Northwest Jazz Trio was founded by guitarist Sam Battaglia and percussionist Norwood Brown.
The trio is:
Salvatore “Sam” Battaglia on guitar. Sam takes musical journeys from straight Spanish styled classical guitar to jazz and rock on acoustic and electric guitars.
Norwood Brown on hand percussion. Norwood is an exceptional percussionist. He is as comfortable on the drum kit as he is on the asonga.
Will Stewart on bass. Will completes the trio with his spot on bass chops.
Together they perform a range of material from classic standards to post bop, to early rock and Motown. They’ve performed for several public and private events around Vancouver WA and Portland OR.