Josh Rawlings Trio @ Manor House
Whether playing Jazz grooves, swinging the Blues or rocking out to classic Pop tunes, the Josh Rawlings Trio puts a whole lot of soul into every note.
The JRT got its humble beginnings when bassist Nate Omdal, drummer Adam Kessler and I met at Cornish College of the Arts in 2001. They have been performing together for nearly 2 decades and their intuitive and heart-felt playing is very palpable at their shows.
The band has a rich history and eclectic repertoire that shows the versatility and depth of their seasoned musicianship. Considered one of the Northwest regions’ prized Jazz Trio’s and working rhythm sections. They’ve accompanied some of the top local vocalists in the region and have entertained countless events including performances for the Mayor of Seattle, the State Governor of Washington, Amazon, Microsoft, Bill Gates Foundation, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Boeing, Vulcan and more.
The JRT has release 2 albums since graduating from Cornish in 2005. They released their debut album ‘Climbing Stairs’ in 2008 and sophomore album ‘Swell’ in 2016.
The JRT brings passionate energy and musical chemistry to each and every song they play. Together they specialize in captivating and genuine performances reminiscent of Trios by the likes of Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, and Bill Evans. Nate, Adam and Josh love creating joyous and in-the-moment music for their audiences no matter the venue or occasion. They pride themselves with carrying the tradition the Trio while being modern-day Live Music messengers!