Bio

“Tyson Naylor has a growing reputation as the go-to pianist on the Vancouver scene.  Naylor (who is also a member of Canadian folk artist Dan Mangan’s band) has an impish sense of humour that shows an affinity for the merrymakers of the ICP Orchestra.  You can hear Misha Mengelberg’s spare, subtle intervals and dry-martini wit in his playing, though it’s Mengelberg filtered through Brad Mehldau.”    - Richard Moule, Signal to Noise, Fall 2012

 

With Kosmonauten, his debut trio release, receiving rave reviews from publications such as the New York Jazz Record and Signal to Noise, Vancouver-born pianist/keyboardist/composer Tyson Naylor has toured extensively across Canada, the US and Europe. As a sideman, he is a JUNO recipient for his keyboard work with indie-folk singer Dan Mangan and is a regular member of Limbs of the Stars, Tiny Pyramids, Sun Ra’s Star System, Dalava, Sick Boss and Longhand, and has played with Tobias Delius, Jesse Zubot, Wayne Horvitz, Mats Äleklint, and François Houle, as well as the Warsaw Improviser’s Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Turning Point Ensemble.

Naylor has also recently composed the soundtrack for independent short film Lynnwood, and arranged and was included in the soundtrack of feature film Hector and the Search for Happiness.