JERSEY CITY, NJ – Gigs are hard to come by in the COVID age, but creativity never stops. That’s evident with the Jack Breslin Trio‘s latest instrumental jazz album, Trio, containing all original songs by the three musicians.

With Jersey-City based Breslin on upright bass, Brian Princing on guitar, and Chelsea Hughey on drums, Trio was recorded at NLK Studio in Jersey City, and mixed by John Roccesano at Silver Horse Sound in Hoboken. These musicians have been playing together consistently, since 2014, and that familiarity shines through on the remarkably smooth and melodious collaborations that make up the album—which is now streaming on their website, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, Pandora, YouTube and other platforms.

We had a chat with Breslin about the album, the stunning videos (from the recording session, produced and edited by CourTney Collins of NLK Studio), and the challenges of doing music in this strange new world…

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Jack Breslin: This trio, with Brian Princing on guitar and Chelsea Hughey on drums, has been playing together since 2014 with multiple regular stints at a bunch of locations. We’ve had residencies at Eataly WTC, The Corkscrew, Finnegan’s, The Hutton, and played countless gigs besides. All three of us write our own