Formed in 2009, BT3 has been astonishing NYC audiences at The Blue Note, (the now defunct) Black Betty, The Living Room, Rose Live Music, The Shrine, BAM Cafè and on 89.3 FM WKCR’s Live Constructions with their daring and unique style of instrumental, and heavily improvisational jazz/funk fusion. Performing all original material composed by guitarist/band leader Ben Tyree, BT3 also features rotating members Theo Harden (bass), Kevin Farrell (bass), Steve Jenkins (bass), Jeremy “Bean” Clemons (drums), Lawrence Qualls (drums), John Medeski (organ), DJ Logic (turntables), Stacy Dillard (tenor saxophone), and V. Jeffrey Smith (tenor saxophone).
BT3 released the critically acclaimed Ben Tyree/BT3 - re:Vision in 2010 and a live recording of “A Song Of Hope” was featured on a benefit compilation for Partners In Health (raising funds to benefit the earthquake victims in Haiti) called Mizik Pou Dwa Moun: A Burnt Sugar Collective Compilation for the People of Ayiti that same year. The full-length Burn It! LIVE album is slated for release in 2014.
Guitarist Ben Tyree is a performer and composer of virtuosic ability, infectious groove, and eclectic tastes. Born in Washington DC and based in Brooklyn, he leads the abstract jazz-funk trio BT3 while expressing a more introspective side on his classically-influenced solo debut, Thoughtform Variations. That versatility has led to work with artists as diverse as Vernon Reid, Kyp Malone (TV On The Radio), Elliott Sharp, Valerie June and Burnt Sugar: The Arkestra Chamber to name a few.
BT3’s performance on March 29 @ 10pm at SubCulture (45 Bleecker St, NYC) is an all-ages show. Tickets are $15 ADV / $20 DOS and it is suggested that they be purchased online at Ticketfly. A very limited number of press spots are available upon request. Please email: email@example.com