S - Scott Metcalfe, keyboard http://www.myspace.com/scottmetcalfemusic
M - Max Senitt, drums http://www.maxsenitt.com
S - Scott Kemp, bass http://www.scottkemp.net
SMS Trio - no texting the music in, just 3 guys experimenting/improvising/playing music together!
The song is called "Late Night Speeding" written by Scott Metcalfe, recorded Live at Tinto Coffee House on October 26th 2011 using a Zoom H2 recorder
Scott Metcalfe is a young jazz pianist rising in the Toronto scene. Originally from Winnipeg, MB, he started studying classical music on the piano at the age of 6, and starting studying jazz and percussion at the age of 12. After high school, he moved to Toronto to study jazz piano at Humber College. He is currently graduated with honours and resides in Toronto, teaching piano as a part time job and gigging professionally. Scott's experience is already very plentiful, despite his young age of 23. For the last 5 summers he has played with Carnival Cruise Lines in one of their show bands and part of a jazz trio. (the music being played was recorded from the last cruise) He has and is gigging in a very wide spectrum of playing situations; weddings, shows, receptions, bar mitzvahs, parties, studio work, recording sessions, etc. He is also able to perform in almost any style: all and every type of jazz, solo cocktail piano, RnB, motown, classical accompaniment, musical theatre, etc. He is currently an active member in a flamenco jazz band, The Cafe Ole (thecafeole.ca) and a member of the Nick Morgan ensemble (myspace.com/nickmorganmusic), and is currently putting together a project under his own name (music to listen to coming soon!) Scott's influences are so many and so varied that it would be impossible to list them all, but his attention and discipline is always present to whatever scenerio he happens to be in. Improvisation is a preference in his music, as compared to written music, but in either case, written or improvised, he always brings an attentive ear and a sensitivity to whatever the music may throw at him.
Toronto based drummer, Max Senitt, has been playing music for longer than he can remember. He started in his crib, kicking the side with a surprisingly steady pulse. By the age of seven, interest in "skillful banging" continued to escalate, and a drum set was appropriately purchased. Now at the age of Thirty five, Max shows no signs of slowing down. The beautiful sounds of music from all around the world continue to inspire and feed his deep thirst for musical knowledge. He has performed all across Canada and United States, throughout the Caribbean, South America, and Europe. Presently the drummer for 2 time Juno Award winner, 2010 Latin Grammy Award winner (for best new artist) and American Grammy Nominee (for best Latin Pop Album 2011) Alex Cuba, he has also worked with such artists as: Hilario Duran, Carol Welsman, Eliana Cuevas, The Flying Bulgars, Beyond the Pale, Etienne Charles, and Elizabeth Shepherd. Max Senitt is endorsed by Evans Drumheads, and Headhunter Drumsticks.
Scott Kemp has been actively involved in music for more than half his life. He has studied and performed many styles of music including jazz, world, latin, folk, pop/rock, funk, and blues. Scott graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Jazz Studies in Performance from Humber College in Toronto Ontario where he studied privately with Mike Downes, Pat Collins, and Don Thompson. He has played with numerous musicians in a variety of different combinations at Music halls and jazz festivals across Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. Scott is currently a busy freelance musician in Toronto, he teaches ensembles and individual students, and is the composer/leader of his own band
- Latin-ish Jazz