As an internationally performing pianist and composer and educator, Antonio Truyols has enraptured audiences across four continents. His performance credits include appearances at embassies in Washington D.C. and Europe, the Royal Palace in Bucharest, and feature performances in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Northern Africa and China in the jazz and classical genres. His most recent #ChinaTour included dozens of solo features across the mainland from the southern Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces to northern Inner Mongolia. Unit Three, the piano trio founded and led by Truyols earned the prize of Best Band in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition. As a soloist, Truyols served as Artist in Residence at the Tianjin Grand Theater in mainland China as the debut jazz performance in Tianjin where his performance was described as “Magic on the Piano.”
For his performances and compositions, he has garnered awards from the American Viola Society, the Maurice Gardner Composition Competition, the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition, and the Downbeat Awards. A true crossover pianist, he has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Joshua Bell, and Wynton Marsalis. Truyols has also arranged and recorded albums with Lee Konitz, John Ellis, Donny McCaslin, and Joel Frahm among many others. His work whether it be in jazz, popular music, film music, or concert composition reflects the unique blend of his Spanish, Peruvian, and Puerto Rican heritage. Truyols is a truly American Sound that continues to capture the attention of his listeners. Watch and listen to Antonio Truyols on YouTube and Instagram.
Unit Three is a jazz piano trio that formed in 2008. This experienced group consists of bassist Mark Lewandowski and drummer Chris Gelb. Together they have won national and international awards including the Downbeat award for best jazz arrangement and Best Band in the Bucharest International Jazz Competition. They perform extensively on the east coast and have recorded with Joel Frahm, Lee Konitz, and John Ellis. They have performed with Peter Bernstein, Delfeayo Marsalis and Marcus Printup of the Lincon Center Jazz Orchestra. Their new program consists of trio versions of the big band music of Thad Jones.