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Dylan Hayes Trio

August 5 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Come join us on Friday, August 5th, 7:00pm at New Traditions in Olympia, WA to hear the Dylan Hayes Trio play a set of original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards!
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Dylan Hayes is a top called jazz pianist based in the Portland, Seattle and Bay Area. He is the leader of the Jim Knapp Orchestra, DX-Tet, and Dylan Hayes Electric Band. Dylan’s debut record “Songs For Rooms And People” was released on Blujazz Productions on March, 2020. His debut record is one of the top ten jazz albums of 2020 in The Seattle Times. Another Seattle based band that Dylan co-leads called “Meridian Odyssey” released a record titled “Second Wave” under Origin Records and was listed as one of the top fifteen best albums of 2021 in The Seattle Times.
Dylan has taken over the big band book of renowned composer Jim Knapp. He has studied big band arranging with Jim Knapp, who is one of his biggest influences in terms of writing and arranging for big band. Dylan has arranged for the Full Circle Jazz Ensemble led by Nathaniel Paul Schleimer and Bob Hammer, who has arranged music for Charles Mingus’s big band. Dylan has also been commissioned to arrange for the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble.
Dylan is a well rounded musician who has studied and played all different genres such as funk, salsa, classical, hip-hop, r&b, motown, reggae, rock, pop, and jazz. He has been asked several times to play at the “Piano Starts Here” event at the Royal Room, where he’s had the opportunity to play the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Hank Jones, Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Gene Harris, Jaki Byard, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Michel Camilo.
The centrum jazz workshop offered Dylan a chance to work with Jeff Hamilton and George Cables. Dylan’s trio, under the direction of Jeff Hamilton was featured on the KNKX radio station. Through performing at the the centrum jazz workshop, the KNKX radio station asked Dylan to put together his own band to be featured live on the radio. Dylan has been featured on KNKX with his trio, quintet, and most recently with his octet called the DX-Tet.
Dylan is originally from San Francisco, and began playing piano at the age of 7. He attended an arts school in Novato, California, Marin School of the Arts, where he started playing in a rock, R&B, motown and funk band. As time progressed, he joined the top jazz band and realized the direction he wanted to take in his career as a musician. His first two influences were Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, who continue to influence him as a Pianist and Composer. Dylan’s piano playing has brought him to share the stage with top tier musicians in both San Francisco, Seattle and Portland such as Jay Thomas, Thomas Marrtiott, David Marriott, Evan Flory-Barnes, Christopher Brown and former member of Art Blakey’s jazz messengers, Chris Amberger.
Dylan graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in 2019 where he studied jazz piano under the private instruction of Jovino Santos Neto and Marina Albero. Some other musicians he’s studied with at Cornish are Dawn Clement, Chuck Deardorf, Peter Mack, Randy Halberstadt, Jim Knapp, and Dave Peck.
Stanley Ruvinov is a bassist and musician from Bellevue, Washington. He was born into a life of music, beginning his studies on the cello at age 7. In his teenage years, he found a love of the bass, and began his contrabass studies, shortly discovering the art of jazz. In high school, he picked up the upright at 15, almost immediately he participated in various State Solo and Ensemble Competitions and was selected as a first Alternative in 2012. Next year his high school band placed first in the Reno Jazz Festival; Stanley was awarded Soloist Awards both year Interlake High School Participated in 2013 and 2014. Stanley was also a participant of Seattle Youth Symphony as well as a consistent participant of Centrum Jazz Workshop for many years. In the summer of 2019 he has selected as one of 19 participants in the Jazz Aspen Workshop in Aspen, Colorado. He earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Jazz Studies and Performance from Michigan State University the same year, studying with renown bassist Rodney Whitaker. In addition, Stanley has had the opportunity to perform and study with Randy Napoleon, Xavier Davis, Diego Rivera, Michael Dease and Randy Gillespie, as well as Justin Faulkner and Tim Warfield and Dick Oatts. Prior to Michigan State has studied with the Principal Chair of Seattle Symphony Jordan Anderson, and Jon Hamar who is the recent Chair of the Bass Department at the University of Tennessee.
Aside from his education, Stanley has been playing professionally around the Greater Seattle area since he was 15. He has played in recognized venues such as Tula’s and the Royal Room, working as an on-demand sideman on the scene, as well as traveling and sharing his talents with audiences across the nation.
Xavier is a 24 year old, American, drummer, composer, with French and Mexican heritage. He is a Graduate of the Cornish College of the Arts Music Department where he spent his last four years completing his degree. In his four years in Seattle, Xavier primarily focused on developing a compositional and playing style that was manifested in his quintet. He has a commitment to the study and roots of the jazz tradition but also finds all the ways in which the things he carries can influence his music. The music he composes is drawn from the music he grew up listening to, including classical music, latin jazz, Mexican pop-rock, or pop. He is a unique musician and composer that brings something new to the tradition of jazz and modern music. “The care that Xavier takes in his music comes through in every piece. You get the sense he is hearing the whole sound, the whole piece, the whole band and that he is carrying out a unique vision that pushes past the modern boundaries of genre” (Dawn Clement). The quintet was and continues to be a deep source of discovery and growth for Xavier as a musician. Beyond that, he has been an active member of Thomas Marriott’s quintet. He also Leads an Octet, “DX-Tet”, as well as a big band with his close musical cohort Dylan Hayes.


August 5
7:00 pm9:00 pm
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New Traditions
300 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501 United States
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