The Orlando Trio first formed in 1996 when the three members met at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne, Australia), whilst completing their studies. The trio soon became a regular fixture on the Melbourne Jazz scene, while also performing at major Australian ski resorts (Mt.Buller, Thredbo, Mt.Hotham), and completing a six month contract at the Hotel Sofitel Saigon, Vietnam.
Public venues in Melbourne have included, The Night Cat, Manchester Lane and Dizzy’s Jazz Club along with private functions at The Melbourne Club, Crown,9 Darling Street, Brighton International, Grand and Park Hyatt’s and The Point. Recent clients include, BMW, Ericsson, Holden and Loreal.
The trio also specializes in performing at weddings.
The trio consists of guitar, acoustic bass and drums, and on request can include guest instrumentalists/vocalist. All members are graduates of the Victorian College of the Arts (B.A. Music Performance, Improvisation).
The sound is R&B flavoured smooth Jazz. The repertoire includes swing standards and show tunes, to Blues, Latin, Funk and ’60’s Groove. The trio takes it’s inspiration and repertoire from such performers as, Miles Davis,
Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Smith, Billie Holiday, George Benson, Jobim and many others. The Orlando Trio is able to adapt to any situation, from quiet restaurants and bars, to lively club situations, where a featured performance is required.