Born: August 1, 1998
After a several year hiatus spent delving into individual projects, the Tyler Summers Trio is back with their sophomore release, due out October 27th. Canadian born, Nashville-based saxophonist Tyler Summers (Galaxie Rising Star at the National Jazz Awards) co-leads the group, which includes New York City's Matt Wigton, and former Maynard Ferguson drummer and musical director, Stockton Helbing. The band originally formed in 1999 at the University of North Texas, where all three members enjoyed time playing with the Grammy-winning One O'Clock Lab Band. The Tyler Summers Trio went on to record their debut album Trinity, and Freedom and Jealousy with Canadian trumpeter Paul Tynan...
The Tyler Summers Trio seems dedicated and respectful of their music and genuinely want to make a connections with their audience. For a group of young jazz musicians to have that goal (human connection) be so high on their list, and for it to be expressed so overtly, is very refreshing. - John Dworkin, allaboutjazz.com
The show was great! You guys blew everyone away - the kids and I were very inspired. Thank you! - Jeremy Legault, DeLaSalle College, Toronto, ON
When the music is this good, considerations of age become moot. - Larry Nai, Cadence Magazine