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, and composed music to complement works of the artist Janet Cardiff.
Scott Tixier has made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “the future of jazz violin” in the words of Downbeat Magazine and “A remarkable improviser and a cunning jazz composer” in those of NPR.
The New York City-based Tixier, born in 1986 in Montreuil, France has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz and music legends from Stevie Wonder to NEA jazz master Kenny Barron, Cassandra Wilson, John Legend, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Pedrito Martinez, and many others. Tixier’s acclaimed Sunnyside album “Cosmic Adventure” saw the violinist performing with a all star band “taking the jazz world by storm” as the All About Jazz Journal put it. The Village Voice called the album “Poignant and Reflective” while The New York Times declared “Mr. Tixier is a violinist whose sonic palette, like his range of interests, runs open and wide; on his new album, “Cosmic Adventure,” he traces a line through chamber music, Afro-Cuban groove and modern jazz.” When JazzTimes said”Tixier has a remarkably vocal tone, and he employs it with considerable suspense. Cosmic Adventure is a fresh, thoroughly enjoyable recording!”