(L to R) Rob Thomas, James Emery, John Lindberg The String Trio of New York's
group and individual bios

James Emery's biography
John Lindberg's biography
Rob Thomas' biography

Since its formation in 1977, the String Trio of New York has been delighting, touching and thrilling audiences around the world with its singular acoustic improvisations and compositions for violin, guitar and bass. Initially conceived as a composers' collective, the Trio has grown in scope and now features a repertoire of over sixty stylistically diverse works made up of originals by the members, works commissioned from composers such as Muhal Richard Abrams, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Leo Smith, Mark Helias, Bobby Previte, Marty Ehrlich, and Anthony Davis, and arrangements of classics by Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Wayne Shorter and others.

For over two decades, the Trio has been one of the most active touring ensembles of its kind and has performed hundreds of concerts throughout North America, Europe, East Asia, India, the Middle East, and North Africa.  Their international jazz festival appearances include Berlin, Paris, Vancouver, Toronto, Zurich and Warsaw.  Hailed by critics worldwide, the Philadelphia Inquirer said that the S3NY "...is solidly prepared, but offers the excitement of improvisation projected through unshakable musicianship." JazzTimes raved, "No individual or ensemble has done more to demystify chamber jazz, and to realize its potential for warmth, sensuousness and beauty...than the String Trio of New York."  The New York Times observed that the Trio "...played jazz that was rhythmically alive, stylistically varied and consistently inventive as anything this listener has heard recently."

Their latest recording is Gut Reaction, recorded live at New York's Jazz Standard, on OmniTone.

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