Pianist Pamela Hines grew up in Massachusetts and has played with some great artists in past years. Hines' 2007 CD, "Return," with Lockwood and Gullotti and a special guest appearance by Jerry Bergonzi, who played on Hines' 2004 CD ,"Twilight World," earned #13 ranking on jazz week charts in early 2008. Hines appeared at the 169 Bar and Cachaca Club in New York, Mechanic's Hall Brown Bag Concert in Worcester, MA and many northeast venues in early 2008 to promote the new release. EJazz News critic Edward Blanco says," A follow up to her successful 2006 release, “Drop 2,” Boston-based pianist Pamela Hines guides her eclectic trio through their fourth CD together with “Return,” featuring internationally recognized composer/educator Jerry Bergonzi on the tenor saxophone as special guest.Tal Shalom-Kobi, a native of Israel, is a Bass player and a music educator, who has been active in the world of music for the past 15 years. Tal holds a degree in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, and Masters in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory. Tal has performed in Jazz Festivals overseas and locally in venues like Berklee Performance Center, Ryles Jazz Club, and Jordan Hall among others. Tal is the leader of the "Four N' More" Jazz group, and co-leads the "Jazz Marauders" Latin Jazz quartet. Together with her performance career she stayed active in the field of education, teaching Piano, and youth ensemble groups in her home studio in Newton. Miki Matsuki is an experienced and versatile jazz drummer. She has performed in various musical settings including: soundtrack work, a tour of Korea, the performances at the Symphony Hall etc. Ms. Matsuki has performed with great musicians including Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, Darren Barrett, Dave Bryant, Stan Strickland, and many others. Ms. Matsuki graduated from Berklee College of Music and received her M.M. from the Longy School of Music and is currently enrolled in the Graduate Performance Diploma program there with full scholarship.
Listen to some of the songs performed by Trio Tutta:
"Spectrum is the remarkable debut of Trio Tutta, bringing together three leading ladies of the Boston jazz scene: Pamela Hines on piano, Tal Shalom-Kobi on bass, and Miki Matzuki on drums. This 10-song collection features all original compositions sizzling with Latin and Brazillian flare. The intimate piano-bass-drum arrangements, occasionally joined by Saxophone , Flute and Congas, showcase the chemistry, range, and passion of these accomplished artists.”