First Christian Church is presenting the next program in their summer Music on the Labyrinth series, featuring the Trilix Jazz Trio. Colin McAllister, guitar, Jason Crowe, bass, and Chris Gaona, drums, will present a mix of great jazz and fusion old and new, from hip arrangements of standards to original compositions. They will also feature tunes by a selection of jazz guitarists, including Johnny Smith and Lenny Breau.
The program will be held outdoors on the labyrinth on the south side of the church, but will move indoors for inclement weather. You may bring a blanket or chair, or just sit on the labyrinth wall. A free will offering will be accepted.
Colin McAllister is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His performances as a guitarist and conductor have been hailed as "sparkling....delivered superbly" (San Francisco Chronicle), "ravishing" (San Diego Union Tribune), and "an amazing tour de force" (San Diego Story). His most recent recording of all-original compositions with the Hennessy 6 jazz sextet was released in 2021 on Summit Records. www.colinmcallister.com
Well-traveled both geographically and musically, bassist and composer Jason Crowe has had the good fortune to perform with a variety of artists in many different genres of music. As a retired member of the USAF Academy Band, Jason is a former group leader of the Falconaires. Jason performs with many Colorado Springs artists including Ricky Sweum, The Hennessy 6, Mike Sunjka, Lila Mori, Colin McAllister, Mike Van Arsdale, Wayne Wilkinson and Henrique De Almeida.
Chris Gaona is currently the worship leader and associate pastor at a local church, as well as a member of the Hennessy 6 jazz sextet. He is a former member of the Air Force Academy Band where he played in the rock band, the country band, and served as the musical director and group leader of the Falconaires Jazz Ensemble.