Bruce Dunlap - Guitar
"A tour de force" Jazz Times - "Evocative and spellbinding." New York Times - "The grace and emotional import of fine poetry." Jazziz "Pianistic guitar virtuosity… accomplished work by a true jazz virtuoso." Elusive Disc "A startling display of virtuosity, technical wizardry, and clarity." Jazz Now " "Used tonal color so vividly that the musical notes felt like wet paint." allaboutjazz.com "Acoustic jazz guitar played stunningly well... fascinating new compositions." Jim Hall - 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence In The Arts
Brahim Fribgane - Dumbek and Percussion
Born and raised in Morocco, Brahim Fribgane brings to his music the rich and varied musical styles he grew up with - North African, Gnawa, Berber, Arabic and Andalusian music. Moving to New York City in his twenties, through diverse musical collaborations, he developed his unique style, a blend of childhood influences and many international traditions.
Brahim has had the privilege of performing with such amazing artists as Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole, Adam Rudolph, Hindi Zahra, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Hassan Hakmoun, Club d’Elf, SamiYusuf, Will Calhoun, Zakir Hussein, Giovanni Hidalgo, Hamid Drake, Selva Ganesh, Steve Gorn, Larry Coryell, Reggie Workman, Hubert Laws, Corey Segal, Adam Deitch, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Amit Chattergee, and Medeski Martin & Wood, to name a few.
There are many aspects of being a full-time, professional musician. This group delves into the strictly creative side of improvisation, finding their inner voices, and being in the moment. The personalities in the trio are all on the same wavelength, allowing sheer magic to appear; all barriers to truthful creative music are gone. This band is MAGIC!
Grammy-nominated trumpeter Bobby Shew has played with the combos of Horace Silver, Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Dave Pell Octet, Frank Strazzeri, Frank Rosolino and led his own highly successful combos for many years. A legendary studio musician and renowned educator Bobby brings a lifetime of performing at the highest levels to Three as One.
A native of the Boston area, pianist, bassist, composer and educator John Funkhouser has shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Steve Gadd, Bobby Watson, Esperanza Spalding, Luciana Souza, Tierney Sutton, Geri Allen, Francisco Mela, Rudresh Mahanthappa and many more. He has played on over 80 CD and video recordings, including five CDs and two video projects as leader.
Terry Burns has played and/or recorded with many of the greatest names in jazz including; Freddie Hubbard, Gene Harris, Ray Bryant, Von Freeman, Teddy Edwards, Lenny White, Joanne Brakeen, Dewey Redman, and many others. He has played on countless recording projects and has released 5 solo recordings to critical acclaim.
"Holly Mead is an American composer and pianist. She began playing piano and composing her own songs at the age of seven and never stopped. She holds a degree in jazz studies from DePaul University and has toured internationally, both as a solo artist and with her band. Her work has been featured at Pixar Animation Studios, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Bay Area International Children's Film Festival, and at Lincoln Center with Pop-Up Magazine and Awesöme Orchestra Collective. When covid derailed her plans for a studio recording in 2020, Holly recorded, mixed, and mastered her album Solitary Animals at home in her kitchen. Two years later, the tunes from this album (and her latest release Newborn Mountain) will finally be shared with a live audience!"