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The Reuel Lubag Trio is a group committed to excellence in the tradition of Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Ahmad Jamal, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton, Sonny Clark, McCoy Tyner, et al. The group combines the traditions of the piano trio along with many of the more progressive and energetic styles of jazz including Bebop, Hardbop and the more Modern styles like the Avant Garde and Thirdstream.

 
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These are the ideals that the group is committed to in its presentation of music.
 
The Reuel Lubag Trio is available for performances and clinics in your area.
 
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Group Members' Bios
 


Michael Glynn
Born in Seattle, Michael Glynn began playing bass at the age of 11. Beginning his jazz studies with former Count Basie and Louis Armstrong bassist Buddy Catlett, Michael starting working professionally while still a student at Garfield High School, where he played for four years in that school's renowned jazz band. After two years in engineering school at Columbia University in New York City, Michael returned to Seattle where he graduated summa cum laude in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Washington, where he studied under Doug Miller and Barry Lieberman. 

Moving to Albuquerque in 2006, he quickly established himself as an integral part of the New Mexico music scene, performing and recording extensively, and also making time to earn his Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, studying with Mark Tatum.  In 2012 Michael moved to the Palo Alto for a year where he worked with musicians all around the Bay Area and was on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

In addition to performing with countless local musicians throughout the Pacific Northwest, California, and New Mexico, Glynn has performed with jazz legends including Bud Shank, Jon Hendricks, Bobby Shew, Mark Levine, Dave Grusin, Geoffrey Keezer, Seamus Blake, Eric Alexander, David Hazeltine, Benny Green, Gary Smulyan, Don Lanphere, Conte Candoli, Bob Florence, Doug Lawrence, William Parker, Kevin Hays, Kim Richmond, Aaron Parks, Madeline Eastman, Dena DeRose, and the Cab Calloway Orchestra. Michael has performed around the United States and in Canada, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Oman, and Trinidad and Tobago. On top of his jazz work, Michael performs in a variety of other genres, including classical work with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Opera Southwest, and Canticum Novum Santa Fe, calypso with steel drum legend Ray Holman, and a mix of Arabic and Western music with Iraqi-American oud virtuoso Rahim Al Haj. 

Michael currently resides in Seattle, Washington. 

Julian MacDonough

Julian MacDonough is a Bellingham Washington based drummer. Over the past twelve years he has been a full time member of the Mike Allen Quartet/Trio (Vancouver BC), the genre-bending “funk” band Megatron (Bellingham Washington) the Monday Night Project, and alt-country singer songwriter Kasey Anderson (Portland Oregon).

 

In addition to those bands, Julian has been very active as a freelance musician. Primarily hired as a jazz drummer up and down the west coast, he has also spent a lot of time in recording studios with over 40 CDs under his belt. Some of his favorites are Mike Allen’s 2003 award winning album “Dialectic,”  “Fearless,” (2004) and  “A Hip Cosmos” (2012), Kasey Anderson’s “Nowhere Nights” Havilah Rand’s 2009 “Bengalese Butterflys” Jenni Potts’s “Take This and Go” and New York jazz pianist Aaron Parks “First Romance.” Julian also enjoys his teaching position at Western Washington University as part of the Faculty Jazz Collective which includes the other members of the Mike Allen Quartet.


He has had the pleasure of performing with such notables as Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Shew, Julian Preister, Aaron Parks, Grant Stewart and Brian Lynch.


Matt Page  

Matt is one of the newest rising stars on the Seattle Jazz scene. He attended college at Olympic College in Bremerton and spent two years in Los Angeles studying at the Musicians Institute with Joe Porcaro, Chuck Flores and others. His main mentor is the great Jeff Hamilton and Matt studied very extensively with him while there in L.A. Matt has worked as the drummer for Groove For Thought, the Chris Morton Trio and has his own group as well. He maintains a busy schedule as a teacher and freelance drummer in the Seattle scene doing everything from jazz to indie rock to worship music. Matt plays Garcia Drums and Bosphorus Cymbals
 
Nate Parker
Nate is one of the most in demand bassists on the Seattle Jazz Scene. He has built a reputation as a solid, swingin' timekeeper and is an adventurous and melodic soloist. Nate spent several years dedicating himself to the old school, no amp, just moving air approach to bass playing to build his tone and technique and the results have really shown in his playing. His humor and wit also make him a valuable asset in any ensemble and he is well regarded and respected as a serious professional.
 
Andrew Glynn
Andrew, like his brother bassist Michael Glynn, is a graduate of Clarence Acox's fine program at Garfield High School in Seattle, WA. He has worked as a saxophonist on both alto and tenor in various groups in the Seattle area including the Reuel Lubag Hardbop Quartet, the Glynn Brothers Quartet, the Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra to name but a few. An aggressive improviser, he demonstrates the great saxophone tradition with a wide range of influences from Prez to Coltrane, and from Coleman Hawkins to Sonny Rollins.
 
Gary Gibson career represents a musician who has done everything at the professional level. He is a celebrated performer on drum set, percussion, vibes, and especially steel pan but is a well regarded educator, composer, recording engineer/producer and copyist. He has also been on faculty at the Cornish College of The Arts in Seattle, artist in residence at the University of Maine, and has worked as a clinician and judge for numerous festivals. If you'd like more info on Gary, please go to his website.
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