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The Tyler Dempsey Trio

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October 15 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm


Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer, and singer/songwriter Kevin Hays’ many recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine and Jazz Times, as well as the “Coup de Coeur” award from the Académie Charles Cros (France).

Kevin has appeared on numerous albums as a guest artist, recording with Chris Potter, Bill Stewart, Joshua Redman, Jeff Ballard, Nicholas Payton, and Al Foster, among many others. Notable collaborations include a piano duo project with Brad Mehldau (Modern Music – Nonesuch), world tours with James Taylor, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, Joe Henderson, and Roy Haynes.  

In addition to his celebrated work as pianist and composer, Kevin has become increasingly known as a gifted and expressive singer/songwriter. In 2015 he released the widely lauded recording New Day (Sunnyside), on which he performed his own songs along with a riveting performance of the Jimmy Webb classic ‘Highwayman’

Hope, the highly anticipated 2019 collaboration with Beninese guitarist Lionel Loueke, was released on Edition Records. Their music moves effortlessly between melodic serenity and rhythmic interplay, highlighting the beauty and intimacy of the piano/acoustic guitar format. 

Hays co-wrote several compositions on Steve Gadd Band’s eponymous album which garnered the 2019 GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.  The album features Kevin’s own ‘Spring Song’, the sole vocal track. 

“Kevin Hays is a true original. Everything he plays has a deep intelligence and swing.”

– Brad Mehldau

“There are plenty of talented pianists… but few have Hays’ melodic charms and sense of style.”

– The New Yorker ‘Best of the Year’ list

“A jolt of joy.”

– The New York Times

“He’s all encompassing. Phenomenally so!”

– John Scofield

BEN STREET- bass :

Ben Street studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with Miroslav Vitous and Dave Holland before moving to New York in 1991. He has performed and toured with many notable artists including Danilo Pérez, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Roswell Rudd, Lee Konitz, David Sanchez, James Moody, Mark Turner, Frank Foster, Clark Terry, Junior Cook, and Jimmy Scott, among many others.

Street’s selected discography includes The Next Step, The Enemies of Energy, Heartcore (Kurt Rosenwinkel), Til Then, Live at the Jazz Showcase (Danilo Pérez), CoralCultural Survival (David Sanchez), La Bikina (Ed Simon), Morenica (Anthony Coleman), Holiday Songs and Lullabies (Shawn Colvin), At Last (Cyndi Lauper), Guilty (Ethan Iverson, Jorge Rossy, and Chris Cheek), Widening Circles (Barney McAll), Dust (Ben Monder Trio), Space Cowboys Original Motion Picture SoundtrackPurple Violets (Sam Rivers/Kresten Osgood), and Quartet (Billy Hart).


Tyler Dempsey is a professional drummer & educator from Clarks Summit, PA. He has performed, toured, and/ recorded with many of the region’s finest musicians including NEA Jazz Masters Dave Liebman and Bob Dorough, Grammy award-winning pianist Kevin Hays, Gene Perla, Chase Baird, Joe Magnarelli, Joe Locke, Billy Test, Behn Gillece, Matt Vashlishan, Jon Ballantyne, Adam Niewood, Tony Marino, Jim Ridl, Phillip Kuehn, Bill Washer, and Ron Oswanski.  As an educator, he holds the position of “Director of Percussion Instruction” at Keystone College.  Tyler is the recipient of the 2020 F. Lammot Belin Scholarship.

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  • $20 Adults
  • $10 Students and Seniors

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