triVibe is comprised of some of the Bay Area’s hottest players. The trio consists of Ken Harrill on guitar, Tony Stead on the keyboard and Joe DeRose on Drums. triVibe’s music takes you on an instrumental journey from the past to present.
They play instrumental jazz/funk/pop and are sure to inspire your soul!
Ken Harrill Ken is a versatile guitarist residing in the Bay Area. Ken studied music at Dick Grove school of music in Los Angeles and has given guitar lessons himself for over 20 years. He has performed with Narada Michael, Greg Phillinganes, Patti Austin, Dennis Chambers, Little Anthony and the imperials, Booker T, Clearnce Clemens, Neil Young, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Eric Martin (Mr. Big), a member of Sly and the Family Stone, members of Tower of Power to name a few.
Currently Ken is performing with Tony Lindsay, a lead vocalist of Santana and backing name artists coming through town. Ken has been a studio musician for over 30 years and has been heard on TV shows, movies, CDs, commercial songs, and computer games.
Tony Stead Tony was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has deep roots in Funk, Bebop, Soul, R&B, Latin Jazz and Rock. The result is a playing style that soulfully reflects the SF Bay Area’s musical melting pot. Tony Stead is a sought after keyboardist, piano player, Hammond B-3 organist, vocalist, producer, and educator. His recent contributions include touring with Sly Stone from 2006-2009. He recorded and toured with Tommy Castro, recording several albums, earning six BMA’s and Band of the Year 2010. He recorded and toured for many years with the Grammy nominated Gospel Hummingbirds. He has played multiple tours with Joe Louis Walker with a recent performance on Conan O’Brien Show, and recently toured with Darlene Love.
Joe DeRose Born in San Jose, California, Joe has been playing the drums since the age of 5. He was first taught at home by his older brother Gino. At the age of 12, he received a Scholarship to attend the Stanford Jazz workshop and than later became a member of the Alum Rock Jazz Band (1988). Joe began preforming professionally around the bay area shortly after. It was in 1994 that he was honored to receive a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of music which he graduated with a Bachelors in Performance, Magna Cum Laude. While living in Boston, Joe toured with Jazz, R&B, Blues diva, Toni Lynn Wahington and also recorded with Jazz vocalist, Robin McKell on her debut CD, “Never Let Me Go.” Some of the other artists that Joe has toured and recorded with since he has been back to the Bay Area are Yohimbe, Hip-Hop artist, Kofy Brown, Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito, jazz-vocalist, Yoshiko Oda, The Hristo Vitchev Quartet and Joe DeRose and Amici.
Throughout the years Joe DeRose has appeared in some of the most prestigious jazz stages all around the world, including: Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey, CA), Yoshi’s Jazz Club (Oakland, CA), Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz, CA), San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (San Jose, CA), Leopold Museum (Vienna, Austria), Okazaki Jazz Festival (Okazaki, Japan), Far Out Jazz Club, (Yokohama, Japan), Herbst Theater (San Francisco, CA), Montgomery Theater (San Jose, CA), Moods Jazz Club (Zurich, Switzerland), Flavors of Jazz Concert Series (San Jose, CA), Flint Center (Cupertino, CA), and many more.
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