Tyris, a native of Chicago, has been on the jazz scene for several years performing in local jazz clubs in and around the city. Tyris is dedicated to perfection in his playing and as a musician, producer and composer, he has participated and help create some memorable music for other artists around Chicago including Mike & Gina Thurstson, Monique Whittington and Euclid Gray as well as international artists such as Jai Walia of New Delhi, India.
“I like to write songs that speak to the innermost being of a person and music is a universal language that appeals to all the people of the world.” says, Tyris. After several years of playing the organ for church, Tyris began honing his talents around Chicago. He then proceeded to take the show from the Chicago Jazz clubs to the road, to countries like Singapore, India, Korea and now The Philippines.
The CD ‘Angel’ is the sophomore release of, Tyris with smooth piano melodies on songs like ‘Trinity’, and funky grooves like the hit song ‘Melissa’, written by his guitar player Leonard ‘Len’ Stallworth and the title track ‘Angel’, with smooth vocals that compare with such artists as Diana Krall and Nancy Wilson. Tyris have been interviewed and featured in magazines and news papers around the world and appeared on major television shows such as, Good Morning India and World News.
Tyris is currently preparing for his latest venture while on tour – a live recording.
So enjoy the sounds of this experienced and gifted artist as he takes you on a remarkable journey of the universal language of music.
Performance Venues in Chicago:
The Regal Theater – The Jazz Bulls – The Estates – The Cotton Club -The Backroom – Jazz Buffet – China Club – Jazz Oasis The Sheraton Hotel – Phoenix Gospel Festival
Performance Venues in Singapore:
The Westin Stamford & Westin Plaza Hotel
Performance Venues in Korea: Seoul
The Westin Chosun Hotel, The Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel
Performance Venues in India: New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgoan
The Maurya Sheraton Hotel, The ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton Hotel
Performance Venues in China: Shanghai
The Inter-Continental Hotel. The Four Seasons
Performance Venues in Hong Kong: Central Hong Kong
The Island Shangri-La Hotel
Performance Venues in The Philippines: Manila
The Island Shangri-La Hotel, The Westin, Private Shows
Television Appearances: Good Morning India, World News, Saturday night Sing, Among Friends
CD Release: I’ll Play 4 U (96’) Angel (07’)
Radio: I’ll Play 4 U Radio show aired in 99’ on kpbc radio Dallas, TX
Print Media: The Chicago Tribune, Society Magazine, Times of India, Gospel Synergy, The Chronicles, The Pioneer, The Statesman