Tom Lawton, Diane Monroe, Matthew Parrish:
the elite Philadelphia Jazz Trio that never was—until now.
Each has played with the others over the last 30 years, but never the three together.
Tom Lawton has been this city’s go-to pianist for 40 years. Technically ferocious, harmonically advanced, endlessly creative. A prodigious composer, Tom has supported and propelled an endless stream of artists with their own books: Don Byron, Odean Pope, Jackie Ryan, Norman David, Bobby Zankel among them.
A Curtis graduate, violinist Diane Monroe first distinguished herself with the Max Roach Double Quartet and the Uptown String Quartet. Since then she’s worked both classical and jazz worlds as a celebrated performer, composer and educator. Diane’s many projects include recent dance collaborations and a sparkling duo with vibraphonist Tony Miceli....