Trey Wright is a jazz guitarist, composer, and recording artist based in Roswell, Ga. Initially inspired by the blues, Trey was exposed to jazz early in his development by a private instructor. While studying Sociology at the University of Georgia, Wright furthered his study of jazz improvisation with pianist and composer Steve Dancz. In 1994, he co- founded the Athens/Atlanta based jazz band Squat. The group was a six-time winner of Best Jazz Band at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards and was a featured artist at the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Bel Chere, the Twilight Athens Jazz Festival, the Cherry Blossom Festival, Harvest Midtown, and Athfest. Several of Trey’s compositions with the group have received international airplay and have been featured on Sirius radio and NPR’s All Things Considered.
Trey also performs freelance in the Athens and Atlanta area and has performed with Yellowjackets bassist Jimmy Haslip, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Corey Christiansen and Darmon Meader of the New York Voices. Trey’s international performances include the Montreux Jazz Festival; Jazz A Vienne; the Festival of International Theater in Casablanca, Morocco; and the World Sacred Music Festival in Bangalore, India. As a solo guitarist and with his trio, Trey has been a featured performer at the Athens Music and Arts Festival, the Lake Oconee Jazz Festival, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival. In early 2008, Trey began playing with the Georgia Symphony Jazz Orchestra (GSO Jazz).
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“the raw energy and often dark mood of the songs from “Thinking Out Loud” make it one of the more compelling
releases this year. It is both dark and hopefully melodic while modern with traditional instrumentation. “Thinking
Out Loud” keeps the listener on edge and at the edge of their seat until the end … anticipating more from this rising
-Karen Frieske, jazzreview.com
“Thinking Out Loud raises the bar for energized, collaborative and highly listenable trio music. Each tuned-in
musician contributes highly relevant ideas challenging and complimenting the group
Willing to teach
In addition to teaching private lessons in jazz guitar and jazz improvisation, Trey is a Senior Lecturer in Jazz Guitar
and Jazz Studies at Kennesaw State University where he teaches Applied Jazz Guitar, Jazz Guitar Ensemble, Jazz
Combos, Jazz Theory and Composition, Jazz History, the History of Rock and Roll and Jazz in Europe.