All Night Trio features Matt Villinger, one of the most in-demand piano players in the KC area along with with keyboardist/vibraphonist Peter Schlamb and drummer Zach Morrow. They
All Night Trio features Matt Villinger, one of the most in-demand piano players in the KC area along with with keyboardist/vibraphonist Peter Schlamb and drummer Zach Morrow. They combine different types of groove music to make unique compositions influenced by everyone from Herbie Hancock to Drake. Blending jazz, funk, soul, electronica and improvisation into a unique blend of melody, ambience and groove beats, these guys have it all.
Hermon Mehari received his BM in Jazz Performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance in 2010. In addition to performing, he dedicates himself to being a serious educator and has participated in clinics and panels around the world.
Although he already had a growing reputation, the success of Herman Mehari’s debut album, Bleu, put him concretely on the musical map. It covered both the ground of his contemporaries and his own original music in such a way to establish his artistic identity. Bleu includes ECM recording artist Aaron Parks on piano, Blue Note recording artist Logan Richardson on alto saxophone, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Ryan J. Lee on drums and Rick Rosato on bass. Mehari was the recent winner of the 2015 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition and a semifinalist in the 2014 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2014 he released the CD Our Journey with Diverse, his second with the group. Mehari maintains a touring schedule around the world with his own group and as a sideman.