Intrepid Jazz Trio
The Intrepid Jazz Trio combines rich saxophone, acoustic
bass and piano
to create a contemporary yet timeless sound that ranges from jazz
by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane to American musical
classics by George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Rogers and Hart.
The trio is
made up of Eric Olson on piano, Tim Grant on bass, and Ed St.
While performing as a singer/ songwriter in the 1970s, Eric
focus increasingly gravitated towards jazz. After graduation from
in 1981 with a degree in Piano Technology, jazz piano study led
piano bar playing. Demands of running a full time piano service
and raising a family made for a hiatus from performing, until
the summer of
2001 when he joined the Intrepid Jazz Trio.
Tim Grant began playing bass in 1991 while studying classical
Radford University. He held the jazz chair in the RU big band
as well as
playing in countless jazz combos. He graduated from Radford in
1995 and has
been teaching music in the public school systems ever since. During
time he continued his study of the bass. Grant co-founded the
Trio in 1999 with which he is playing upright acoustic
Ed St. John, who plays Alto and Soprano Saxophones with the Intrepid
Trio, began playing trumpet in the early 70s studying
with top New York
musicians including the jazz trumpeter Charles Sullivan. He later
to saxophone, continuing his studies and playing in a variety
including big bands, saxophone quartets and various combos. He
teaching music in 1989 and gives private instruction on sax, flute
clarinet in the Shenandoah Valley and Manassas areas. Along with
founded the Intrepid Jazz Trio.