TRIPLICATE is an improvisational jazz trio, formed in 1996, that blends an eclectic variety of musical influences and experiences together to produce a personal repertoire of music defined by their collective group sound. TRIPLICATE is Joel Shapira on electric guitars, Bruce "Pooch" Heine on acoustic and electric basses and David Stanoch on trapset.
TRIPLICATE became a band more by accident than design. The trio bonded through informal jam sessions and a desire to stretch, burn, and play melodically. As the trio discovered its musical chemistry a repertoire quickly began to form and the group forged ahead with a concept that they would perform as a true band in every sense--developing their original and adapted music together and always performing as a core unit. This is a concept seen less often, in this day and age, to which the members of TRIPLICATE have dedicated themselves for almost a decade.
Highlights of this Minnesota-based trio's musical journey include regular performances at a wide variety of Twin Cities and regional music venues including The Twin Cities Hot Summer Jazz Festival, KBEM Winter Jazz Festival, in Minneapolis, and Grand Marais Jazz Festival, as well as shows at the nationally renowned Artists' Quarter and The Dakota jazz clubs. TRIPLICATE has also been featured opening for national acts at The Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater and the Cedar Cultural Center.
TRIPLICATE's self-titled debut CD, released on Rhythmelodic Records in 2001, received much critical acclaim, garnering nominations for Best Jazz Group and Best Jazz Recording at the 2001 Minnesota Music Awards. TRIPLICATE enjoyed a sold-out CD release show at the The Dakota Jazz Club in the Twin Cities, and received steady airplay on KBEM Jazz 88 FM, MPR's KNOW-FM, KFAI-FM, and even WCCO-AM. The trio has also made several appearances on KARE 11 TV and Twin Cities Public Television. Check out the Web cast archive of their Jan. 31, 2001 appearance and May 3, 2000 appearance in RealVideo. (You'll need the free RealVideo player.)
TRIPLICATE is also active in music education, performing concerts, clinics and workshops at various regional schools and music stores including, notably, the Jazz Is Cool in Your School program series sponsored by The American Federation of Musicians Union Local #30-73, and The Twin Cities Jazz Society in 1998.