Wednesday Night Jazz at Elliott Street - Always Fun, Always Free! 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. 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. 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. In 2006, Trey released his first CD Where I’m Calling From, receiving rave reviews and airplay throughout the United States, New Zealand, England, Australia, Germany, Italy, Canada, Luxembourg, Scotland, and the Netherlands. The Trey Wright Trio released Thinking Out Loud in the summer of 2009 on Blue Canoe Records. In 2010, The CD was included in the first round Grammy Nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. In the Fall of 2012, the Trey Wright Trio’s version of Thom Yorke’s “Analyze” was included on the compilation Head Radio Retransmissions: A Tribute to Radiohead on the German label ESC records. Trey’s long-awaited collaboration with Grammy winning saxophonist Mace Hibbard The Hibbard/Wright Project was released to rave reviews in May 2013 and Trey's follow up CD Songs From Oak Avenue was released on Blue Canoe Records in March 2015. Over the past several years, Thinking Out Loud and Songs From Oak Avenue have been featured on Delta Airlines In-Flight Entertainment program. In 2017, Trey formed a duo with Atlanta based vocalist Laura Coyle. In March 2019, Trey will release Begin Again a new CD featuring performances by Laura Coyle, saxophonists Mace Hibbard and Sam Skelton, trombonist Kevin Hyde, bassist Marc Miller and drummer Marlon Patton.
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Earlier Event: March 12ELLIOTT STREET TUESDAY NIGHT MUSICIANS JAM - HOSTED BY RASHEEDA ALI
Later Event: March 15Wren and the Wravens Live at Elliott Street