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Markham Jazz Festival 2016

GAME.SET.TRAP

GAME.SET.TRAP is redefining perceptions of ‘trap-based’ music by bringing the inherent soulful, musical elements to the forefront. By interpreting lyrics through the instrumental arrangements, they artfully conceal its controversy, hearing it stripped down to its core musical elements and making for a universally engaging performance. GAME.SET.TRAP performs in the ‘jazz-soul’ idiom, pulling motivic influences from Ahmad Jamal and Duke Ellington. Bringing new concepts influenced by the NEXT Collective, Christian Scott, and Ben Williams, this Toronto trap-jazz collective is connecting cultures and generations.