Tyler Blanton

Vibraphonist and composer Tyler Blanton is becoming recognized as a rising star in the New York City jazz scene. Over the past five years, his work has received notice by numerous major publications including Downbeat, Jazztimes, Village Voice, and The New York Times. Blanton’s second studio album as a leader, Gotham, is scheduled for release in March, 2014.

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“A young vibraphonist with strong lyrical footing” -Nate Chinen (New York Times)

“An heir apparent to the swinging and melodically charged throne of post-bop masters Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphonist Tyler Blanton has slowly emerged as one of today’s rising jazz stars” - Seton Hawkins (Hot House Magazine)

“Affable and hard- swinging” - (Time Out New York)

“(Blanton) paints pellucid tones with his mallets, always attentive to the contours of his compositions and comping.” - Michael Jackson (DownBeat)

“Blanton’s music is sophisticated, swinging, and modern in the right ways, yet gutsy.” - Josef Woodard

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