Trio Subtonic of Portland, Oregon will be playing their fun, funky Jazz at Vinideus in Beaumont Wilshire tonight. Trio Subtonic recently played at the Mt. Hood Jazz festival and features bass, keyboard and drums.
Trio Subtonic makes music to get stuck in, to chew on, and yes, to groove. Simultaneously uplifting and weighted, expansive and collapsing, they reach across genre lines, incorporating melody and meter in an array of styles and controlled improv-isations. Dormant sounds and lush subterranean landscapes unfold; the party begins, and infectious grooves take root.
I first heard Trio Subtonic at Last Thursday on Alberta Street in Northeast Portland. Walking by, I heard a groove that I could not stay away from, then I settled in and stayed for awhile. What a great treat to have them play at my favorite wine bar less than one mile from the Popina Bathing Suit Shop.
For those of you who to not live in the Beaumont-Wilshire Neighborhood, it is worth the trip to check out a great up and coming Jazz band in an extremely intimate and cool setting at Portland’s best neighborhood wine shop Vinideus - the wine shop is like beaming yourself to the South of France, lots of people try to pull off this feel, Vinideus does it effortlessly.