Pianist phenomenon and composer Tony Tixier paints vivid narratives in his music with his Spaceship Trio from Paris - including Karl McComas Reichl (double bass) and Tommy Crane (drums) - that moves through his compositions with intention and confidence. Tony's music is brings together his years of study of choral, classical harmony and counterpoint, bold orchestral writing that builds up a distinct musical climate, and contemporary jazz sensibilities.
Tony has collaborated with leading jazz figures including Seamus Blake, Christian Scott, and Justin Brown, opened for Herbie Hancock, performed with Andrea Bocelli and Christian Scott, and composed music to complement works of the artist Janet Cardiff.
Fun fact: Tony was the house pianist at Radio City Music Hall for the TV show America’s Got Talent, as well as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Tony's latest album, Life of Sensitive Creatures, is deeply personal, chronicling Tixier’s reflection of our role on the planet, spurred by the passing of his grandmother. The album has a complex emotional tenor, containing both optimism and pessimism. With a trio rounded out by Karl McComas Reichl (double bass) and Tommy Crane (drums), Tixier leads a group that moves through the material with intention and confidence. “It’s a songbook of emotions, put to music,” says Tixier in the liner notes. “We’re making art—a moving painting—and I’m proud of that.”