Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 40 years and many celebrated recordings, whose catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade”. Recognized as one of America’s 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer among others. In 2016, he was a beneficiary of the first FreshGrass Composition commission to preserve and support innovative grassroots music. Bill is also the subject of a documentary film by director Emma Franz, entitled ‘Bill Frisell: A Portrait’, which examines his creative process in depth. He has received an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music.
Thomas Morgan is one of the most in-demand jazz bassists, largely due to his unique approach to his instrument, his exceptional understanding of music and his own distinctive playing style. He has played bass on over 90 recordings and toured the world as a member of bands led by Bill Frisell, Jakob Bro, Jim Black, Dan Weiss and Craig Taborn, among others.
Rudy Royston is a well-known figure in the music scene and has played with artists such as Dave Douglas, Branford Marsalis, Javon Jackson, Linda Oh, JD Allen, Dotsero, Leslie Drayton, Joe Keel and Nelson Rangell. He first played with Bill Frisell in his recording of Woman's Day.