Stil Trio (U of T)

Stil Trio (German: Style) is composed of three accomplished undergraduate students from the University of Toronto's Jazz Studies program. Inspired and informed by art of the 20th century, David Hodgson (saxophone), Evan Gratham (bass), and Keith Barstow (drums) transform qualities otherwise reserved for visual arts (such as colour, form, and space) into a musical medium. Stil Trio attempts to recreate visualisation through their shared musical experiences, unique improvisational voices, and compositional structures and arrangements. Their music is highly expressive and nuanced, while still full of energy and groove.