Third Thursday Jazz feat. the GNP Trio
December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$10
On the Third Thursday of each month, join Matt Niedbalski and a rotating cast of talented, regional jazz musicians. Experience some of the best jazz music in the Capital Region at our venue!
This month features:
The GNP Trio
GNP is a jazz trio featuring Tyler Giroux on piano, Matt Niedbalski on drums, and Dylan Perrillo on bass. Tyler, Matt, and Dylan have been playing together for several years. They first began playing together at the Speakeasy 518 in Albany, New York, a cocktail bar known for its prohibition-era ambiance and live jazz. Through countless gigs the trio grew together as a unit, playing as a stand-alone group as well as backing up instrumental soloists and vocalists.
In 2020, a shared passion for original music led to the decision to record their debut album as a group, “Codes.” “Codes” is a reference to the band’s musical communication, the unique vocabulary, and cues the group developed over years of playing and growing together. The album consists of 9 original pieces composed by Tyler, Matt, and Dylan, as well as one standard, Gershwin’s “But Not For Me.”
Tyler Giroux, piano
Tyler Giroux is a valve trombone and piano player in Upstate New York. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He has performed and studied with many notable musicians, including John Daversa, Alan Ferber, Mitch Frohman, Dante Luciani, Brian Lynch, Scott Robinson, Tony Succar, and Bret Zvacek. He finished 1st place in the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Rich Matteson Jazz Competition, and has performed at numerous festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival. He recently performed with jazz artist and vocalist Sheila Jordan as part of the Quebec Jazz Festival.
Currently, Tyler performs regularly around New York State’s Capital Region. He performs with his own groups, as well as the Giroux Brothers, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, GNP, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies, Mike Jenkins and the Fat Ties, and several other local musicians.
In addition to his performing career, Tyler is an avid music educator. He is an experienced private instructor and clinician, topics including trombone, euphonium, piano, jazz theory, and improvisation.
Dylan Perrillo, bass
Matt Niedbalski, drums
Matt Niedbalski is a drummer known for bringing musicality and energy to the bandstand. Born and raised in New York’s Capital District, Matt was exposed to music at a very early age. While in high school he took private drum lessons with drummer/author Ted Mackenzie and participated in the Empire State Youth Orchestra as well as the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. Before graduating high school Matt played with many local musicians, performing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Final Stretch Music Festival and the Lake George Jazz Festival where he opened for Rudresh Manthappa and Bunky Green.
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