Forged in a cauldron of raging, inspiring contemporary jazz, the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio features three Canadian virtuosos — pianist and bandleader Jeremy Ledbetter (CaneFire), drummer Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy), and bassist Rich Brown (rinsethealgorithm) — at the absolute top of their game. Ledbetter’s compositions for the trio format push the boundaries of jazz and world music, and provide an undiluted display of the astonishing musicianship of the Trio’s members.
The Jeremy Ledbetter Trio’s debut album, “Got a Light?”, is a controlled explosion of big musical ideas, stylistic variety, vivid colors, and compelling musical storytelling. Forged in an interstellar collision of contemporary jazz and world music, Ledbetter’s compositions form a style that is truly organic and uniquely his own.
At the piano, Ledbetter’s playing features unrelenting energy and a playful spirit. He has worked with world-renowned artists from the worlds of jazz (Andy Narell, Jane Bunnett, Eliana Cuevas), salsa (Alfredo de la Fe, Changuito, Willie Torres, Adonis Puentes, Ralph Irizarry), calypso (David Rudder, Mighty Sparrow, Andre Tanker, Ralph MacDonald) and Brazilian music (Hermeto Pascoal, Celso Machado, Luanda Jones).
Jeremy Ledbetter Trio is an engaging force on stage that will move audiences to tears and leave them smiling from ear to ear with sublime, emotive melodies and surprising musical feats. People who see this band are rarely the same again. If the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio was an inanimate object it would be a runaway train.