Annie Booth is an award-winning pianist, composer, and arranger who has established herself as an active force on the on the local and national jazz scene. Born and raised in Denver, CO, she attended the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder and received a BM in Jazz Piano, along with a minor in French. She leads and composes for the acclaimed Annie Booth Trio, which features longtime friends and collaborators bassist Patrick McDevitt and Alejandro Castaño. Annie is a recipient of an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award (2011 and 2017) and was awarded the 2017 ASCAP Phoebe Jacobs Prize, an award that recognizes one promising young female jazz composer each year. She has been named “Best In Denver” from Westword Magazine the jazz genre in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and was featured as part of Jazz 89.3 KUVO’s 2015 “30-Under-30” series. The pianist-composer has released three albums – Wanderlust (2014), Festive! (2016) and the live sextet album Abundance (2017) featuring Greg Gisbert, John Gunther, and Joshua Quinlan. In March 2018, she premiered her evening’s-length composition for jazz chamber ensemble, Flowers of Evil at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, CO. In addition to performing, Annie is passionate about jazz education in Colorado – she is the Program Assistant and a faculty member for the Colorado Conservatory For the Jazz Arts (CCJA) and in autumn 2017, she created and led the first ever jazz camp exclusively for young women in the state of Colorado.
From Parker, CO Patrick McDevitt, grew up participating heavily in the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts and attended high school at the Denver School for the Arts. After high school, Patrick studied at the University of Colorado in Boulder and graduated in 2013 with a BM in Jazz Studies. Following graduation, Patrick moved to New Orleans and spent the next year and a half touring the country with the Mike Dillon Band. In 2017 Patrick received his M.M in Jazz Performance from the University of Denver. He is an in demand bassist and educator in Denver and stays busy performing with Annie Booth and many of Denver’s top musicians.
Alejandro Castaño is a drummer, composer and educator in the Denver area. Castaño has had the great opportunity to perform with some incredible musicians nationally and internationally including: Annie Booth, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Eric Gunnison, Steve Turre, Ken Walker, Josh Quinlan, John Gunther, and Bob Montgomery. He is an active teacher working with great organizations including the Colorado Conservatory of the Jazz Arts, The Gift of Jazz, and Denver School of the Arts.