The Trio of OZ, featuring Omar Hakim and Rachel Z, fuses rock, jazz, and jam into a must-hear musical statement. Touring extensively around the globe for the last few years, the Trio of OZ is creating a legion of fans wherever they play.Legendary drummer Omar Hakim (Weather Report, Miles Davis, David Bowie, Sting) and Grammy winning pianist, Rachel Z (Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Peter Gabriel) came together in 2010 to form the Trio of OZ. Their debut CD, The Trio of OZ, garnered rave reviews and Jazziz Magazine nominated it Best Jazz CD of the year. Newly added bassist, Jonathan Toscano (Among those he has studied with are bassists Andy McKee, Jeff Carney and Ron Carter. Also among his teachers is pianist Rachel Z, with whom he now plays regularly as a bassist in The Trio of Oz.)
The Trio of OZ takes the audience on a magical journey performing groundbreaking arrangements of notable rock music from such bands as the Killers, Depeche Mode, Death Cab for Cutie and the Police. With an unparalleled reputation for musical virtuosity, groove, heart and soul, The Trio of OZ is a unique musical experience for rock, jazz and jam lovers. The Trio of OZ brings the house down wherever they play and they are now seeking engagements at Performing Arts Centers, Festivals, “Meet the Artist” series and Educational Clinics; clubs too. Oz truly is the place to be.
The group will perform some exciting new improvised electronica music from their upcoming CD!