Composer, multi-instrumentalist, & audio engineer.
Tristan is currently earning his Master's degree at New York University in Music Technology. He earned his undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, back in 2018.
Tristan recently performed at the 2020 Detroit Jazz Festival, headlining with BEARTRAP and performing alongside Walter White, former lead trumpet of Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. In 2019, Tristan recorded with Walter White and his big band "BBXL." The record features players such as Alex Foster, Rick Margitza, Michael Dease, Wayne Bergeron & many others.
Tristan has performed professionally alongside Robert Hurst, Hugh Jackman, & Gary Burton. He has also worked in several regional Broadway productions, such as Chicago, Finding Neverland, Anastasia, Hello Dolly, Cats, and Aladdin.
Tristan is a student of W.G. Snuffy Walden, Lee Konitz, Benny Green, Andrew Bishop, & Miles Okazaki. In addition to western music, he traveled to Mysore, India to study South Indian Classical music (Carnatic Music) with Master Flutist Mysore A. Chandan Kumar.
Tristan has participated in numerous prestigious programs including the Jazz and Contemporary Music program at the Banff Center for Arts & Creativity in 2017, and Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC in 2018.