Hannah Marks' Heartland trio
Saturday, September 29, 4:00-5:00PM
Founded by bassist HANNAH MARKS in 2017, HEARTLAND TRIO is grounded in the group’s improvisational and groove backgrounds of jazz and rock, while also drawing on Marks’ musical upbringing in folk and spirituals. Along with original compositions, Heartland Trio also uses jazz standards, rock songs, and traditional folk tunes as vehicles for expression. The trio's sound reflects their desire to create with a gritty and spontaneous garage-band mentality, while exploring beyond the boundaries of the traditional roles of their instruments in a jazz setting.
As sidemen, the musicians have performed with jazz greats such as Walter Smith III, Becca Stevens, Joel Ross, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and others. The group is based in Bloomington, IN and plays at a variety of venues throughout the Midwest. Their outreach also extends to educational programs through the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and Griffin Institute for Performing Arts. Following their performances at Iowa City Jazz Festival and Hyde Park Jazz Festival in 2018, Heartland Trio will record a full-length album and tour the East and West coasts.
The musicians are: HANNAH MARKS (double bass); ROCKY MARTIN (drums); and BARCLAY MOFFITT (tenor saxophone).