Tomas Janzon Trio

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Tomas Janzon Trio featuring Essiet Okon Essiet upright bass and Will Terrill on drums has been growing from a regular stint at The Garden Café in New York with Essiet on bass 2011-14 and further with the addition of Will Terrill on drums at Londel's in Harlem, New York through 2015.
Other New York performances include The Kitano, Bar Next Door, Cornelia Street Café, Scandinavia House and Up Over Jazz Café.

As a prolific performer, based in New York, Janzon has played all over the world. Performances include international festivals, venues and clinics in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Canada and more.

2 new reviews from Dec, 2015 tour "From New York to Korpilombolo":

International Jazz Trio Shines.
"Tomas Janzon Trio, often heard at stages all over the world, surprised with fantastic sounds where Tomas' guitar engulfs the listener in pleasurable/exciting enjoyment/endulgence. His soft attack and crisp sound encompasses a large register of pearls of jazz standards and original compositions. The rhythm specialist Essiet Essiet, whose masterful playing gave waves of tones, impressive in both solo and ensemble playing, nicely backed the master. On top of that Will Terrill, the drummer, was lifting it all up with his refined and flexible playing."
– Åke Jansson, Säffletidningen, Nov 28, 2015

Haparandabladet
"To our delight the room is packed tonight. Guitarist Janzon loves the situation together with his colleagues Essiet Essiet and Will Terrill. The leaders own compositions are intertwined with a careful selection from the standards repertoire. The modus operandi is openness. Often played numbers as Polka Dots and Moonbeams and My Funny Valentine are shining in the capable hands of the trio. Janzon engages in between the tunes with entertaining anecdotes, and jokes about the many complicated/snobbish chords in the jazz vocabulary with liberating self-distance. But every concert has an ending and after more than an hour of uplifting music we have to say goodbye."
–Lasse Stenman, Haparandabladet, Dec 2015.

New release Tomas Janzon: Experiences, (Changes Music CM 113)
has been listed on radio list Jazz Week Top 50 for eight weeks.
Radio Promotion by Kate Smith Promorions.
We received a string of reviews from JazzTimes, Cadence, Just Jazz Guitar in the US and
Jazz Podium in Germany, JazzWise and Jazz Journal in Britain, Jazz Special in Denmark and
Orkesterjournalen and Lira in Sweden and more.
Publicist: Ann Braithwaite.

"The way in which he develops his pieces is the logical sound of a director and dramatist. ...Tomas brings light and air in the mainstream canon. His caution, his truly impressive and emotional charisma turns every piece into a feast. Guitar jazz has rarely been that beautiful."
(translated from German)
-Alexander Schmitz, Jazz Podium, Germany.

"New York-based guitarist Tomas Janzon plays
tasty renditions...original territory ...with soulful authority."
-Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes

"With Janzon's velvet-like textures floating as if on water,
the quartet's music moves with soul."
-Jim Santella, LA Jazz Scene

"one of the best jazz-guitar tones you'll hear....
one of the best jazz guitar records
from the past year. "
- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar

....“Float is a Janzon original with a spooky, off-kilter feel
where his bop solo fits perfectly. The other original,
“Blue Bee,” has an airy feel that makes it stand out from
the blues and funk. The record closes with a beautiful solo piece,
“En Dejlig Rosa,”which showcases everything about Janzon’s playing
that make this one of the best jazz guitar records from the past year."
- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar.

“This is one of those unique albums that will please ordinary music
lovers as well as jazz guitar aficionados. Mr. Janzon’s style ranges from
cool to passionate but always melodic and eminently listenable.”
-Dave Walker, Dave Walker Music, Just Jazz Guitar

“Janzon’s warmly soul-tinged lines over Hillery’s
staccato chords and Heath’s winking, on-and-off shuffle.”
-Alan Young, Lucid Culture

"Guitarist Tomas Janzon’s Experiences is a
fine exercise in tonal contrasts. And it swings."
-All About Jazz New York

"…the guitarist’s subtle, feeling way with a melody."
–Michael Steinman, Cadence.

Select Performances

Festivals:
O.C. Smith’s City of Angels Jazz Fest, Los Angeles
Playboy Jazz Festival, Los Angeles
Pori Jazz, Finland
Stockholm Jazz Festival
Grisslehamn Guitar Festival
Tours:
USA, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden
Clubs:
The Kitano, New York
Cornelia Street Café, New York
Bar Next Door, New York
Up Over Jazz Café, Brooklyn
NIghttown, Cleveland
Catalina Bar & Grill Los Angeles
LACMA, Los Angeles
Club Theolonius, Buenos Aires
Triboz, Rio de Janeiro
Ao Vivo, São Paulo
Jazz B, São Paulo
Fasching, Stockholm
Nefertiti, Göteborg

Find more reviews etc. on our website www.tomasjanzon.com

Tomas Janzon Trio featuring Essiet Okon Essiet upright bass and Will Terrill on drums has been growing from a regular stint at The Garden Café in New York with Essiet on bass 2011-14 and further with the addition of Will Terrill on drums at Londel's in Harlem, New York through 2015.
Other New York performances include The Kitano, Bar Next Door, Cornelia Street Café, Scandinavia House and Up Over Jazz Café.

As a prolific performer, based in New York, Janzon has played all over the world. Performances include international festivals, venues and clinics in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Argentina, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Canada a...

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Tomas Janzon Trio on Tour

  • 17 | 12 | 2016 Farafina, New York Tomas Janzon
  • 26 | 12 | 2016 The Lighthouse, Los Angeles Tomas Janzon Trio
  • 18 | 04 | 2017 Crescendo, Norrköping, Sweden Tomas Janzon Trio
  • 25 | 04 | 2017 Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria Tomas Janzon Trio

Past Gigs Tomas Janzon Trio

  • 11 | 2016 Västerbergs fhsk, Sweden Tomas Janzon Clinic
  • 11 | 2016 Hola fhsk, Sweden Tomas Janzon Clinic
  • 11 | 2016 Falun kulturskola, Sweden Tomas Janzon Clinic
  • 09 | 2016 Farafina Club, New York Tomas Janzon with TC Carney, George Coleman Jr.
  • 07 | 2016 Ingarö/Stockholm, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Mellerud, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Skummeslöv, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Ullared, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Alfta, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Varberg, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Halmstad, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Åmål, Sweden Tomas Janzon Solo
  • 06 | 2016 Trinity Lutheran, Los Angeles Tomas Janzon Nedra Wheeler Duo
  • 06 | 2016 The Lighthouse, Los Angeles Tomas Janzon Trio
  • 03 | 2016 Crestwood Music Center, New York Tomas Janzon Duo with Harvie S
  • 02 | 2016 Garden Café, New York Tomas Janzon Duo
  • 11 | 2015 Haparanda Svefi fhs Tomas Janzon Trio - Clinic (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 11 | 2015 Korpilombolo Tomas Janzon Trio at European Festival of the Night (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 11 | 2015 Piteå Jazz Tomas Janzon Trio (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 11 | 2015 Luleå Jazz Tomas Janzon Trio (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 11 | 2015 Haparanda Jazz Tomas Janzon Trio (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 10 | 2015 Skellefteå Jazz Tomas Janzon Trio (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 10 | 2015 Säffle Jazz, Sweden Tomas Janzon Trio (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d)
  • 10 | 2015 Stockholm, Sweden Tomas Janzon Trio (Essiet Essiet-b and Will Terrill-d) at Engelen
  • 09 | 2014 Ao Vivo, São Paulo Tomas Janzon Trio, Rubem Farias, Eduardo Escalier
  • 09 | 2014 Melograno, São Paulo Tomas Janzon Trio, Rubem Farias, Eduardo Escalier
  • 09 | 2014 Jazz B, São Paulo Tomas Janzon Trio, Rubem Farias, Eduardo Escalier
  • 08 | 2014 Triboz, Rio de Janeiro Tomas Janzon Trio, Pascoal Meirelles, Alex Rocha
  • 07 | 2014 Bar Next Door, New York Tomas Janzon Trio, Corcoran Holt, Rogerio Boccato
  • 02 | 2014 NIghttown, Cleveland Tomas Janzon with Greg Bandy
  • 02 | 2010 The Kitano, New York Tomas Janzon Trio, Tootie Heath, Ken Filiano
  • 02 | 2010 Cornelia Street Café, New York Tomas Janzon Tio, Ben Dixon, Ken Filiano

Discography Tomas Janzon Trio

  • 2010 Experiences Album | CM
  • 2006 Coast to Coast to Coast Album | CM
  • 2004 Östra Ryd Solo Guitar EP | CM
  • 2003 Live in Stockholm feat Bobo Stenson EP | CM
  • 2000 X-Changes Album | CM

Media

  • Video Tomas Janzon - Essiet Essie...
  • Sound 05 Six On Five
  • Video Tomas Janzon Theme from M...
  • Sound 01 Urgencity
  • Video Tomas Janzon Trio: Blue Bee...

Origin

  • New York US

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Essiet Okon Essiet bass player
  • Will Terrill drums
  • Tomas Janzon guitar