Crackling. He’s toured throughout Canada, Germany and Poland. He has performed in Europe with Tobias Delius and Tristan Honsinger (of ICP Orchestra), Jan Roder (Schlippenbach Quartet), Christian Kögel, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and Joe Williamson. In Canada he has played with Jesse Zubot, François Houle, JP Carter, Peggy Lee, Steve Dawson, Gord Grdina, Tommy Babin, Mother Mother and Ndidi Onukwulu. His work on Dan Mangan’s “Oh Fortune” has been recognized with a JUNO award for best alternative album of the year in 2012.