ABOUT THE BAND
Malleus Trio is an exciting instrumental band based out of Vancouver, B.C. Their music seamlessly weaves together high-octane improvisation with original compositions executed by a musical rapport forged over more than a decade. Sought-after players in their own right, the members of Malleus Trio remain active in various bands from distinctly different genres (Boom Booms, Pugs and Crows and Coco Jafro)
This diverse experience and palpable chemistry pulses through a music that is unconventional yet accessible. They released their acclaimed debut album in 2017. Their follow up record Play Nice is a new collection of songs that showcase their exemplary skills and remarkable scope. The trio will celebrate the release of the album at the prestigious Cultch Theatre (Vancouver) followed by performances at summer jazz festivals in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Halifax as well as several shows in between. With this new record in hand, Malleus Trio map new terrain for open-minded ears.
MALLEUS TRIO IS...
Ben Brown is a mover and shaker. He is the founder Music And Movement Mondays (MAMM). As a drummer he received a Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album of the year with Pugs and Crows. Brown's compositions have been featured at dance festivals in Vancouver, Toronto and Mexico. www.benbrownsounds.co
Over the last 15 years,Vancouver-based saxophonist Dominic Conway has built a career as a sought-after collaborator and freelancer in a wide variety of genres, ranging from rhythm & blues to the avant-garde and points between. On stage or in studio, his broad musical interests, love of improvisation, and passionate delivery have seen Dominic work with some of North America's finest musicians, including David Hidalgo, John Hammond, Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, Arkells, and The Paperboys. He is currently active in Vancouver bands Enemy Pigeon, Coco Jaffro and Malleus Trio.
Geordie Hart is a Vancouver based Upright and electric bassist, arranger and composer. Over the past 10 years he’s primarily written, performed and toured with the bands Malleus Trio and The Boom Booms. Both groups cover a wide field of genres ranging from R&B to Free Jazz to Soca and beyond. In 2017 he completed a degree in applied performance on upright bass at VCC. With his combined experience and education, Geordie is a versatile bassist keen for a challenge.