Trio Arjento is a smooth, complex, and heady blend of musical styles and influences; scotch whiskey for the ears.
Their soulful, fragile, exploratory sound mixes jazz, blues, and singer-songwriter traditions to create musical tapestries where every note tells a story.
Marcy Hull's warm, wise, and sultry voice is complemented by the intuitive counterpoint and improvisational chemistry of Jennifer Lockman's piano and Tom Shea's guitars.
Tom Shea is a righteous guitarist, poet, and songwriter. He quit piano
lessons at the age of 12 when his older brother showed him how to play 'Can’t
Explain' by The Who. He has never looked back. His first musical love is
Trio Arjento, but he also regularly plays in an improv orchestra, records
as a solo acoustic guitar instrumentalist (http://soundcloud.com/voices-in-the-wires),
arranges classic rock and surf tunes for the Saltfleet Guitar Orchestra,
and is always available for collaboration, session work, and just plain
When he’s not playing guitar or writing poetry, Tom teaches creative writing, music, and stage craft, and spends time with his delightful family. He also has at least three partially finished novels in the works, only one of which involves vampires working in the bakery at the all-night Foodland in the suburbs and an apparently unrelated plot to kill an ex-lover with a weather satellite. Tom’s first two books of poetry are available online at lulu.com—just search “tom shea”.
Marcy Hull sings--just sings. Right now that suits her fine. She was raised on Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and in the fourth grade made a bold proclamation that when she grew up she would be a singer. Church choir, tape-recorded Whitney Houston tunes belted out with her best friend Jessie, and a trip downtown to Helen Moteshed's School of Music stamped her with a 3 octave range; that was a good place to start. With a few lessons here and there, she prides herself in her musical under-literacy. Her music comes from somewhere deep in her bones. She has a passion and a curiosity for percussion of all kinds, and is ready to dive into that world. When she isn't musical, she is motherly, and takes pride in her greatest success in life: her family.
Jennifer Lockman rocks the piano and sings soulful harmonies. Her mother
bought a piano and would sit the 3 year old Jennifer on her lap while she
practiced. Without fail, Jennifer pushed her mother's hands aside and claimed
the piano as her own. Childhood music teachers and mentors fuelled her love
for improvisation and all things music. The sound track on family road trips
was a series of 'Golden Oldies' cassette tapes from the local gas station.
Early exposure to 'Lollipop' by the Chordettes led to an obsession with
vocal harmony that haunts her to this day.
Jennifer met Tom and Marcy 5 years ago and instantly connected to their musical style. When she is not playing or writing with Trio Arjento, Jennifer plays keyboards with other artists and especially enjoys unique projects like improv dance & music sessions. Jennifer loves to create music, especially with other creative musicians. She goes where her passion takes her. For more information visit www.jenniferlockman.com.