TAJ, tim art and josh

Active: 2016 to present

Tim Wendel - (guitar)
Art Lande - (piano)
Josh Reed - (trumpet)

TAJ was created in 2016 by Tim Wendel, Art Lande, and Josh Reed in order to play new, challenging, original music. Exploring beauty, complexity, and the possibilities inherent in the guitar, piano, and trumpet, this band offers each musician the opportunity to play any and all musical roles. This shifting of roles and opportunities is fun to listen to, and the flexibility and communication needed to make it work bring the music into the present moment and away from the jazz conventions in traditional formats with bass and drums. This Colorado trio has roots in New York and Philadelphia, and spans 40 years of life and musical experience. Each player has an original voice and the band has a unique sound, content, and improvisational approach.