Tyler Blanton Quartet

Friday, February 23
7:30pm - 9pm

Brooklyn based vibraphonist Tyler Blanton is becoming known as a new and identifiable voice on the instrument. With his distinctly lyrical and nuanced 4 mallet approach to the vibraphone, he has been praised as “an heir to the swinging and melodically charged throne of post-bop masters such as Gary Burton and Bobby Hutcherson.” A prolific composer, Blanton’s musical endeavors consistently involve top musicians in the New York music scene such as Donny McCaslin, Nate Wood, Ari Hoenig, Drew Gress, and Johnathan Blake, among others. His compositions range from modern and eclectic to soulful and rooted, all the while painting a unified musical identity.

“A Young Vibraphonist with strong lyrical footing”
-Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Affable and hard-swinging”
– Time Out New York