Third Thursdays at the Museum: The Aviation Trio featuring Alex Dyring

Shake off the winter blues with the funky jazz of The Aviation Trio featuring Alex Dyring on March 17th from 7:00-8:30pm. Harbor History Museum is excited to welcome this exciting young trio to Gig Harbor for a night of fresh sounds and energy! The Aviation Trio is a Seattle-based ensemble that performs an eclectic mix of modern jazz, blues, and soul compositions. Since the trio’s original formation in 2014, Alex Dyring (bandleader and bassist) renamed the group to reflect aspects of its musical progression and vision—flight, modernity, elevation of body & spirit, and global communication.

The group's performers include Alex Dyring, Shawn Schlogel, and Jeremy Jones, all of whom come from diverse musical backgrounds. Alex Dyring (bass) comes from a Colombian-American background and grew up in Seattle to the sounds of the symphony hall, jazz, and traditional Latin music. A Berklee College of Music alum, Dyring frequently collaborates and records with emcees, poets, singers and producers, and has an active career in the Northwest playing jazz, blues, hip-hop, Latin, rock, gospel, funk, and R&B.

Shawn Schlogel (piano) hails from Caldwell, ID and is among the top-call pianists and educators in the Northwest. Schlogel’s one-of-a-kind playing and compositions draw elements from the veterans of jazz piano (e.g. Erroll Garner, Oscar Peterson), as well as modern influences (e.g. Brad Mehldau, Robert Glasper). Shawn currently teaches at Bellevue College and performs regularly throughout the Northwest.

Jeremy Jones (drums) was raised in Denver, CO and attended college at Duke University. Jones has been performing, recording and teaching in the Pacific Northwest since 2002. Jeremy’s many successful projects includes the dynamic Seattle-based trio The Teaching, and a GRAMMY Nomination in 2014 for playing drums on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ album The Heist. In addition to performing and recording in the Seattle area, Jeremy often performs in his home state of Colorado, and has toured both nationally and internationally.

Doors for the show will open at 6:30pm. The Museum will offer light snacks and a cash bar. Tickets are $18 for members and $28 for non-members. Purchase your tickets online at EventBrite or call 253-858-6722. For questions about Concerts at the Museum, please contact Alphild Dick, Marketing and Events Coordinator, at alphildd@harborhistorymuseum.org or 253-858-6722 ext. 5.