Eclipse Wind Trio blends brass and woodwinds together in a way that defines a new sound in the chamber music idiom. Composed of trumpeter Tyler Graves, saxophonist Matthew Swallow, and bassoonist Raymundo Jacinto, the ensemble was originally formed during their graduate years at Miami University of Ohio to perform Bläserkammermusik No. 2 for trumpet, alto saxophone & bassoon by Ernst-Lothar Von Knorr, and Lamenti, by Hans Holewa. Intrigued by this rare combination, Eclipse has taken upon itself to champion the instrumentation through performance and the commissioning of new works. Within less than a year, the ensemble has already
begun to attain its goal via performances in venues such as the Milwaukee Art Museum, Bennett Gordon Hall as part of Ravinia Festival 2012, and Lincoln Center. No less than four works have already been written by various composers, and premiered by Eclipse, with an additional expected premiere of 4WD by Eric Knechtges later this summer. Eclipse has recently collaborated with Adam Marks of Fifth House Ensemble during the 2012 Fresh Inc music festival and will be attending the 2012 Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Lincoln Center, with an expected premiere of a work by John Clark.
Eclipse Wind Trio Members
Tyler Graves, a native of Wickliffe, Ohio, is a freelance trumpet player and instructor. He is a well-rounded player, able to play both classical and jazz music and on an assortment of trumpets (including Bb, C, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet and Eb).
Tyler is currently in his second year at Miami University, where he is working towards his Master’s Degree in Music Performance. He studies with Professor James Olcott and is a member of the Miami Faculty Brass Quintet. At Miami, Tyler is principal trumpet of the Miami Wind Ensemble, the Symphony Orchestra, which performed at the 2012 OMEA conference, and a member of the Jazz Band and Brass Choir.
Since, arriving in Oxford Tyler has performed with the Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra, local churches in the Oxford-Cincinnati region, and was a substitute for the Middletown Symphony Orchestra. Other past performances include those at local churches in the Cleveland and Ada area, and performances with Cleveland’s Gabriel’s Horns, and the Tri-C Community Orchestra. Tyler has also worked as a trumpet instructor for high school band camps across Ohio, and is sure to always have a studio, including one currently in Oxford, Ohio.
Tyler obtained his bachelor of music in performance at Ohio Northern University. There, he studied trumpet with Dr. David Kosmyna and had the opportunity to play two concerti, with both the Wind Orchestra and Symphony Band (Essays by Gary Ziek and Trumpeter’s Lullaby by Leroy Anderson). Also while at Ohio Northern he worked with Gene Parker, became a brother of Phi Mu Alpha and Kappa Kappa Psi, and was involved in a variety of ensembles, including the pit orchestra.
After receiving his masters, Tyler plans to take auditions, and win a position as a professional trumpeter. He also plans to continue teaching, and attend doctoral school in the near future.
For more information on Tyler, visit his website.
Raymundo Gamboa Jacinto is a freelance bassoonist known for his strong stage presence and dedication to moving audiences with soulful and emotion-filled performances. His goal: educate communities about the bassoon and help them understand its importance and role in music today. Jacinto hopes to provide his audience with the opportunity to experience how classical music can embody the most deep rooted emotions.
Currently Jacinto is a Graduate Student at Miami University and winner of the 2011 Miami University Concerto Competition. He is Principal Bassoon for the Miami University Symphony Orchestra and the Miami University Wind Ensemble. He is also a founding member of the Eclipse Wind Trio and Administrative Assistant for the International Double Reed Society Conference 2012 hosted at Miami University.
Jacinto began his musical journey as a pianist in the 6th grade. In middle school he was introduced to the bassoon and instantly knew it was the instrument for him. In 2010 Jacinto graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno (With Distinction) with a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As a student at UNR Jacinto studied bassoon with Dr. Christin Schillinger, Dr.Lindsey Bartlett and Mr. Eric Fassbender while performing throughout Northern Nevada. Jacinto also appeared as a solo artist with the Ruby Mountain Symphony performing the 3rd movement of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in 2009.
Matthew James Swallow is a saxophonist and music educator from Western Pennsylvania. He is known for his skills on the instrument, playing fluently in both genres of classical and jazz styles Swallow serves as a role model in performing and educating young musicians in developing skills and appreciating the musical arts.
Swallow began his interest in saxophone studies at the age of 10 and instantly became the instrument that would carry him all through middle/high school and undergraduate studies. In 2009, Swallow graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education and Saxophone Performance (Magna Cum Laude). During his time at Slippery Rock, he studied with Mr. Terry Steele and Dr. Jeremy Long. Swallow had the privilege to perform with the SRU Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Stephen Hawk and took his talent to various venues, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland and North Sea Jazz Festival
in Rotterdam, Holland in the Summer of 2006. He also has made appearances performing with the Butler Symphony Orchestra performing on George Gershwin’s American in Paris and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. Swallow has performed with the Slippery Rock Saxophone Quartet, which included a performance at the 2009 North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference.
Over the past few years, Swallow has provided instruction on saxophone and clarinet privately and in the public schools along with performances in local high school musicals.
Currently, Swallow is a Graduate Student at Miami University of Ohio and serves as a Graduate Assistant for the Miami University Department of Music. He was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Miami University Concerto Competition and invitation to perform with the 2012 OMEA All-Star Collegiate Jazz Ensemble. He is currently the principle saxophonist in the Miami University Wind Ensemble, Miami University Saxophone Quartet, and the Miami University Jazz Ensemble. Swallow is also a member of the Eclipse Wind Trio, which is participating in the 2012 Fresh Inc Festival in Kenosha, Wisconsin and the 2012 Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York City.
Several artists in both classical and jazz including have inspired Swallow: Marcel Mule, Eugene Rousseau, Sigurd Rascher, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderly, and many more. He is eager to continue learning about music everyday, whether if it would be in the classroom or on vacation. In addition, Swallow always believes his playing can always improve and continue to work on areas of weakness and strive for perfection.
After graduating from Miami University, Swallow plans on working towards obtaining a full saxophone studio teaching position and performance opportunities. His favorite ensembles are small chamber and musical pit orchestras. Being from the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area, he enjoys his sports, especially hockey and football, and spending time with family.
Chelsea Reisner – Driving in the Air
for trumpet, tenor saxophone, and bassoon
Alex Temple – Thick Line
for three or more wind/brass instruments
Justino Perez – I Just Lost To Myself at Hide and Seek
for piccolo trumpet in A, tenor saxophone, and bassoon
Max Pankau – Four Caricatures – I. Hammer Toss, II. What Else?, III. Delta Boy, IV. Ok Maceo
for trumpet, saxophones (soprano,alto,tenor), bassoon,and piano