As the pioneering New York Jam Band, The Zen Tricksters do it all.
Unparalleled songwriting melds with lifetimes of music appreciation conjuring psychedelic originality spanning the outer reaches of jazz, the Grateful Dead, and beyond resulting in new and inventive magic. For over 40 years, these travels move listeners to the limits of imagination, solidifying The Zen Tricksters cornerstone in the foundation of the modern Jam Band temple.
The Zen Tricksters have four albums of original material, and one live double-disc recorded at the Rex Foundation Benefit Black-Tie Ball in 2005. Phil Lesh, so impressed by the studio-jams of their second CD, A Love Surreal, tapped two members to be part of his Phil & Friends collective. The Zen Tricksters marked their 40th Anniversary at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Sunday November 10, 2019.
The Zen Tricksters are: Jeff Mattson, Rob Barraco, Dave Diamond, Tom Circosta, Klyph Black and Jennifer Markard.
“The Tricksters are more than just a cover band. They have their own stuff and they are brilliant, their stuff is brilliant. They are great players!” –Phil Lesh