Blake Van Treese

Composer, singer/songwriter, and mandolinist.

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Blake Van Treese: Silhouettes (Jazz)

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Original jazz compositions by Blake Van Treese performed by the UCSD jazz chamber ensemble otherwise known as 95JC led by Kamau Kenyatta. I cannot thank him enough for his generous insights and contributions into these pieces. All of my jazz compositions feature mandolin with specific intent to expand the jazz mandolin repertoire as well as promote mandolin in the contemporary jazz scene today. Recent recipient of The Jazz Society of Lower Southern California Award, this is Blake's first self-titled album.


1. Chitzen Itza      

Drums - Jon Bruns, Bass - Ben Lee, Piano - Daniel Sanchez, Guitar - Scooter Oyama
Tenor Saxaphone - Steve Carter, Trumpet - Bassem Shoucri, French Horn - Melissa Stanley, Clarinet - Kelly Styger, Flute - Ian Adams, Mandolin - Blake Van Treese, Produced by Ben Lee and recorded and engineered by Andrew Vargas

2. Anybody's Treasure

Recorded live by the UCSD Jazz Chamber Ensemble directed by Kamau Kenyatta featuring soloists Jared Mattson - Guitar, Bobby Rigetti - trumpet and Blake Van Treese - Mandolin. Also featuring the other half of the Mattson 2, Jonathan Mattson on drums.

3. Providence Suite

Recorded live by the UCSD Jazz Chamber Ensemble directed by Kamau Kenyatta featuring soloists Scooter Oyama - Guitar, Ian Adams - Flute, Kelly Styger - Clarinet, Blake Van Treese - Mandolin and Melissa Stanley - French Horn

4. Stags Leap

Recorded live by the UCSD Jazz Chamber Ensemble directed by Kamau Kenyatta featuring soloists Evan Adams - Tenor Saxaphone, Blake Van Treese - Mandolin, Steve Carter - Alto Saxaphone

5. 4 on 3

Recorded live by the UCSD Jazz Chamber Ensemble directed by Kamau Kenyatta featuring soloists Steve Carter - Alto Saxaphone, Blake Van Treese - Mandolin,

6. Sillhouettes

Drums - Jon Bruns, Upright Bass - Ben Lee, Piano - Kamau Kenyatta, Guitar - Scooter Oyama, Tenor Saxaphone - Steve Carter, Trumpet - Bassem Shoucri, French Horn - Melissa Stanley, Clarinet - Kelly Styger, Flute - Ian Adams, Mandolin - Blake Van Treese, Produced by Ben Lee and recorded and engineered by Andrew Vargas

7. Talvez

Drums - Jon Bruns, Bass - Ben Lee, Piano - Daniel Sanchez, Guitar - Scooter Oyama, Tenor Saxaphone - Steve Carter, Trumpet - Bassem Shoucri, French Horn - Melissa Stanley, Clarinet - Kelly Styger, Flute - Ian Adams, Mandolin - Blake Van Treese, Produced by Ben Lee and recorded and engineered by Andrew Vargas

8. Cigansky Rha

Guitar - Brad Richter, Mandolin - Blake Van Treese

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