Based in Santa Fe, NM and led by Jeremy Bleich’s eclectic guitar and compositional style,
The Glass Key Trio explores compositions inspired by Americana, Balkan and Arabic music, contemporary classical, and film noir. Each composition is a vehicle for spirited dialogue between the players ushering the listener into a narrative exploration of musical landscapes.
GKT has been nominated for two 2023 New Mexico Music Awards including Best Jazz Album and Best Instrumental Song.
Formed in 2019, The Glass Key Trio has performed in several cities in the US including:
Austin (Butler School of Music), New Orleans (Carnaval Lounge, Zeitgeist), Nashville,
Rochester (The Bop Shop), Cleveland (Treelawn), Ithaca (Downstairs), Pittsburgh (Con Alma), Chicago (Constellation), Albuquerque (The Outpost), and in hometown Santa Fe (San Miguel Chapel).
"The Glass Key Trio... has conceived a strange combination of folk, gospel, spirituals, jazz and experimental curiosities, all without adhering too intensely to any one, and without an easy
means to genre-fy." - Santa Fe Reporter
Jeremy Bleich is a composer and multi-instrumentalist who incorporates a wide palette of sound and
culture into the process of creating music. He has toured extensively across Europe and the U.S playing bass and electronics with critically acclaimed trio “Birth”, and oud with Zevk Ensemble. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he is involved with presenting new music on his Grasshopper Music record label, teaching Orchestra at Los Alamos Public Schools and conducting with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony. Jeremy has played and/or recorded with musicians as diverse as Count Vu, Joe Maneri, Chris Jonas, Carmen Castaldi, and songwriters Jason White, Keven McCarthy, and Rick Elias.
Paul Brown has been playing music for 47 years, studying bass
and improvisation at the Berklee College of Music, and ud and makam with Haig Manoukian and Yordal Tokcan. Comfortable in all styles of music from Eastern Europe and beyond, he is in demand across the country, playing electric and acoustic bass with a number of bands (Édessa, Souren Baronian’s Taksim, Pontic Firebird) at music and dance camps, concerts, and festivals.
Milton Villarrubia, III grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and has bee n crafting his music art in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1996. Milton has performed with EllisMarsalis, Myra Melford, Anthony Braxton, Peter Bernstein, Steve Masakowski, The University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Program,
The Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico School for the Arts, William A. Thompson, IV, Circus Luminous,
The Academy for Technology and the Classics, Candyman Strings and Things, Ray Francen's Drum
Center and Drummer's World. In 2016 Milton and the Santa Fe based group Kodama Trio won best Jazz Album as well as Best Jazz Song in the Prestigious New Mexico