Bios

Tyson Harvey, guitar, was bitten by the music bug at an early age in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, where his father’s massive vinyl collection was on a constant rotation. Before long, Tyson borrowed a ‘pawn-shop beater’ guitar from a friend and has been a guitar addict ever since. Tyson’s roots run deep with influences ranging from Robert Johnson and Weather Report to Pat Martino and Tower of Power. He has a strong affection for jazz, funk and R&B.

Ivo Lorenz, piano and keyboards, grew up in Switzerland and moved to New York City in 2002. A classically trained pianist, his playing is a true blend of various styles, ranging from jazz and rock to funk, R&B and soul. Ivo played in numerous jazz, funk and fusion bands, both in Europe and the US. His major influences include Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, Brad Mehldau, and Miles Davis.

John Krtil, fretless electric and acoustic standup bass, resides in New York City. Playing since 1973, with the occasional hiatus due to bad behavior, he has been a member of numerous jazz trios, quartets and quintets. Formally trained on standup with Milt Hinton in the 1970s, his influences include Jaco Pastorius, Percy Jones, Stanley Clarke, Alfonso Johnson, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Charles Mingus, Scott LaFaro, and Marc Johnson.

Ken Marino, drums and percussion, is a drum and voice instructor from Long Island. A native New Yorker, he possess a master of music degree and has done doctoral work in music history at the CUNY Graduate Center. Ken has studied with Joe Morello, John Riley, Tommy Igoe and Dafnis Prieto. A veteran of the New York music scene, Ken has performed with many bands and theater groups including his originals band Delta Rising.