Baktrak Band

Active: 2011 to present

   Ben Markley - piano
   Martin Kenney - bass
   Art Lande - drums

Baktrak began in college with the impetus of Ben Markley writing a body of new piano trio music. Both he and bassist Martin Kenney had completed jazz studies degrees (at CU and UNC respectively) and were eager to put their musical energies into a band experience. Drummer Art Lande enjoyed the trio format with the group Triangle, and with the formation of Baktrak, is enjoying another great experience. Their rehearsal process involves original composition, jazz standards tailored to the band's energy esthetic, and improvisations heavily drenched in jazz rhythm coloration and language.