Trio WAG is:
Walt Szymanski – trumpet, vocals
Alex Harding – bari sax
Gary Wittner – guitar
Trio WAG, born in 2001, was originally Walt Szymanski’s idea. The three musicians were playing at a session in Brooklyn, NY with 3 horns and a full rhythm section including bass and drums. Walt had been thinking about applying for a State Department Jazz Ambassadors grant that was specifically for trios, and somehow, in his mind’s ear he was able to hear the combination of bari sax, guitar and trumpet as a working trio. Since then, Trio WAG has toured twice for the State Department (Serbia/Montenegro/Slovenia and Papua New Guinea/Fiji) and performed in clubs and festivals in New York and the Eastern United States. The group’s repertoire embraces many styles including New Orleans, Swing, Blues, Latin, Post-Bop and Free Jazz.