Myriad3 was an accident. Chris Donnelly, Daniel Fortin, and Ernesto Cervini had never played together until a few substitutions and a twist of fate put them on stage together for the first time in late 2010. Since then, the trio has been making music in every jazz club in the Greater Toronto Area.
The band is a true collective. Each member acts simultaneously as a leader and a sideman. They play mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, ensemble playing and contemporary composition. Myriad3 is modern jazz, meets classical, meets pop, meets Oscar Peterson.
In November 2012, Myriad3 released their debut album, Tell on Universal/Alma Records.
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“Myriad3 certainly makes the most of its members' musicianship, but what makes this trio an even more exciting prospect is the strength-in-depth of its compositional talents. Donnelly, Fortin and Cervini are all writers with intriguing, individual, styles.” – Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz
“It is with “C Jam Blues” wherein their sharp taste for voluntary disruption is the most obviously noticeable. The trio succeeds in giving the impression of an Oscar Peterson LP which a DJ has amused himself by changing the tempos at random (and thus the tonalities) – passing the torch of the grand tradition of jazz trios which originated in Toronto
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