Time for Three, the world’s first classically trained garage band, defies classification. Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, and Justin Timberlake, they have played Carnegie Hall, jazz clubs, festivals, NFL games, and the Indy 500. Tf3’s Three Fervent Travelers on the E1 label debuted in the top 10 on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes, remaining in the top 10 on the Billboard Crossover Charts for over 10 months. They were recently signed by Universal Music Classics (UMC) and will record their debut album with UMC later this year.
The trio formed while violinists Zachary (Zach) De Pue, Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, and double bassist Ranaan Meyer were students at Curtis Institute of Music. Since then, they have performed over a thousand engagements: from soloists with the Philadelphia Orchestra to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco, from the Kennedy Center to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert. Their countless private and corporate engagements even included a concert on the aircraft carrier Intrepid.
Time for Three regularly commissions new music. Concerto 4-3, by Pulitzer-Prize winner Jennifer Higdon was premiered with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and released on an album by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Chris Brubeck’s Travels in Time for Three was co-commissioned by the Boston Pops, Youngstown Symphony, and eight other orchestras. Recently, Tf3 premiered Pulitzer-Prize winner William Bolcom’s Games and Challenges: Something Wonderful Right Away.
Time for Three has appeared on Public Television and National Public Radio, and participated in educational residencies including Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for terminally ill children, and Carnegie Hall’s Family Concerts.