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Past Shows

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Thu. February 14th 2019
Alix Goolden Performance Hall Victoria BC (All Ages)
Dan Mangan, La Force
Wed. April 25th 2018
The Cobalt (No Minors)
Ford Pier Vengeance Trio, Limbs of the Stars, Micheal and the Slumberland Band , Emily Mordecai
Fri. April 28th 2017
WISE Hall (All Ages)
Bret Higgins' Atlas Revolt , Julia Ulehla, Aram Bajakian's Dalava, Tyson Naylor Trio
Thu. April 13th 2017
WISE Hall (No Minors)
JOLINE BAYLIS Album Release~ Joline Baylis, The Crackling, VI AN DIEP
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Tyson Naylor

Active / Available - Confirmed: Dec. 31, 2011 (Awaiting Update)
Age: 32 (estimated)

Jazz / Rock / Folk from Vancouver BC

Vancouver pianist and keyboardist Tyson Naylor has firmly established himself as one of Canada’s most compelling musical talents, equally impressive on piano, organ or accordion. Naylor’s playing as a sideman can be heard on many albums, spanning many genres. He is a member of Vancouver bands Dan Mangan, the Crackling, the Abramson Singers, Francois Houle’s Living Ditches, and his own Tyson Naylor Trio.

Naylor has made numerous appearances at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, with artists such as Tony Wilson, Bruce Freedman, and The Crackling. He’s toured throughout Canada, Germany and Poland. He has played in Europe with Tobias Delius and Tristan Honsinger (of ICP Orchestra), Christian Kögel, Jan Roder (Schlippenbach Quartet) and Joe Williamson. In Canada he has also performed with Jesse Zubot, François Houle, JP Carter and Steve Dawson.

For his own trio project, Naylor cites an eclectic mix of influences, including Misha Mengelberg, Don Cherry, Wayne Horvitz, and west-African music. His approach to composition is minimalist and organic, leaving harmonic and rhythmic space, as well as ample room for improvisation. Constantly evolving, when the trio plays, what may be a sparse, pastoral ballad nurtured until the last note on one night could be unceremoniously picked apart the next. Not to be missed.

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Current Projects

Limbs of the Starskeys2012-present
Tyson Naylor TrioPiano2011-present
Dan ManganKeyboards2011-present
The Living DitchesKeyboards2011-present
The Abramson SingersKeyboards2008-present
The CracklingPiano, Organ, Vocals2005-present
Minor SwingAccordion2005-present
Thunder SwampKeys

Past Projects

Corbin Murdoch & The Nautical MilesKeys, Accordion2004-2006
Available for paid gigs
Available for lessons
Listing last updated/confirmed Dec. 31, 2011