​Dave Ness Trio Dave Ness, guitar                    email: davenesstrio@gmail.com          Kurt Barker, percussion;  Matt Thompson, bass

Dave, Kurt, Matt and Vijay Tellis-Nayak (who played organ on 5 tracks)

(left to Right) Vijay Tellis-Nayak, organ; Victor Garcia, trumpet; Dave, Matt, Kurt; Tim Barclay, tenor sax;  Matt Karnstedt, Bari Sax

the dave ness Trio has been performing together for over 20 years.
 They perform jazz standards and original compositions by dave ness.
They have recorded two albums, sketches (2009) and layers (2013)
Some quotes from  Chicago Jazz Magazine review of LAYERS:
“Musical globetrotting is one of the features of this delightful album, with influences ranging from flamenco to Brazilian genres.”

“…creatively accomplished record…” 
“…eloquent and poetic acoustic guitar work.”
“…intelligently crisp and emotionally gritty.”
“Barker’s angular beats and complex polyrthythms are surprisingly soothing…”
“... Matt Thompson’s warm and profoundly resonant bass as he creates a complex and thoughtful solo…."

Dave Ness Trio

​Coming in 2018- A NEW Dave Ness Trio album.... We have finished recording it, now it's on to the next steps.  Hopefully by early summer we will have a CD release party/concert!

The album is tentatively called "Grooveness" and features some special guests on 5 tracks.  Here are some pics from the recording sessions.  

​Listening:  Click on link below to listen to alternate take of "Unrequited Gig" from the album "Layers."

email: davenesstrio@gmail.com