Like a lot of good things in life, the Like Mind Trio happened almost completely by accident. Matthew had an engagement to fill for a performance at an Asheville Symphony fund raiser and called Mike to play bass. The drummer they had in mind was unavailable, but he recommended Justin who had just moved to town two months prior. They got together for a rehearsal to run down some of the material and the rapport was immediately apparent.
The group built upon that initial meeting, developing a unique style of ensemble driven, interactive improvisation. Call it jazz, but it also includes elements of chamber music and even rock. The group presents opportunities for each member to introduce musical ideas and compositions that change over time and constantly evolve. The group aesthetic is intelligent, yet accessible and always exciting.