Heartland Trio

 Hannah Boomershine (2018)

Hannah Boomershine (2018)

Founded by bassist Hannah Marks in 2017, Heartland Trio consists of Barclay Moffitt on tenor saxophone, Hannah Marks on double bass, and Rocky Martin on drums. The band draws from Marks’ musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while grounded in the group’s improvisational and groove background of jazz and rock. Along with their 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, they have performed with jazz greats such as Walter Smith III, Becca Stevens, Joel Ross, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and more. The group is based in Bloomington, IN and frequently plays at variety of venues throughout the Midwest. Their outreach also extends to educational programs like the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic and the Griffin Institute for Performing Arts. Following their performances at the Iowa City Jazz Festival and the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in 2018, Heartland Trio will release an EP of all original music.

Heartland Trio plays Barclay Moffitt's original composition, "Kinda Not." Live from Kessler's Place on May 27th, 2018. Barclay Moffitt - tenor saxophone Hannah Marks - double bass Rocky Martin - drums
Heartland Trio plays "Stomping' at the Savoy." Live from The Pioneer Theater on May 25th, 2018. Barclay Moffitt - tenor saxophone Hannah Marks - double bass Rocky Martin - drums

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