In Threeplustwo, three triplets bring their divergent musical paths together for the first time, joining forces with two long-time collaborators and close friends to form this unique chamber ensemble. Their music blends jazz, folk and classical influences in original compositions imbued with a rich color palette. Emanating familial love, their debut album shines with both improvisatory vitality and razor sharp precision.
The Ringel triplets grew up in North Carolina surrounded by music of all sorts, leading them each to craft a distinct musical identity. Bassoonist Ivy Ringel performs with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, bassist Lowell Ringel is a prolific performer/composer/educator in Miami, Florida, and trombonist Evan Ringel tours with folk collective Look Homeward in addition to his burgeoning jazz career. In Threeplustwo they combine forces with David Leon, an award-winning saxophonist making waves on New Yorks creative music scene, and Jonah Udall, a Californian-turned-Brooklynite guitarist whose work fuses improvisation, folk music, and dance.
Individually, these rising stars have performed at the Kennedy Center, the Arsht Center (Miami), and internationally-renowned festivals in 5 countries, including the Würzburg Mozart Festival, Floydfest, and the Newport Jazz Festival. Ivy was the winner of the International 2014 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition, and David was the winner of the 2017 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award. Threeplustwo brings together their diverse abilities to create a combined sound that is especially potent.
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4608-L Industry Lane
Durham, NC 27713