Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24, The Triodes play The Rex with special guest, trombonist, Ray Anderson, 11 pm.
The Triodes are playing at the Rochester Jazz FestivalMonday, June 13 at 6pm and 10pm at Montage.
Triodes has added some new pictures and a press kit to the media page.
Welcome to the NEW
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Triodes is a genre-jumping instrumental group that traces its roots to the upbeat instrumental
R+B, soul, and funk of groups such as Booker T and the MGs, The Meters, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters,
but with generous nods to early reggae and ska, modern jam bands, experimental rock, jazz, and electronica.
With a repertoire that puts an emphasis on solid grooves and an intriguing palette of sounds, the fun
and funk of Triodes is delivered by Michael Occhipinti (guitar), Paul Neufeld (keyboards), Roberto Occhipinti
(bass/producer), and Doan Pham (drums), with guests Jeff Coffin (saxophonist with Bela Fleck and The
Flecktones & The Dave Matthews Band), rapper PHATT al and percussionist Luis Orbegoso.
Formed as a spin off of their JUNO Award winning jazz ensemble NOJO (Neufeld-Occhpinti
Jazz Orchestra), Triodes’ co-leaders Paul Neufeld + Michael Occhipinti have been collaborating
on projects since they met at Toronto’s York University in 1988. NOJO won a JUNO for its 1995 debut
CD and each of the group’s four subsequent releases has yielded a JUNO nomination, including two
recordings with brilliant clarinetist Don Byon and one with sax legend Sam Rivers. While NOJO is a group
dedicated to exploring fresh, original jazz written for a large ensemble, Triodes is very much about
instrumental music with a great feel, where soulful improvising takes place over some of the best rhythm
section players in Toronto and where each tune dares the listener to sit still.
The group’s debut recording CHUNKED is now out on Modica Music and is produced by
JUNO Award winner Roberto Occhipinti, one of Canada’s most versatile musicians. Long known for
his work in classical and jazz music, Roberto is also the founder of Toronto’s most influential
soul/R+B band Soul Stew.