The 2010-2011 Tribute Trio Concert Series was just a beginning! Tribute Trio continues, broadening to tributes to jazz that build on the composer series, more recordings and outreach workshops. See more concert history and our upcoming Concerts, with plans in the near future for appearances at jazz festivals and music series in and out-of-state.

Tribute Trio history ... in 2010, the Tribute Trio formed to honor the powerful influence of jazz pianists/composers whose works compel listeners and musicians alike and helped shape the evolution of jazz. Pianist John Rangel, bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Cal Haines reached deep into the essence of this music, focusing on these legends' original compositions. Well-versed in the vocabulary and history of jazz, the trio brought tremendous insight into their performances.

The yearlong concert series kicked off May 2010 and completed April 2011 at Albuquerque’s Outpost Performance Space. Each month, the Tribute Trio presented a different composer and each concert was hosted in a different place, either in Albuquerque, Corrales or Santa Fe. The final concert was a CD release event for "Dedications" Volume I, original compositions inspired by the tribute composers. Tribute Trio concerts included an educational perspective for jazz lovers and the next generation of jazz instrumentalists. The concert series provided a monthly cultural destination to enjoy with friends and others who share a passion for jazz.

Next Concert

May 3, 2014 - Tribute Trio with guest vibist Sam Lunt will be part of the John Lewis Birthday Celebration at the South Broadway Cutural Center/John Lewis Theatre. The concert will feature compositions by John Lewis and his work in the Modern Jazz Quartet.
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News Flash!

On May 19, 2013, the Tribute Trio's "Dedications" Volume II won Best Jazz CD (finalist for Best Jazz Composition "Not So Easy" and Best Packaging) at the New Mexico Music Awards

On May 20, 2012, the Tribute Trio's "Dedications" Volume I received recognition with 3 awards at the New Mexico Music Awards:

Best Jazz CD - Tribute Trio - "Dedications" Volume I - Tribute Trio
Best Musical Production (Jazz) - "Ouroboros" - Michael Glynn
Best Arrangement - "It's All Good" - John Rangel

Tribute Trio Concert Series 2010-2011


  May 13 / Horace Silver / Outpost Performance Space / Albuquerque

  June 13 / Bud Powell / Casa Rondena Winery / Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

  July 25 / Bobby Timmons / Center For Spiritual Living / Santa Fe

  August 22 / Lennie Tristano / Kosmos / Albuquerque

  September 26 / Oscar Peterson / La Casa Sena / Santa Fe

  October 10 / Thelonious Monk / St. John's College / Santa Fe

  November 11 / Chick Corea / El Meson / Santa Fe

  December 5 / Joe Zawinul / Center For Spiritual Living / Albuquerque


  January 14 / McCoy Tyner / Vernon's Jazz Club / Los Ranchos de Albuquerque

  February 20 / Bill Evans / The United Church of Santa Fe / Santa Fe

  March 12 / Herbie Hancock / Historic Old San Ysidro Church / Corrales

  April 21 / Tribute Trio Dedications / Outpost Performance Space / Albuquerque