Tim Chernikoff Trio

NYC based pianist and composer Tim Chernikoff was educated in the West Coast (Stanford Jazz Workshop), Southwest (North Texas State), and East Coast (Manhattan School of Music) regions of the United States. Chernikoff studied with Stefan Karsson, Dan Haerle, Taylor Eigsti, Phil Markowitz, and Garry Dial, while gigging and sitting in with Adonis Rose, Quamon Fowler, John Shifflett, Jason Lewis, Vince Lateano, Brad Leali, Shelley Carrol, Christian McBride, Dayna Stephens, Roy Hargrove, Evan Francis, and many others.

As a composer, Chernikoff draws from a range of influences, from Maurice Ravel and Thelonious Monk to Ornette Coleman and Frank Zappa. His album with this trio, "Pieces of Sanity," is out now on all streaming and available for purchase on Bandcamp: https://timchernikoff.bandcamp.com/album/pieces-of-sanity

“Original, true and honest...a musician of extremely high caliber." — pianist Stefan Karlsson of the Eddie Gomez Trio

“Extremely inventive in both his composition and improvisation.” — pianist and composer Dan Hearle ​ ​


German born bassist Jakob Dreyer started playing piano when he was 4 years old. He received classical training as a piano player until he switched to bass at age 13.

Among his teachers were John Patitucci, Mike Richmond and Anders Jormin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Music and Drama Hamburg, as well as a master’s degree in music performance from the City College of New York.

He has played alongside Grammy-winning artists like Steve Wilson and Rogerio Boccato, and has performed at important venues all over the world including Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

His first release as a leader, "Songs, Hymns and Ballads", features Jason Rigby, Jon Cowherd, and Jimmy McBride.


Drummer, composer and bandleader Kenneth Salters has become a fixture on Manhattan’s West Village independent jazz scene and around the world as an in-demand sideman. Since moving to New York in 2006, he has worked with luminaries in jazz and R&B including Don Byron, Chris Potter, Aretha Franklin, Myron Walden, and Shai Maestro.

His debut album as a leader, "Enter to Exit" (Destiny Records), features Myron Walden, Tivon Pennicott, and Shai Maestro.