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Mill City Trio

Mill City Trio

Since its formation in 2005, the Mill City Trio has appeared regularly in clubs, galleries and concert venues all over New England. They are dedicated to the performance of original jazz compositions, although recent concerts have included revved-up versions of "Canarios" by Baroque composer Gaspar Sanz, and "Overkill" by the 80's rock band Men at Work.

Mill City Trio released their debut CD, Solstice, in 2006 to extensive critical acclaim (see Press). Their 2008 release, Down Deep, was featured on "Eric in the Evening" on WGBH, Boston and "Jazz New England" on WICN, Worcester.

Most recently, the trio has presented concerts in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts featuring "The Syncopated Bird," an extended composition for jazz trio and narrator by Jamie and Drew Dunphy.

Jamie Dunphy (guitar) has been an active Boston-area performer and teacher for the last ten years. He holds a masters degree in guitar performance from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and has studied with Charlie Banacos and Olav Chris Henriksen. In addition to playing with the Mill City Trio, Jamie performs regularly in duos with saxophonist Paul Combs and flutist Eileen Yarrison. He chairs the Jazz Department at the Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA, where he teaches private lessons and coaches jazz combos. He also teaches guitar at the Belmont Hill School and the Groton School.

Greg Passler (guitar/bass) earned a B.M. from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell and studied with Robert Guthrie, Benjamin Verdery and Ran Blake. He has recorded for the English record label Barricuda Blue, and licensed music for both television and film. Greg's recordings have been featured in Guitar Player and Guitar magazines. In addition to performing with the Mill City Trio, he leads the highly successful Boston band Magonia, and teaches guitar at the Indian Hill Music School and the Groton School.

Anthony D'Anna (drums/percussion) has been an active New England musician for over twenty years. He holds a B.M. in music business from the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, where he studied with Fred Buda and James Lattini. Tony's mastery of a wide range of styles has made him a highly in-demand session musician. He freelances as a studio percussionist, recording at Ridge Studio, Airwaves, Iguana Studio and Bobcat Recording, and has performed with saxophonist Bob Brenner and the rock group Rantic.